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Men with Above-Average Looks Earn More, Study Finds

Men with Above-Average Looks Earn More, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SYDNEY) — Good-looking men not only have a better shot with women than guys with below-average looks, they also apparently command higher salaries.Research in Australia conducted by Melbourne University economist Jeff Borland an…

Morgan Stanley CEO Says Banking Industry Is ‘Overpaid’

Morgan Stanley CEO Says Banking Industry Is ‘Overpaid’

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman has folks in the banking sector buzzing with his comments that the industry is “still overpaid.””There’s way too much capacity and compensation is way too high,” Gorman…

Twelve Colleges Whose Payoff in Pay Beats Harvard’s

Twelve Colleges Whose Payoff in Pay Beats Harvard’s

State University of New York Maritime College(NEW YORK) — Graduate from Harvard and your friends and family may be impressed. Graduate from Loma Linda University, and you’ll get a better-paying job.
According to PayScale, which tracks college graduate…

Salaries of Seven Highest-Paid Millionaire Nonprofit CEOs Revealed

Salaries of Seven Highest-Paid Millionaire Nonprofit CEOs Revealed

Adam Gault/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the past decade, the Chronicle of Philanthropy has published the highest salaries of the chief executives of the nation’s top charities and foundations. According to the most recent findings, which cover 2010 …

Taxpayers Subsidize CEO Pay, Report Says

Taxpayers Subsidize CEO Pay, Report Says

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Institute for Policy Studies, a self-described “progressive multi-issue think tank,” analyzed the link between tax loopholes and excessive executive compensation and concluded that the loophol…

Not Child’s Play: "Modern Family’s" Kid Stars Angling for More Cash

Not Child’s Play: "Modern Family’s" Kid Stars Angling for More Cash

ABC/MARIO PEREZ(LOS ANGELES) — Now that their adult co-stars have settled a contentious salary renegotiation with a sizable pay raise, The Hollywood Reporter notes the younger stars of ABC’s Modern Family are looking for a bump.Rico Rodriguez, 13, who…

Not Child’s Play: "Modern Family’s" Kid Stars Angling for More Cash

Not Child’s Play: "Modern Family’s" Kid Stars Angling for More Cash

ABC/MARIO PEREZ(LOS ANGELES) — Now that their adult co-stars have settled a contentious salary renegotiation with a sizable pay raise, The Hollywood Reporter notes the younger stars of ABC’s Modern Family are looking for a bump.Rico Rodriguez, 13, who…

Babysitting Salaries Aren’t Kid Stuff Anymore

Babysitting Salaries Aren’t Kid Stuff Anymore

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Back in the day, when TV was in its infancy and a gallon of gas cost much less than what a postage stamp does today, babysitters were lucky to have earned about 50 cents an hour.Today, the going rate nationally for c…

Women Get Short Straw for Pay on Capitol Hill

Women Get Short Straw for Pay on Capitol Hill

(File Photo) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Testifying on Capitol Hill as a woman can be tough. But being a woman working for the Republican leadership can also be tough — on your pocketbook.Men who work for House Republican leaders — a…

What to Expect If You’re Expecting a Raise

What to Expect If You’re Expecting a Raise

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — How much higher can those fortunate enough to have a job expect their salaries to rise in the next year? The answer is three percent, according to a study by the consulting firm, Hay Group.According to the consulting…

How Much Do White House Staffers Get Paid? Report Released

How Much Do White House Staffers Get Paid? Report Released

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House on Friday released annual pay data for President Obama’s staff.  Yearly salaries for the president’s aides range from $172,200 for Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor and assistant to the president,…

Missouri Petitions to Raise Minimum Wage

Missouri Petitions to Raise Minimum Wage

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What’s the national minimum wage? If you’re, say, one of three Republican candidates running in Missouri’s U.S. Senate primary, you might be hard-pressed to remember it (it’s $7.25).But if you’re one of about 173,000…

CEO Pay Now 380 Times Average Worker’s, Says AFL-CIO

CEO Pay Now 380 Times Average Worker’s, Says AFL-CIO

Adam Gault/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Just when you thought executive compensation couldn’t get much higher, the average CEO pay increased 14 percent to $12.9 million in 2011, 380 times that of the average worker, according to the AFL-CIO’s annual Executi…

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