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Social Security increase should be biggerupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 11:27:00

The Social Security Administration has just announced that beneficiaries will receive a 3.6% cost-of-living adjustment in January. The average retired worker will see a $512 increase in annual benefits -- from $14,232 to $14,744 -- though a portion will be offset by higher Medicare premiums.

CNNMoney: Social Security checks to rise 3.6%updated: Wed Oct 19 2011 14:30:00

Senior citizens will soon get their first raise in three years, the government announced Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Social Security payments to see first increase since 2009updated: Tue Oct 18 2011 18:10:00

Senior citizens are expected to get their first raise in two years.

Money Magazine: 'Terrified' of the stock market: What should I do?updated: Thu Oct 06 2011 05:52:00

I'm terrified of the stock market these days. I plan to retire in April, but I'm afraid I'll lose everything before then. I want to put my money in a safer place, but I don't know where. Should I sell stocks now or wait to see if they go up in value? What do you think? -- Gerry

Israelis protest cost of livingupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 05:49:00

CNN's Kevin Flower reports on a large rally in Tel Aviv against Israel's high cost of living.

African city named world's most expensive for expatsupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 11:22:00

Luanda, Angola's capital, has been named the world's most expensive city for expats for the second year in a row.

New survey ranks most expensive citiesupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 11:22:00

CNN's Ramy Inocencio with a look at the world's most expensive cities.

CNNMoney: World's most expensive citiesupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 16:09:00

If you think New York is expensive, try Luanda, Angola where you'd pay $28 for a CD and about $20 for a club sandwich and a soda, according to an annual survey on the cost of living around the globe by consulting firm Mercer.

CNNMoney: Seniors feel the pinch of no benefit increaseupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 14:22:00

Inflation has barely budged in recent months, but try telling that to the seniors who won't be getting an increase in their Social Security benefits next year.

CNNMoney: Social Security: No 2011 increase expectedupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 08:33:00

Chances are high that for the second year in a row Social Security beneficiaries will see no increase in their benefit checks.

Money Magazine: Hello pension, bye-bye saving? Not so fastupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 04:28:00

Question: I'm retired on a pension and will soon start receiving Social Security. So I'm wondering, once you're retired do you still need an emergency fund of three to six months' worth of living expenses as you did when you were working? --Jim, West Farmington, Ohio

CNNMoney: No 2010 increase in Social Securityupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 12:48:00

There will be no cost-of-living increase for 57 million Social Security beneficiaries next year because consumer prices have fallen, the Social Security Administration announced on Thursday.

Money Magazine: How much you'll need in retirementupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 10:27:00

Question: I always heard that you will need 80% or so of your working salary to live on in retirement. But is that a percentage of your gross income or your take-home pay? --Mary Taylor, Chalfont, Pennsylvania

CNNMoney: Where to find the fattest paychecksupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 12:58:00

Maryland is the nation's top-earning state for the third year in a row, with a median household income of $70,545 in 2008, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Monday.

'Most expensive' city ranking reveals currency tumultupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 03:52:00

There are a number of ways to measure the financial turbulence of the past year: the billions of dollars in public funds used to prop up banks; the cliff-drop in exports from any major economy; or the latest unemployment report.

Poll: Americans fear losing their quality of lifeupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 08:52:00

Americans are losing confidence in their ability to keep their current standard of living, a new national poll indicates.

CNNMoney: Keeping standard of living a worry - pollupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 06:03:00

Americans are losing confidence in their ability to keep their current standard of living, a new national poll indicates.

Chief justice pleads for higher judicial salariesupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 22:49:00

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts renewed his call for higher judicial pay on Wednesday, warning of long-term damage to the fabric of the courts. The Bonus: The fall of St. John'supdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 14:37:00

QUEENS, N.Y. -- Now this is what college should look like.

CNNMoney: U.S. still a bargain for expatsupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 09:52:00

A falling dollar is making the United States a cheaper place for foreigners to live - just as other countries are getting harder on American wallets.

CNNMoney: Treasurys fall on inflation worriesupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 15:48:00

Bond prices sank on Wednesday amid fresh concerns over inflation, after the most recent Consumer Price Index report showed a surprising surge.

