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A SURVEY, conducted by HR consulting firm Aon Hewitt, showed that American employers were planning on cutting bonuses despite the strength of the economy. Above, black represents total compensation as a percentage of total budget, red represents wages and bonuses as a percentage of budget while blue represents planned raises as a percentage of budget. Total compensation and bonuses have declined and are projected to continue to decline while salary increased and is projected to continue to tick up in 2019. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Your pay is probably going down next year

NEW YORK - Despite the improving economy, companies have stubbornly withheld salary increases over the past few years, opting to fatten the bonus pool instead....

The 3% raise is pathetic. Why are we still getting it?

NEW YORK - For the fourth year in a row, the annual pay raise awarded to U.S. employees will hold steady at 3 percent,...

Worker hours are more unpredictable than ever

What a job looks like has changed for many people since the recession. In general, things are looking up: Both unemployment and jobless claims...

This is the work benefit new graduates really want

In the last year, more and more companies have started offering their employees cash to pay off student loans as part of benefits packages....

Forget raises. Employers lean on health benefits to retain workers

NEW YORK - Wages are still stagnant, yet employers have found something else to help attract and retain employees: health-care benefits. A good insurance...
NARRAGANSETT PRODUCED 78,034 barrels in 2014, according to the company, and pulled in $12 million in revenue, up from just $100,000 in 2005.

How Narragansett became cool again

PROVIDENCE - When Mark Hellendrung bought the Narragansett Brewing Co. in 2005, close to nobody drank the 125-year-old New England lager. Gone were the...

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