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Even For Mobsters Getting A College Degree Pays Off

Education is good for your paycheck—even if you’re a mobster.

That’s the finding of research by a British university, which focused on the education levels of members of the Italian-American mafia between the 1930s and 1960s. 423 more words


How One Woman Negotiated a Nearly $20,000 Pay Increase

Clare Klemmer is not lacking in confidence. The 26-year-old New Yorker is exuberant, self-assured, and funny—until it comes to asking her employer for more money. Her financial shyness puts her smack in the majority of professional women who… 591 more words


Obamacare Isn't Stopping Doctors' Incomes From Soaring

America’s doctors are healthier than ever.

Far from flattening, as some Obamacare experts predicted, or even waxing in low-single digits like salaries for contractors, lending officers, beauticians, and most other workers, pay for doctors is surging. 1,693 more words


Congress Scrutinizes Pay T.V. Billing, Competitive Practices

(Reuters) – A U.S. Senate panel disclosed Thursday it is investigating pay TV competition and customer service issues and will call executives from top cable and satellite providers to testify. 405 more words


Salary Negotiation Tips From a Former FBI Hostage Negotiator

This piece originally appeared on Monster.com.

So you’ve been offered a great new job. Terrific, but you’re not done yet. You still have to settle on pay—and for most of us, the art of negotiation is intimidating to say the least. 528 more words


Early Days, But Apple Pay Struggles Outside U.S.

(Reuters) – More than 18 months after Apple Pay took the United States by storm, the smartphone giant has made only a small dent in the global payments market, snagged by technical challenges, low consumer take-up and resistance from banks. 833 more words


Explaining the Recent Decline of Retirement Plans

This study is the first to focus on how changes in worker bargaining power explains the national decline in employers offering retirement account plans to their employees.

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