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  • US substantially more productive than China: Pro  Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    Discussing the factors weighed in deciding minimum wage in varying industries, with Christian Weller, Center for American Progress senior fellow.

  • November personal income up 0.2 percent  Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on wages and consumer spending in November. CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in.

  • Looking for better growth in 2014: Economist  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 1:13 PM ET

    Is current economic data good enough for the Fed to begin to taper? Vincent Reinhart, Morgan Stanley, and Michael Feroli, JPMorgan, discuss.

  • Fast-food worker: Hard to find better-paying job  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 4:26 PM ET

    Tens of thousands of fast-food workers around the U.S. are demanding a hike in the minimum wage to $15/hour. Popeye's crew member Mary Coleman discusses the challenges of trying to get higher pay from her employer.

  • Fast-food workers demand fair living wage  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    Fast-food workers around the U.S. are on strike demanding a hike in the minimum wage to $15 per hour. About a hundred employees tried to block the lunchtime rush outside a Wendy's in Brooklyn, reports NBC News' Katy Tur.

  • America's best cities for jobs  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    Ross Devol of the Milken Institute, digs into the unemployment rate of those without a high school education, and whether raising the minimum wage would discourage people from staying in school. Devol also shares the best cities for jobs.

  • Minimum wage controversy  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    The minimum wage battle is heating up as tens of thousands of fast-food workers participated in a strike for a higher minimum wage. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight on minimum wage laws.

  • Fast-food workers strike  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 1:27 PM ET

    Fast-food workers are willing to disrupt the lunchtime rush by protesting outside, reports NBC News' Katy Tur. Workers are striking for a fair minimum wage.

  • Income inequality & minimum wage  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 1:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Robert Frank question whether a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers is the solution to the American wealth gap.

  • Fast-food street protest  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Katy Tur reports that fast-food workers across the country plan to protest in an effort to gain higher pay at minimum wage jobs.

  • Making Charitable Donations Count  Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    The average American donates around $2,500 per year to charity, but if you don't give wisely, not much of that money will make it to those in need. Kelli Grant offers tips in order to make that donation count.

  • Top paid CEOs of 2012  Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Who are the highest paid CEO's? CNBC's Mary Thompson reveals the top earning CEO's. For the first time ever two of the top ten exceeded more than one billion.

  • CEO pay skyrockets on soaring stock market Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:37 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

    USA Today reports CEO salaries are rising with the stock market with top payouts at a record $4.7 billion and are likely to get even fatter next year.

  • A lesson in negotiations with Gov. Richardson  Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 1:47 PM ET

    Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico, author of "How to Sweet-Talk a Shark," provides advice for the mess in Washington, negotiating your salary at work, and negotiating with your children at home.

  • Threats to your retirement  Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 1:49 PM ET

    PNC found the five most serious threats to your retirement. CNBC's Sue Herera breaks it down.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data on wages & spending and what it indicates about the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Nickel and dimed: State tax revenues hit new record Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 3:45 PM ET

    Tax revenues for US states soared to their highest in 25 years in the second quarter as personal income tax collections reached record amounts.

  • Home health-care workers win new job protections Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 10:25 AM ET

    Home health-care workers, who for years have been exempt from minimum wage and overtime laws, will soon be eligible for fatter paychecks.

  • Is CEO pay appropriate?  Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 4:12 PM ET

    In a survey by Equilar, two thirds of CEOs met or exceeded the goals linked to performance based pay granted from 2008 to 2010, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson. Are CEOs paid too much? Former SEIU board member Stephen Lerner, and Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine, share their opinions.

  • Banks: Face time for a fee  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    As more people bank online, banks have been experimenting with charges for "premium services," which now include seeing a bank teller, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche. Neil Weinberg, American Banker editor-in-chief, provides perspective.