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  • 10 best jobs you can get without a college degree

    A bachelor's degree is often thought to be the key to financial success. After all, while the median salary of high school graduates 25 years and older is $29,766 a year, the typical college grad with a BA makes $50,281. Unfortunately, many young people...
  • More health insurance changes on the way

    Employers are increasingly pushing enrollment in high-deductible, low-premium health insurance plans, according to benefits experts, which means it might be time to break out the calculator and reconsider current policies. Employees in Chicago and...
  • High-ranking Baltimore police commander stole pay, prosecutors say

    High-ranking Baltimore police commander stole pay, prosecutors say
    A former high-ranking Baltimore police commander — who the department said in April stepped down for "personal reasons" — was charged Wednesday with theft. Prosecutors said Lt. Col. Clifton McWhite was charged with theft between $1,000 and...
  • Orlando City midfielder Kaká has highest salary in MLS history

    Orlando City midfielder Kaká has highest salary in MLS history
    Orlando City's move to sign Brazilian star Kaká turned out to be the biggest in Major League Soccer history. The MLS players union released its latest salary figures, and Kaká came in with a base salary of $6.66 million and an annual guaranteed...
  • Children's Health Insurance Program deserves funding

    Children's Health Insurance Program deserves funding
    In what may be a hopelessly quixotic effort, supporters of the federal Children's Health Insurance Program are trying to persuade Congress to renew its funding almost a year in advance — and in a lame-duck session. Nevertheless, lawmakers ought to...
  • What to do when your 401(k) match is terrible

    What to do when your 401(k) match is terrible
    Typical retirement advice calls for contributing to your 401(k) account at least to max out the company match. There's no denying that the match is a huge part of retirement planning. Employer contributions can really add up. For instance, employees...
  • FSU trustees OK 5-year, $2.15M contract for Thrasher

    TALLAHASSEE — Moving one step closer to Sen. John Thrasher becoming the school's president, Florida State University trustees on Monday unanimously approved a proposed five-year contract with a base value of as much as $2.15 million. Thrasher...
  • Why single out L.A. hotel workers for a wage boost?

    Why single out L.A. hotel workers for a wage boost?
    The Los Angeles City Council is, again, trying to rush through a proposal to establish a special $15.37-an-hour minimum wage just for hotel workers. A committee hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday and a full council vote is expected the following day,...
  • How rich: Government exec with $266k salary gripes about government waste

    How rich: Government exec with $266k salary gripes about government waste
    A few weeks ago, the Sanford Airport decided to kick the TSA out of its complex. Out go the government friskers. In come private friskers. Taxpayers will pay a private company from Virginia $24 million over the next five years to do the same thing the...
  • Retail group's report aims to counter wage 'misperceptions'

    During a week in which its incoming chairman has been quoted asserting that retailers should pay higher wages, the National Retail Federation moved to combat "misperceptions" that retail jobs pay too little, highlighting a report that shows "stable"...
  • Benefits bonanza

    It's that time of year when employers distribute scads of documents, loaded with tiny print, from which employees must make benefit elections. The process can be dizzying, so let's try to break down the choices. Health Care: 149 million Americans...