Poor parents giving up kidsupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 16:03:00

Increased cost of living is leading Indonesian parents to leave their children in orphanages. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

CNNMoney: Inflation getting 'uglier and uglier'updated: Fri Jun 13 2008 10:21:00

The cost of living rose in May as consumers were belted by energy costs, the government said Friday.

The rising cost of living in the Gulfupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 10:43:00

The Gulf may still be booming but inflation - and skyrocketing prices - is making life tough for the workforce.

Economic woes around the worldupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 06:09:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout talks to CNN's Asia Business Editor Eunice Yoon about the U.S. and global market jitters.

Money Magazine: The real cost of relocatingupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 01:05:00

Greg Allan, 38, an officer in the Marines, and his wife Laurie, 39, a marketing director, are used to uprooting themselves for his job. Married in 2001, they bounced from Honolulu to Yucca Valley, Calif. before landing in Yuma, Ariz. in 2003.

CNNMoney: 401(k)s in maximum overdriveupdated: Tue Aug 08 2006 12:05:00

Parties with a vested interest in your retirement savings - employers, investment firms, employee advocates, you name it - hotly contested most of the provisions in the recently passed Pension Protection Act of 2006.

CNNMoney: Where the (best) 6-figure jobs areupdated: Thu Jul 13 2006 10:39:00

Making $100,000 or more is nothing to sneeze at.

CNNMoney: World's most expensive citiesupdated: Fri Jun 23 2006 18:48:00

The vodka may be cheap, but according to the latest cost-of-living survey from Mercer Consulting, Moscow now ranks as the world's most expensive city, edging out Tokyo, which held the No. 1 spot for four straight years.

CNNMoney: Bernanke: Economic activity slows, while inflation risesupdated: Mon Jun 05 2006 14:20:00

Below are the remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at the International Monetary Conference Monday, according to the Fed's Web site.

CNNMoney: Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committeeupdated: Tue Apr 18 2006 14:39:00

Here are the minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting on March 27 and March 28:

CNNMoney: Priciest places to be upwardly mobileupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 12:30:00

NEW YORK ( - Say you and your spouse want to relocate to a new city.

CNNMoney: Think you pay a lot in taxes?updated: Tue Mar 07 2006 14:07:00

NEW YORK ( - A lot of people will tell you they think their taxes are too high.

CNNMoney: Priciest U.S. citiesupdated: Tue Oct 18 2005 13:37:00

Ta dah! To nobody's surprise who has ever lived -- or even visited -- there, Manhattan is the most expensive place in the United States.

CNNMoney: Social Security checks going up 4.1%updated: Fri Oct 14 2005 09:58:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - More than 52 million recipients of Social Security and supplemental benefits will see a 4.1 percent bump in their monthly payments come 2006, the Social Security Administration said Friday.

CNNMoney: Happy half-birthday, boomers!updated: Fri Jul 01 2005 11:10:00

Today the leading edge of the nation's 76 million boomers will turn 59 1/2 years old. This means they'll be able to withdraw money from their retirement accounts without the threat of paying withdrawal penalties.

CNNMoney: Top 10 cities where paychecks go farupdated: Mon May 23 2005 08:25:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Pride aside, it really doesn't matter how much you make, just so long as it goes a long way where you live.

Deciding where to liveupdated: Wed Apr 13 2005 06:50:00

For nearly 20 years, Bert Sperling has been analyzing data about people and places. He helps people decide which city is good for them and the factors they need to consider. Sperling spoke to CNN Business Traveller on super-commuting and the pursuit for quality of life.

Finding a city that suits youupdated: Wed Apr 13 2005 06:33:00

Hong Kong for the taxes and food, Paris for the café culture and Dublin for the compact social scene -- a growing number of executives are making a conscious choice about where they want to base their lives.

CNNMoney: Social Security: something's gotta giveupdated: Tue Feb 15 2005 18:36:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Amid the rancorous debates over adding individual investment accounts to Social Security, a basic fact is often overshadowed.

Money Magazine: Don't Get Crushed by the Falling Buckupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 00:01:00

It was starting to look like the coast was clear. We've seen some good economic news lately: Corporate earnings growing at a double-digit pace, interest rates staying near historic lows, and even s...

