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What to Do With CEOs Behaving Badly?

Friday, July 11, 2014

After being ousted from the T-shirt-making retailer, American Apparel CEO and founder Dov Charney wants back in. Is this a template for other CEOs, or is Charney just the Kim Kardashian of the business world?

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Money Talking

As Job Growth Lags, CEO Pay Reaches New Heights

Friday, April 18, 2014

It's been seven years since the financial meltdown, and more than 10 million people are still out of work across the country. Money Talking asks why CEO pay continues to rise as the economy limps along. 

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Listen to Lucy

Why hair is a feminist issue

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Why hair is a feminist issue

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The Takeaway

C.E.O. Pay Continues to Climb

Monday, July 01, 2013

What does an annual raise look like to the top 200 chief executives at public companies? Try more than 1 million dollars. In 2012, the median pay package for CEO's was $15.1 million, a 16 percent increase from 2011. New York Times reporter Gretchen Morgenson tells us how executive salaries have become sky-high.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: What Pandit's Exit at Citigroup Says About the Future of Banks

Friday, October 19, 2012

The sudden departure of Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit has sparked a conversation about where the bank is headed under new leadership and what it says about the so-called "too big to fail" banking behemoths.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Wall Street CEOs and the Fiscal Cliff

Friday, October 12, 2012

As the November election approaches, lawmakers are spending more time campaigning and less time working to avoid the "fiscal cliff," the trigger set to send Americans' taxes higher and slash federal spending by more than a trillion dollars at midnight on December 31. WNYC's Money Talking, examines whether Wall Street executives still have the clout to spur Congress into making a deal.

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Some CEOs Making More Than Their Company Pays in Taxes

Friday, August 17, 2012

This isn't going to make any CEOs happy. The Institute for Policy Studies, a left-leaning group in Washington, D.C., released its annual report yesterday. It calls out specific companies like Conoco Phillips and AT&T for paying their CEOs more than they pay the government in taxes. Its conclusion? Taxpayers are ...

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Sorry Mitt Romney, I Don't Want a Businessman for President

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I don't want a businessman president. Businesses aren't run like countries. Corporations focus on financial profit. Nations need to trade in social profit as well. CEOs, too often, value short-term gains. I want elected leaders who, too rarely, invest in our long-term well-being.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: How Pro-Business Is Today's Supreme Court?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Next week, the Supreme Court will decide the fate of President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, which attempts to reorganize one fifth of the U.S. economy.

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The Takeaway

Rioting in Athens Follows Passage of Greek Austerity Measures

Monday, February 13, 2012

In the Greek capital of Athens the stench of tear gas reportedly still hangs in the in the air this morning. It follows a night of rioting after Greek lawmakers approved harsh new austerity measures demanded by bailout creditors to save the nation from bankruptcy. Many buildings were burned while dozens of stores and cafes were smashed and looted.

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The Takeaway

Big Ideas to Fix the Economy: Cap CEO Pay

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

This week we’ve been asking listeners to suggest ideas on how to fix the economy. So far we’ve talked about raising inflation and boosting housing prices. Today we're talking about capping the total compensation that CEOs earn — including salary, benefits and bonuses — at $5 million. Any additional money would go back to the company, hopefully creating more jobs. Who would step up to do this? Perhaps Warren Buffett, in light of his recent op-ed for The New York Times.

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WQXR Features

Ranking the Fifteen Top-Paid Non-Profit CEOs

Friday, October 29, 2010

Several arts executives make a new list of the top-paid CEOs running America's non-profit organizations.

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Listen to Lucy

We need more CEOs willing to speak out

Saturday, October 09, 2010

We need more CEOs willing to speak out

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It's A Free Country ®

Gail Collins on Political Baggage

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Gail Collins joined the Leonard Lopate Show on Tuesday, as she does every week for How Did Politics in America Get So Weird. This week we probed her on the Connecticut Senate race and the peculiar parlance of Carl Paladino.

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The Takeaway

Ford CEO Alan Mulally on the State of the Carmaker

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

We spoke with Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, about the state of things for Ford (the only one of the "Big Three" not to take bailout money), carmakers in general, CEOs, and the nation.

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Elizabeth Warren on Panel's Grilling of Wall St. CEOs

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The CEOs of the country's major banks came under a grilling yesterday, as the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission kicked off hearings on the causes of last year's economic meltdown. We get reaction from Elizabeth Warren, who heads the group charged with overseeing the U.S. banking bailout, the Congressional Oversight Panel

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