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  • More CEOs Rake in $50 Million or More Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 12:56 PM ET

    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.

  • The Goldman Bonus 'Bloodbath' Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 3:58 PM ET
    Goldman Sachs

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

  • RBS Tests Cameron Resolve on Pay-Outs Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 4:10 AM ET

    David Cameron’s pledge to curb executive pay and stop “rewards for failure” is set to face its biggest test, as Royal Bank of Scotland prepares to offer a bonus of more than £1 million ($1.54 million) to its chief executive, even though the state-controlled bank’s share price has almost halved in a year, the Financial Times reports.

  • Morgan Stanley Bonus Plan — A Quiet Downsizing? Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 2:15 PM ET

    Morgan Stanley anticipates many of its employees may choose to leave the firm following the announcement that cash bonuses above $125,000 would be deferred until next year.

  • A Paradox of Smaller Wall Street Paychecks Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 5:08 AM ET

    Is Wall Street cutting bonuses enough? That is a question worth considering amid chatter that investment banking bonuses are expected to be the lowest they have been since 2008 amid lackluster profits.

  • The Grinch Who Stole Your Bonus Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 4:54 PM ET
    Bankers Bonus

    Things that come in little blue boxes: priceless.

  • Employees of MF Global's British offices may have received their quarterly bonuses last Monday, just hours before MF Global filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York, The Telegraph is reporting.

  • Did Bonuses Really Cause the Financial Crisis? Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 11:55 AM ET
    Bankers Bonus

    Did the bonus system on Wall Street cause the financial crisis? Are bonuses still putting our financial system at risk?

  • Fannie & Freddie's Big Bonuses     Friday, 4 Nov 2011 | 3:13 PM ET

    Nearly $13 million dollars in bonuses will be paid to executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details, with Andrew Stoltmann, Stoltmann Law Offices partner.

  • Wall Streeters Worry About Bonuses Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 9:32 AM ET
    Bankers Bonus

    As the days grow shorter, Wall Street brokers, bankers and traders typically begin to anticipate their bank accounts growing fatter.

  • CEO Options Payout     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 10:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the story on big name CEOs receiving big money in the form of stock options.

  • UK Banks Eye £6 Billion Cost of Reforms Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 | 9:53 PM ET

    Britain’s banks will face an annual bill of as much as £6 billion ($9.5 billion) to comply with the reforms of the Vickers Commission, according to the panel’s final report, published on Monday. The FT reports.

  • Bonus Cuts, Pay Raises, Then Layoffs Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 11:31 AM ET

    As Wall Street cuts bonuses and raises base salaries instead, banks are looking at layoffs more often to cut costs when profits fall.

  • Increase in UK Executive Pay Sparks Anger Monday, 30 May 2011 | 2:05 AM ET
    Big Ben

    Chief executives of FTSE 100 companies saw their median earnings soar 32 percent to £3.5 million last year, prompting complaints that rewards are out of line with share prices and employees’ pay.

  • UK Banks Face Dividend and Bonus Crackdown Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 11:54 PM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The FT reports future bonus and dividend payments by UK banks will depend upon convincing regulators the handouts will not dent capital reserves or undermine sound risk management, according to the head of the city watchdog.

  • What a Navy SEAL Makes     Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 2:40 PM ET

    A look at the salaries Navy Seals get from the government, with Todd Harrison, CSBA.

  • UK MPs Want Tougher Scrutiny on Bank Bonuses Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 1:17 AM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    Britain’s banks will argue that they are subject to some of the world’s toughest rules on bonuses and that tougher transparency rules could undermine the UK’s competitiveness. The FT reports.

  • What's Behind UBS Talent Drain?     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    Is UBS losing its best bankers? According to a story today, the big bank's best talent is walking out the door. Douglas Sipkin, Ticonderoga Securities, LLC with his perspective.

  • Shareholders & Executive Compensation     Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 10:34 AM ET

    The hottest topic during this proxy season is shareholders having a say on pay, with Ralph Walkling, Drexel University professor. Also, a discussion about some of the highest paid CEOs in the country and some of their golden parachutes.

  • Pay Proposals in Play     Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 10:32 AM ET

    There's a lot of interest in executive compensation this year, particularly at companies that received TARP money, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson. Shareholders are also looking for political contributions and majority votes for directors.

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