CNNMoney: Can retirees live better abroad?updated: Tue Nov 02 2004 11:13:00

Dear Armchair Millionaire: My husband and I are seriously considering relocating to another country for retirement. What are the financial issues we should consider in this kind of move? -- Ready to Retire

CNNMoney: Not much gain for retireesupdated: Tue Oct 19 2004 08:43:00

Social Security beneficiaries will see an average of nearly $25 a month more next year under a cost-of-living adjustment announced Tuesday, but almost half of that increase will be taken up by higher Medicare premiums.

Does your name determine job success?updated: Fri Sep 17 2004 08:30:00

It may come as no surprise that where you live affects your salary.

CNNMoney: How much is your time worth?updated: Thu Jul 08 2004 11:12:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The dishes pile high, the dust balls multiply.

Fortune: The $366 Billion Outrage All across America, state and city workers are retiring early with unthinkably rich pay packages. Guessupdated: Mon May 31 2004 00:01:00

Let's just call it what it is: gaming the system. And it's a game that has already resulted in skyrocketing tax increases and the loss of public services across the country--from the shutdown of li...


The best sign that you've really, truly grown up may be having fantasies of retirement. Perhaps it's days in the garden or on the links; perhaps it's volunteering at a local soup kitchen, taking th...


Retirement. It's a daydream that for many of us involves visions of 10 a.m. tee times, 3 p.m. naps and 6 p.m. mojitos by the pool. Or maybe of teaching a course at the local college, learning to fl...

Money Magazine: A Million Doesn't Buy What it Used toupdated: Tue Aug 01 2000 00:01:00

In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock filmed the horror classic Psycho for about $1 million. This summer, Warner Bros. released The Perfect Storm, a movie that cost a reported $140 million. Is the staggering d...

Money Magazine: Best Places To Retire Affordable living, good health care, plenty of outdoor activities and the chance to keep learning make theupdated: Sat Jul 01 2000 00:01:00

Picking a place to retire sounds easy enough: Just grab a map, find a town with clear skies and balmy weather, buy some sunblock, move, relax.

Money Magazine: The Best Places To Live A strong economy, good schools, cultural and recreational opportunities, and safupdated: Mon Nov 01 1999 00:01:00

It might make life easier if we all agreed about what's most important in a hometown--if we could somehow forge an ironclad rule about what makes a city, big or small, the best place to live. Of co...

Money Magazine: How Are You Doing? Follow our seven-step plan to see how much you're worth-- and how that compares with other Americupdated: Thu Jul 01 1999 00:01:00

The U.S. economy has been cruising at warp speed, consumer confidence is riding high, stock prices have doubled over the past three years--and every day it seems another IPO has made ins...

Fortune: The High Cost Of Living And Not Writing Wellupdated: Mon Dec 07 1998 00:01:00

DEAR ANNIE: Help! I recently moved to a city where the cost of living is much higher than it is in my old hometown. It took me a little while to realize this, and in the meantime I gave a prospecti...

Money Magazine: Breaking The Rules Of Retirement DON'T BELIEVE THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM. RETIRE IN COMFORT ON YOUR OWN TERMS.updated: Tue Dec 01 1998 00:01:00

Even before the market sell-off this summer whacked a good 20% or so off the balances of many portfolios, a chorus of doomsayers had been warning that vast numbers of us are headed for a retirement...

Fortune: UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES OF YOUR PENSION PLANupdated: Mon Aug 18 1997 00:01:00

Once upon a time in the world inhabited by our parents, people spent most of their adult lives working for one or two companies. In return for such loyalty, many employers provided lavish pensions,...


Social Security as you know it is about to disappear. In its place will likely be a federal retirement system that forces today's workers to save more on their own and that pays out smaller benefit...


Forget politics. It's economics that makes for really strange bedfellows. Take the increasingly popular idea that the consumer price index overstates inflation. Bunkmates as odd as Bill Clinton, Bo...

Fortune: BEST CITIES: WHERE THE LIVING IS EASYupdated: Mon Nov 11 1996 00:01:00

"In Boston," Mark Twain wrote in 1899, "they ask, 'How much does he know?' In New York, 'How much is he worth?' In Philadelphia, 'Who were his parents?'" In Seattle, 100 years later, they ask, "Did...


