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As US economy plods and pay lags, companies profit
In this combination of Associated Press file photos, Trader F. Hill Creekmore, left, smiles as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, on Feb. 26, 2013, and Ann Oganesian, right, pauses as she speaks about job opportunities during a job fair in Boston on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. The economy is being slowed by a tight job market, scant pay raises and weak business investment. Yet corporate profits are reaching record highs and fueling record stock prices. (AP Photo/File)

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