| Oct 17, 2013
How can we bring down CEO pay?
That was one of the questions Congress grappled with when it passed the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010. The public was outraged at the lavish pay of chief executive officers in a period of recession, and legislators responded by...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The CEO of Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. made $6.63 million last year, up 24 percent from 2012, not including $4.67 million in incentives that will provide value in future years and depend on the company's performance.
Company CEO David H. Long'...
| Jan 29, 2014
Re "Fixing the Voting Rights Act," Editorial, Jan. 24
There isn't any legislation needed. The Supreme Court's decision last year was aimed at only one section of the Voting Rights Act; the rest remains in full force. As The Times recognizes, the Justice...
| Jan 29, 2014
Re "JPMorgan pays its CEO $20 million," Business, Jan. 25
According to the AFL-CIO, the current ratio of CEO to average worker income is more than 350 to 1; in 1980, it was 42 to 1. Stock options as executive bonuses have been the key driver of that...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:03 AM
At the very top, at least, there is some profit in the nonprofit world.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual executive compensation study, released Tuesday, said 34 of the top execs of some of the nation's biggest charities and foundations made $1...
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Swiss voters soundly rejected a plan Sunday that would have limited executive compensation to no more than 12 times the lowest-paid employees' pay.
The measure, known as the "1:12 initiative," was defeated 65.3% to 34.7% even amid wide public...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Baltimore County Council members approved Wednesday a $25,000 raise for the county executive, as well as an $8,500 boost for their own positions.
All seven members voted in favor of the increases. The raises will take effect in December and bring the...
| 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-...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:39 AM
In a show of misdirection worthy of a conjurer, though not a very good conjurer, Harvard economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw has again tried to depict the 1% as exceptional individuals making unique contributions to the economy or culture, rather than...