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Translating the complications of Chinese paychecks

Aug 23, 2012
Workers at state-run companies in China are riding pretty high. Beyond standard salaries, there are often a lot of perks for state workers, including mortgage payments, groceries, fancy cars. And it's all tax free.
Posted In: China, wages

Why we're paid what we're paid

Aug 22, 2012
What to know how your company figures out your salary? Depends if you are a "pork belly" or a "gourmet sausage"
Posted In: salary, income, pay

A tough decade for the middle class

Aug 22, 2012
Pew Research Center says middle class family income and wealth have shrunk.
Posted In: economic mobility, middle class

Your paycheck and the CEO's - side by side

Aug 21, 2012
Companies resist a law that would compare CEO pay to employees'
Posted In: ceo, pay ratio

Some companies compare - and cap - the CEO-to-worker pay ratio

Aug 21, 2012
But many companies worry that making the executive-to-worker pay ratio public will draw scorn
Posted In: ceo, ceo pay, pay ratio

Luxury brands target children for back-to-school

Aug 21, 2012
Even as the economy continues to show signs of weakness, luxury retailers have still been doing well. One strategy? Bidding for customer loyalty from the moment kids step onto the playground.
Posted In: high-end retail, fashion, kids, back to school

How much you earn - the last taboo?

Aug 20, 2012
Most employees still don't feel comfortable revealing how much money they make to family, friends, and coworkers.
Posted In: salary, compensation, income

In Norway, a different view of transparency

Aug 20, 2012
It may be taboo to talk about your paycheck in America, but in Norway the income of every Norwegian is a matter of public record.
Posted In: Norway

Economic mobility in Chicago's projects

Aug 17, 2012
Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe visits his childhood home -- a demolished public housing project in Chicago -- to see who made it out and who's moving up the economic ladder.
Posted In: Chicago, poverty, public housing, Segregation, economic mobility

Who gets to have fun...at work?

Aug 9, 2012
If fun means fulfilling, education definitely helps.
Posted In: class, Education, employment, Richard Florida, Fun At Work

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