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August 19, 2014 Not Everyone is On Board With Executive Pay CommunicationsSource: FEI
A survey by compensation consultants Pearl Meyer & Partners found that while most outside directors said the level of internal communication regarding executive compensation was “just right” (88 percent), only about half of...
August 8, 2014 The Federal Reserve Is Telling Us The Economy Is PitifulSource: Huff Post
Fewer than one-third of Americans report being better off financially than they were five years ago, with weak household savings and hefty debt burdens holding back large segments of the economy, according to a new Federal...
Source: Tge New American
In another so-called research study about wealth inequality, the liberal think-tank Sage Foundation said in June that while the super-rich have fully recovered from the Great Recession, the vast majority of Americans have not....
July 22, 2014 Report: Hedge funds escaped billions in taxesSource: USA Today
Two large banks used a complex financial scheme to help 13 hedge funds avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes and evade federal borrowing limits on brokerage accounts over a 15-year period, according to the findings of a...
July 17, 2014 Bubble Paranoia Setting in as S&P 500 Surge Stirs AngstSource: Bloomberg
Two years of uninterrupted gains in U.S. stocks are sowing anxiety among financial professionals, with three in five saying the market is on the verge of a bubble or already in one, the Bloomberg Global Poll found.
July 16, 2014 New report makes case for impact investing
FTSE Global Markets - US investment firm Sonen Capital has published a new report which suggests that impact investment can outperform traditional asset class strategies. The firm, headquartered in San Francisco, launched the...
The oft-cited line that the top 1 percent of U.S. households lay claim to 30 percent of all wealth is probably an understatement, according to a European Central Bank working paper. Incorporating “missed” data on rich households...
Businessweek - The index of U.S. leading indicators rose in May for the fourth straight month, showing the economy will gain momentum following a slowdown at the start of 2014. The Conference Board’s gauge, a measure of the...
June 27, 2014 Wealth inequality doubles among US households: StudySource: Press TV
Wealth inequality among US households roughly doubled between 2003 and 2013, according to a new analysis by University of Michigan researchers
Source: Think Progress
The companies that pay their chief executives the most see the worst results for shareholders, according to a new study, with an average annual shareholder loss of $1.4 billion at the companies with the highest CEO pay.
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