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Companies Paying Americans the Least

By Trey Thoelcke, Michael Sauter, Alexander E. M. Hess and Samuel Weigley, 24/7 Wall St. The gap between rich and poor is well illustrated by the large multi-billion dollar corporations employing thousands of low-wage workers. With the Great Recession over, not only are many of these companies now hitting record profits, but their executive pay […]

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The States Least Prepared for Retirement

By Samuel Weigley and Alexander E.M. Hess, 24/7 Wall St. 10. Colorado 401(k) balance to annual income: 42.6% Median balance: $23,583 (23rd lowest) 401(k) growth 2008-2011: 29.4% (18th highest) Debt to income: 744% (13th highest) Average total debt: $221,648 (10th highest) Despite a median household income of $55,387, almost $5,000 above the national median income, […]

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