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20% vs. 22%: The Tension Over Two Points in the Corporate Tax RateDecember 12, 2017 04:25 AM

As House and Senate lawmakers continue hashing out differences between their tax-overhaul bills, some are pushing a less-drastic cut in the corporate tax rate to find money for a variety of interests.

Businesses Push to Repeal Corporate AMTDecember 12, 2017 04:25 AM

As House and Senate lawmakers continue hashing out differences between their tax-overhaul bills, some are pushing a less-drastic cut in the corporate tax rate to find money for a variety of interests.

For Multinationals, the Tax Bill’s Good Likely Outweighs the BadDecember 12, 2017 04:25 AM

As House and Senate lawmakers continue hashing out differences between their tax-overhaul bills, some are pushing a less-drastic cut in the corporate tax rate to find money for a variety of interests.

CEOs on the Tax Plans: Watching the DetailsDecember 12, 2017 04:25 AM

As House and Senate lawmakers continue hashing out differences between their tax-overhaul bills, some are pushing a less-drastic cut in the corporate tax rate to find money for a variety of interests.

As Economy Gains Strength, Companies Sell (and Spend) MoreDecember 12, 2017 04:25 AM

As House and Senate lawmakers continue hashing out differences between their tax-overhaul bills, some are pushing a less-drastic cut in the corporate tax rate to find money for a variety of interests.

Businesses Push Workers to Mobilize Before Tax RevampDecember 12, 2017 04:25 AM

As House and Senate lawmakers continue hashing out differences between their tax-overhaul bills, some are pushing a less-drastic cut in the corporate tax rate to find money for a variety of interests.

Companies That Perform Best Don’t Pay CEOs the MostDecember 12, 2017 04:25 AM

As House and Senate lawmakers continue hashing out differences between their tax-overhaul bills, some are pushing a less-drastic cut in the corporate tax rate to find money for a variety of interests.

Equifax Says Departing CEO Won’t Get $5.2 Million in Severance PayDecember 12, 2017 04:25 AM

As House and Senate lawmakers continue hashing out differences between their tax-overhaul bills, some are pushing a less-drastic cut in the corporate tax rate to find money for a variety of interests.

More Company Boards Add Oversight of Political SpendingDecember 12, 2017 04:25 AM

As House and Senate lawmakers continue hashing out differences between their tax-overhaul bills, some are pushing a less-drastic cut in the corporate tax rate to find money for a variety of interests.

U.S. Companies Post Profit Growth Not Seen in Six YearsDecember 12, 2017 04:25 AM

As House and Senate lawmakers continue hashing out differences between their tax-overhaul bills, some are pushing a less-drastic cut in the corporate tax rate to find money for a variety of interests.

GEs Next CEO to Get $5 Million in Target Pay but No Special Stock AwardDecember 12, 2017 04:25 AM

As House and Senate lawmakers continue hashing out differences between their tax-overhaul bills, some are pushing a less-drastic cut in the corporate tax rate to find money for a variety of interests.

Businesses Push to Repeal Corporate AMTDecember 05, 2017 01:01 AM

Technology, banking and other industries mounted a new round of lobbying Monday to save a wide range of tax breaks following the last-minute switch in the federal tax overhaul by the U.S. Senate.

For Multinationals, the Tax Bill’s Good Likely Outweighs the BadDecember 05, 2017 01:01 AM

Technology, banking and other industries mounted a new round of lobbying Monday to save a wide range of tax breaks following the last-minute switch in the federal tax overhaul by the U.S. Senate.

CEOs on the Tax Plans: Watching the DetailsDecember 05, 2017 01:01 AM

Technology, banking and other industries mounted a new round of lobbying Monday to save a wide range of tax breaks following the last-minute switch in the federal tax overhaul by the U.S. Senate.

As Economy Gains Strength, Companies Sell (and Spend) MoreDecember 05, 2017 01:01 AM

Technology, banking and other industries mounted a new round of lobbying Monday to save a wide range of tax breaks following the last-minute switch in the federal tax overhaul by the U.S. Senate.

Businesses Push Workers to Mobilize Before Tax RevampDecember 05, 2017 01:01 AM

Technology, banking and other industries mounted a new round of lobbying Monday to save a wide range of tax breaks following the last-minute switch in the federal tax overhaul by the U.S. Senate.

