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Executive Compensation

CEO Pay Has Become Sort Of Less Outrageous

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business

It pays to be CEO at some companies, no matter how much money you lose. Gregg Engles, founder and CEO of Dean Foods, earned $8.5 million in 2011, a...

Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting: The Takeaway

James Warren | Posted 07.07.2012 | Business
James Warren

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger's philosophy is as basic and old-school as their railroad investments. It's somewhat the same with their basic view of life; of working hard at what you love, not being infatuated with success and money, and giving back to your community.

Activists Target BofA Shareholder Meeting

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

* 99% Power groups says Wells Fargo excluded shareholders * Group wants to meet with CEO before May 9 meeting * Activist...

Arthur Delaney

Former Gannett CEO Battling Ostentatious Display Of Wealth Next Door | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.24.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- The golden parachute CEO of a giant media company is battling the construction of a new mansion in his wealthy Washington, D.C. suburb. ...

'No' Vote on Citigroup's Pay Should Spark CEO Compensation Reform

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Judith Samuelson

What would pay look like if pay packages emphasized investment in the real economy over short term profits that emanate from the non-productive activity that got us into trouble in the first place? Citi might be a great place to experiment.

Executive Compensation in the Nonprofit Sector: Getting It Right

Alice Korngold | Posted 06.22.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

What does it mean to get compensation right? And why does it matter so much? Getting it right is called "fair and reasonable" by the IRS. It's what the law requires, it's what any CEO wants, and it's what any donor and member of the public expects.

Citi Shareholder Revolt Spreads To Other Banks

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Citigroup shareholders seem to have started a trend. After the resounding rejection of Citigroup's compensation plan earlier this week, shareholder...

The Significance of Citigroup's Shareholder Revolt

Robert Reich | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

The vote against Vikram Pandit's proposed pay package isn't binding on Citigroup. But it's a warning shot across the bow of every corporate boardroom in America. Shareholders aren't happy about executive pay.

Sears Exec Buys Private Island Mansion As Chain Closes More Than 100 Stores

Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

While Sears downsizes and lays off employees, company chairman Edward Lampert is buying a sprawling estate on a semi-private island. The billionair...

D.M. Levine

This CEO Made How Much Last Year? | D.M. Levine | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

How much did private equity chief Stephen Schwarzman make last year? Depends who you ask. The Wall Street Journal and Reuters both reported that S...

How CEOs Can Save Capitalism

Ed Lawler | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

CEOs should receive executive compensation packages that only pay off well for them when their organization is producing good returns for its employees, its shareholders and the environment.

Thanks to Occupy, Senate Looks at Inequality

Sarah Anderson | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

The ratio between CEO and worker pay has risen from 42-to-1 in 1980 to 325-to-1 in 2010 and average S&P 500 CEO pay is about $11 million.

Sam Stein

Obama Wall Street Fundraising Evaporates As Donors Flee To Romney | Sam Stein | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama has been abandoned by the world of finance. Over the course of the 2012 election, his presidential campaign has received abo...

Jennifer Bendery

Wall Street Executives Thrive Under Obama But Still Won't Support Him | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- They bristled when he called them "fat cats." They fought every step of the way, unsuccessfully, to prevent his financial reform bill fr...

Yes, America, Some CEOs Deserve a $50 Million Paycheck

Jeff Reeves | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Jeff Reeves

Starbucks' growth doesn't come from "insanely great" gadgets with huge profit margins. The coffee chain shows how a good CEO can do right by his company, and how that can structure a CEO's pay to ensure he gets paid what he deserves.

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit College Executives Make Much More Than Their Higher Education Counterparts [INFOGRAPHIC] | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business

For-profit colleges have been in the hot seat over the past two years, with the federal government and more than a dozen state attorneys general probi...

Missed Opportunity

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.18.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

Executive compensation has gone from having no noticeable effect on corporate profits to having a significant impact. Simply stated, the rich have gotten much richer.

What CEOs and Hedge Funds Don't Want the 99% to Understand

Roger Martin | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business
Roger Martin

Stock-based compensation has produced a volatility machine and that volatility is wrecking the American economy, while it makes CEOs and hedge fund managers rich.

While The Young Receive Pink Slips, Wall Street Execs Get Smaller Paychecks

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Wall Street firms will be getting a more modest payday this year, though how long it lasts will be anyone's guess. Executive paychecks at big finan...

Loren Berlin

Help Wanted: Who Will Lead Housing Out Of Chaos? | Loren Berlin | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

The resignation of Fannie Mae CEO Michael Williams on Tuesday brings to the surface a fundamental problem: The federal government's housing policy is ...

'Nonprofit' Means Personal Wealth For CEOs

The Huffington Post | Max Rosenthal | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The chief executives of major companies are frequently blasted for their massive salaries, but new reports show that the heads of the na...

Most Embarrassing CEO Quotes Of 2011

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

What with Occupy Wall Street and all, CEOs may be under even more scrutiny than usual this year. So it's fitting that there's been no shortage of nota...

American CEOs Netted Huge Pay Raises Last Year

Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

While the incomes of so many Americans remain the same size or get smaller, corporate chiefs can't say they're suffering in quite the same way. Am...

Catherine New

In WaMu Settlement, An Easy Way Out For Former Executives | Catherine New | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

In what essentially amounts to pocket change when compared to the billions that Washington Mutual made in risky loans, three former top executives of ...

Chris Kirkham

Congress Investigates 'Lavish' Executive Pay At For-Profit Colleges | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

Over the past three years, lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee have investigated bonuses and executive pay at companies t...