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  • Activehours CEO: Our business model is letting our users support us voluntarily

    Ram Palaniappan, Activehours founder & CEO, discusses his smartphone app that allows hourly workers to access their wages right on their phones — even before they're officially paid.

  • The Kaiser Family Foundation said Tuesday that 50 percent of companies with three to 49 employees offered coverage this year. "There's just not as much money around for compensation, including benefits," said Gary Claxton, a Kaiser vice president and lead author of the nonprofit health policy organization's annual health benefits study.

  • Craig Handley does the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' with his staff.

    Craig Handley keeps a full-time "dream coach" on staff to help his workers identify their personal goals and reach them.

  • Commuters leave the Wall Street subway station near the New York Stock Exchange.

    As debt repayment plans gain steam, Fidelity starts a program to let employers make after-tax contributions towards workers' loans.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Sept 13- Retired members of the Teamsters union in New York will have their benefits cut by around 30 percent starting in October after the 34,000 participants in the pension approved a plan aimed at extending the life of the cash-strapped fund. Monthly pensions for retired teamsters from nine New York local unions who have 30 years' service will...

  • Even with the passage of "Obamacare" in 2010, they have no insurance because they exist in a desperate in-between zone, unable to afford coverage but ineligible for Medicaid. And because they haven't benefited from the Affordable Care Act, the debate on Capitol Hill over repealing it has been all but irrelevant to them. "Whether there was an Affordable Care Act or...

  • LONDON, Sept 7- British Airways proposed the closure of a major pension scheme on Thursday, angering trade unions representing some workers who have already been on strike this year in a continuing dispute over pay. British Airways, owned by International Consolidated Airlines Group, said it had to address "the significant and growing funding deficit faced by...

  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai cut his vacation short to address the flap over fired engineer

    Fired Google engineer created a public relations firestorm just as CEO Sundar Pichai was about to start a family vacation.

  • Employees' needs are changing and businesses must change as well in order to attract the best talent. Offices must combine work and leisure.

  • The problem with too-low 401(k) contribution rates

    While more of us are saving, automated "default" rates are woefully low.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- With Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare in disarray, hundreds of U.S. counties are at risk of losing access to private health coverage in 2018 as insurers consider pulling out of those markets in the coming months. Anthem Inc, Cigna Corp, Health Care Service Corp and Molina Healthcare, four of the biggest health insurers selling Obamacare...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- With Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare in disarray, hundreds of U.S. counties are at risk of losing access to private health coverage in 2018 as insurers consider pulling out of those markets in the coming months. Anthem Inc, Cigna Corp, Health Care Service Corp and Molina Healthcare, four of the biggest health insurers selling Obamacare...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- With Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare in disarray, hundreds of U.S. counties are at risk of losing access to private health coverage in 2018 as insurers consider pulling out of those markets in the coming months. So far, 40 U.S. counties are expected to have no insurer offering individual coverage next year, but that number could rise by...

  • Uber driver looking for new passengers in Washington, D.C.

    Uber bids to retain drivers by adding an in-app tipping feature and by paying drivers for the time they wait for passengers after two minutes. Recode reports.

  • Are wages making a comeback?

    Diane Swonk, DS Economics, and Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics, discuss the trends in the labor market and productivity after a NABE survey reported that many firms expect wages to rise in the next few months. CNBC's Steve Liesman also weighs in.

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- A coalition that includes some of the largest U.S. pension funds want federal regulators to force big banks and other public companies to disclose details on how they manage, compensate and incentivize their employees. "The way you structure and pay a sales force... can definitely affect the business performance," said Meredith Miller, the chief...

  • Dr. Martha Perez examines Maria Lebron in a room at the Community Health of South Florida, Doris Ison Health Center in Miami, Florida.

    Paid-leave measures adopted across the nation typically require a minimum number of paid sick hours or days each year, USA Today reports.

  • 4 ways you're losing money at work

    Workers lose an average $604 in unused time off.

  • Forget 9-to-5. Four hour workdays are the future, says Jack Ma

    Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, explains to CNBC that there could be benefits from artificial intelligence, as people are freed to work less and travel more.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Cigna Corp, which was prevented from selling new Medicare Advantage health insurance for 18 months, said on Friday the U.S. government was allowing new enrollments starting July 1 after program deficiencies were corrected. The government told Cigna in a June 16 letter that it could now market Medicare Advantage as well as its Medicare...