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3 black eyes in the job market

A casual glance at the job market makes it appear that things are a lot better. The unemployment rate was 7.2% a year ago. Now it's 5.9%.

But there's a dark side to this recovery: Millions of people are still unemployed or underemployed.

A close look…

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Employers measure workers' waistlines

Your mother isn't the only one who wants you to eat right and exercise. Employers are increasingly prodding their workers to lose weight and get more active.

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Starbucks baristas getting raises, snack

Starbucks is overhauling its employee manual. The changes include pay raises and a more relaxed dress code for its U.S. employees.

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It pays to be a dad

Being a dad might entail dirty diapers, but it also tends to come with big bucks.

Men without children earned 40% less than their counterparts with children in 2010, according to a new study by The Graduate Center, City University of New York. And…

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Wells Fargo worker asks CEO for raise in mass email

A Wells Fargo worker decided to ask his CEO for a raise and wanted everyone at the company to know about it.

So he emailed the CEO and CC'd hundreds of thousands of his co-workers.

Now, the whole world knows about it.

The employee, Tyrel Oates,…

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Did Silverman's wage gap video miss the mark?

Comedian Sarah Silverman announced in a new NSFW video that she's giving up her boobs and getting a penis.

She argues that it is cheaper to become a man than wait to close the $11,000 annual wage gap that exists between men and women.

The video was…

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Carlos Slim: The 3-day work week will happen

The richest man in the world thinks you're working too much.

Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom tycoon worth over $80 billion, believes life would be better with a three-day work week.

"You should have more time for you during all of your life -- not…

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Walmart cuts health benefits for 30,000 part-timers

Walmart, the country's largest retailer, is eliminating health benefits for about 30,000 employees to control its rising healthcare costs.

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Tip-dependent waitresses endure sexual harassment

Waitresses put up with high levels of sexual harassment because they have to survive on tips.

That's according a report by the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, a workers' rights group for the restaurant industry.

"Living off tips makes an…

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Voters to decide on raising minimum wage

It's mostly been Democrats beating the drum to raise the minimum wage this year. But come Nov. 4, there's a chance that voters in four Republican-leaning states -- Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota -- will approve ballot measures to…

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Meet America's oldest workers

For these seniors, the best retirement is not to retire. From a 102-year-old Walmart worker to an activist park ranger, these workers have stayed on the job well into their golden years.

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