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I caught a plane by accident: Inventive sick day excuses

The challenge for playing hooky is always coming up with a credible excuse. But according to a survey for the online career site Careerbuilder.com, while honesty may be lacking, inventiveness is not.

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Labor chief: Christie's 'head in the sand'

Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Thursday panned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's comments that he's "tired" of the minimum wage debate.

"Chris Christie's got his head in the sand if he's getting tired about the minimum wage," Perez said according to…

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$84 million Microsoft CEO: We pay women equally

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has some really bad timing. The very day that Nadella said women at Microsoft are paid equally for performing the same work as men, the CEO made headlines for his mammoth $84 million pay package.

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Change.org calls new baby leave most generous in tech

The latest Change.org initiative starts with itself.

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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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