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Popular consumer brands Discovery Communications, Chipotle Mexican Grill and CVS Health Corp pay their chief executive officers more than a thousand times what they pay their typical worker, giving them the biggest internal pay...
August 26, 2015 Farm income seen falling 36% in 2015Source: CNBC
U.S. farm income is forecast to decline 36 percent in 2015, worse than originally projected—and representing the lowest farm income since 2006, according to the government.
August 18, 2015 Chief executives earn '183 times more than workers' (UK)Source: BBC News
A report by the High Pay Centre, a think tank which monitors income distribution, shows that top bosses earned on average £4.964m in 2014. That compares to £27,195 median pay for a full-time employee in 2014, according to...
August 13, 2015 US leading economic indicator increases solidly
Channel News Asia - îThe Conference Boardî said on Thursday that its Leading Economic Index rose 0.6 percent after an upwardly revised 0.8 percent increase in May. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the index...
August 11, 2015 Most Americans say their children will be worse offSource: MarketWatch
The next generation of Americans will be healthier, their parents say, all except for their finances. Barely more than one in 10 (13%) American adults believe their children will be better off financially than they were when...
August 10, 2015 The activist floodgates are open, JP Morgan saysSource: The Tally
“New entrants are pouring into shareholder activism,” and “the floodgates are open,” according to a new report from JP Morgan’s corporate defence team. This is good news for JP Morgan, which along with Goldman Sachs and Morgan...
August 7, 2015 2015 Proxy Season ReviewSource: Value Walk
This Paper summarizes significant developments relating to shareholder proposals to date during the 2015 proxy season. Although shareholder activists pursuing strategic or management changes continue to dominate the headlines,...
August 5, 2015 Not a quick fix: A raise in fast-food hourly wages to $15 leads to 4% increase of product prices- studySource: VC Post
A study by Purdue University researchers shows that minimum wage increase in quick service restaurants to $15 per hour will result in a 4.2% increase in product prices. According to Purdue's Richard Ghiselli, the study was lead...
August 4, 2015 Three charts explaining Obama's energy regulationsSource: CNBC
President Barack Obama on Monday debuted sweeping regulations meant to address the growing threat of climate change. The new rules would significantly reduce climate-changing emissions from U.S. power plants and push the nation's...
August 4, 2015 Franchises affected by New York's new $15 minimum wageSource: CNN Money
New York state is poised to force fast food brands with 30 or more locations nationwide to pay a $15 minimum wage.
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