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Small business pessimism abounds

May 11, 2021
The National Federation of Independent Business has called small-business owners' outlook "surprisingly glum."
As businesses reopen, many small businesses worry they won't be able to compete to larger ones when it comes to hiring.
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PG&E ties compensation of victims to its future through stock

Apr 1, 2021
PG&E equipment caused the Camp Fire and other deadly blazes. What does it mean for victims when the settlement depends on profitability?
Victims of wildfires caused by PG&E equipment wonder how owning the company's stock will compensate them for their lost and damaged homes.
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When coal miners can't breathe, getting compensation is an uphill legal battle

Sep 2, 2020
In his new book, journalist Chris Hamby describes miners' struggles to receive the health benefits they've been promised.
A coal worker near Welch, West Virginia, in 2017. Miners who are stricken with black lung disease often face obstacles in their efforts to receive benefits.
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Pay cuts spreading beyond executive suite

Apr 2, 2020
Cuts to pay can save jobs, but they can hurt morale, too.
As pay cuts spread further down from the executive suite, they hit average workers harder. Above, cashiers wearing protective masks work in a grocery store in Brooklyn on April 2.
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Undocumented workers in Wyoming struggle to get workers' comp

Apr 8, 2019
Wyoming is the state with the most dangerous workplaces.
Attorney Steven Dwyer said more undocumented workers are seeking his help with cases related to workers' compensation for on-the-job injuries, including one worker who is $17,000 in debt from medical bills incurred after he fell off a roof.
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White House pushes rosier wage-growth measure

Sep 6, 2018
A Council of Economic Advisers report argues Americans’ inflation-adjusted compensation is rising more than wage data in the monthly jobs report show.

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Bonuses aren't just for bankers anymore

Nov 9, 2015
Looking to cut costs, companies are turning to incentive pay over raises.

When will we see tech industry benefits for everyone?

Aug 5, 2015
Probably not for a while, but there is a ripple effect.

Who pays for hospitals' high prices?

Jun 10, 2015
A new study sheds light on how hospitals make their money.