Companies That Perform Best Don’t Pay CEOs the MostDecember 05, 2017 01:01 AM

Technology, banking and other industries mounted a new round of lobbying Monday to save a wide range of tax breaks following the last-minute switch in the federal tax overhaul by the U.S. Senate.

Equifax Says Departing CEO Won’t Get $5.2 Million in Severance PayDecember 05, 2017 01:01 AM

Technology, banking and other industries mounted a new round of lobbying Monday to save a wide range of tax breaks following the last-minute switch in the federal tax overhaul by the U.S. Senate.

More Company Boards Add Oversight of Political SpendingDecember 05, 2017 01:01 AM

Technology, banking and other industries mounted a new round of lobbying Monday to save a wide range of tax breaks following the last-minute switch in the federal tax overhaul by the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Companies Post Profit Growth Not Seen in Six YearsDecember 05, 2017 01:01 AM

Technology, banking and other industries mounted a new round of lobbying Monday to save a wide range of tax breaks following the last-minute switch in the federal tax overhaul by the U.S. Senate.

GEs Next CEO to Get $5 Million in Target Pay but No Special Stock AwardDecember 05, 2017 01:01 AM

Technology, banking and other industries mounted a new round of lobbying Monday to save a wide range of tax breaks following the last-minute switch in the federal tax overhaul by the U.S. Senate.

CEO Pay for Performance: How Smart Are the Targets?December 05, 2017 01:01 AM

Technology, banking and other industries mounted a new round of lobbying Monday to save a wide range of tax breaks following the last-minute switch in the federal tax overhaul by the U.S. Senate.

For Multinationals, the Tax Bill’s Good Likely Outweighs the BadDecember 01, 2017 10:30 AM

There’s a lot for multinational companies to like in the tax-overhaul legislation under consideration in Congress—and some provisions to worry about.

GEs Next CEO to Get $5 Million in Target Pay but No Special Stock AwardDecember 01, 2017 10:30 AM

There’s a lot for multinational companies to like in the tax-overhaul legislation under consideration in Congress—and some provisions to worry about.

As Economy Gains Strength, Companies Sell (and Spend) MoreNovember 03, 2017 10:15 AM

Profits are healthy at large U.S. companies, but earnings growth was pinched in the third quarter by higher materials and labor costs, as well as the impact of three major hurricanes on insurers.

Businesses Push Workers to Mobilize Before Tax RevampNovember 03, 2017 10:15 AM

Profits are healthy at large U.S. companies, but earnings growth was pinched in the third quarter by higher materials and labor costs, as well as the impact of three major hurricanes on insurers.

Businesses Push Workers to Mobilize Before Tax RevampOctober 30, 2017 12:19 PM

As proposals for a federal tax overhaul take shape this week, companies are preparing for a crucial lobbying effort. To do so, they are mobilizing a potent tool: their employees.

Companies That Perform Best Don’t Pay CEOs the MostOctober 30, 2017 12:19 PM

As proposals for a federal tax overhaul take shape this week, companies are preparing for a crucial lobbying effort. To do so, they are mobilizing a potent tool: their employees.

Equifax Says Departing CEO Won’t Get $5.2 Million in Severance PayOctober 30, 2017 12:19 PM

As proposals for a federal tax overhaul take shape this week, companies are preparing for a crucial lobbying effort. To do so, they are mobilizing a potent tool: their employees.

More Company Boards Add Oversight of Political SpendingOctober 30, 2017 12:19 PM

As proposals for a federal tax overhaul take shape this week, companies are preparing for a crucial lobbying effort. To do so, they are mobilizing a potent tool: their employees.

U.S. Companies Post Profit Growth Not Seen in Six YearsOctober 30, 2017 12:19 PM

As proposals for a federal tax overhaul take shape this week, companies are preparing for a crucial lobbying effort. To do so, they are mobilizing a potent tool: their employees.

GEs Next CEO to Get $5 Million in Target Pay but No Special Stock AwardOctober 30, 2017 12:19 PM

As proposals for a federal tax overhaul take shape this week, companies are preparing for a crucial lobbying effort. To do so, they are mobilizing a potent tool: their employees.

CEO Pay for Performance: How Smart Are the Targets?October 30, 2017 12:19 PM

As proposals for a federal tax overhaul take shape this week, companies are preparing for a crucial lobbying effort. To do so, they are mobilizing a potent tool: their employees.

