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  • The compensation of executives running American companies has come under fire throughout the financial crisis, with questions over whether such high pay levels are justified--and whether they make good business sense. tasked , an information services firm that specializes in executive compensation, to compile data on the 2008 compensation of 200 chief executives at 198 public companies that filed their annual proxies by March 27, which had revenue of at least $6.3 billion. Even many of the best

    For critics of large executive compensation, these companies are extremely susceptible to criticism.  Who are the highest paid top execs? Click ahead to find out!

  • As the markets look forward this week to the results of the stress tests, many believe the worst is past us and the rally will continue.  Here is a look back at where many of the financials stand today relative to where they were just before Lehman Brothers went under.

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    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play all of next week's market moving events.

  • Passerby's in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Uncertainty over bank stress testing and the billions in loan losses the institutions will have to cover poses a threat to the stock market rally.

  • They say the truth shall set you free. Well, it looks the banks are going to be really free.

  • Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting

    Berkshire Hathaway's market value may be down about 30 percent since last year's shareholders meeting, and the economy may be the pits, but Omaha will still be this weekend's hot destination for Warren Buffett fans.

  • You know all those parallels being drawn between our recession and Nippon’s “Lost Decade”? Hogwash.

  • It seems that all the market wants to do is climb higher? How much longer can it keep that up?

  • What does today's Fed decision mean? BlackRock's Bob Doll offered CNBC his insights.

  • The FOMC statement was non-controversial. Two issues might have moved stocks forward: an increase in the amount of Treasuries being purchased, and a more optimistic tone on the economy.

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    Around lunchtime on Wednesday the S&P 500 was trading around  870 – a level that some traders believe could be a point of resistance for stocks. Can it break higher?

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    Few things have dominated the headlines like Barack Obama's agenda to fix America’s banks. Hopefully you can swim because we’re looking at a tidal wave of change.

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    Analysts are turning the spotlight on a handful of major regional banks that they reckon may be the next weak links in the financial industry, the New York Times reports.

  • The banking industry has learned preliminary results of the so-called stress tests Friday — but plenty of questions will remain. (Updated)

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  • Ben Bernanke and Timothy Geithner have outdone themselves, the Mad Money host says. Here's why.

  • China will offer a big surprise in growth, as it is still a vastly underappreciated story, Jim O’Neill, Head of Global Economic Research at Goldman Sachs told “Worldwide Exchange” Thursday.

  • We are always reluctant to make short-term trading calls. However, it strikes us that the euphoria over 1Q bank earnings is somewhat misplaced. The factors leading to first quarter outperformance (relative to drastically-reduced expectations) seem to be largely unsustainable.

  • The Fed plans to release results of the stress test on May 4. Nobody is going to "fail" the test, but some may need capital, private or otherwise. There should also be some word as to how much capital would be needed.

  • Futures turned down about 6 points at 8:30 AM as Morgan Stanley reported a loss of $0.57, much worse than the loss of $0.08 expected. This officially ends the streak where banks have beaten estimates. Top line miss was rather large: $3.0 billion vs. $4.8 billion expected.