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  • 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.

  • 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...

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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.

  • 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.