Companies Rack Up Profits, but Aren’t Ready to Spend ThemOctober 30, 2017 12:19 PM

As proposals for a federal tax overhaul take shape this week, companies are preparing for a crucial lobbying effort. To do so, they are mobilizing a potent tool: their employees.

Mylan Chairman Received Nearly $100 Million Last YearOctober 30, 2017 12:19 PM

As proposals for a federal tax overhaul take shape this week, companies are preparing for a crucial lobbying effort. To do so, they are mobilizing a potent tool: their employees.

Trump Tax Plan Sets Up Trade-Offs for IndustriesOctober 30, 2017 12:19 PM

As proposals for a federal tax overhaul take shape this week, companies are preparing for a crucial lobbying effort. To do so, they are mobilizing a potent tool: their employees.

One CEO Got Paid $46 Million in a Month, but the Rest of the Year Is a MysteryOctober 30, 2017 12:19 PM

As proposals for a federal tax overhaul take shape this week, companies are preparing for a crucial lobbying effort. To do so, they are mobilizing a potent tool: their employees.

Companies That Perform Best Don’t Pay CEOs the MostOctober 05, 2017 09:00 AM

CEO pay and company performance don’t match up over the long term, according to new research comparing 10 years of stock-market returns and the compensation chief executives received during that time.

More Company Boards Add Oversight of Political SpendingOctober 05, 2017 09:00 AM

CEO pay and company performance don’t match up over the long term, according to new research comparing 10 years of stock-market returns and the compensation chief executives received during that time.

Trump Tax Plan Sets Up Trade-Offs for IndustriesOctober 05, 2017 09:00 AM

CEO pay and company performance don’t match up over the long term, according to new research comparing 10 years of stock-market returns and the compensation chief executives received during that time.

It’s Good to Be a CEO, Again: Stocks Rise, and So Does PayOctober 05, 2017 09:00 AM

CEO pay and company performance don’t match up over the long term, according to new research comparing 10 years of stock-market returns and the compensation chief executives received during that time.

U.S. Companies Post Profit Growth Not Seen in Six YearsJuly 30, 2017 11:43 AM

America’s largest companies are on pace to post two consecutive quarters of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011, helped by years of cost-cutting, a weaker dollar and stronger consumer spending.

GEs Next CEO to Get $5 Million in Target Pay but No Special Stock AwardJuly 30, 2017 11:43 AM

America’s largest companies are on pace to post two consecutive quarters of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011, helped by years of cost-cutting, a weaker dollar and stronger consumer spending.

CEO Pay for Performance: How Smart Are the Targets?July 30, 2017 11:43 AM

America’s largest companies are on pace to post two consecutive quarters of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011, helped by years of cost-cutting, a weaker dollar and stronger consumer spending.

Companies Rack Up Profits, but Aren’t Ready to Spend ThemJuly 30, 2017 11:43 AM

America’s largest companies are on pace to post two consecutive quarters of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011, helped by years of cost-cutting, a weaker dollar and stronger consumer spending.

Mylan Chairman Received Nearly $100 Million Last YearJuly 30, 2017 11:43 AM

America’s largest companies are on pace to post two consecutive quarters of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011, helped by years of cost-cutting, a weaker dollar and stronger consumer spending.

Trump Tax Plan Sets Up Trade-Offs for IndustriesJuly 30, 2017 11:43 AM

America’s largest companies are on pace to post two consecutive quarters of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011, helped by years of cost-cutting, a weaker dollar and stronger consumer spending.

One CEO Got Paid $46 Million in a Month, but the Rest of the Year Is a MysteryJuly 30, 2017 11:43 AM

America’s largest companies are on pace to post two consecutive quarters of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011, helped by years of cost-cutting, a weaker dollar and stronger consumer spending.

It’s Good to Be a CEO, Again: Stocks Rise, and So Does PayJuly 30, 2017 11:43 AM

America’s largest companies are on pace to post two consecutive quarters of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011, helped by years of cost-cutting, a weaker dollar and stronger consumer spending.

For Many Firms, Trump Dominates Earnings CallsJuly 30, 2017 11:43 AM

America’s largest companies are on pace to post two consecutive quarters of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011, helped by years of cost-cutting, a weaker dollar and stronger consumer spending.

The Rally’s Next Test: Can Earnings Keep Up With Stock Prices?July 30, 2017 11:43 AM

America’s largest companies are on pace to post two consecutive quarters of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011, helped by years of cost-cutting, a weaker dollar and stronger consumer spending.

