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  • On August 13, 2014, Despite global unrest, stocks finished with solid gains on Wednesday with the Dow up 91 points
    Stocks climb but Compensation, it's the Dickens
    As stocks took a positive climb early this week and then ended with a nosedive on the New York Stock Exchange upon reports of growing troubles in the Ukraine. Regardless of market conditions, most people can remember fondly Charles Dickens'...
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, February 2014
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell paid $44.2 million in 2013
    Being commissioner of the richest professional sports league in the history of Mankind is a sweet gig, apparently.Roger Goodell, head of the National Football League, was paid $44.2 million last year, making him one of the highest-paid executives...
  • Learn How to Negoiate Salary & Jobs
    Salary & Compensation Information Websites
    You should be prepared for the interview, by knowing what the positionpays, how many years are need to attract the right pay. Your negotiatingskills will pay dividends, if you know how to use them. Take intoconsideration that the larger cities...
  • People on coins
    Washington State to get 9 more weeks of long-term unemployment benefits
    The Employment Security Department issued a news alert yesterday that says the state’s unemployment rate was lifted enough to galvanize nine weeks of long-term unemployment benefits that were turned off back in August.The state’s...
  • Air Canada ordered to pay $200, $400, or $800 to bump passenger off
    Air Canada ordered to pay $200, $400, or $800 to bump passenger off
    In adecision released today, the Canadian Transportation Agency ordered Air Canada to increase, starting September 18th, 2013, its cash compensation when it bumpspassengers off a plane.Quoting the decision, "Air Canada now has to revise its...
  • Eugenics
    Compensation for victims of forced sterilization doesn't remove the shame
    Fox News reported on Saturday that North Carolina lawmakers have finally approved a $10 million fund to compensate victims who underwent forced sterilization in the state's eugenics program, which was among the most extensive and long-running...
  • Pay Increases
    Pay increases for US employees illustrate the “new normal” by staying the course
    As the economy steadies, so do pay raises for US employees. Mercer’s newest survey results show that the average raise in base pay is expected to be 2.9% in 2014, modestly rising from 2.8% in 2013 and 2.7% in 2012 and 2011. Moreover, salary...
  • Baby getting vaccinated
    Baby's family awarded damages after hexavalent vaccine ruled cause of her death
    According to an Informasalus.it article dated July 4, it has been determined that, in 2003, a hexavalent vaccine (the 4-in-one vaccine that is considered mandatory for children plus two optional vaccines) proved to be fatal to a six month old baby...
  • LeAnn Rimes
    LeAnn Rimes pushes on with lawsuit against dentist despite his office closing
    LeAnn Rimes may be a famous country singer, but it sounds like she is becoming more famous for her various lawsuits these days. Not only does she have a lawsuit against a teacher who decided to record her phone conversation with LeAnn, but she had...
  • How to Negotiate a Great Salary
    How to Negotiate a Great Salary in any Job Market
    Salary negotiation skills must be an essential component of every professional’s career toolbox if they are going to achieve new levels of earning power. Negotiating salary, however, is never an easy task, especially when a professional is...
  • clouds
    Xbox Live cloud storage fixed, victims compensated
    Earlier today, a post on Major Nelson's blog confirmed that the Xbox Live Cloud Saved Games feature, otherwise known as cloud storage, has been fixed and is once again ready for use. Last week, the cloud storage system was experiencing...
  • Bruce Vilanch
    Compensating
    You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Looks are unimportant. The only thing that matters is what’s inside.” If that were true then we would all drive Volvo’s, sausage balls would finally get the recognition they deserve,...
  • Wal-Mart
    A Fair Day's Pay
    “A fair day’s wages for a fair day’s work,” do you subscribe to this ethic? I certainly do. I cannot envision another ethic more appropriate for the relationship between labor and capital. Originally coined as the motto for...
  • Tax
    IRS audits focus on compensation of S corporation shareholders
    Besides the S corporation providing a single level of income taxation because it is a pass-through entity, the S corporation’s net income is not considered self employment earnings and is therefore not subject to self employment tax,...
  • Chicago's teachers on strike
    Teachers and capitalists comparison: Chicago strike
    Why are capitalists so highly compensated?The argument goes that they risk their assets and reputations on high risk ventures.After doing so, and producing organizations capable of producing healthy profits, they have earned a high reward.They...