Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 15, 2013
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In the U.S., there's an increased focus on how much chief executives are paid versus everybody else at a company. Three years after it was passed into law, this fall, the SEC proposed rules for requiring companies to publicize the ratio of CEO pay over employee pay. In Switzerland next week, some sharp curbs on executive pay are under consideration. Parts of the Northeast got the season's first dusting of natural snow this week, but the region's skiing industry wasn't waiting for nature. And, a look at the economics of recycling in the United States on this "America Recycles Day."
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Posted In: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act
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Posted In: China, China growth
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Posted In: executive pay
Swiss voters will consider new restrictions limiting CEO pay to 12 times that of the lowest paid worker at a company.
Posted In: skiing, maine, snow
Newer technology means ski resorts can cover more ground earlier, and stay open longer.
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