Does the consumer price index (CPI), the government's most widely used measure of inflation, actually overstate the true cost of living? That might not be the uppermost question in your mind as you...

Money Magazine: TAKE THIS TEST WILL YOU COME OUT AHEAD IF YOU RELOCATE?updated: Mon Jul 01 1996 00:01:00

According to conventional wisdom, you shouldn't leave your current job for a new one unless it offers at least a 15% salary increase. But when the job requires that you move to another city, you ne...

Money Magazine: THE PRIVATIZATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY WHO WINS? WHO LOSES?updated: Mon Apr 01 1996 00:01:00

APRIL 1996 MAY MARK THE BEGINNING OF the end of the Social Security system as Americans have known it for 60 years. Sometime this spring, the Clinton Administration's 13-member Advisory Council on ...

Fortune: OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, RETIRE ABROADupdated: Mon Jul 24 1995 00:01:00

Most likely Frank Sinatra's "South of the Border" isn't the first tune that comes to mind when you think about retirement. But Mexico and a handful of other foreign havens have been attracting incr...

Money Magazine: IF YOU'RE PLANNING TO RETIRE. .YOUR FEARS ARE INFLATEDupdated: Sat Apr 01 1995 00:01:00

Retirees in america have never been more prosperous, but one financial goblin still haunts them: inflation. Common wisdom holds that retirees depend on fixed income from bonds and pensions, leaving...

Fortune: THE REST of the MAJOR CITIESupdated: Mon Nov 14 1994 00:01:00

What follows are profiles of 50 other cities that cut a truly international figure. Not all are favorite vacation spots or hotbeds of cosmopolitan glamour. But Cincinnati and Dubai, just as much as...

Money Magazine: HOW GOVERNMENT PENSIONS ARE ROBBING YOU Federal, state and local employees' pensions are so lavish, shrinking them to what privaupdated: Sat Oct 01 1994 00:01:00

The gaps between the princely pensions that public employees often collect and what the rest of us get are so astounding that they seem to have been exaggerated by a task force of bureaucrat-bashin...

Money Magazine: HOW TO RETIRE WITH TWICE AS MUCH MONEY You may need double the amount you thought you would to live comfortably in your later yeupdated: Sat Oct 01 1994 00:01:00

IF YOU HAVE EVER DREAMED ABOUT retirement -- and in the job-stressed '90s, who hasn't? -- you probably pictured something like this: a spacious condo, perhaps adjacent to a closely manicured fairwa...

Money Magazine: Adding Up How Much You Will Need Use the first of this story's worksheets to put a price tag on your retupdated: Tue Mar 15 1994 00:01:00

You know you must save regularly and invest wisely to have enough money for a secure and worry-free retirement. But how much is enough? Sure, you'll probably have a pension and Social Security, but...

Fortune: COMPETITIVENESS: DOES IT MATTER? A lot for companies -- but hardly at all for countries, argues a top U.S. economist in a new boupdated: Mon Mar 07 1994 00:01:00

ALMOST NOBODY -- in business or government -- would disagree with this statement: ''Today America is part of a truly global economy. To maintain our standard of living, we must learn to compete in ...

Money Magazine: Get On The New Fast Track Despite slow economic growth, plenty of Americans are finding good jobs and prospering. Here's why, anupdated: Wed Dec 01 1993 00:01:00

How are you doing? To help readers keep their finances on track, MONEY first asked that question in a December 1986 cover story. The world was very different then. The economic outlook seemed brigh...

Fortune: 'THE VOTERS ARE ANGRY ANYWAY'updated: Mon Oct 04 1993 00:01:00

The day after casting a crucial vote for President Clinton's budget plan in the House, Timothy Penny (D-Minnesota) announced that he would not seek a seventh term. Penny, 41, cited family reasons, ...

Money Magazine: 34 WAYS TO CUT YOUR SPENDING AND SAVE 25% OR MOREupdated: Wed Sep 01 1993 00:01:00

Snip, snip, snip. listen closely and you'll hear it: the sound of budgets being cut across the U.S. Battered first by recession and now by a sputtering recovery, Americans are taking a scissors to ...

