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  • Stocks ended near session highs Tuesday, with all three major averages logging their best rally in a month, helped by a handful of positive earnings reports and as fears over Europe diminished.

  • Recession, Dodd-Frank rules, and criticism from their own shareholders may have slowed the growth of corporate pay in recent years, but according to initial reports on 2011 compensation, America's chief executives are hardly going wanting. The ten highest-paid CEOs were paid an average of nearly $90 million dollars, when all of an executive’s compensation is considered. The compensation figures listed represent total calculated compensation (TCC), which includes salary, bonuses, estimated stock

    The 10 highest-paid CEOs were paid an average of nearly $90 million dollars, when all of an executive’s compensation is considered. So, who were the highest paid CEOs of the year?

  • Stocks accelerated their losses in the final minutes of trading to close sharply in the red for the fourth-straight session Monday after last week's disappointing jobs report raised concerns over the strength of the economy. Stocks had modestly clawed back from their lows throughout the afternoon after tumbling heavily at the open.

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    Take a look at some of Monday’s morning movers:

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    Although the growth in CEO compensation slowed last year, the pay numbers are still eye-popping. The New York Times reports.

  • Popular brands don’t always stay popular. Many fight to stay at the top of the heap, and it’s not uncommon for brands to spend their commercial lives persevering through bankruptcies, restructurings, and plain obsolescence.It’s also not unheard of for a brand to fall out of favor with consumers, get left for dead, but still return to the marketplace later on. Sometimes these brands have even managed to come back in better positions than they held before being written off. It’s rare, but it happe

    See the brands that defied conventional wisdom and came back after everyone counted them out.

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    This blogger is on a campaign to bring professional courtesy back into the workplace.

  • Angry Birds

    Rovio, the maker of the wildly popular Angry Birds game, has stolen a few pages from Disney's playbook. And it just might work.

  • Virginia 'Ginni' Rometty

    The public means to put pressure on Payne, but Rometty is in a much tougher position. She has so much to lose.

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    With employees hogging the Internet networks at work with heavy video and audio files unrelated to their jobs, more companies are shutting off streaming sites or limiting access.

  • Richard Rainwater

    The list of those whose careers have been made or influenced by billionaire investor Richard Rainwater reads like a guide to contemporary American business.

  • Stocks closed mixed in a quiet session Friday, but the Dow and S&P logged their best quarterly gain in almost 14 years. The Nasdaq posted its best quarterly performance since 1991.

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    In separate research notes on Friday, Lazard Capital Markets turned more bullish on two media companies when it upgraded Discovery Communications and Disney to “buy” ratings.

  • Stocks finished mixed Thursday, recovering from a 1 percent decline across the board earlier in the session, but gains were limited as investors remained on edge amid ongoing weakness overseas.

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    But before you cast aside all fixed-income investments, recognize that all is not well in the global economy so a binary perspective is probably not appropriate.

  • Philippe Dauman

    Financial firms continue to take flack for what many see as the outsized compensation they pay, but an early look at CEO pay for 2011 shows the biggest paychecks were doled out to the top executives at entertainment firms.

  • After serving as CEO of McDonalds for more than seven years, Jim Skinner announced plans to step down on July 1. Skinner, widely regarded as a is credited with managing a turnaround of the world’s largest fast-food chain, while significantly improving the company’s stock price in the process. During Skinner's tenure, McDonald’s stock rose 229 percent. How does Skinner stack up against other CEOs? CNBC’s Analytics team looked at the tenure of each current Dow 30 CEO to track how their company’s s

    Where does Jim Skinner, CEO of McDonalds for more than seven years, stack up against the other Dow CEOs? Find out here.

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    Take a look at some of Wednesday morning’s early movers:

  • Stocks finished in negative territory Tuesday amid worries over China's economic outlook and as investors took a breather following the recent market rally.

  • Return On Influence by Mark W. Schaefer

    “Influence” has been one of the most studied aspects of politics, marketing, sociology, and psychology and yet it has never really been measured in a statistically valid way. Until now, says the author of "Return On Influence."