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Big Investors Question Corporate Board Tenures

At 24% of major U.S. companies, most directors have been in place for at least 10 years
Original publication date: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 15:37

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Salaries, Perks & Pensions!

Original publication date: 
Thursday, July 31, 2003 (All day)
 Sounds like the latest game show, doesn't it?

Why Wal-Mart’s $15 billion stock buyback may not be as great as it seems

Hugh Jackman Wal-Mart shareholders meeting

When Wal-Mart Stores does a thing, it does it big. The stock buy-back it announced at its annual meeting today is no exception, at $15 billion, hot on the heels of an earlier $15-billion repurchase plan.

So it’s probably a good time to remember that stock buybacks generally aren’t the unparalleled good that they can seem at first glance.

Well-Hidden Perk Adds Up To Big Money for Executives

Deferred-Compensation Plans Give Tax Benefits, But Are Poorly Disclosed and Add to Liability
Original publication date: 
Friday, October 11, 2002 (All day)

Last year, John R. Stafford, chairman of pharmaceutical giant Wyeth, earned $1.8 million in salary. He also was awarded a $1.97 million bonus, restricted stock valued at $724,283 and 630,000 stock options.

That much shareholders can learn from glancing at the company's proxy.

How Life Insurance Morphed Into a Corporate Finance Tool

Original publication date: 
Monday, December 30, 2002 (All day)

Worker Dies, Firm Profits – Why?

Companies Profit on Workers' Deaths Through 'Dead Peasants' Insurance
Original publication date: 
Friday, April 19, 2002 (All day)
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