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  • CNBC Explains: CEO compensation Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    The average corporate CEO makes 373 times the average worker. Here is a look at how CEO pay is structured and why it's rising.

  • And the top paid CEOs of 2014 are... Monday, 18 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Top paid CEOs of 2014

    Equilar and the New York Times compiled the rankings of the 200 highest paid CEOs.

  • How to fix unfair CEO pay system: AFL-CIO president Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 9:31 AM ET
    Richard Trumka

    Shareholders should be given the power to decide CEO pay to scale back outsized executive compensation, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says.

  • CEOs new 'royalty' in America: Richard Trumka Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    CEOs new 'royalty' in America: Richard Trumka

    Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president unveils this year's list of the nation's highest paid executives, and weighs in on the disparity between wage ratios. And Ken Langone, shares his views on why education is vital in the wage debate.

  • Education key to wage gap: Fred Salerno Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:21 AM ET
    Education key to wage gap: Fred Salerno

    Former Verizon Vice Chair Fred Salerno, discusses how education and alternative schools can help bridge the growing economic divide in the U.S.

  • Langone: What has Bill Clinton done for charity? Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:05 AM ET
    Langone:  What has Bill Clinton done for charity?

    Ken Langone, Invemed Associates chairman & president, shares his thoughts on executive compensation, average wages, and charitable giving.

  • I get paid for performance: WPP CEO Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 6:37 AM ET
    I get paid for performance: WPP CEO

    Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP CEO shares his views on executive compensation.

  • Rosneft chief earns up to $4.7M in basic salary Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 10:21 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to Igor Sechin, CEO of state-controlled Russian oil company Rosneft, during Russian-Armenian talks in Yerevan, Armenia, Dec. 2, 2013.

    The head of Russia's Rosneft earns at least 15-20 million rubles a month, the oil company said on Tuesday, disclosing Igor Sechin's basic salary after President Vladimir Putin encouraged greater wage transparency.

  • Wall Street's alpha rich list Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 6:24 AM ET
    Wall Street's alpha rich list

    A look at the earnings of the top 25 hedge fund managers. This year Kenneth Griffin heads the list earning a whopping $1.3 billion in 2014.

  • SEC set to deliver new proposals on executive pay Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    Cash in jacket pocket money

    The SEC's staff will deliver recommendations on how companies should disclose and calculate pay-for-performance figures for top executives.

  • GM CEO receives $16.2M Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:22 AM ET
    GM CEO receives $16.2M

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on GM compensation numbers from General Motor's proxy filing.

  • CG CEO: Europe big delta in economy Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    CG CEO: Europe big delta in economy

    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group co-CEO, discusses the impact of carried interest on executive compensation, uncertainty in Europe and corporate tax reform.

  • Illinois anti-union move unconstitutional: AFL-CIO Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 5:56 PM ET
    Bruce Rauner

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's move to eliminate union dues is "unconstitutional," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Top paying jobs in the c-suite Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    Top paying jobs in the c-suite

    Geoff Hoffmann, DHR International CEO, weighs in on 2015 hiring trends for corporate executives.

  • Apple's enormous paydays Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:37 AM ET
    Apple's enormous paydays

    Re/code's Kara Swisher, discusses the compensation of Apple's executive staff.

  • Apple's Cook gets hefty bonus for 2014 Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:48 AM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks in Laguna Beach, Calif.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook got a hefty cash bonus that brought his total compensation to $9.2 million last year.

  • Diller on Winters: 'He's just another blow hard' Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    Diller on Winters: 'He's just another blow hard'

    IAC Chairman Barry Diller, who is on the board of Coca-Cola, reacts to Wintergreen Advisors' David Winters assault on the beverage giant's compensation plan.

  • 'You can't literally put a company in jail' Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 5:20 AM ET
    'You can't literally put a company in jail'

    Executives from large corporations are not being held accountable when they break the law, according to Brandon Garrett, author of "Too Big to Jail".

  • Why this CEO returned his $2M bonus Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:44 PM ET
    Plum Creek home page

    Plum Creek's Rick Holley returned his $2 million bonus after investors failed to see return of investment during his tenure.

  • Bad romance: CEO gets bonus cut over affair Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
    Alex Molinaroli

    Johnson Controls CEO Alex Molinaroli saw his annual bonus get cut following his affair with an employee of a consulting firm.