| May 30, 2014
David Lazarus' framing of the CEO-worker pay gap allows us to see clearly an egregious error in thinking: How exactly does the chief executive demonstrate his worth? ("Executive pay is an insult to working families," Column, May 26)
A CEO is often...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It's often assumed that people are paid what they're worth. According to this logic, minimum wage workers aren't worth more than the $7.25 an hour they now receive. If they were worth more, they'd earn more. Any attempt to force employers to pay them more...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Under Armour paid CEO Kevin Plank almost $3.2 million last year, more than double his compensation in 2012, the company disclosed Friday.
It was a high-flying year for the Baltimore sports apparel company, which saw its stock price rise 80 percent. It...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:03 PM
In a matter of hours, and barring an unforeseeable last-minute legal change, the state of Oklahoma will execute two men for unrelated murders. What links the two condemned men has been their fight to know the full details — including the source...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before getting to the bottom of something somewhere.
The Skinny: I've gotten very aggressive as of late in getting my name off spam emailing lists. It is definitely worth the effort. Now the next step is reducing the number of...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:01 AM
For years Americans have assumed that our hard-charging capitalism is better than the soft-hearted version found in Canada and Europe. American capitalism might be a bit crueler, but it generates faster growth and higher living standards overall. Canada ...
| May 26, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Memorial Day is in the rear-view mirror, but here's one more thing to remember:
American chief executives make too darn much money.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't reward a person for a job well done. But many CEOs now pull down so much more than...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Some California lawmakers worry that California is losing too many businesses to other states.
State Sens. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) evidently worry that we're not...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Allstate Corp. Chief Executive Tom Wilson had total compensation of $18.7 million in 2013, up 9.5 percent from the previous year, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
“An increase in overall premiums and a 24.3 percent...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The California Senate on Wednesday could not muster the votes to pass a measure that would have penalized high chief executive salaries with higher corporate taxes.
Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said his bill would have provided corporations with a...
| May 21, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Hundreds of McDonald's workers and community activists staged a protest Wednesday near the fast-food chain's headquarters in Oak Brook, seeking a wage increase to at least $15 per hour for employees.
The demonstration was peaceful, with 138 protesters...