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Executive Compensation Bonuses

  • Stocks struggled at the open Tuesday as investors were encouragd by a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February but banks wobbled.

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    Do we really have to foot the bill for those bonuses at the American International Group?

  • Futures rebounded Tuesday after a report showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February.

  • Stocks went four for four Friday in a dramatic win that delivered stocks their best week since November.

  • Stocks opened slightly higher Friday amid some much-needed good news from banks.

  • Futures pointed to a fourth straight session of gains Friday amid some much-needed good news from banks.

  • New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Rep. Barney Frank and other lawmakers are discussing a plan to link executive pay to the long-term performance of companies, the Wall Street Journal said.

  • It's not just bankers who are seeing their once-steady bonuses dry up. Regular Americans who count on their yearly bonus or commission are at a loss now, too.

  • Credit checks of job applicants, bonus formulas and retirement -- all antiquated ideas in this brave new world.

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    It is not just Wall Street executives who banked on receiving year-end bonuses to support their lifestyles when the economy was booming, the New York Times reports.

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    Last week in this space I blogged about compensation and a possible “class war” in the offing. Sadly, within days my prediction came true.

  • Treasury Secretary Nominee Robert Rubin

    It may be the season to be wealthy — at least on Wall Street, where banks are awarding annual bonuses despite a growing outcry over pay, the New York Times reported.

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    As regulators and shareholders sift through the rubble of the financial crisis, questions are being asked about what role lavish bonuses played in the debacle.

  • Lloyd Blankfein

    Goldman Sachs Group CEO Lloyd Blankfein and six other top executives at the bank will not be receiving cash or stock bonuses for 2008, a spokesman said Sunday.

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    Every year those big Wall Street bonuses become the talk of the town, but this year it could be for a whole new reason.

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    Every year those big Wall Street bonuses become the talk of the town, but this year it could be for a whole new reason.

  • Top managers' perks will figure high on the agenda of tonight's meeting of euro zone ministers, the Eurogroup, in Brussels, with many European officials calling for curbs on bonuses and pay, papers reported on Tuesday.

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    Top managers' perks will figure high on the agenda of tonight's meeting of euro zone ministers, the Eurogroup, in Brussels, with many European officials calling for curbs on bonuses and pay, papers reported on Tuesday.

  • Here's what the market faces tomorrow: 1) October retail same store sales. Weather got colder toward the end of the month; traders are primed for bad news as most of the big stocks are at 52-week lows. Any good news should move them up.

  • They say, "The rich get richer" – and that's never been more true than this year, with Wall Street handing out record bonuses of well over $20 billion. On CNBC’s “Morning Call” Michelle Caruso-Cabrera examined whether those huge bonuses stem from greed or good ol’ capitalism. Edward Wolff, NYU Professor of Economics, believes bonuses are a large factor in the inequality between rich and poor.