Features by Hilary Wicai

Democrats tackle ethics first

Congress' new majority goes into session on Thursday with ethics and lobbying reform at the top of its agenda. Hillary Wicai reports.

Staging the battle over taxes

Democrats have big plans for their reign over the 110th Congress, but President Bush has other ideas — and some of the Dems' big promises might conflict with one another. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

Job rush on the Hill

Lawmakers need staff and that means young and hungry Democratic job seekers are scrambling to get hired on the Hill as the new Congress moves in. Hillary Wicai has the story.
Posted In: Jobs

The economics of Gerald Ford

As the nation's 38th President, he battled rising unemployment, double-digit inflation, and the worst bear market on Wall Street since World War II. Hillary Wicai takes a look back.
Posted In: Economy

Online holiday sales 'utterly exploding'

Holiday shoppers are turning to the convenience of the Internet for their gift-buying needs this season. Online sales are up 25% over last year, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Retail, Science

Women falling deeper into the wage gap

A new study shows that women have made big gains in the workplace over the past five years — until you compare their paychecks with men's. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Jobs

IBM cuts off stock options

IBM is following the lead of companies that are trying to make corporate compensation more transparent by cutting off stock options to it board of directors. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Family-leave laws spur rise in complaints

A new area of anti-discrimination cases has arisen suddenly, and employers and their attorneys are looking for ways to understand the law and train their managers. Hillary Wicai reports.

New rules for CEO compensation in effect

Companies today must begin to use the amended SEC disclosure rules for executive compensation — and some say the change could slow the rapid rise in CEO pay. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Last Fed meeting of the year

You know the drill by now: The Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee meets today to discuss what to do about interest rates. Fed watchers are predicting another pass, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Economy


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