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Executive Compensation

Zach Carter

Fix The Debt CEOs Bring $1 Billion From Tax Loopholes | 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 ...

CEO-To-Worker Pay Ratio Ballooned 1,000 Percent Since 1950!

Posted 05.01.2013 | Business

We’ve made progress on a lot of things since the 1950s and so have CEOs -- in their quest for more money that is. The ratio of CEO-to-worker pay...

These Companies Are Pocketing Billions From Little-Known Tax Break

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

Hundreds of Fortune 500 companies are reaping billions at the expense of Uncle Sam because of a legal tax break that critics claim defies "common sens...

The Higher Health Insurers' Claim Denial Rate, the Higher the CEO Pay

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

When you're shopping for health insurance, wouldn't it be great if you could find out every insurer's claim denial rate? And how much each one spent on lobbying and advertising -- and how much they paid their CEO?

CEOs Are Still Living The Good Life

Posted 04.08.2013 | Business

CEOs are living the good life. On the company’s dime. America's 100 best-paid corporate chiefs got an 18.7 percent boost in their perks packages...

Pride And Greed: For What Purpose?

Brad Reid | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Brad Reid

Both pride and greed are moral failings to avoid. Individuals, businesses and even nations may be trapped by pride into reckless behaviors and by greed into catastrophic overreaching. The ancient wisdom that calls us to avoid these attitudes is still true.

Break Up Executive Pay, Not the Banks, to Fix Too-Big-to-Fail

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

While in theory the system pays people for responsible decision-making, in practice it rewards executives for generating outsize returns even at the expense of the company's future.

Report: High CEO Pay Relies On 'Self-Serving Myth'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business

A new report undermines a common rationale for paying chief executives huge sums. The notion that CEOs will jump ship lured by the offer of better ...

Groundhog Day: The Cloudy Paradox in the Executive Suite -- Compensation and Ethics

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

As directors evaluate their executive programs, it is imperative they ask the question, "Is the total compensation package morally or ethically correct?"

Eleazar David Melendez

'Pay Czar' Failed To Rein In Fat Paychecks For CEOs | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business

Top executives at three major companies that received taxpayer-financed bailouts received excessively generous pay packages last year, in an apparent ...

Time Is Ripe for Board Leadership on Executive Pay

Judith Samuelson | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Judith Samuelson

The board of JPMorgan Chase took a bold step last week when it slashed CEO Jamie Dimon's bonus in half. Could this action signal a new opening to the dialogue about executive pay?

Obama 2.0: Yes We Can Raise Taxes

Sarah Anderson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

How can we continue to allow gazillionaires to pay only a 15 percent tax rate on the profit share ("carried interest") they get paid to manage hedge and private equity funds?

Greed and Punishment: Criminalize Moral Hazard to Fix Wall Street

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The easing of regulations, which permitted financial institutions to become the behemoths they did, is partially responsible for this mess. But I say "partially" because that is only one part of the problem. The other part is the lack of personal accountability on Wall Street.

America's Top 10 Greediest People of 2012

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
Sam Pizzigati

Year in and year out, these greedy grab ungodly rewards for their own labor -- and deny their employees anything close to decent compensation for theirs.

Hostess To Ask For Executive Bonuses As Workers Lose Their Jobs

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- The future of Twinkies is virtually assured. Hostess Brands Inc. said Thursday that it's in talks with 110 potential buyers for its ico...

Outrageous Executive Compensation: Corporate Boards, Not the Market, Are to Blame

Ed Lawler | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

If boards do not reduce how much executives are compensated, there is a good possibility that further government regulations will be created and that large shareholders will become more active.

New Best Buy CEO To Net Millions Even If He's Never Able To Join Company

Posted 08.23.2012 | Business

Best Buy’s new CEO stands to take home millions of dollars -- even if he’s legally barred from taking the job. The electronics giant’s compe...

How Our Tax System Subsidizes Bloated CEO Pay

Chuck Collins | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
Chuck Collins

For decades we've heard about CEOs who garner more in a day than their average employee earns in a year. The sad fact is our current tax code encourages these runaway pay packages -- and even subsidizes the excess.

Ryan Wants to Close Loopholes for the Rich? Start With These

Sarah Anderson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

Paul Ryan has repeatedly promised to close enough loopholes that benefit the rich to pay for the massive tax cuts in his budget plan. But when it comes to the specifics, the Wisconsin congressman goes all fuzzy.

FedEx CEO's Nice Little Payday

AP | SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- The founder and top executive at FedEx Corp. received a pay package worth $13.7 million in the most recent fiscal year, nearly double a ye...

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit College Executives Paid On Profit, Not Student Success | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business

Top executives at major for-profit colleges take in millions of dollars in annual compensation -- primarily from taxpayer subsidies -– yet most of t...

Major CEO's Pay Plunges, Still Takes Home Millions

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 07.07.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- H.J. Heinz Co., the world's biggest ketchup maker, says it gave its CEO a pay package worth $14.4 million in its fiscal 2012, down 8 perce...

Executive Pay Is About To Take A Hit In England

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business

* Shareholders to get binding vote on directors' compensation * Vote limited to once every three years if no changes t...

CEO Pay Kept Rising In 2011 Despite Bad Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business

It seems nothing can stop the rise of the executive paycheck. Pay among the United States' 200 highest-compensated CEOs jumped 5 percent last year,...

Executive Pay: Audit Needed

Ed Lawler | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

This year's executive compensation Arab Spring has shown that shareholders are increasingly unhappy with executive compensation practices. Hopefully this will lead to shareholder groups looking beyond binding votes for ways to improve executive compensation.