CEO Compensation

CEO Pay: Enough or Too Much?

The argument over CEO pay has been raging for years. Are CEOs overpaid compared to the pay of an average worker in the company? The issue is directly related to ...
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6 Most Important Business Stories Today

The plans for Rupert Murdoch to buy the Sky pay-TV company based in the United Kingdom were hit with a delay. Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOX) was set ...
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Warren Buffett Paid Least Among Big Company CEOs, Only One Under $1 Million

Among the CEOs of America's 100 largest public companies, Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) was paid the least last year. He was the only CEO on the ...
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Why Iger’s Contract Extension With Disney Matters

In a filing this morning with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) said it has extended Chairman and CEO Robert Iger's contract from a ...
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Who Is Getting the Best Pay Raises?

The highest-paid CEO last year was Thomas Rutledge of Charter Communications. He received total compensation of $98.6 million. Rutledge's pay was presumably based on Charter's return to shareholders, which came ...
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Blackstone Chief Steve Schwarzman Earned $425 Million

According to a detailed and extensive analysis by Bloomberg, Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) CEO Steve Schwarzman earned $425 million last year, which put him at the top of payouts ...
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Do CEO IQs Matter as Much as Looks?

Is it better for the CEO of a company to be smart or to look smart? Is there such a thing as too smart or too pretty? Does it matter? Maybe ...
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If Howard Schultz Is Leaving Starbucks, Has This Coffee Giant Peaked?

Believe it or not, Howard Schultz has tried to leave Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) before. This time looks like it will be for real. Starbucks announced on Thursday that Howard ...
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Despite Slight Uptick in 2016 GDP Views, CEOs Worried About Flat Economy

The Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index is a quarterly composite index of plans of the chief executive officers for the next six months. The results combined expectations of sales, ...
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Rising Labor Costs Overshadow Negative Worker Productivity

With 2016 being an election year, everyone keeps getting reminded that the middle class and working class are not getting their fair slice of the economic pie. There might not ...
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Chipotle CEOs Got $13 Million Each While Screwing Up the Company

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.'s (NYSE: CMG) shares started to collapse in earnest last October and accelerated in December after another disclosure of food poisoning at the chain continued with the ...
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Should CEOs Make 335 Times More Than Average Workers?

The battle over executive pay has gone on for decades, particularly due to cash and stock option rich contracts of chief executive officers. The argument against the practice is that ...
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CEOs of Macy’s, Kohl’s and Nordstrom Make Tens of Millions of Dollars

As earnings fell apart at Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M), Kohl's Corp. (NYSE: KSS) and Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), their CEOs made tens of millions of dollars. The money was paid for ...
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Intel Cuts 12,000 as CEO Makes $14.6 Million

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) has disclosed that it will cut 12,000 workers, or about 11% of its workforce. It has changed direction, management said, to focus more on the cloud. ...
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Tesla Paid CEO Musk Minimum Wage of $37,584

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) paid CEO and founder Elon Musk $37,584 last year, which is the California minimum wage. It is not unusual for founders who own large pieces ...
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