Everyone is Getting Raises!

Merry Christmas, everyone! We're all getting raises!

According to a forecast by management consulting firm Hay Group, the global average salary should rise by 5.4 percent in 2015, compared with a rise of 5.2 percent last year.

However, taking inflation into account — you know, that other thing that tends to make getting raises seem less cool — the real average income is expected to grow by just 1.4 percent next year, compared with 1.5 percent in 2014.

Hay Group's salary forecast was first written about in The Wall Street Journal last week. Read more here.

Also, the hack on Sony Corp. has been in the news lately, with hackers compromising millions and millions of emails among company staffers and executives. And as Business Insider reported on Dec. 16, the hack has left most Sony employees with having to resort to alternative ways of communicating, like faxes and sending letters to one another. Check out more here.

Oh, the good old days.