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Unilever's new european strategy to reflect growing poverty

Aug 28, 2012
The food and household goods giant says poverty has come back to southern Europe -- and the company will approach consumers there using techniques from developing countries.
Posted In: unilever

Do you tell people how much money you make?

Aug 24, 2012
Employees who earn less money than they feel they're worth are more likely to share their salary with friends and family. Meanwhile, those who are paid more, keep quiet.
Posted In: salary, income, pay check

The naked paycheck

Aug 24, 2012
A group of friends break the pay taboo and bare their salaries.
Posted In: salary, income

Does the minimum wage hurt the poor?

Aug 23, 2012
As Congress debates a bill to raise the federal minimum wage, two economists debate whether setting a wage floor for workers is a good thing.
Posted In: minimum wage

Americans struggle to feed their families

Aug 23, 2012
New data from Gallup shows that 25 percent of Mississippi residents have struggled to feed their families at some point over the last 12 months. On average, 18 percent of respondents in the U.S. say they've lacked money for food at least once recently.
Posted In: Food, poverty, Economy, drought

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

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