Just How American’ Are the Big U.S. Manufacturers That Met With Trump?July 30, 2017 11:43 AM

America’s largest companies are on pace to post two consecutive quarters of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011, helped by years of cost-cutting, a weaker dollar and stronger consumer spending.

As Washington Stalls, Company Profits Keep TruckingJuly 30, 2017 02:00 AM

Earnings at S&P 500 firms are on pace to rise 11% for the second quarter, marking the fourth straight period of overall profit growth.

GEs Next CEO to Get $5 Million in Target Pay but No Special Stock AwardJuly 30, 2017 02:00 AM

Earnings at S&P 500 firms are on pace to rise 11% for the second quarter, marking the fourth straight period of overall profit growth.

CEO Pay for Performance: How Smart Are the Targets?July 30, 2017 02:00 AM

Earnings at S&P 500 firms are on pace to rise 11% for the second quarter, marking the fourth straight period of overall profit growth.

Companies Rack Up Profits, but Aren’t Ready to Spend ThemJuly 30, 2017 02:00 AM

Earnings at S&P 500 firms are on pace to rise 11% for the second quarter, marking the fourth straight period of overall profit growth.

Mylan Chairman Received Nearly $100 Million Last YearJuly 30, 2017 02:00 AM

Earnings at S&P 500 firms are on pace to rise 11% for the second quarter, marking the fourth straight period of overall profit growth.

Trump Tax Plan Sets Up Trade-Offs for IndustriesJuly 30, 2017 02:00 AM

Earnings at S&P 500 firms are on pace to rise 11% for the second quarter, marking the fourth straight period of overall profit growth.

One CEO Got Paid $46 Million in a Month, but the Rest of the Year Is a MysteryJuly 30, 2017 02:00 AM

Earnings at S&P 500 firms are on pace to rise 11% for the second quarter, marking the fourth straight period of overall profit growth.

It’s Good to Be a CEO, Again: Stocks Rise, and So Does PayJuly 30, 2017 02:00 AM

Earnings at S&P 500 firms are on pace to rise 11% for the second quarter, marking the fourth straight period of overall profit growth.

For Many Firms, Trump Dominates Earnings CallsJuly 30, 2017 02:00 AM

Earnings at S&P 500 firms are on pace to rise 11% for the second quarter, marking the fourth straight period of overall profit growth.

The Rally’s Next Test: Can Earnings Keep Up With Stock Prices?July 30, 2017 02:00 AM

Earnings at S&P 500 firms are on pace to rise 11% for the second quarter, marking the fourth straight period of overall profit growth.

Just How American’ Are the Big U.S. Manufacturers That Met With Trump?July 30, 2017 02:00 AM

Earnings at S&P 500 firms are on pace to rise 11% for the second quarter, marking the fourth straight period of overall profit growth.

GEs Next CEO to Get $5 Million in Target Pay but No Special Stock AwardJune 12, 2017 10:15 AM

General Electric Co.’s leadership reshuffle left the company’s new chief with target annual pay of $5 million and a runner-up for the job with a shot at more than $7 million in GE shares if he sticks around for five years.

CEO Pay for Performance: How Smart Are the Targets?June 01, 2017 02:31 AM

Executive pay is increasingly linked to performance, but how companies set targets and measure success can vary greatly.

Companies Rack Up Profits, but Aren’t Ready to Spend ThemMay 05, 2017 02:57 AM

The largest U.S. companies are booking their strongest quarterly profits in five years, as firms reap the benefits of years of belt tightening and finally see a pickup in demand. But part of the improvement has come from keeping a lid on spending, and many CEOs remain reluctant to change that.

Mylan Chairman Received Nearly $100 Million Last YearMay 03, 2017 12:36 PM

Mylan disclosed Chairman Robert J. Coury received nearly $100 million last year, among the largest 2016 pay packages, even as the drugmaker was buffeted by a furor over hefty price increases on its lifesaving EpiPen.

Mylan Chairman Received Nearly $100 Million Last YearMay 02, 2017 09:30 AM

Mylan disclosed Chairman Robert J. Coury received nearly $100 million last year, among the largest 2016 pay packages, even as the drugmaker was buffeted by a furor over hefty price increases on its lifesaving EpiPen.

