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  • Companies foot the bill when CEO spouses tag along Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    Many companies continue to pick up the tab for CEOs' spouses who accompany them on business trips. USA Today reports.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer gets less than 'A' grade in pay Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 8:13 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft's Ballmer was awarded 79 percent of his target bonus for the company's latest fiscal year, amid falling profits and weak Surface sales.

  • Public won't like BlackBerry CEO's payout: Analyst Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    Analyst calls payout for Blackberry executive a "big payout on a dismal run" and says the news for the company seems to "get worse by the minute."

  • Top-paid CEOs are often fired or fined: Study Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 2:35 PM ET

    About 40 percent of the highest-paid CEOs end up being fired, paying fraud-related fines, or accepting government bailout money, according to a study released Wednesday.

  • SEC to tell CEOs: Show workers your pay—report Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 9:34 AM ET

    Regulators are close to reviving a rule requiring companies to be transparent about how much more CEOs make than the rank-and-file, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • The SEC is set to enforce a rule that would require companies to publicize the pay discrepancy between their CEOs and their median workers' salary; Staples' founder is calling on Congress to reduce job-killing regulations, and a new report suggests the average American household is earning less than when the recession ended four years ago, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • What CEOs really make     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports that media is where some of the nation's top corporate leaders are making the most money.

  • CEO pay: Proxy vs. pocket     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    When it comes to executive compensation, there can be a big difference between what's in the company's proxy and what's in a CEO's portfolio, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • The CEO vs. the worker: Time to compare paychecks Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Do you think it'd be nice to know how much a CEO makes compared with the typical amount made by an employee of his or her company? You're going to find out.

  • Top CEOs: Rich Get Richer     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    Rosabeth Kanter, Harvard Business School, and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, discuss the results of a recent survey that reveals the compensation packages of some of the nation's top corporate leaders.

  • Equilar Pay Survey: CEOs in the Money     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 10:45 AM ET

    A compensation company study shows that workers are struggling in a stagnant wage environment but those in the C-suite received double-digit pay increases last year, CNBC's Mary Thompson reports.

  • CEO's $159 Million Pension 'Borders on Obscene'     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 7:45 AM ET

    The super-sized pension of John Hammergren, current chairman and CEO of drug distributor McKesson, is "outrageous," says management guru Jeffrey Sonnenfeld.

  • Stand and Deliver: Apple Ties CEO Award to Stock Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 8:04 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Apple added a caveat to CEO Tim Cook's one-time stock award: They're tying it, in part, to the performance of the stock, which is down 42 percent from its high above $700.

  • Toyota Leadership's Big Payday     Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    After leading the automaker back to the top in global sales, the company's board and CEO are likely to sign off on a 28 percent pay increase for the company's leadership, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Morgan Stanley CEO in the Hot Seat     Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    James Gorman got his pay approved despite the stock's performance during his tenure. CNBC's Mary Thompson provides highlights from the big bank's shareholder meeting, with Mike Mayo, Credit Agricole Securities bank analyst.

  • Modest Wages of China Execs Still Too High Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 9:17 PM ET

    Chinese executives at state-owned groups have long been among the lowest paid of their global peers, but even their apparently meager pay is generating controversy. The Financial Times reports.

  • Are corporate leaders paid too much? CNBC's Mary Thompson has the details from a new report that shows who is making the most money.

  • Which CEOs Got Top Pay in 2012?     Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reveals the names and numbers behind the nation's highest paid corporate leaders.

  • Cashing in on Seasonal Staples and Niche Brands     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:15 AM ET

    Martin Franklin, Executive Chairman at Jarden, provides perspective on the health of the U.S. consumer; and weighs in on promoting brand growth.

  • JC Penney's Ron Johnson Gets Big Pay Cut     Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the troubled CEO will not get a bonus or stock awards for 2012, as the retail giant implements a series of turnaround plans. And, Christie Hefner, former Chairman & CEO of Playboy Enterprises, discusses how to evaluate executive compensation.

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