Bonus, baby! Wall Street sweetens year-end checks

Feb 26, 2013
Wall Street paid out an estimated $20 billion in bonuses last year, as trading profits surge. Still banks are warning of more layoffs.
Activists, including the unemployed and those living in foreclosed homes, demonstrated outside of the New York Stock exchange against Wall Street bonuses on December 15, 2010 in New York City.
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Citigroup vote shows shareholder unrest

Apr 18, 2012
Citigroup and other companies face shareholder disapproval of high executive pay. Will the boards of directors heed the concerns?

The price of happiness in the workplace

Mar 9, 2012
Commentator Teresa Amabile on the misconceived correlation between paychecks and joy.

British PM David Cameron fights 'anti-business' mood

Feb 23, 2012
Several of Europe's biggest banks are reporting billion dollar losses today and yet, banks are handing out billions in bonuses and getting a lot of flack for it.

Wall Street bonuses fall

Nov 22, 2011
David Brancaccio discusses why bonuses are expected to go down this year, and how Washington plans to regulate executive compensation.

MID-DAY UPDATE: Why should you stress about Europe's banks?

Jul 23, 2010
*The Mid-Day Update is a five-day-a-week podcast from the Marketplace Morning Report co-hosted by Bill Radke and Steve Chiotakis that wraps up the...

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Hurricane AIG

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