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7 Big U.S. Corporations Paid More To Their CEOs Than To The IRS

Reuters | Kevin Drawbaugh | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Seven of the 30 largest U.S. corporations paid more money to their chief executive officers last year than they paid in...

We Are the Most Unequal Society in the Developed World... And We Don't Know It

Les Leopold | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Les Leopold

In 1965, for every dollar earned by the average worker, CEOs earned 20 dollars. By 2012, that gap mushroomed to 354 to one. But, when asked in the survey, Americans grossly underestimated this gap.

When a Tie is Not Just a Tie

Robin Hardman | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

The era of casual dress crept up on us slowly, but now every organization this side of Wall Street seems to have taken up the khaki banner. (And even Wall Street is apparently not immune to the trend.)

As Bad As You Think It Is, It's Worse: Wage Theft Comes to America

Les Leopold | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Les Leopold

In Denmark fast food workers make $20 an hour plus benefits, and the corporations who employ them are still profitable. Why there and not here? The answer is simple and painful -- wage theft.

Kim Bhasin

Why Your Boss Is Afraid To Give You A Raise, According To One CEO

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business

Kip Tindell, CEO of The Container Store, pays his salespeople an average of $50,000 a year -- more than double the retail industry average of less tha...

Occupation: Girl Boss

ZOOM interiors | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
ZOOM interiors

Take that desk of yours and decorate the sh*t out of it until it magically transforms into that corner office. To create the ultimate workspace, start by making it homey and personal with a jolt of energy. Think ambient lighting, warm pops of color and personal touches like artwork.

How Rich Are the 400 Richest Americans and How Do They Use Their Money?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.27.2014 | Money
Lawrence Wittner

Not surprisingly, economic inequality is growing in the United States. From 1978 to 2013, CEO compensation, inflation-adjusted, grew by 937 percent, while the typical worker's compensation over that same period grew by only 10 percent.

Wells Fargo Employee Calls Out CEO's Pay, Requests Company-Wide Raise In Brave Email

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business

When most employees want a raise, they schedule a meeting with their supervisor or reach out to human resources. A Wells Fargo employee took a mark...

If the Three Stooges Worked at Olive Garden

Sarah Anderson | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business
Sarah Anderson

As the country's largest full-service restaurant corporation, Darden plays a major role in setting national industry standards. And now, in the midst of a bitter shareholder fight, it has a decision to make. Will it tighten the vice on workers or will it change course and follow a high road approach to prosperity?

The Pay Gap Is Much Wider Than Most Americans Think: Study

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Democrats hoping to use income inequality to drive voters to the polls in November face a critical problem: Americans may not know just how well-off t...

CEOs Get Paid Too Much, According To Pretty Much Everyone In The World

Gretchen Gavett | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Gretchen Gavett

It turns out that most people, regardless of nationality or set of beliefs, share similar sentiments about how much CEOs should be paid -- and, for the most part, these estimates are markedly lower than the amounts company leaders actually earn.

Want to Save the Planet? Flood Wall Street

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Wall Street is the epicenter of our environmental crisis. To ignore that fact is to risk dooming our other climate efforts to failure, or to use them merely as palliatives for troubled consciences. There's no other way to say this: Capitalism, as practiced on Wall Street today, is an existential threat to humanity.

Inversions Are Revealing the Ugly Face of Shareholder Value

Ralph Gomory | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Ralph Gomory

Seeing what our companies are willing to do to escape paying income tax, people are beginning to wonder about how American our American companies are.

Ex-Kroger CEO Admits He Was Paid A 'Ludicrous' Amount

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business

CEO pay has skyrocketed over the last few decades, and corporate leaders are usually tight-lipped on the subject. But we were offered a rare moment...

Mediocrity: The New Normal

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

There's a new disease spreading through the collective, and it makes me very sad. It doesn't cause lumps or fevers, but make no mistake -- it is frighteningly contagious. It's called mediocrity.

Gentlemen, Welcome To The Work-Life Balance Convo

Karin Agness | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Karin Agness

Too often, these discussions are one-sided. Maybe women are more comfortable talking about such personal challenges, but it seems that many of these conversations leave out that men face challenges in this regard as well.

Wealthy Businessman Pushes Bill Tying Corporate Taxes to CEO Salaries

Capital and Main | Gary Cohn | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Sign up here for email update...

CEO Pay Has Increased By 937 Percent Since 1978

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 06.12.2014 | Business

A new report by the Economic Policy Institute shows that CEO compensation at the largest corporations has ballooned by 937 percent since 1978, when ad...

Skyrocketing Health Insurer CEOs' Paychecks Are "Crazy," Says Executive Comp Expert

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Wendell Potter

Almost all of the publicly traded health insurers reported big increases in revenue and profits last year. The big winners have been the top executives of those companies, led by Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, the nation's third largest health insurer.

The Threat of CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity and How to Change It

Keith Mestrich | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Keith Mestrich

The new record of already stratospheric executive pay is another sign that the staggering growth in the CEO-to-worker pay gap we've seen over the last half-century isn't changing anytime soon -- unless we step up and take action.

Why Do We Worship CEOs?

David Macaray | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
David Macaray

People complain about professional athletes being overpaid, but don't bat an eye when some hapless CEO who earns $6 million a year gets fired for incompetence, and then collects a $10 million Golden Parachute.

My Workers Are Better Than Your Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce threw a little hissy fit last week, stomping its Gucci-shod feet over a new rule requiring corporations to report the difference in pay between their median workers and their CEOs.

Walmart Engineers Fat Executive Raises As Customers Struggle To Eat

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

Low-income Americans have had a rough year, which means Walmart has, too. Good news, though: The company's executives aren't going to suffer. When...

Why Media Executives Make Such An Insane Amount Of Money

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 07.28.2014 | Media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once again, media company CEOs are among the highest paid executives in the nation, occupying six of the top 10 earning spots acc...

CEO Pay Crosses Ridiculous Threshold

AP | By KEN SWEET | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — They're the $10 million men and women. Propelled by a soaring stock market, the median pay package for a CEO rose abo...