The pay increases CEOs and other company executives have see over the past decade has come mostly from stocks that are part of their compensation packages.
By Gretchen Frazee
This week has marked the longest uninterrupted stock market gains in U.S. history, thanks in part to a steady economic recovery now nine years old. But another driver is the growth of stock buybacks: companies purchasing their own shares. Whether…
By Paul Solman
Corporate profits, as a percent of GDP, have doubled in the past 40 years. But where's that money going? Not to hiring, paying higher wages or investing in equipment. Corporations are instead using their profits to further reward shareholders. And…
By Nick Hanauer
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