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Source: Thinkstock The outcry about overpaid CEOs has gone on for years as the financial press combs SEC statements for outlandish pay packages that sometime run into the tens of millions of dollars....
Source: ThinkstockThe stock prices of the majority of large public companies led by female CEOs have underperformed the S&P 500 so far this year, in some cases by a great deal. While some may use...
The new Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPad may give off much more heat that its predecessors. (Reuters)JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM) will buy 19.9% of Chinese company Bridge Trust. (Reuters)Strong sales of software...
The price of crude oil reached an all-time high of $147.30 in July 2008. Many analysts believe it will reach that level again this summer. If oil does hit $140 or better again, how long it stays...
The 10 most expensive weapons systems in the world total $868 billion in research and development and manufacturing costs. The Department of Defense has commissioned each of the weapons. The White...
This year is expected to be the best for domestic new car sales since 2006, the year before the recession began. The increase in buyer activity has been large enough that several car and light truck...
Many American companies have done incredibly well this year. A number posted extraordinary financial results in 2011. Others have launched products that revolutionized markets.Of course, many big...
The ability to afford theme park visits is a good proxy for the financial health of the middle class. The parks that Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) runs require the visitor to pay for airline tickets and ...
The Obama administration must believe that environmentalists, particularly those in Nebraska, will hit the polls in force when the 2012 national election comes. The State Department said it would...
Italian bonds yields drop. The Italian two-year note yield slid 53 basis points, after jumping 82 basis points yesterday. The level, a recent low, probably will not hold. Yields were well above 7%...
Walmart (NYSE: WMT) said that the press was mistaken when several media reported the world’s largest retailer would create a national medical clinic system within its stores. The denial hardly...
EADS, parent of Airbus, said it will delay the launch of its A350 aircraft. The news echos the many setbacks of the commercial release of the Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner. These two events offer...
Financial concerns about Italy have raised the issue of a breakup of the eurozone. (Reuters)China’s October imports rise but exports are weak. (Reuters)A deal to name a new prime minister in Greece...
The Labor Department reported that there were 3.4 million open jobs nationwide in September. Most analysis of the number said that this was great progress over the 3.1 million level in August. The...