Executive Compensation Bonuses


  • Starbucks

    The company can't afford to stay angsty. It has to work hard to stop customers from fleeing, it has to cut costs, and, to placate shareholders, it has to find new areas of growth.

  • Activists Take AIG Bonuses Fight to Executives' Homes Saturday, 21 Mar 2009 | 7:01 PM ET
    Aig Headquarters

    Connecticut's attorney general says the newly revealed number will "further fuel the justified anger and revulsion that people feel."

  • Wall Streeters Face Bitterness—And Shock Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 10:44 AM ET
    Hundred Dollar

    It's becoming clearer that our way of life is changing irrevocably, and there's more than a little antagonism about who's to blame.

  • Scorn Trails AIG Executives, Even in Their Driveways Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 5:23 AM ET

    The A.I.G. executive who was nicknamed “Jackpot Jimmy” by a New York tabloid walked up the driveway toward his bay-windowed house in Fairfield, Conn., on Thursday afternoon. "How do I feel?” said the executive, James Haas, repeating the question he had just been asked. “I feel horrible. This has been a complete invasion of privacy," the New York Times reported.

  • Obama Officials Sought To Keep AIG Bonuses: Dodd Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 7:02 PM ET
    Sen. Christopher Dodd

    In a stunning development, Sen. Christopher Dodd told CNN that Obama officials asked him to add language to last month's stimulus bill to keep AIG bonuses in place.

  • AIG Chief Liddy Faces Congressional Grilling Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 6:43 AM ET
    Edward Liddy

    American International Group chief executive Edward Liddy faces tough questions Wednesday on Capitol Hill when he will testify before the House Financial Services Committee on how taxpayers' money poured into the insurance giant has been spent.

  • Stocks Barrel Higher as Techs Rally Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 4:51 PM ET

    After a rocky start, stocks barreled higher Tuesday fueled by a surge in techs and a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February.  Even banks posted strong gains.

  • Citi Leads Dow; Tech Stocks Soar Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 3:17 PM ET

    Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as investors were encouraged by a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February but banks wobbled.

  • Stocks Advance but Banks Wobble Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 11:20 AM ET

    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.

  • The Case for Paying Out Bonuses at A.I.G. Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 10:09 AM ET

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

  • Futures Jump After Housing Starts Surprise Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 8:54 AM ET

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

  • Stocks Log Best Week Since November Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 5:24 PM ET

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

  • Stocks Retreat as Banks Turn Mixed Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 11:32 AM ET

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

  • Futures Indicate Rally Will Continue Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 8:41 AM ET

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

  • Cuomo Seeks to Tie Bonuses to Performance: Report Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 5:55 AM ET

    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.

  • In Sign of the Times, Bonuses on Main St. Dry Up Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 9:19 PM ET

    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.

  • Three Concepts That Need to Be 'Laid Off' Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 12:17 PM ET

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

  • Bonus Cuts Hurting More Than Top Wall Streeters Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 6:33 AM ET

    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.

  • Bonus War: Wall Street vs. Main Street Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 9:53 AM ET

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

  • JPM's Dimon, Citi's Rubin Won't Ask for Bonuses Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 10:13 AM ET
    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.