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Executive Compensation

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...

Citigroup's CEO's Monster Pay Package While Cutting Jobs. America's New Capitalism

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Wall Street banks in general are laying off more and more people given the headwinds of the financial sector. But that is the point. How many of the laid off could have been kept on the payroll with just a portion of Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit's paycheck?

Americans Want Companies To Be More Public-Spirited: Poll

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

Americans would like businesses to start thinking about more than just the bottom line. Most people say that major companies care most about their ...

Sympathizing With 'Occupy' Protests, UK Business Secretary Would Consider Limiting Executive Pay

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

In a sign that the Occupy London protests might be having some effect, a prominent member of the British government recently signaled that he would be...

COOs Got More Bonuses, Bigger Paychecks In 2010: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

CEOs aren't the only ones whose paychecks keep getting bigger. For COOs, or chief operating officers, 2010 was a very good year. Many COOs experien...

Wells Fargo 125% Fee Hike

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business
Iris Erlingsdottir

Forty-five dollars for a transaction that a few weeks ago cost $20. What's the $25 increase for?

As Banks Announce Layoffs, Guaranteed Bonuses Making Comeback On Wall St.

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

The practice of promising bank employees a generous bonus before they've ever even made a trade is making a comeback on Wall Street, even as the finan...

Wall Street Says It Expects Bonuses To Be Just As Big This Year

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Business

While most Americans aren’t expecting their incomes to rise with the cost of living in the near future, more than 60 percent of Wall Street professi...

Occupy Wall Street's Outrage at Greed Can Expand to Corporate Stock Manipulation

William Lazonick | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business
William Lazonick

Rather than invest profits in building a strong economy, corporate executives invest in their own pay.

Corporate Capitalism is Still Incredibly Broken

Damien Hoffman | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

It's time we address it: the shareholder, employee, and entrepreneur class must eliminate the system of corporate cronyism acting as a malignant cancer in our economy.

Executive Pay Spiraling Upward As Corporations Race To Pay Their Top Brass The Most

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

The American economy may be faltering, but corporate executives needn't worry: Regardless of how well they perform, each one of them stands a good cha...

Challenging Not-for-Profit Executive Compensation

Joel Cohen | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Joel Cohen

If one seeks to universally cut back too closely on executive compensation in the not-for-profit sector, we may lose the best and the brightest.

Boss-Worker Income Gaps Face Scrutiny With Recovery Slowing

Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

LONDON (Ben Hirschler and Scott Barber) - A stuttering economy and anemic profit growth means company bosses' pay is unlikely to rise as fast this...