- EU moves to ease online shopping, protect European films
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday unveiled a raft of proposals to make it easier to buy online across its borders, set quotas for European films with providers like Netflix and protect children from harmful content.
- CEO pay climbs again, even as their stock prices don't
NEW YORK (AP) — CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That's almost double the typical American worker's, and a lot more than investors earned from owning their stocks — a big fat zero.
- Health care CEOs lead the way in 2015 compensation
It pays to be healthy. Chief executives at health care companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index made millions more in compensation last year than their counterparts in other industries. A look at the top and bottom-paid CEOs last year, by industry, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.
- The biggest CEO pay raises and pay cuts of 2015
Here are the three CEOs who got the biggest pay raises last year, and the deepest pay cuts, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.
- The highest-paid CEOs by state
Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2015, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered public companies with at least $1 billion in revenue that filed proxy statements with federal regulators on or before April 30, 2016. It includes CEOs who were newly hired, who often receive large grants as incentives. It does not include data for Alaska, Montana or West Virginia.
- Top 10 highest-paid CEOs
Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2015, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.
- Global stock markets rally on US recovery hopes
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets rallied Wednesday as solid U.S. data raised expectations for a strong recovery in the world's largest economy. European stocks were buoyed also by a deal to get Greece more rescue loans.
- Casino magnate Wynn envisions water paradise in dry Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Imagine a white sand beach with a bar at the dock. Water skiers flash by a small island, where fireworks shoot from twin peaks. Now imagine this water paradise is in the desert of drought-stricken Nevada.
- German far-right angry at soccer team's photos on candy bars
BERLIN (AP) — Photos of Germany's national soccer team on packages of a popular chocolate brand have prompted online outrage among Germany's far right because they include childhood pictures of players of migrant origin.
- Greek market cheer after creditors OK loan, eye debt relief
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government borrowing costs are at a six-month low and Athens stocks are up after international creditors approved a substantial batch of bailout loans for the debt-crippled country.
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