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  • Are Bankers a Modern Day Tribe?

    Joris Luyendijk, anthropologist and journalist at the Guardian discusses the social behavior of bankers and suggests that they are a form of 'tribe' and bonuses are the 'totem pole they dance around'.

  • Random House Rewards Staff With $5,000 Bonus

    The CEO at Random House makes the holidays a little "greener" this season, promising all employees a $5,000 bonus to celebrate a profitable year - thanks to publishing, "Fifty Shades of Grey," by E.L. James. CNBC's Bob Pisani and John Carney, weigh in.

  • Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Tip This Holiday Season

    If you’re considering giving your staff a gift or throwing a party this holiday season, here’s a tip.

  • ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Fears Probably Won’t Make Bonuses Come Faster

    U.S. companies may be paying out big dividends, but they’re holding the line with executive bonuses.

  • Accelerating Bonuses Ahead of Cliff?

    CNBC's Mary Thompson explains why many large firms are hesitant to pay employees an early bonus to avoid a bigger tax hit next year.

  • Bonuses on Wall Street Expected to Edge Up

    Wall Street employees, whose paychecks have often been cut in recent years, are likely to get a slight bump in their bonuses this year. The catch: the increase will come on top of one of the worst years for bank pay in recent memory.

  • Is This the Year of the Banking Cull?

    Squawk Box Europe anchor, Steve Sedgwick and Otto Dichtl, managing director at Knight Capital Group debate whether the banking industry is going through a mass front office cull, that will never come back.

  • Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. Stocks dropped for an eighth day, the longest losing streak since January 2010, and commodities declined on concern the U.S. recovery is faltering. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    "In a normal year before 2008 you’d find 20 percent of the £2 million-plus market was  ‘City money’," says a London real-estate agent.

  • The structure of compensation needs to change at the banks and paying bankers in fixed income securities may be one day to reduce risk, Sallie Krawcheck, former Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Global Wealth Management president, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday.

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    "Without knowing why or how, we seem to have hatched our own oligarchs, and we stand aghast and bewildered at this flock of monstrous cuckoos," author Ferdinand Mount writes.

  • Barclay's Bank

    Shareholders in Barclays have forced the British bank to accept tougher bonus conditions and promise higher dividends, highlighting how the balance of power between investors and managers is shifting at some of the biggest global banks, the FT reports.

  • Breaking News: Paulson & Co. Slashes Key Incentive Level

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports that Paulson & Company is slashing the key incentive level for employee bonuses.

  • Bankers Bonus

    The Lloyds Banking Group bankers forced to pay back some of their bonus payments are unlikely to be the last bankers made to repay remuneration, as claw-backs become increasingly popular.

  • David Cameron

    David Cameron has called for a truce in the battle over bank bonuses in an attempt to repair fractured relations with the City and draw a line under weeks of public acrimony. The FT reports.

  • Bankers Bonus

    Bonuses, which first caused widespread consternation in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, have come to the forefront of the debate in Europe again in recent months.

  • The Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters

    Stephen Hester has revealed that the dramatic restructuring of Royal Bank of Scotland has cost 38 billion pounds ($60.5 billion) in a rallying memo to staff days after the embattled chief executive waived a 1 million pounds bonus, the Financial Times reports.

  • UBS headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

    UBS just released some dismal bonus pool numbers.

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    On Sunday, the public outrage at Stephen Hester’s bonus persuaded the Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive to turn down a pay award ($1.57 million) that would be considered miserly by other bank bosses in the UK and the US, the Financial Times reports.

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    Huge pay packages such as retention deals and bonuses for incoming, current, and even exiting CEOs have critics calling corporate boards "tone deaf," USA Today reports.

  • Goldman Sachs

    It's bonus day at Goldman Sachs. And it's "really ugly," according to one Goldman employee.