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Congress recently carved a hole in a 40-year-old pension law that has prevented employers from cutting benefits earned by those already retired. This change applies to people covered under multiemployer plans that are in critical financial shape.
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It's difficult to put a price tag on moms (or so we'd like to think). Nevertheless, as Mother's Day approaches this Sunday, two websites calculated a mom's worth based on her various jobs around the house. Think top chef, chief accountant, chauffeur and teacher.
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First the good news: Millions of jobs that were lost during the Great Recession seem to be finally coming back.
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A big job placement firm is offering job seekers, and workers who want to transition into another position, free call-in advice in December.
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Most of us now working will be long retired before equal pay for men and women is a common practice.
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By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News
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Salaried workers can expect a slightly fatter paycheck next year, but the salary bump you get may be considerably different from what your colleague in the next cubicle takes home.
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Americans continue to be widely divided about labor unions, according to Gallup's annual Labor Day poll. This year's approval rating rose slightly above the last two years, from 52 percent to 54 percent. That's still pretty close to the all-time low of 48 percent in 2009. The all-time high: 75 percent in the mid-1950s.
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How valuable is dad? We're happy to report that he's more valuable this year than he was last year.
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