Trump Tax Plan Sets Up Trade-Offs for IndustriesApril 26, 2017 07:54 PM

Now that the Trump administration has made its broad-brush tax proposal, companies are likely to line up in support—and start sweating the details.

Trump Tax Plan Sets Up Trade-Offs for IndustriesApril 26, 2017 11:54 AM

Now that the Trump administration has made its broad-brush tax proposal, companies are likely to line up in support—and start sweating the details.

One CEO Got Paid $46 Million in a Month, but the Rest of the Year Is a MysteryMarch 26, 2017 03:14 PM

Johnson Controls won’t say how much Alex Molinaroli made after September because companies don’t have to disclose how much top executives were paid by a firm that disappears or becomes a subsidiary in a merger.

One CEO Got Paid $46 Million in a Month, but the Rest of the Year Is a MysteryMarch 26, 2017 07:14 AM

Johnson Controls won’t say how much Alex Molinaroli made after September because companies don’t have to disclose how much top executives were paid by a firm that disappears or becomes a subsidiary in a merger.

It’s Good to Be a CEO, Again: Stocks Rise, and So Does PayMarch 20, 2017 10:05 AM

Pay raises are back in style in the corner office, erasing cuts from a year earlier and pushing CEO compensation to new highs amid a robust stock market.

It’s Good to Be a CEO, Again: Stocks Rise, and So Does PayMarch 20, 2017 02:05 AM

Pay raises are back in style in the corner office, erasing cuts from a year earlier and pushing CEO compensation to new highs amid a robust stock market.

It’s Good to Be a CEO, Again: Stocks Rise, and So Does PayMarch 19, 2017 08:34 PM

Pay raises are back in style in the corner office, erasing cuts from a year earlier and pushing CEO compensation to new highs amid a robust stock market.

For Many Firms, Trump Dominates Earnings CallsFebruary 02, 2017 10:30 AM

The biggest U.S. companies are reporting improved profits for the final quarter of 2016—and touting rosier prospects for 2017—but much of the discussion this earnings season has centered on President Donald Trump.

For Many Firms, Trump Dominates Earnings CallsFebruary 02, 2017 05:30 AM

The biggest U.S. companies are reporting improved profits for the final quarter of 2016—and touting rosier prospects for 2017—but much of the discussion this earnings season has centered on President Donald Trump.

The Rally’s Next Test: Can Earnings Keep Up With Stock Prices?January 29, 2017 01:25 PM

A slew of corporate earnings this week along with signals about the health of the broader economy will help determine whether U.S. stock markets can sustain recent gains that pushed them into record territory.

The Rally’s Next Test: Can Earnings Keep Up With Stock Prices?January 29, 2017 06:25 AM

A slew of corporate earnings this week along with signals about the health of the broader economy will help determine whether U.S. stock markets can sustain recent gains that pushed them into record territory.

Just How American’ Are the Big U.S. Manufacturers That Met With Trump?January 24, 2017 06:57 AM

The dozen business leaders who met with President Donald Trump on Monday morning run huge U.S. companies but that doesn’t mean most of their workers or sales are in the U.S. Five of the companies employed half or more of their workers outside the U.S. in their last reported fiscal year, including glass-maker Corning Inc., Ford Motor Co., Dell Technologies Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Dow Chemical Co.

The Trump Factor in Job Pledges: Analyzing the NumbersJanuary 19, 2017 04:58 PM

A dozen major companies have touted the creation of about 130,000 U.S. jobs since Donald Trump was elected president, vowing to keep jobs in America. How many of those come from Mr. Trump’s pressure and how many were already planned is harder to determine.

The Trump Factor in Job Pledges: Analyzing the NumbersJanuary 19, 2017 09:58 AM

A dozen major companies have touted the creation of about 130,000 U.S. jobs since Donald Trump was elected president, vowing to keep jobs in America. How many of those come from Mr. Trump’s pressure and how many were already planned is harder to determine.

Banks, Energy Firms Benefiting the Most From Regulatory ChangeJanuary 16, 2017 10:00 AM

A rally in the S&P 500 index in the 10 weeks since Donald Trump’s election masks the fact that much of the gain has been driven by a few sectors

Banks, Energy Firms Benefiting the Most From Regulatory ChangeJanuary 16, 2017 05:00 AM

A rally in the S&P; 500 index in the 10 weeks since Donald Trump’s election masks the fact that much of the gain has been driven by a few sectors

Businesses Ramp Up Investment Despite Rising RatesJanuary 03, 2017 03:40 AM

U.S. companies are preparing to invest again after years on the sidelines, and rising interest rates are unlikely to impede them.