Fortune: FIXING THE ECONOMY U.S. PRODUCTIVITY: FIRST BUT FADING America's workers are the world's most productive -- but the nation's leaupdated: Mon Oct 19 1992 00:01:00

WHEN YOU come down to it, the purpose of work and investment is to live well today and better tomorrow. That depends on each worker and machine yielding a growing output of ever more valuable goods...

Money Magazine: Can They Afford to Retire? Two free-spending educators have finally put their finances in order. But they updated: Sat Feb 15 1992 00:01:00

More than a year has passed since Newton and Suzanne Fink got religion, so to speak, on the subject of their finances. The Fort Lupton, Colo. couple, both devout Methodists, had borrowed freely whi...

Money Magazine: HOW TO CUT YOUR EXPENSES 20% (and live better too) Recession-battered Americans are redefining the good life. Your best cost-cutupdated: Sun Dec 01 1991 00:01:00

With the U.S. economy limping toward an anemic recovery one day and slip- sliding back into recession the next, it's no wonder the national mood is so gloomy. The ABC/MONEY Consumer Comfort Index -...

Fortune: The rise of the E word, why scalping is good for you, the truth about living standards, and other matters. LIVING WELLupdated: Mon Oct 07 1991 00:01:00

''Who did this to us? Who stole our standard of living?'' According to high-minded Bill Moyers of Public Television, these are the questions the next generation of Americans will ask. Bill fears th...

Money Magazine: WHY WE STILL LIVE BEST IN THE USAupdated: Tue Oct 01 1991 00:01:00

Before we retreated from Vietnam, suffered through the 1970s oil shock and got used to walking past homeless people on our city streets, John Wayne reigned as the archetypal American -- riding high...

Fortune: THE REST OF THE MAJOR CITIES updated: Mon Oct 22 1990 00:01:00

ALBANY, NEW YORK -- Slow growth typical of older Northeastern cities, low unemployment, and the difficulty of getting anyone outside state government to move there may turn companies away from New ...

Fortune: THE NEW MIDDLE CLASS: HOW IT LIVES Getting ahead is harder than it used to be, but Americans are persevering. The majority have updated: Mon Aug 13 1990 00:01:00

AFTER three decades of social and economic upheaval, the contours of a new American middle class are starting to emerge. It is bigger, more diverse, more resilient, and on the whole richer than eve...

Money Magazine: FINALLY, THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY Despite the system's much publicized woes, you are likely to get updated: Wed Aug 01 1990 00:01:00

If you're like many middle-class working Americans, you're not overly optimistic about what you will eventually get from Social Security. In a recent poll of 300 MONEY subscribers conducted by the ...

Money Magazine: Getting out early How to Size Up a Company Offer IF YOU ARE READY, AN EARLY-RETIREMENT INCENTIVE PACKAGE CAN BE updated: Wed Nov 08 1989 00:01:00

In December 1987, the benefits department at GPU Nuclear in Parsippany, N.J. made Raymond Russo, the utility's 59-year-old director of facilities, an irresistible offer: an instant 37% boost in his...

Fortune: FORTUNE'S TOP TEN CITIES Most of America's best metropolitan areas are distinguished by a talented work force, strong business lupdated: Mon Oct 23 1989 00:01:00

EVERY CITY has particular charms: If you are a fanatic about frozen custard, you may never be happy anywhere except Milwaukee. But to rank America's top ten cities for business, FORTUNE sought obje...

Fortune: WILL YOU BE ABLE TO RETIRE? You can't count on a pension or Social Security the same way your parents did. If you're a baby-boomupdated: Mon Jul 31 1989 00:01:00

May your hands always be busy May your feet always be swift May you have a strong foundation When the winds of changes shift . . . May you stay forever young. -- ''Forever Young,'' by Bob Dylan, 48...

Money Magazine: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW IF YOUR PENSION PLAN GETS SHUT DOWNupdated: Thu Jun 01 1989 00:01:00

Five years ago, Vi McAllister was the benefits administrator for Superior Oil in Houston and was closing in on a comfortable retirement. She planned to call it quits and collect a full pension when...

Money Magazine: FIVE SMART FINANCIAL MOVES TO MAKE NOW DISABILITY INSURANCE Check that you have the coverage you need mostupdated: Wed Feb 01 1989 00:01:00

Contrary to what life insurance agents may tell you, the coverage you need most isn't whole life, universal life, variable life or even universal variable life. It's disability income insurance. Th...

