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Economic Reports Personal Income

  • Income inequality & minimum wage

    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

    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

    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.

  • CEO billionaires club

    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.

  • 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

    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

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

  • Personal income up 0.4 %; personal spending up 0.3% in August

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

  • 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, who for years have been exempt from minimum wage and overtime laws, will soon be eligible for fatter paychecks.

  • Is CEO pay appropriate?

    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

    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.

  • Personal income up 0.1% in July

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on consumer disposal income and discusses what it indicates about the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Fast food employees strike for $15/hour

    Former chief economist to VP Biden Jared Bernstein and CNBC contributor Carol Roth discuss the cost of raising the minimum wage.

  • Does welfare discourage work?

    A new study from the Cato Institute finds welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 35 states. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean (D), and Chris Edwards, Cato Institute, discuss.

  • The rich and the powerful

    Who are the richest members of Congress? CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the richest member of Congress is Rep. Darrell Issa with an estimated net worth of $355 million, while Sen. Marco Rubio's net worth is negative $190,000.

  • No rest for the wealthy

    A new study reveals that people making $750,000 or more don't retire until well into their 70s. CNBC's Robert Frank offers insight.

  • BlackRock's retirement indices

    BlackRock is rolling out a new suite of indexes and funds which track the purchasing power of retirement income. Robert Kapito, BlackRock president and co-founder, and Chip Castille, head of BlackRock's 401k business, offer insight.

  • CEOs Doing Really Well: Survey

    There was an increase of 15 percent seen in the average pay of CEOs of big companies in 2012, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson; and Richard Brodsky, Demos senior fellow, and John Martini, Reed Smith LLC, discuss.

  • CEO Pay Jumps in 2012

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports there was a 15 percent gain in the average pay of CEOs of big companies.