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  • All eyes on Berkshire meeting     Friday, 2 May 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting will be taking place tomorrow. CNBC's Becky Quick has been closely following the controversy over Coca-Cola's executive compensation plan. Quick speaks to Warren Buffett and investor David Winters.

  • Energy revolution fueling economy: BNSF     Friday, 2 May 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Matthew Rose, BNSF executive chairman, explains how domestic energy production is helping the economy grow.

  • Winters: Coke overreached     Friday, 2 May 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    David Winters, Wintergreen Advisers founder & CEO, explains why he thinks there are fundamental governance issues at Coca-Cola, after the company went ahead with its compensation plan even after Warren Buffett withheld his vote on the issue.

  • David Winters, Wintergreen Advisers founder & CEO, discusses his ongoing battle with Coca-Cola management over its equity plan. At the end of the day it's not in the shareholders best interest, says Winters.

  • Activist investing: Take the good with the bad     Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    Coca-Cola is backpedaling on its executive compensation plan after pressure from Warren Buffet. Phil Koosed, BAMKO founder & CEO; Jon Taffer, Bar Rescue host; and CNBC contributors Josh Brown and Carol Roth, discuss the impact of activist investors on corporate America.

  • Activists can help control CEO pay: Pro     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 3:22 PM ET

    Nell Minow, Corporate Library co-founder, and Marc LoPresti, LoPresti Law Group, discuss the role of shareholder activism in executive compensation plans and the power of company boards.

  • The man pushing CEO pay to the stratosphere Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Bob Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Corp, John Donahoe, CEO of Ebay and Pierre Dauman, CEO of Viacom. These three companies' boards pay CEOs above the median of the company’s self-selected peers.

    Ira Kay, the top CEO-compensation consultant, is on a mission to defend rising executive compensation, despite outrage from shareholders.

  • GM awarded former CEO Akerson about $9M in 2013 Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 4:25 PM ET
    Dan Akerson, former CEO of General Motors

    Former GM CEO Dan Akerson's compensation fell 18 percent last year to just over $9 million, which the firm said was due to the timing of stock awards.

  • Tesla's Elon Musk earned HOW MUCH last year?! Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 7:23 AM ET
    Elon Musk, billionaire, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc.

    Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was paid just under $70,000 in 2013. But he could be in line for much, much more.

  • Former Wal-Mart CEO gets $140 million parting gift Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 5:59 AM ET

    Departed Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke's deferred pay should provide enough money to shop beyond discount retailers for many years.

  • Coca-Cola responds to Warren Buffett     Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    Coca-Cola's board of directors responds to Warren Buffett's opposition to its equity plan, reports CNBC's Sara Eisen.

  • Warren Buffett abstained on Coke vote     Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Becky Quick speaks with Warren Buffett about why he abstained from voting on Coca-Cola's executive-compensation plan and responds to activist investor David Winters criticism. "We didn't disapprove of management, but we did disapprove of the plan," Buffett said.

  • Vote day for Coke shareholders     Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    Today shareholders will vote on Coca-Cola's equity plan for management, reports CNBC's Sara Eisen.

  • Wal-Mart to report on pay for performance: WSJ Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores is set to report on how its executives performed on their goals to overhaul compliance operations and how that affected their pay.

  • Will shareholders KO compensation plan?     Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Jason Subotky, Yacktman Funds, shares his thoughts on Coca-Cola's equity compensation plan. The problem with these plans are they are complicated and a lot of the details are not fully flushed out, says Subotky.

  • Hot button issues for Citi shareholders     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports from Citigroup's annual shareholder meeting where investors are set to vote on key issues like executive compensation.

  • Pay for performance: Caterpillar CEO pay slashed 33% Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 7:29 AM ET
    Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar.

    Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman's pay fell 33 percent last year because of the company's failure to meet promised profit and performance targets.

  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million after just 15 months on the job.

  • KO's CEO: Aspartame is safe     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    Muhtar Kent, chairman & CEO of Coca-Cola, reaffirms the safety of aspartame and discusses the launch of stevia-sweetened Coca-Cola Life in Argentina and Chile.

  • KO's CEO: We are getting our momentum back     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    Muhtar Kent, chairman & CEO of Coca-Cola, discusses his company's quarterly results. We are improving in key markets like China and Brazil, says Kent.