Researcher: Money makes people happy, especially if they're paid by the hour
(PhysOrg.com) -- Income has a greater impact on the happiness of people paid by the hour than people paid by salary.
'Econophysics' points way to fair salaries in free market
A Purdue University researcher has used "econophysics" to show that under ideal circumstances free markets promote fair salaries for workers and do not support CEO compensation practices common today.
China expert recruitment project nets first batch: report
China has signed up more than 120 overseas experts for a new project aimed at spurring innovation by offering thousands of academics one million yuan (146,000 dollars) to move to China, state media reported Thursday.
Yahoo! chief Mayer paid $36.6 mn for six months' work
Yahoo! chief Marissa Mayer hauled in $36.6 million in pay, bonuses and stock last year after just six months at the helm of the Internet firm, with some of that time spent on maternity leave.
Google pays CEO a buck, four other execs get $124M
Google CEO Larry Page and his longtime partner Sergey Brin limited their salaries to $1 apiece last year, while four other top executives received combined compensation packages totaling more than $124 million.
Yahoo pays CEO $1.1M bonus for five months of work
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer received a $1.1 million bonus for her first five-and-half months running the Internet company.
India's TCS to pay $30 mn to settle US suit: reports
India's biggest software outsourcer TCS has agreed to pay $30 million to settle a lawsuit filed by two former employees in the US relating to unpaid wages, media reports said Wednesday.
Compensation negotiation among women in the workplace
Studies have shown that women are less likely to take the most direct approach to ensure that they receive fair pay compared to their male counterparts – simply asking. So what happens when women begin to negotiate for ...
Apple CEO gets modest 2012 pay after big 2011
Apple CEO Tim Cook got a relatively modest $4.2 million in pay for the latest fiscal year, after the company's board set him up with stock now worth $510 million for taking the reins in 2011.
Apple to produce line of Macs in the US next year
(AP)—Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will produce one of its existing lines of Mac computers in the United States next year.
Telecommuting increases work hours and blurs boundary between work and home, new study shows
(Phys.org)—With fluctuating gas prices and the increasing call for work-life balance, telecommuting has become an attractive option for busy professionals. Yet according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin, ...
Sizzling mobile-application industry ready to hire
Ross Waycaster designed the first of his four mobile applications as a high school senior in Tupelo, Miss., a game called "Super Marrio Jump" that's been downloaded from the Apple store more than 20,000 times, earning him ...
Women eager to negotiate salaries, when given the opportunity
(Phys.org)—Although some scholars have suggested that the income gap between men and women is due to women's reluctance to negotiate salaries, a new study at the University of Chicago shows that given an ...
GM to move fuel cell research from NY to Michigan
(AP)—General Motors says it will close its hydrogen fuel-cell research operation near Rochester, N.Y., and move it to Michigan.