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Son Of CEO 'Pulls Himself Up By Bootstraps'... To Become CEO

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.25.2013 | Comedy

If there's anything that truly defines the American dream, it's someone who pulls themselves up by the bootstraps in order to succeed; a person who ov...

Top-Tier CEO Pay Grew Nearly 15 Times Faster Than Worker Pay Last Year

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business

The chief executives of the biggest U.S. companies just keep seeing huge leaps in pay, leaving the average worker further and further behind. The m...

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.

Pay or Perish

Robert Shuter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robert Shuter

U.S. companies should consider radically altering their corporate cultures along the lines of Management Theory S. This means replacing sky high senior executive compensation packages with more modest salaries that truly reflect executive performance.

Short-Term Is Terminal

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Our attention spans are on Miley Cyrus, not the precarious long-term health of, say, the bond market. If we don't wake up and change the way we run our companies and invest our capital, immediate gratifications are going be a dim memory.

This List Is Proof We Need To Do Something About CEO Pay

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

CEO pay has gotten so out of whack in recent years that regulators are taking notice. The Securities and Exchange Commission released a proposed r...

Zach Carter

SEC Finally Proposes Disclosure Rule After 3 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a three-year wait, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed a new rule that would require corporations to disc...

This Could Be His Worst Nightmare

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business

By Sarah N. Lynch and Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - U.S. corporations will need to disclose how their chief executive's...

CEO Shares $3.25 Million Bonus With Hourly Workers

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.03.2013 | Business

It may be Labor Day in America, but a Chinese CEO is getting into the true spirit of the holiday by celebrating his workers in a big way. For the ...

LOOK: CEO Pay Has Increased About 876 PERCENT Since 1978

Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

The above chart from the Keystone Research Center shows just how good the last 30-plus years have been for America's corporate chieftains. CEOs saw...

Why Bill Ackman's Failure with JC Penney Is a Lesson in Leadership

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Ackman's long-standing acrimony with JCP's board has not only distracted the company from concentrating on its business, but also damaged the market's confidence in JCP.

Zach Carter

Third Of Richest CEOs Were Getting Paid Taxpayer Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than one-third of the nation's highest-paid CEOs from the past two decades led companies that were subsidized by American taxpayers...

A Summer Job vs. A Living Wage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Leslie K. Stein

Just as Social Security was to supplement one's retirement -- not be the total retirement plan -- minimum wage jobs were not intended to be long-term careers.

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.

Okay, Fair Question Time: Is All of This Okay With You?

Neale Donald Walsch | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
Neale Donald Walsch

Does everyone in America have an equal opportunity? Does everyone in America have an equal opportunity to be the CEO of a major company, and earn nearly 273 times more than the workers they boss?

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Mark Gongloff

Banker, CEO Pay Largely Responsible For Rising Inequality: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business

In a recent defense of the 1 percent, Harvard economist Greg Mankiw admitted it might be bad if the rich got richer by sucking cash from the economy w...

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...

Why the Coming Battle to Increase the Minimum Wage is High Political Ground for Democrats

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The growing profits of some of the nation's largest corporations and wealthiest people in America result from the labor of people whose work is rewarded with poverty level wages. That makes no economic sense. And it's just plan wrong.

American Woman Becomes Highest-Paid Exec In Britain

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

An American female executive has finally risen to the top of one nation's pay ranks. Burberry CEO and Indiana native, Angela Ahrendts, is now the ...

Unequal Pay - 50 Years and Getting Worse

Martha Burk | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Let's raise a glass to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Equal Pay Act, but not too high. If things don't change, we're on the road to a permanent (mostly female) underclass. We still have a lot of work to do.

Mark Gongloff

CEOs Got A Bigger Pay Raise Than You Did Last Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.16.2013 | Business

Hey, don't feel bad, vassals, CEOs are just like you -- they, too, only got tiny raises last year. Of course, unlike you, when CEOs get raises, the...

Big Pharma CEOs Rake in $1.57 Billion in Pay

Ethan Rome | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Ethan Rome

For people who were blown away to learn recently that the 11 largest global pharmaceutical companies made an astonishing $711 billion in profits over the last decade, here's another measure of the industry's greed.

Zach Carter

Fix The Debt CEOs Bring $1 Billion From Tax Loopholes

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Companies in the Fix the Debt coalition, which advocates for federal austerity policies, qualified for $1 billion or more in tax breaks ...