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Fat Cat Tuesday: A Commemoration of CEO Excess

Fat Tuesday is Mardi Gras, a day of revelry, gluttony, intoxication and showers of shiny plastic beads. It is the party to end all parties because it’s followed by Ash Wednesday, when Lenten sacrifices commence.

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How the Demise of the Trump Administration Could Finally Kill the White House CEO Fantasy

If you were wondering exactly how Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci was able to weasel his way into the White House, you have to recall that he wasn’t only a Donald Trump sycophant; he was also touted as a businessman who could “fix” problems career politicians couldn’t. This is the guy who asked Barack Obama what he planned to do about the way that Wall Streeters were being treated like piñatas during a town hall in 2010. And it is the same guy who dropped $100,000 to appear in the sequel to Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street,” the film that brought us Gordon Gekko and his famous line, “Greed is good.”

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5 Major Threats to Further Hasten Uber's Decline

Since CEO and founder Travis Kalanick announced his indefinite leave of absence from Uber, the company has spent the past week desperately attempting to steer the conversation away from scandal. But plans ranging from rural ride-sharing to curbing drinking at work are doing little to help the startup still drowning in legal woes. 

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Is Mark Zuckerberg Running for President? (Sure Looks Like It)

An Ohio family said they learned just 20 minutes before dinner on Friday evening that a planned mystery guest would be the Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg

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New Study Says 1 Out of Every 5 Corporate Bosses Is a Psychopath

According to a new study, one out of every five corporate bosses is a psychopath.

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Presidential Politics and CEO Pay

Politicians love to beat up on overpaid CEOs.

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CEO Condemns Celebrities Cashing in on the Six-Figure Commencement Speech (Video)

Graduation season comes with commencenment speeches, which tend to carry a high price tag. But is the celebrity commencement speech—often costing over six figures—the best use of university funds?

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Silicon Valley CEO Says He'd Make Low-Income Vendors Lives 'Miserable,' Brags About Driving Out Family of Recyclers

Another tech CEO is in hot water after making insensitive comments about poor Bay Area residents. This time it's Mark Woodward, head of the software company Invoca, who made comments about local food vendors in a Facebook post.

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Meet the Most Overpaid CEOs in America

CEOs of the world’s biggest companies: They’re nothing like us!

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CEOs Call for Wage Increases for Workers! What's the Catch?

Peter Georgescu has a message he wants America's corporate and political elites to hear: "I'm scared," he said in a recent New York Times opinion piece.

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The 3 Most Asinine Corporate Arguments Against CEO-Worker Pay Disclosure

Regulators of the Great Depression era could teach their modern-day counterparts a few lessons in how to get things done. Consider, for example, how fast the Securities and Exchange Commission of that era was able to implement the first executive pay disclosure rules, compared to today’s bureaucratic foot-dragging.

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