Study shows U.S. bank CEO pay dwarfs rest of world

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Description: You wouldn’t know it by his pay stubs, but Jiang Jianqing heads the world’s largest bank. Jiang, chairman of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, made just $234,700 in 2008. That’s less than 2 percent of the $19.6 million awarded to Jamie Dimon, chief executive of the world’s fourth-largest bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co…. Read more »

Pfizer whistleblower’s ordeal reaps big rewards

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Description: Taking on corporate giants can feel like tilting at windmills, but John Kopchinski’s six-year legal battle against Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) just made him a rich man. The Gulf War veteran and former Pfizer sales representative will earn more than $51.5 million as a result of his whistleblower lawsuit against the world’s biggest drugmaker and… Read more »

More questions than answers on Google Books

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Google’s Dan Clancy had patiently answered question after question regarding Google’s’ Book Search settlement with publishers and authors until late in the afternoon Friday, when he was finally left speechless. A young man from the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Information asked Clancy what kind of message was sent when Google decided to… Read more »

Madoff’s Secret: Keep Mum When Asked About Methods

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Bernard Madoff conned even the most sophisticated of clients, such as Fairfield Greenwich Group, through a simple tactic whenever he was asked probing questions: He refused to answer or he lied.. Source: Bloomberg  News Date: 4/03/2009 Keys: Investing, government, regulation, ethics, law Link: Questions for discussion: What lessons did you learn about risk and… Read more »