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Carrick on money: Workers of the world, you’re being shafted

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Workers of the world, you're being shafted
That's certainly the impression left by these charts showing how U.S. corporate profits have hit a record high while wages as a percentage of the economy are at an all-time low.

Hey Amex, anybody home?
A blogger calls outs American Express for hilariously bad service when she tried to call and alert them she would be using her card out of the country.

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America's comeback
U.S. companies are back to dominating the list of the world's largest firms by market value and sector, this infographic shows.

When you're in over your head
Seven signs your debt load is too big.

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Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More

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