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Highest-paid men earn $200,000 more than the women in the U.S.

In 49 states, the average salary for a woman in the top two percent is below the national average of $206,000. Only women in Connecticut and Washington DC earn more than $206,000 on average.

Google says it's too expensive to provide wage data to government

The U.S. Department of Labor requested salary information from Google, but the tech giant has refused to hand it over. Google claims that retrieving the data would be too costly.

Op-Ed: Does the government spend too much on its employees?

Washington - If government employees charter planes to take them on vacation, stay in luxury resort hotels and enjoy lavish amenities, shouldn't Congress be able to find a way to make spending cuts instead of affecting the people that are the backbone of our country?

Aviva could pay CEO up to $8.7 million for first year of turnaround

British insurer Aviva <AV.L> could pay its chief executive Mark Wilson up to 5.3 million pounds ($8.7 million) for his first year in the job he took on after a shareholder rebellion led to the de...

Fiat CEO's pay drops to $5 million in 2013

Italian automaker Fiat <FIA.MI> paid Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne 3.6 million euros ($5 million) in cash last year, including a bonus and incentives, down from 4.5 million euros in 2012, the group's compensation report show...

IBM CEO's take-home down 14 percent in 2013

International Business Machine Corp Chief Executive Virginia Rometty was paid $13.97 million in 2013, down from $16.2 million she took home in 2012, according to documents filed with the SEC on Monday.

League raises salary cap to $133 million

The National Football League's salary cap will be increased by nearly $10 million next year to $133 million per team, the league told teams on Friday.

Op-Ed: Walmart CEO pension 6,200 times more than non-executive worker

Although the ratio of Walmart's Chief Executive Officer to worker pay is high, there is an even greater gap between the retirement package of CEO Mike Duke and the average value of the pension of a non-executive Walmart worker.

Obama to return five percent of his salary

Washington - President Barack Obama will give up five percent of his salary, and return the money to the treasury, in a symbolic gesture.

Alberta Wildrose Party MLAs will donate 8% of salary to charity

Edmonton - Alberta Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith announced that all of her 17 Members of the Legislative Assembly will donate eight percent of their salaries to charity to make a point that they will only accept a $145,000 salary.

Local police and firefighters protest again in Fuengirola (video) Special

Fuengirola - It seems that Tuesday is turning into a day for protest by local police and firefighters in Fuengirola, as for the second week in a row, whistles and noise filled the town centre.

Sarah Palin paid $16 per word at Fox News, study says

During her years as a Fox News Channel contributor, Sarah Palin earned about $15.85 per spoken word, a new University of Minnesota study announced Monday.

Zambian miners kill Chinese supervisor over pay

Lusaka - Miners working at Collum coal mine in Zambia, yesterday killed a Chinese supervisor and seriously wounded another over a pay dispute.

Civil servants in Argentina town to be paid by ‘luck of the draw’

Buenos Aires - Facing a dramatic financial deficit, the municipality of Bialet Massé in the Argentinian province of Cordoba began a system of raffles to decide which employees would get their monthly salaries paid.

Fat wallets come to heads of Canadian charities

Working for charity may be a good way to line your wallet with hard cash. Many of the heads of Canadian charities are raking in six figures.

Hospital CEO resigns after huge pay hike revealed

Newmarket - The past five years had been good for the CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario. It was revealed that the executive was given 81 percent compensation increases over that period. He has resigned now that the details were released.

Hospital CEO salaries rise as budgets stall in Toronto

Toronto - The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) disclosed today that despite hospital budgets being stalled, in some cases hospital CEOs are seeing their incomes double.

Average annual pay of a top Canadian CEO: $7 million

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reports that amidst the worldwide recession, Canada's top 100 CEOs were paid an average of $7.3 million in 2008.

Families of war dead lash out at bonus payments for MoD staff

Ministry of Defense staff in the UK were paid more than £47m in bonuses in the first seven months of this year. When that was revealed last week, the nation recoiled, led by the mothers of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Op-Ed: Should the FED be setting salaries for corporations?

The short answer is I'm not sure. For me, it depends on several things about which I am completely ignorant. Nevertheless, I have an opinion or two.

Zuckerberg Climbing The Forbes Ladder

On Wednesday Forbest released their annual 400 richest Americans list with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg at number 158. Zuckerberg is the youngest person on the Forbes 400 list.

Op-Ed: Shawn Johnson Draws More than Just Fans

Dancing with the Stars cast member and Olympian Shawn Johnson is a minor at 17. Her salary for the show had to be approved before she could receive it.

Google's top execs still working for $1 yearly salary

If your salary is on the minimum, don't worry, it is not the lowest. Google is only paying its top three executives $1 per year.

Maximum Wage? Pres. Obama Calls for Exec Salary Caps

Today President Obama will announce his plans to impose a $500K salary cap on executives who work for firms that receive bailout money.

Angelina Jolie best-paid movie actress in 2008

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is the highest paid movie actress for 2008. She supplanted previous winner Reece Witherspoon.

It's Pays To Be A Simpson

The actors who make up the cast of the cartoon show The Simpsons will have a little extra in their pay cheque next season. The stars have been given a raise to $400,000 an episode.

Yahoo CEO's Salary In 2007: $1

Jerry Yang, the co-founder and CEO of Yahoo Inc. shouldn't have to pay much tax on his personal IRS bill this year. He takes only $1 in salary because the Internet icon has already made him a billionaire.

Benefits and Salaries Show Why Google is the Best Place in the World to Work

Google has been voted the best place in the world to work not once, but twice. The company offers many benefits to its employees, but the most important thing among them is a high wage according to Indeed.com.

UK House Prices Will Cost Ten Times the National Salary

In the last decade, the UK has enjoyed incredible wealth through property, or at least, the owning of it. Millions of second time buyers have jumped for joy over how much their home is worth as prices soar, so just how far is this going to go?

Stay-at-home mother's work worth $138,095 a year

If the typical stay-at-home mother in the United States were paid for her work as a housekeeper, cook and psychologist among other roles, she would earn $138,095 a year, according to research released on Wednesday.
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