May 3, 2012

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The White House and carmakers have agreed to higher fuel efficiency standards for cars -- and it could still lead to higher gas prices. The average compensation for CEOs rose more than 10 percent last year, according to a report out today. Chesapeake Energy is one of the stars of the North American oil and gas boom, but its stock has dropped 25 percent this month. Unpaid interns increasingly say they're being exploited. And Politico's John Bresnahan talks about the high rate of return Rep. Brad Sherman has on invested campaign money.

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As CEO pay rises, shareholders speak up

May 3, 2012
As general wages stagnate, CEO pay rose 10 percent last year. Shareholders are increasingly challenging the pay packages. Some boards are listening.

Does high stress trigger creativity at work?

May 3, 2012
Commentator Teresa Amabile says don't count on it.

Getting bossy with doctors for cheaper treatment

May 3, 2012
A new study finds financial incentives push doctors to offer pricier elective treatments. But CEOs can push back.

New fuel standards could lead to higher gas prices

May 3, 2012
The Congressional Budget Office says the White House plan to raise fuel efficiency could mean more potholes, or higher gas prices.

Big shareholder shakes up Chesapeake Energy

May 3, 2012
Southeastern Asset Management asserts itself amid potential conflicts of interest by Chesapeake CEO. How far will it push for change?

Unpaid interns file lawsuits

May 3, 2012
The unpaid internship is a common work experience for many college and graduate students. But now some are saying that businesses need to pay up.

Facebook sets IPO at $28 to $35 a share

May 3, 2012
Founder Mark Zuckerberg will also sell 30 million of his own personal shares as part of the IPO.

Are Americans saving or spending?

May 3, 2012
Gallup reports on its latest findings: What Americans are doing with their money.

Rep. Brad Sherman's big return on campaign donations

May 3, 2012
Many lawmakers invest campaign contributions, but not all make money. Former accountant and Democrat from California Brad Sherman has made over $650,000 on Treasury securities.

The White House and carmakers have agreed to higher fuel efficiency standards for cars — and it could still lead to higher gas prices. The average compensation for CEOs rose more than 10 percent last year, according to a report out today. Chesapeake Energy is one of the stars of the North American oil and gas boom, but its stock has dropped 25 percent this month. Unpaid interns increasingly say they’re being exploited. And Politico’s John Bresnahan talks about the high rate of return Rep. Brad Sherman has on invested campaign money.

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