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How AP and Equilar calculated CEO pay

For its annual analysis of CEO pay, The Associated Press used data provided by Equilar, an executive data firm. Equilar examined regulatory filings detailing the pay packages of 339 executives. Equilar looked at companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index that filed proxy statements with federal...


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Broadcom's Tan, CBS's Moonves among highest-paid CEOs

CEO Pay Top 10

Here are the highest-paid CEOs for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The AP’s compensation study covered 339 executives at S&P 500 companies who have served at least two full consecutive fiscal years at their respective companies, which filed proxy...


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PepsiCo's Nooyi, Ventas's Cafaro among top-paid female CEOs

CEO Pay Women Top 10

Here are the 10 highest-paid female CEOs for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The AP’s compensation study covered 339 executives at S&P 500 companies who have served at least two full consecutive fiscal years at their respective companies, which filed...


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Health care CEOs lead the way in pay

CEO Pay Rich Industries Poor Industries

The highest pay packages go to CEOs at health care companies. For the second time in three years, chief executives in the health care field led the S&P 500 in terms of total compensation. The typical CEO in the industry made $14.9 million last year, which means half earned more than that, and half...


Government

Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House welcome Saturday evening.


Business

Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

Vintage Denim

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West. The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in...


Government

More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

Supreme Court LGBT Issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Courts are engaged in two...


Business

AP Top Business News at 9:18 a.m. EDT

Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China’s ZTE Stocks dip as oil prices and energy companies fall sharply Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers Maritime...


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Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

EPA Pruitt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and promote...


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Pint-sized Rhode Island taps into regional craft beer boom

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vermont produces more craft beer per capita than any other state. Maine ranks third for breweries per capita nationwide. Boston has beer gardens across from City Hall and under an expressway. But as the high renaissance of craft beer in New England has thrived, Rhode Island...


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