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.» Read More
The election is over, but the American economy will only be unleashed if we avoid the fiscal cliff, pare our deficit and rise above partisan politics. On this point, nearly every business leader and investor who appears on CNBC has been consistent: The status quo leads to economic stagnation or worse; solutions could release powerful forces that propel the nation out of its post-recessionary funk.
Have you heard about the so-called skills gap?
That's the cute term for the notion that employers have jobs, but just can't find people with the right education or abilities to fill them. (We journalists love cute terms such as "skills gap." Like "fiscal cliff" and "mancession," it's catchy headline shorthand for a pretty serious issue).
A little newsroom humor for you....
What makes a stock expensive? Or cheap?
A lot of people were asking that question this week with Apple shares rocketing past $700. On the surface it looks kind of pricey…for $700 you get one lousy share of Apple, but for the same amount of money, you could get about 30 shares of Facebook stock .