Businesses Ramp Up Investment Despite Rising RatesJanuary 02, 2017 10:40 PM

U.S. companies are preparing to invest again after years on the sidelines, and rising interest rates are unlikely to impede them.

Trump Nominees Stand to Reap Millions in Potential Tax DeferralsDecember 13, 2016 05:50 PM

Donald Trump’s top personnel picks stand to delay paying tens of millions of dollars in personal taxes on investment gains when they take up their posts, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of corporate filings and other financial disclosures.

Trump Nominees Stand to Reap Millions in Potential Tax DeferralsDecember 13, 2016 10:50 AM

Donald Trump’s top personnel picks stand to delay paying tens of millions of dollars in personal taxes on investment gains when they take up their posts, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of corporate filings and other financial disclosures.

Strong Dollar Has Companies Counting the Cost—And OpportunitiesDecember 07, 2016 05:30 AM

The dollar is on a tear, and that is shaping corporate strategy on both sides of the Atlantic. U.S. exporters are bracing for tough times. For European exporters, by contrast, the dollar’s strength has created opportunity.

Trump Had Invested in Carrier ParentDecember 02, 2016 07:04 PM

President-elect Donald Trump in recent years has had an investment of as much as $250,000 in United Technologies, the parent of the company he pushed to shelve plans to move its Indianapolis factory to Mexico.

Company Earnings Show StrengthNovember 29, 2016 07:18 PM

Corporate profits continued to rebound in the third quarter alongside solid growth in the broader U.S. economy.

Corporate Earnings, U.S. GDP Experience Stout ExpansionsNovember 29, 2016 03:22 PM

Corporate profits continued to rebound in the third quarter alongside solid growth in the broader U.S. economy.

U.S. Businesses Brace for UncertaintyNovember 09, 2016 10:49 AM

Donald Trump’s surprise victory leaves large U.S. businesses bracing for revamped trade pacts and a potential crackdown on overseas operations, but the promise of lower corporate tax rates at home.

U.S. Businesses Brace for UncertaintyNovember 09, 2016 02:17 AM

The prospect of a Donald Trump victory leaves large U.S. businesses bracing for revamped trade pacts and a potential crackdown on overseas operations, but the promise of lower corporate tax rates at home.

Corporate Profits Perk Up, but Caution RulesNovember 07, 2016 10:14 AM

Earnings for the biggest U.S. companies began to rebound in the third quarter, offering a glimmer of growth after four straight quarters of contractions, but some executives are already expressing caution about the coming year.

Corporate Profits Perk Up but Caution RulesNovember 07, 2016 07:15 AM

Earnings for the biggest U.S. companies began to rebound in the third quarter, offering a glimmer of growth after four straight quarters of contractions, but some executives are already expressing caution about the coming year.

Corporate Super PAC Contributions Trail Individuals, Study SaysNovember 02, 2016 12:00 AM

Despite legal rulings allowing companies, trade groups and unions to spend unlimited sums supporting political candidates, they still trail far behind wealthy individuals in political spending, a new study finds.

Mylan Executives Unlikely to Lose Pay Over EpiPen IssueOctober 27, 2016 05:33 AM

Executives of EpiPen maker Mylan are unlikely to lose pay over the company’s $465 million settlement of allegations it overcharged Medicaid for the lifesaving drug.

Lobbyists as Directors Test Rules for Corporate BoardsOctober 04, 2016 03:23 PM

Directors at some companies are paid to lobby for those firms or allied trade groups, while also helping set the CEOs pay. The overlap poses a test for rules adopted during the financial crisis to prevent conflicts of interest.

Companies Routinely Steer Analysts to Deliver Earnings SurprisesAugust 04, 2016 11:58 AM

Nudging analysts and pointing to previous comments helps steer expectations almost always lower, helping the companies beat those targets.

Anxiety Weighs on U.S. Corporate EarningsAugust 02, 2016 06:51 PM

America’s biggest companies logged a fourth straight quarter of shrinking profits and tepid sales, as weakness from energy companies and lower business investment more than offset U.S. consumer strength.

