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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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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

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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...

Help Wanted: Slow and Expensive Accountant

Sarah Anderson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

Fortune 500 company is seeking a highly unproductive senior accountant to help inflate the cost of complying with a new federal law requiring that all publicly held corporations disclose the ratio between their CEO and median worker pay.

Zach Carter

Iowa Senate Candidate Earned Millions Leading Company That Paid No Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mark Jacobs, a top GOP contender for the seat of departing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin (D), made more than $34 million as a top executive at Re...

How 100 Gargantuan Companies Stack Up On CEO-To-Worker Pay

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

Just how much more do the heads of major companies make than their workers? A new interactive from PayScale, a business research group, illustrates...

The Hedge Fund That Ate Chicago

Les Leopold | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Les Leopold

There's a battle royale raging in Chicago. It pits hedge funds, the Chicago financial exchanges, real estate interests and Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the one side, against public employee unions and community groups on the other.

Stuart E. Eizenstat: Director of the Day

Dean Baker | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

Stuart E. Eizenstat, a graduate of Harvard Law School, currently leads the international practice of the law firm Covington & Burling.

Buffett Wants Coke To Make Big Change

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - The Coca-Cola Co is likely to revise its controversial equity compensation plan for executives before it goes into effect in 2015, follow...

Fast Food Pulls a Fast One

Michael Winship | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Michael Winship

Our tax dollars are subsidizing both the fast-food workers who need the help and the companies' CEOs who don't.