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Jeff Bezos gets a $50 million bonus for buying the Washington Post

Washington Post announcing its own sale.

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos isn’t paying $250 million simply for the Washington Post, its website, and a handful of smaller publications. He’s also getting an unusual financial asset: an extra dollop of the Post’s flush pension plan.

Salaries, Perks & Pensions!

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

When a 20% executive pay cut isn’t as painful as people might think

Air Products CEO John McGlade.

Air Products & Chemicals got some press recently when it was held up as an example of corporate America’s renewed dedication to paying CEOs only if they perform.

Pension Plans Take Healthy Turn --- Rising Markets Aid Big Firms' Funds; Failure Risk Lessens

Original publication date: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 (All day)

After years of steep underfunding, pension plans are now healthy, thanks to several years of double-digit investment gains and rising interest rates, separate studies from benefits consultants suggest.

Enron Executives Protected Pensions With Partnerships

Original publication date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2002 (All day)

Enron's bankruptcy may have wiped out most of the retirement savings of most of its workers. But one thing it didn't take away were the pensions of its most senior executives. Financial filings disclose that former Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay, for one, used a private partnership to protect millions of dollars worth of executive pension benefits.

Companies Tap Pension Plans To Fund Executive Benefits

Little-Known Move Uses Tax Break Meant for Rank and File
Original publication date: 
Monday, August 4, 2008 (All day)

At a time when scores of companies are freezing pensions for their workers, some are quietly converting their pension plans into resources to finance their executives' retirement benefits and pay.

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