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  • Discovery extends CEO David Zaslav's lucrative deal for 6 years

    Discovery extends CEO David Zaslav's lucrative deal for 6 years
    Discovery Communications Inc. has extended Chief Executive David Zaslav's lucrative employment agreement for another six years, fortifying the leadership of the cable television programming company after a period of sustained growth. The deal...
  • U.S. judge asks: Why haven't the financial executives been prosecuted?

    U.S. judge asks: Why haven't the financial executives been prosecuted?
    As the five-year statute of limitations approaches for the wrongdoing that bequeathed us the Great Recession, the question of why no high-level executives have been prosecuted becomes more urgent. You won't find a better, more incisive discussion of the...
  • SEC's Mary Jo White wants companies to fess up

    SEC's Mary Jo White wants companies to fess up
    WASHINGTON — The woman who indicted Osama bin Laden wants to strike fear into Wall Street. Mary Jo White, the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan who wanted to prosecute the terrorist mastermind before the 9/11 attacks, has tried to stiffen the...
  • DiCaprio battles 'Wolf of Wall Street' backlash. Tebow joins ESPN.

    DiCaprio battles 'Wolf of Wall Street' backlash. Tebow joins ESPN.
    After the coffee. Before making the New Year resolutions. The Skinny: Well, we made it through another year. I don't know about you but I'm exhausted. If I have any resolutions, it is to take it easy on myself (and the world) next year and try to hit...
  • Netflix CEO Reed Hastings realizes $5.3-million profit in stock sale

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings realizes $5.3-million profit in stock sale
    Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings realized a $5.3-million profit from a post-Christmas stock sale, according to a new regulatory filing. Hastings acquired more than 15,238 shares for $417,750 on Dec. 26, which he sold for nearly $5.8 million that...
  • Millions of Americans lack basic financial literacy, studies show

    Millions of Americans lack basic financial literacy, studies show
    Guess how many Americans correctly answered this basic financial question: Is the stock of a single company usually safer than a mutual fund? A) 100% B) 80% C) 60% D) None of the above. The right answer is D. Barely 1 in 2 people knew that a single...
  • Carl Icahn stock proposal on ballot for Apple shareholder meeting

    Carl Icahn stock proposal on ballot for Apple shareholder meeting
    Investor activist Carl Icahn has submitted an advisory proposal asking Apple to increase the size of its stock buyback program in 2014 to $50 billion.  The details of the proposal were included in a proxy statement that Apple filed Friday afternoon with...
  • Ray Irani to get $14-million lump sum after Occidental ouster

    Ray Irani to get $14-million lump sum after Occidental ouster
    Ray Irani, once the highest paid executive in the oil industry, is getting a $14-million lump sum as part of a $26-million settlement after being ousted as chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp. Irani, who joined the Los Angeles oil company in 1983...
  • Pay package for Disney CEO Robert Iger falls 15% in fiscal 2013

    Pay package for Disney CEO Robert Iger falls 15% in fiscal 2013
    Robert Iger, the chairman and chief executive of the Walt Disney Co., saw his compensation package drop last year. Iger, 62, received total compensation of $34.3 million for the 2013 fiscal year that ended Sept. 28, down about 15% from the previous year...
  • Rep. Waxman raises questions about future of Los Angeles Times

    Rep. Waxman raises questions about future of Los Angeles Times
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), expressing concern about the future of the Los Angeles Times, is asking Tribune Co. executives to explain the company’s move to spin off its newspaper operations into a separate company....
  • Waxman fears Tribune publishing spinoff may hurt The Times

    Waxman fears Tribune publishing spinoff may hurt The Times
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), expressing concern about the future of the Los Angeles Times, is asking Tribune Co. executives to explain the company's move to spin off its newspaper operations into a separate company. "I am...