Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Are Skimpy Raises the New Normal?

Are Skimpy Raises the New Normal?: "For the fourth year in a row, IT workers across the board received only modest raises -- their pay increased by an average of just 3% in 2005, matching last year's average salary increase, according to Computerworld's 19th Annual Salary Survey, which studied the compensation and bonuses of 14,253 IT workers. "

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Wal-Mart Heiress Returns USC Diploma

Wal-Mart Heiress Returns USC Diploma: "Elizabeth Paige Laurie's name was on a sports arena when a former University of Southern California roommate alleged the Wal-Mart heiress paid her $20,000 to do her homework. Now it isn't even on a USC diploma.

Laurie, the granddaughter of Wal-Mart co-founder Bud Walton, has returned her degree, nearly a year after Elena Martinez told ABC's '20/20' that she had written term papers and done assignments for Laurie for 3 1/2 years. "

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

At the Very Top, a Surge in Income in '03

At the Very Top, a Surge in Income in '03: "The top tenth of 1 percent had more income in 2003 than the poorest third of taxpayers, a group with 330 times the number of people, analysis of the data showed. This is a sharp change from 1979, the earliest year in the I.R.S. report, when the total income of the poorest third of Americans exceeded that garnered by the top tenth of 1 percent by 2.5 to 1."