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Heinz CEO Entitled To Hefty Exit Package

Filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission show if William Johnson is fired when the new owners take over, he'll walk away with a golden parachute worth $56 million. When you tack on stock payouts and deferred compensation benefits, he could get more than $200 million.
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Best Buy To End Flexible Work Program

Best Buy is calling its corporate employees back to the office. The move comes after Yahoo stirred debate for ending its work-from-home program. A Best Buy spokesperson told the Minneapolis Star Tribune the hope is the approach will lead to collaboration.
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For Baby Boomers, Lessons In Financial Basics

The generation that came of age in the 1960s is beginning to retire. Born after World War II, they grew up in an era of rising living standards, but the Great Recession destroyed any sense of financial security. Now they face challenges, including putting their kids through college and caring for their parents.
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Four Things To Know About The Next Big Budget Battle

The continuing resolution allows Congress to carry over the previous fiscal year's budget into the next one. And if Congress doesn't pass one by March 27, the government will run out of money and likely shut down.
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Skipping Out On College And 'Hacking Your Education'

Dale Stephens says many students would be better off ditching college and finding alternate ways to complete their educations. His new book, Hacking Your Education, explores that idea. "When you think about education as an investment, you have to think about what the return is going to be," he says.
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Fannie And Freddie Announce Plans To Merge Some Operations

They'll merge some operations by starting a third company, which will take over some joint functions. The idea is to begin a transition, said the chief of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

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