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Corporate love is more likely to come with an open palm.

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Corporate love is more likely to come with an open palm.

The Many Loves of Ken Langone

When it comes to Kenneth Langone and the titans of finance, there is rarely a shortage of affection. Take Jamie Dimon. "I love Jamie, I know him well personally," Langone declared, "I love him."

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The lights of Canary Wharf, kept on, perhaps, by bankers working late to justify their bonuses.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The lights of Canary Wharf, kept on, perhaps, by bankers working late to justify their bonuses.

$2 Million Bonuses Do Nothing For Performance. Europe Is Finally Killing Them.

There's a compensation tool that accomplishes almost everything we want from incentives. It comes at the end of a year of good performance. It encourages employees to stay longer to realize its full benefit . It is the "raise."

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The National Council Chamber in the Federal Palace, Bern. Swiss legislators now must work out how to implement the 'rip-off' resolution.

The National Council Chamber in the Federal Palace, Bern. Swiss legislators now must work out how to implement the 'rip-off' resolution.

Do You Think Execs Should Be Paid $78 Million to Get Lost? That’s a Really Easy Question.

In his new book Thinking, Fast and Slow, the Nobel-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, demonstrates how when people are confronted with difficult questions, they tend to get around them by answering easier ones. You can't find a better example than the...

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Mountain ranges like the Grand Tetons took millennia to grow to their present size. Wall Street bonuses? More like 25 years.

Photographer: Price Chambers/Bloomberg

Mountain ranges like the Grand Tetons took millennia to grow to their present size. Wall Street bonuses? More like 25 years.

The Reason Wall Street Got So Rich, In Two Charts

The average New York City securities industry bonus went up eight percent last year, to $121,890. Surprised? Didn't think so. Wall Street has been climbing for 25 years. The chart here shows you why.

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