Money Magazine: Two Teachers Find a Better Life in Tokyo Despite Japan's sky-high costs, these Yanks moved there and saved a tidy sum.updated: Wed Feb 01 1989 00:01:00

Three years ago Tim George, now 33, was making $17,000 a year teaching world history to 10th-graders at a private high school in Honolulu. ''Besides the terrible pay, I was putting in 60-hour weeks...

Fortune: AN AGENDA FOR PRESIDENT BUSH The first priority is to gradually bring the budget into balance with both spending cuts and revenuupdated: Mon Jan 16 1989 00:01:00

IN THEIR Report to the Forty-First President of the United States of America, Gerald R. Ford, President No. 38, and Jimmy Carter, No. 39, offer this observation: ''Americans are ready to do what ha...

Fortune: TRIM THAT SOCIAL SECURITY SURPLUS The huge buildup is bad for the economy and tempts politicians to spend, spend, spend. Yet, thupdated: Mon Aug 29 1988 00:01:00

ENTER the strange world of Social Security, as exotically inside out as the domain of black holes and anti-matter that physicists describe. Within the borders of this unexpected land the U.S. runs ...

Money Magazine: The Best Places to Live in America In our second annual rating of 300 U.S. areas, the Northeast and California score best -- thoupdated: Mon Aug 01 1988 00:01:00

Drumroll, please. The winner of this year's survey of the best places to live in the U.S.A. is a booming New York City exurb with country charm: Danbury, Conn. The Danbury metropolitan area, situat...

Fortune: THE CASE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY It runs surpluses and does not cause deficits. Besides, old people are not as well off as you thinkupdated: Mon May 09 1988 00:01:00

A nationally syndicated editorial cartoon recently showed a corpulent, cane- & carrying, white-haired lady brandishing a submachine gun. The caption read: ''The reason Congress doesn't touch Social...

Money Magazine: Great Places to Retire From golf-intensive Prescott to intellectual Amherst, one may be just the town for you.updated: Mon Apr 11 1988 00:01:00

Your freedom in retirement can be awesome. Not only can you do anything you want, but you can also live anyplace you please. Only one in four retirees is as yet daring enough to follow the sun or s...

Fortune: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO AARP We had better pay attention to what the 28-million-member American Association of Retired Persons stupdated: Mon Feb 29 1988 00:01:00

THINK OF the American Association of Retired Persons as grandfather, very big and very rich. AARP has an astounding 28 million members, almost 12% of the U.S. population, and annual revenues of abo...

Fortune: THE BUDGET DEFICIT: WHAT TO DO updated: Mon Dec 07 1987 00:01:00

-- By the time this issue of FORTUNE reaches readers, we hope that Congress and the White House will have agreed on a program to cut the budget deficit effectively enough to help calm the internati...

Money Magazine: The Best Places to Live in Americaupdated: Sat Aug 01 1987 00:01:00

If you could live anywhere in the U.S., where would it be? San Francisco? New York City? Plains, Ga.? Various surveys, such as Rand McNally's Places Rated Almanac, have attempted to identify the mo...

Fortune: WHAT GIVEBACKS CAN GET YOU Winning concessions from unions on wages and work rules has become routine. But companies can come ouupdated: Mon Nov 24 1986 00:01:00

WHAT BEGAN a few years ago as an apparent anomaly at a few corporations has become the biggest trend in U.S. labor relations today: companies demanding concessions -- on pay, benefits, work rules -...

Fortune: PAY WON'T BE SOARING The forces that broke the back of wage inflation are still holding pay raises in check.updated: Mon Sep 30 1985 00:01:00

FROM THE WAY negotiations are going at Chrysler Corp. over the soon-to-expire contract with the United Auto Workers, you'd hardly guess the company is coming off two years of record profits. Chairm...

Fortune: PUTTING THE SQUEEZE ON THE MIDDLE CLASS How to Cut the Budget: Last of a Series Congress has to slow the growth of many popular updated: Mon Apr 15 1985 00:01:00

to trim without hurting the poor. WASHINGTON'S deficit fighters have directed most of their firepower this year at such politically palatable targets as defense. But if Congress is truly going to g...

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