"Companies are really digging in on identifying what areas it makes sense to focus their benefits programs," said Robert Newbury, director at pay consulting firm Towers Watson.
WASHINGTON, March 18- U.S. inflation was muted in February and housing starts fell for a third straight month, giving the Federal Reserve plenty of room to keep interest rates low even as it scales back the amount of money it is pumping into the economy.
March 18- U.S. chief executive officers are somewhat more positive about the economy, including plans for hiring and capital spending over the next six months, although they expect only tepid growth this year, according to a quarterly survey by the Business Roundtable released on Tuesday.
*Vodafone buying broadband assets to shore up Europe. *AT&T interest in Vodafone could cool if Colao spends. BARCELONA, Feb 26- Shareholders in Vodafone say they support Chief Executive Vittorio Colao's plan to rebuild the company with pricey European broadband assets, even though it could complicate a lucrative mooted bid from AT&T.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 19- Google Inc is exploring a major expansion of its super-fast "Fiber" TV and Internet service, which could extend the nascent network to 34 more U.S. cities and pose a competitive threat to home broadband providers.
NEW YORK, Feb 10- Vodafone Group Plc could have the capacity to spend $30 billion to $40 billion on acquisitions in coming years and no deal should be too big if it makes strategic sense, Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said on Monday.
NEW YORK, Jan 28- AT&T Inc's fourth quarter wireless subscriber growth and its free cash flow target lagged well behind analyst estimates, sending its shares down 2 percent in late trade on Tuesday.
*AT&T says will not bid for Vodafone in next six months. LONDON, Jan 27- AT&T on Monday ruled out a bid for Britain's Vodafone after Britain's takeover watchdog asked the U.S. phone company to clarify its position following reports that it had sounded out European regulators on the prospects of a merger.
LOS ANGELES, Jan 15- Shares of video streaming service Netflix Inc fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday, a day after a U.S. court decision that could let broadband providers charge companies for faster access to content delivered over the Internet. The decision appeared to pressure Netflix stock, Standard& Poor's equity analyst Tuna Amobi said.
Jan 7- The escalating battle between No. 2 U.S. mobile service provider AT&T Inc and smaller rival T-Mobile US got personal on Monday night when the bigger operator kicked T-Mobile's outspoken Chief Executive John Legere out of its party at the Consumer Electronics Show, according to Cnet.com.
NEW YORK, Jan 3- AT&T Inc on Friday offered customers of No.4 U.S. mobile provider T-Mobile U.S. Inc a $200 credit to switch to its service, firing the first volley this year in what may become a price war that benefits consumers but plays havoc with profits across the industry.
President Barack Obama will meet executives from leading technology companies like Google and Apple on Tuesday to discuss ways to improve the functioning of the health care website, HealthCare.gov, the White House said.
The ratios are now at 13.9 times forecast earnings for Europe and 14.5 for the U.S, according to Thomson Reuters data.
Washington entered the fifth day of a partial government shutdown on Saturday with no end in sight.
AT&T is not the first or only carrier to raise awareness on this issue, but the message is starting at the top and it’s personal.
About 80 percent of companies in the S&P 500 have released information on executive compensation. With data from Capital IQ, CNBC.com ranked the highest paid CEOs in 2010.