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Executive Compensation Bonuses

  • AIG

    The A.I.G. executive who was nicknamed “Jackpot Jimmy” by a New York tabloid walked up the driveway toward his bay-windowed house in Fairfield, Conn., on Thursday afternoon. "How do I feel?” said the executive, James Haas, repeating the question he had just been asked. “I feel horrible. This has been a complete invasion of privacy," the New York Times reported.

  • Sen. Christopher Dodd

    In a stunning development, Sen. Christopher Dodd told CNN that Obama officials asked him to add language to last month's stimulus bill to keep AIG bonuses in place.

  • Edward Liddy

    American International Group chief executive Edward Liddy faces tough questions Wednesday on Capitol Hill when he will testify before the House Financial Services Committee on how taxpayers' money poured into the insurance giant has been spent.

  • After a rocky start, stocks barreled higher Tuesday fueled by a surge in techs and a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February.  Even banks posted strong gains.

  • Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as investors were encouraged by a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February but banks wobbled.

  • Stocks struggled at the open Tuesday as investors were encouragd by a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February but banks wobbled.

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    Do we really have to foot the bill for those bonuses at the American International Group?

  • Futures rebounded Tuesday after a report showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February.

  • Stocks went four for four Friday in a dramatic win that delivered stocks their best week since November.

  • Stocks opened slightly higher Friday amid some much-needed good news from banks.

  • Futures pointed to a fourth straight session of gains Friday amid some much-needed good news from banks.

  • New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Rep. Barney Frank and other lawmakers are discussing a plan to link executive pay to the long-term performance of companies, the Wall Street Journal said.

  • It's not just bankers who are seeing their once-steady bonuses dry up. Regular Americans who count on their yearly bonus or commission are at a loss now, too.

  • Credit checks of job applicants, bonus formulas and retirement -- all antiquated ideas in this brave new world.

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    It is not just Wall Street executives who banked on receiving year-end bonuses to support their lifestyles when the economy was booming, the New York Times reports.

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    Last week in this space I blogged about compensation and a possible “class war” in the offing. Sadly, within days my prediction came true.

  • Treasury Secretary Nominee Robert Rubin

    It may be the season to be wealthy — at least on Wall Street, where banks are awarding annual bonuses despite a growing outcry over pay, the New York Times reported.

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    As regulators and shareholders sift through the rubble of the financial crisis, questions are being asked about what role lavish bonuses played in the debacle.

  • Lloyd Blankfein

    Goldman Sachs Group CEO Lloyd Blankfein and six other top executives at the bank will not be receiving cash or stock bonuses for 2008, a spokesman said Sunday.

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    Every year those big Wall Street bonuses become the talk of the town, but this year it could be for a whole new reason.