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August 11, 2014 Pay for Performance Comes of AgeSource: CFO Magazine
In fact, it’s 2014 that is proving to be the year when pay for performance is settling in once and for all as an overriding theme in executive pay, according to Dave Hofrichter, executive compensation partner with Aon Hewitt.
August 11, 2014 U.S. Public Pensions Show Biggest Investment Gain in Three YearsSource: Bloomberg
U.S. state and local-government pension investments gained the most in three years as stocks soared, according to a report to be released today by Wilshire Associates Inc. Public pensions had median increases of 16.9 percent for...
August 11, 2014 European Stocks Gain With Asia as Bonds Slide; Won ClimbsSource: Bloomberg
European and emerging market stocks advanced while bond risk fell with Brent oil as tension eased in Ukraine and the U.S. showed signs of pushing back militants in Iraq. The euro weakened.
U.S. stocks fell, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to the lowest level since April, as concern that the Ukraine conflict is escalating offset better-than-estimated earnings and a drop in American jobless claims.
August 8, 2014 United Financial Bancorp, Inc.'s Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Executive Compensation Plan, Re-Election of Board MembersSource: Global News Wire
United Financial Bancorp, Inc. ("United Financial" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:UBNK), the holding company for United Bank (the "Bank"), today announced that an overwhelming majority of their shareholders voted in favor of key...
Source: The Guardian
Diesel's popularity with motorists has surged, but its green image was an illusion. Now concern is growing over the damage caused by emissions, with children particularly vulnerable.
August 8, 2014 Russian cyber attack 'could cost £1.4bn'Source: Telegraph
A cyber attack by a Russian hacker group that resulted in the theft of 1.2 billion internet credentials from major companies around the world could cost £1.4 billion, according to an insurance group.
August 7, 2014 European Stocks Fall Amid Russia Tensions
Inside Fidelity - Stocks steadied after Wednesday's heavy selloff, with the îStoxxî Europe 600 flat midmorning, as investors awaited the European Central Bank's monthly meeting. Wednesday's sharp fall came as Italy...
August 7, 2014 Bank of America Offers U.S. Biggest Settlement in HistorySource: NY Times
After months of lowball offers and heels dug in, it took only 24 hours for Bank of America to suddenly cave in to the government, agreeing to the largest single federal settlement in the history of corporate America. The...
August 6, 2014 Gold edges higher as Russia-Ukraine tensions riseSource: NASDAQ
Gold futures edged higher on Wednesday, amid escalating tension between Russia and Ukraine. On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold for December delivery tacked on 0.52%, or $6.70, to trade at $1,292.00 a...
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