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  • Activist investors spark c-suite fear     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, discusses several of this year's themes at Yale's 77th annual CEO summit, including activist investors and executive compensation.

  • Wal-Mart fights back against proxy firm ISS Friday, 30 May 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Wal-Mart fired back at a prominent proxy advisory firm that critiqued the company's executive pay plan and how it's handled a bribery probe.

  • Shareholder anger grows worldwide over bankers' pay Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Investors rejected the pay plans of 10 of the world's biggest banks as anger over excessive bonuses soared in both Britain and the United States.

  • The average CEO makes how much?! Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Robert 'Bob' Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Co..

    The median pay package for a CEO rose above eight figures for the first time last year.

  • Top 10 highest paid CEOs Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 7:42 AM ET
    Les Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS Corp.

    Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs of 2013, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay research firm.

  • Should bankers be compensated in … bonds? Friday, 23 May 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    How do you make big banks safer? Here's an idea: Pay executives in long-term bonds.

  • Big bank on speech circuit     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow, and Richard Brodsky, Demos senior fellow, discuss the ethics of huge speaking fees which former presidents and government officials receive once they leave office.

  • Protesters not 'lovin' McDonald's     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Minimum wage protests resulted in more than 100 arrests at McDonald's corporate campus near Chicago yesterday and more protests are expected today, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • McD's workers protest as investors weigh exec pay Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:02 PM ET
    Fast food workers and activists protest outside of a McDonald's restaurant on March 18, 2014 in Oakland, California.

    The protest against the world's biggest fast-food company comes a day ahead of an investor vote on executive pay at McDonald's Corp.

  • JPMorgan shareholders back directors, exec pay Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    JPMorgan Chase shareholders voted overwhelmingly to elect all of the company's directors and also endorsed its compensation to executives in 2013.

  • These public servants are earning millions Monday, 19 May 2014 | 7:32 AM ET
    Ohio State University.

    The highest-paid president of a public college or university was Ohio State's E. Gordon Gee, according to a study. How much did he make?

  • Women of the c-suite     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the highest paid female CEO is Lockheed Martin's Marillyn Hewson. A look at how other female leaders compare.

  • Top NYT editor fired over pay? Publisher says no Friday, 16 May 2014 | 5:20 AM ET
    Jill Abramson

    The abrupt firing of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was about her management style and not a disagreement over pay, the publisher said.

  • Guess who's likely to get bigger bonuses this year Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 6:08 AM ET

    Asset managers on Wall Street may again take home higher bonuses this year as rising stock markets boost inflows into funds.

  • Boards are disconnected from the real world Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    There is a real danger that boards making decisions behind closed doors end up being tone-deaf in a soundproof room, says Lucy Marcus.

  • Exec pay jumps at Wal-Mart as shoppers struggle Monday, 12 May 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    In a rough year for many of its shoppers, adjusted financial results meant higher incentive pay for some of its executives, NYT reports.

  • Hedge fund honchos' paychecks are getting bigger Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 6:42 AM ET
    David Tepper

    Hedge fund managers heavily populate the so-called 1 percent in the United States. And they are getting richer.

  • Jeff Matthews, Ram Partners general partner, and Jay Gelb, Barclays Capital analyst, discuss Warren Buffett's relationship with Coca-Cola and if Berkshire Hathaway is positioned for another big purchase.

  • Buffett didn't want Kent out: Cramer     Monday, 5 May 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss Warren Buffett's decision to abstain from voting on Coke's executive compensation plan and his relationship with Coke CEO Muhtar Kent.

  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, explains why he abstained from voting to reject Coca-Cola's compensation plan. Also Buffett weighs in on his investment style versus Carl Icahn.