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  • Bonuses, Not Profits, Were Real Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 6:15 AM ET
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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.

  • No Bonus This Year for Top Goldman Sachs Execs Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 7:09 AM ET
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    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.

  • UPDATE: Wall Street Bonus Outrage Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 6:56 PM ET
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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.

  • See What People Are Saying About... Wall Street Bonuses Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 12:55 PM ET
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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.

  • Poll: Are Execs Simply Paid Too Much? Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 4:40 AM ET

    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.

  • EU Group Takes Aim at 'Fat Cat' Bonuses Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 4:23 AM ET
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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.

  • Bonus Season: Capitalism At Its Best? Wednesday, 27 Dec 2006 | 12:31 PM ET

    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.

  • Pay Envy - What Compensation Figures May Not Reveal Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006 | 10:03 AM ET

    In the world of alternative investments, they use alternative methods of compensation. Base and bonus don't accurately represent what these folks are making. Hedge fund pay, the focus of my Power & Money report today, is the perfect example. The average pay for a CEO was $4.5 million, according to Infovest. The average pay for a portfolio manager: $2.5 million. But what these numbers don't include is the fattest part of the paycheck...

  • CNBC's Pearson: New Exec Pay Rules In Effect Friday, 15 Dec 2006 | 10:36 AM ET
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    We've been talking all week about the big year end cash and stock bonuses Wall Street executive are getting--some of them topping $50 million. But starting today--everyone will be able to find out what other perks company execs are getting--like the use of a company jet. CNBC's Hampton Pearson on "Morning Call" had the details.

  • CNBC's Liesman: Goldman Sachs Bonus Not Enough? Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | 11:24 AM ET

    Wall Street continues to buzz about the massive $16 billion in bonuses paid to Goldman Sachs executives. But amazingly--there is a line of thinking that maybe Goldman execs might not have been paid "enough." That's right--not enough. CNBC's Senior Economics reporter Steve Liesman was on "Morning Call" to discuss this way out contrarian argument.