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Time to negotiate a raise?
Closed plants and shrinking payrolls, along with recovering corporate profits, have allowed many companies to stockpile cash in record amounts. In February, President Obama cited a figure of almost $2 trillion cash and liquid assets sitting in American businesses' coffers. If you're lucky enough to have a job, is this the time to ask for a raise?
By Cathie Gandel, U.S. News & World Report
December 19, 2011