| Feb 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Thank you for your well-written article on raising the minimum wage. (“The $10 question,” Front page, Feb. 2)
The fact that businesses would object to a $10 an hour wage in a world where corporate profits and CEO compensation are at an all-...
| Dec 17, 2013
Insurance giant American International Group Inc. announced it would sell a majority of its Century City aircraft-leasing unit to Netherlands-based AerCap Holdings, in a deal valued at $5.4 billion in cash and stock.
The deal for International Lease...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Consider these recent key actions: Universal abruptly refocuses Focus Films in hopes of maximizing profits. Time Warner plans to spin off its magazines to a new publicly traded entity in which the editorial side of the magazines is placed under control of...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:57 PM
State lawmakers and some local politicians are considering raising their own salaries in 2014 — proposals that supporters say might have more traction now that Maryland is a few years out of the recession.
This week, a state commission...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Disney CEO Bob Iger earned $34.3 million in fiscal 2013, a 15% drop from his 2012 compensation.
Disney released details of Iger's compensation Monday as part of the proxy filing for its 2014 annual meeting, set for March 18 in Portland, Ore.
The drop in...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Ray Irani, once the highest paid executive in the oil industry, is getting a $14-million lump sum as part of a $26-million settlement after being ousted as chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Irani, who joined the Los Angeles oil company in 1983...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Discovery Communications Inc. has extended Chief Executive David Zaslav's lucrative employment agreement for another six years, fortifying the leadership of the cable television programming company after a period of sustained growth.
| Jan 7, 2014
The narrowly approved contract agreement between Boeing and its Washington state workforce will be hailed by some as a victory for the canny, hardball brinkmanship of Boeing's management and the knuckle-under economic pragmatism of the International...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:42 AM
AIG announced Monday it is selling its aircraft-leasing business International Lease Finance Corp. for $5.4 billion in cash and stocks to Netherlands-based AerCap Holdings.
The announced sale comes five years after American International Group first...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Janet Napolitano views her new job as president of the University of California system as being primarily "a huge public advocate for higher ed."
The former Arizona governor and U.S. secretary of Homeland Security was an unusual choice for UC: a...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:29 PM
WASHINGTON — The federal government closed the books on the taxpayer bailout of General Motors Co., selling the remaining shares in the nation's largest automaker and taking an expected $10.5-billion loss.
The Treasury Department said Monday...