Best-Paid CEOs Lag in Results, Study SaysJuly 25, 2016 12:01 AM

The best-paid CEOs tend to run some of the worst-performing companies and vice versa, even when pay and performance are measured over the course of many years, according to a new study.

Restructurings Account for Biggest Share of AdjustmentsJune 29, 2016 03:20 PM

Nearly all large companies report adjusted financials now, as The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. But like unhappy families in a Tolstoy novel, the ways in which they adjust their numbers varies widely.

Accounting Choices Blur Profit PictureJune 28, 2016 12:03 AM

The number of U.S. companies that rely solely on standard accounting to report their financial results is shrinking fast. Nonstandard figures that many use inflate income by an average 44% at profitable firms, an analysis found.

Corporate Succession Planning Is Key to Smooth TransitionsJune 08, 2016 02:46 PM

Boards increasingly are recognizing the risk of not having a long-term strategic outlook that develops leaders who could take the reins when a CEO departs.

For Some Big-Name CEOs, Pay Declines as Investors GainJune 03, 2016 01:53 PM

Activist investors and politicians have pilloried CEOs for getting big raises with lousy performance. But when a big-name CEOs pay falls despite strong returns, as at Starbucks, Under Armour and GE, it draws less attention.

CEO Pay Shrinks 4.6%, With Little Correlation to Shareholder ReturnJune 02, 2016 02:19 PM

Median pay for chief executives of the biggest U.S. companies slipped 4.6% last year, but the link between annual compensation and shareholder returns remained weak.

Expedia CEOs Total Pay JumpsMay 01, 2016 11:17 PM

Expedia Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi’s total compensation ballooned to $94.6 million last year, making him one of the most highly paid leaders in corporate America.

Earnings on Pace for Third Straight DeclineApril 28, 2016 07:16 PM

U.S. corporate profits are set to decline for the third straight quarter, the longest and broadest slide in earnings since the financial crisis, weighed down by the energy slump and slowing growth around the world.

CEO Pay Shrank Most Since Financial CrisisApril 07, 2016 12:01 AM

Compensation for the chief executives of the biggest U.S. companies fell more sharply last year than any year since the financial crisis, as weaker corporate performance slowed cash bonuses and accounting rules pared back pension growth.

Big Investors Question Corporate Board TenuresMarch 23, 2016 03:37 PM

Large U.S. companies increasingly are governed by board members who have held their seats for a decade or more, even as some big investors question whether a number of these directors serve shareholders’ best interests.

CEO Pay Depends on Board’s Independence, Study FindsMarch 09, 2016 08:09 PM

A critical factor in how much chief executives are paid isn’t how well their share price performs or how long they run their company. It is who sits at the head of the boardroom table.

Corporate Directors’ Pay Rises as Risks GrowFebruary 24, 2016 03:29 PM

What corporate directors are paid has received scant attention, amid the debate about soaring executive compensation. But pay for nonexecutive directors of S&P; 500 companies rose nearly 50% between 2006 and 2014.

Big Companies Pull Back After Rough QuarterFebruary 07, 2016 07:28 PM

After a tough end to 2015, big companies are starting the new year with a tight rein on capital spending, and in some cases layoffs, seeking to cope with sluggish industrial demand and uncertainties about the American consumer.

A Board Struggles With Its CEOs BorrowingJanuary 28, 2016 08:46 PM

At Swift Transportation, the CEOs margin debt on company stock bumps up against limits, and the board keeps adjusting them.

Boards Get More Independent, but Ties EndureJanuary 19, 2016 03:16 PM

Corporate boards have more independent directors, but some have close ties to the companies and executives they oversee.

Corporate Growth Reflects Global SlowdownJanuary 19, 2016 01:58 PM

The world’s companies are facing the same halting growth being experienced by the global economy. As a result, corporate chiefs are likely to maintain the timid strategies that have helped expand profits in recent years.

Will Business Spending and Profits Rebound This Year?January 01, 2016 05:30 AM

In 2015, the U.S. corporate landscape was dominated by activists, buybacks, currencies and deals. In the coming year, the question is whether firms will shake off the weight of a strong dollar and lower commodity prices to expand profit growth and turn to investing in their operations.

With U.S. Asset Sale, Avon Joins a Small ClubDecember 17, 2015 06:14 PM

When Avon Products sells the bulk of its North American operations, it will join a very small club: publicly traded companies based in the U.S. but with little or no U.S. operations.