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Two Stores Refuse to Join the Race to the Bottom

January 14, 2005
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While some supermarket chains slash benefits to cut costs, Wegmans and Stew Leonard's are bucking the trend, cementing employee loyalty and raking in big profits
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Two Stores Refuse to Join the Race to the Bottom

January 13, 2005
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While some supermarket chains slash benefits to cut costs, Wegmans and Stew Leonard's are bucking the trend, cementing employee loyalty and raking in big profits
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The Rise of Restricted-Stock Grants

January 5, 2004
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A 2003 PricewaterhouseCoopers human resource services survey shows that 15 percent more companies use restricted stock than in 2002. Switching from options to restricted stock is not necessarily all that easy to pull off.
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401 (k) Matches Cut in Bad Times Are Slow to Be Restored

October 3, 2003
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Despite promising economic news, companies that dropped matches haven't brought them back. But they might reappear in 2004.
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Outsider CEOs May Not Be Saviors

September 18, 2003
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No matter what messiah some companies bring in, it is not going to solve underlying problems.
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Cash Balance Makes a Comeback

May 2, 2003
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Despite bad press, cash balance plans are experiencing a renaissance. Many companies are thinking about converting. FedEx and Delta are already there.
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Loyalty May Become Cool Again

December 30, 2002
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The idea of employees spending their entire careers at a single company was mostly derided in the 1990s as an out-of-date concept from a paternalistic corporate past. But with baby boomers nearing retirement and company knowledge more important than ever, long-term employees will become valuable once again.
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Disease Management

October 28, 2002
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Disease-management programs are expanding their reach, going beyond the basics like high blood pressure and moving into degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease, as well as hemophilia, multiple sclerosis, and cystic fibrosis.
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