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Go Bonus: It's More Important Now Than Ever

Ed Lawler | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Ed Lawler

Some organizations have already converted salary increases to bonus payments. But quite a few are still procrastinating, perhaps with the hope that inflation will give them more of a chance to give larger pay increases that are based on performance.

Friday Talking Points -- Smile, Mitt, You're on Candid Camera!

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When Mitt is releasing tax returns to change the subject, you just know he's in a bad place politically. It may still be way too early to confidently predict the outcome of the election, but it isn't too early to call Romney's campaign (so far) an unmitigated disaster.

Why It's Good To Be Vampire Squid

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein received total compensation of $16.1 million in 2011, a 14 percent increase from the year before. ...

This CEO Is The Highest Paid Big Bank Chief

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

By David Henry April 4 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon received $ 23.1 m illion in compensation in 2011, an 1 1 perce...

Major CEO Sees Big Pay Boost Even As He Retires

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Despite retiring as CEO of Verizon Communications Inc. in August, Ivan Seidenberg earned more in 2011 than he did in the last two ful...

Aussie Bosses Thank Employees With $16 Million After Sale

AP | By ROD McGUIRK | Posted 02.02.2012 | Good News

CANBERRA, Australia -- Employees of an Australian bus company have been given a 15 million Australian dollar ($16 million) share of the proceeds of th...

"Imagine" Song Updated

Ann Lee | Posted 12.13.2011 | Comedy
Ann Lee

Imagine there's no Wall Street It's easy if you try No bubbles, no bailouts They cannot even lie Imagine all the bankers Living life modestly I...

CEO's Bonus 16,700,000 Percent Larger Than Earlier Salary

Posted 07.19.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Maria Aspan) - Citigroup Inc (C.N) has awarded Chief Executive Vikram Pandit a $16.7 million retention bonus, plus stock options -- a fa...

Weekly Audit: Wall Street Destroyed $8 for Every $1 Earned

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tonight, President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. A major theme of the spee...

Workplace Etiquette: Be Your Best at Work

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Treating your colleagues with respect can gain you a winning edge and create a win-win situation for everyone at the office. Here are some basic rules of etiquette in the office and at office parties.

Government Bank Regulators Got Big Bonuses

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — As banks gambled on the risky mortgages that helped create the worst financial crisis in generations, the U.S. government handed ou...

Pity Bonus: Executives Who Miss Goals In Bad Economy Still Rewarded

CNNMoney.com | David Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Maybe you missed your earnings target last year or your stock was crushed. But if you're a corporate executive, that might not necessarily prohibit yo...

Elizabeth Warren and Goliath

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

As Elizabeth Warren, a good Methodist, warns: The banks are trying everything they can think of to kill financial reform. And we must not let them do that.

Did Harold Ford Get Taxpayer-Funded Bonus?

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Senator Gillibrand went on the attack this morning, breathing new life into old allegations that possible-senate candidate Harold Ford, Jr. received a...

Philanthropy and the Economic Crisis

Georgia Levenson Keohane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Georgia Levenson Keohane

This week and next I am a guest blogger at The Center for Effective Philanthropy. My posts address philanthropy and the economic crisis, and include ...

Before And After Obama's Speech, With Populist Caucus Chair Bruce Braley

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news from the White House for the past week, post-Massachusetts and pre-State-Of-The-Union, has had a decidedly Populist bent to it. So, when thi...

Friday Talking Points [108] -- Obama's Pivotal Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since Democrats are taking some time to figure out what to do next, we shall do the same here, and skip over the entire health care reform subject, after highlighting two hilarious commentaries on the situation.

Bankers Expect Rising Bonus Pay To Break Records

Bloomberg | Robert Schmidt and Ian Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In Washington and on Main Street, politicians and voters are railing against Wall Street's multi- million-dollar pay packages. In the financial world,...

Bloomberg Gives Over $1 Million In Campaign Bonuses

nydailynews.com | By Elizabeth Benjamin and Adam Lisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg's campaign staff found a little something extra in their Christmas stockings last week - more than $1 million in bonuses for a job wel...

Wiping Blood Off White Buck Shoes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In New York, the oldest and snobbiest financial ventures are called "white shoe" firms. Their arrogance, risky investments and confounding dealing in derivatives threw the rest of us into the Great Recession.

Friday Talking Points [107] -- What A Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Much of the frenzied activity took place this week behind closed doors (and most decidedly not on C-SPAN), as health care reform entered its final negotiating phase.

An Elephant in the Room?

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Stephen Gyllenhaal

The Times article is delicious reading if you are interested in the strange world of past and present psychiatry, but what caught my eye most was a dream that the journalist reported to have had.

The Parable of the Unmerciful Bankers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

It's estimated that the bonus pool of just one of these big banks would have been enough money to prevent or significantly delay foreclosure for all 2.3 million people who lost their homes last year.

Banker Bonus Purchases: Follow The Money Trail

CNNMoney.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street bankers are putting together their wish lists for 2010 -- and they're not holding back. After last year's dry spell, bonuses for top-level...

Wall Street's Designer-Dressed Thieves

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Papantonio

Open the phonebook and randomly pick the name of a stockbroker or a bank president. Call that person and ask them to explain to you how a synthetic or a derivative actually works.