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Executive Pay

Why Pay Secrecy Needs to End

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

Instead of spending more time and money on keeping pay information secret, how about administering pay correctly so that there is nothing that needs to be kept secret?

Coke Revises Executive Pay Plan After Warren Buffett Calls It Excessive

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is curtailing its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett called it excessive. ...

The Pay Gap Is Much Wider Than Most Americans Think: Study

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Democrats hoping to use income inequality to drive voters to the polls in November face a critical problem: Americans may not know just how well-off t...

Want to Save the Planet? Flood Wall Street

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Wall Street is the epicenter of our environmental crisis. To ignore that fact is to risk dooming our other climate efforts to failure, or to use them merely as palliatives for troubled consciences. There's no other way to say this: Capitalism, as practiced on Wall Street today, is an existential threat to humanity.

Walmart Engineers Fat Executive Raises As Customers Struggle To Eat

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

Low-income Americans have had a rough year, which means Walmart has, too. Good news, though: The company's executives aren't going to suffer. When...

Zach Carter

Iowa Senate Candidate Earned Millions Leading Company That Paid No Taxes | Zach Carter | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mark Jacobs, a top GOP contender for the seat of departing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin (D), made more than $34 million as a top executive at Re...

Women's History Month: Time to Start Changing the Future

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Just as women had to raise their voices to get the right to vote; the right to participate in sports and the right to hold elected office, bringing about gender equality in the workplace requires women -- and men -- raising their voices too.

Let's Stop Talking About Inequality

James Heffernan | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
James Heffernan

Let's scrap the word "inequality" in debates about economic fairness -- and start using the word "polarization."

Kathleen Miles

Groundbreaking Plan Would Base The Boss' Salary On The Janitor's | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business

A group of faculty and students at a small college want to cap the president's pay based on what the janitors earn. About a dozen faculty members ...

Former CEO: Executive Pay Is 'A Fraud'

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 02.14.2014 | Business

You can blame the stagnant economy on a "handful of women and men" who run the country's largest companies. And that's according to a man who used to ...

PAY PALS: Directors Benefit From Execs' Big Salaries

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

CEO pay is determined by a company’s board of directors. Those directors are compensated for the time they spend shaping the company’s strategy. H...

Emily Swanson

Most Americans Think Executives' Pay Is Too High, Poll Shows | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

Two-thirds of Americans think that top corporate executives and CEOs are paid too much, and few Americans think they will ever enter the ranks of the ...

How to Solve Economic Inequality From the Top Down

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

In his SOTU speech, President Obama talked about the need to improve wages for all Americans, with a special emphasis on raising the minimum wage. But economic inequality exists as much because of oversized compensation at the top as it does because of inadequate pay at the bottom.

Should CEOs Be Hot (and Should We Even Care)?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Deborah Sweeney

If we focus solely on Mayer's, or any other CEO's, beauty, does that take away from their otherwise commendable accomplishments? Are we simply pointing out what society has long drilled into our mindsets -- that life is easier when you're attractive -- or are we adding the issues of sexism as it affects the perceptions of women in business?

8 Truly Outrageous CEO Perks

24/7 Wall Street | Charley Blaine | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business

CEO compensation, relative to the amount the average American is paid, has skyrocketed in the past few decades. In 1965, the average CEO pay was 18.3 ...

Proposal To Curb CEO Pay REJECTED

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

(Refiled to add dropped word "is" in 4th paragraph) * Outrage over rising income inequality behind proposal * Initiative...

Wall Street Bonuses Are Getting Bigger Again

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

By Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Wall Street's biggest risk takers - its bond traders - will probably see their bonu...

4 Reasons the SEC's New Ratio Test Will Not Decrease CEO Pay

Avi Sinensky | Posted 12.21.2013 | Business
Avi Sinensky

This proposal -- like some of the other rules implemented under Dodd-Frank -- will do little to accomplish the desired effect of narrowing the gap between employee compensation and executive compensation. If anything, it may have the opposite effect.

Which CEOs Will Be Brave Enough to Rein in Their Own Pay?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Judith Samuelson

What we have is a classic first mover problem -- i.e. widespread desire for change, but real risks and consequences for a company or executive willing to take the first step.

Corporate Loopholes

Jim Worth | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Jim Worth

There is an assault on corporate taxes in two areas and on two levels and the losers will ultimately be the American people -- American taxpayers.

Why We Should Stop Subsidizing Sky-High CEO Pay

Robert Reich | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

Almost everyone knows CEO pay is out of control. What's less well-known is that you and I and other taxpayers are subsidizing this sky-high executive compensation.

Billionaire Gives His $3 Million Bonus To Workers

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2013 | Business

One CEO is doing his part to close the gap between himself and his employees. Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska is declining his entire $3 m...

Mark Gongloff

CEOs Made 273 Times Your Pay Last Year: Study | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business

The average CEO makes hundreds of times what the average worker makes. And the average CEO probably didn't earn it all. The average chief executive...

Abercrombie Shareholders Cry Foul About Executive Pay

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business

Abercrombie and Fitch's shareholders have sent CEO Mike Jeffries and his fellow executives a harsh message: You’re getting paid too much. About ...

Whole Foods Co-CEO: Executive Pay Caps A Part Of Our 'Culture'

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business

Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb may not make as much as some of his fellow corporate chiefs. But that's all right with him. After all, there are benefi...