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  • Goldman Sachs awarded a dozen senior executives more than 700,000 restricted shares worth nearly $100 million as part of their 2012 bonus awards.

  • Are Bankers a Modern Day Tribe?     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    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'.

  • 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.

  • Bosses, Take Note: Your Staff Wants a Holiday Bonus Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

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

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

  • Accelerating Bonuses Ahead of Cliff?     Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    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 Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 5:36 AM ET

    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?     Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:37 AM ET

    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.

  • London's Luxury Firms Look East as City Bonuses Shrink Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 1:50 PM ET
    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.

  • Pay Bankers More in Fixed Income: Krawcheck Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    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.

  • Are CEO Bonuses Wrecking the Wider Economy? Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    "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.

  • Barclays Investors Force Bonus Changes Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 5:05 AM ET
    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.

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

  • Bankers, Watch Your Bonus, It May Be Revoked Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 9:22 AM ET
    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.

  • Breaking News: GM Lowers Bonuses     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 1:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details on GM cutting benefits for its workers.

  • UK's Cameron Calls for Truce on Bonuses Saturday, 11 Feb 2012 | 7:46 AM ET
    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.

  • Bonus Bloodbath as European Banker Backlash Continues Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 12:42 AM ET
    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.

  • RBS Shake-Up Has Cost $60.5 Billion So Far Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 2:43 AM ET
    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.

  • Ouch! UBS's Bonus Pool Got Whacked Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 12:35 PM ET
    UBS headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

    UBS just released some dismal bonus pool numbers.

  • Forget the Big Bonuses; a Pay Squeeze Is Coming Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 4:09 AM ET

    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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