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Ron Johnson, chief executive officer of J.C. Penney Co., arrives at State Supreme court in New York, on March 1, 2013.

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Ron Johnson, chief executive officer of J.C. Penney Co., arrives at State Supreme court in New York, on March 1, 2013.

Bloomberg By the Numbers: 1,795

Ron Johnson, the former chief executive officer of J.C. Penney Co., received a compensation package 1,795 times higher than the average wage and benefits of a U.S. department store worker, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Such disparities are why...

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Jordan's King Abdullah II and President Barack Obama hold a press conference at Al-Hummar Palace in Amman on March 22, 2013. Obama arrived in Jordan to face scrutiny over his Syria strategy, on the last leg of a Middle East tour after challenging Israelis to embrace peace with Palestinians.

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Jordan's King Abdullah II and President Barack Obama hold a press conference at Al-Hummar Palace in Amman on March 22, 2013. Obama arrived in Jordan to face scrutiny over his Syria strategy, on the last leg of a Middle East tour after challenging Israelis to embrace peace with Palestinians.

King’s Pay Grade: Palace Included

Who makes more money than a king? Today in Jordan, standing with the $400,000-a-year president of the United States, King Abdullah II said that the question of potential asylum for the besieged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is beyond his pay...

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