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02/23/2018 - As Companies Reveal Gigantic CEO-To-Worker Pay Ratios, Some Worry How Low-Paid Workers Might Take The News

As Companies Reveal Gigantic CEO-To-Worker Pay Ratios, Some Worry How Low-Paid Workers Might Take The News

– The Washington Post

In recent weeks, a few public companies have begun disclosing a ratio, required for the first time this year, that compares the pay of their chief executive with the pay of their median employee. Investors, the public and employees are about to get a much closer look at how their pay compares not only with that of their CEO, but that of their peers. It’s that last comparison that has employers most concerned, say consultants who work with them on executive pay issues.

Why A Republican Plan For Paid Leave Has Stirred Concern About Social Security

– The New York Times

Paid leave for new parents, long a Democratic cause, has become a Republican one, too. But policymakers don’t agree on what a leave plan should look like. Now some Republicans have a new idea: Let people collect Social Security benefits early to pay for time off after they have a baby.

Walmart’s Catch-Up Game With Amazon Is Crushing Its Bottom Line

– Bloomberg

Walmart is fighting a pitched battle online with Amazon, but it’s incurring some serious damage to its bottom line in doing so. This past quarter saw Walmart’s operating margin slip to 3.3 percent, the lowest operating margin in its history.

How Banks Could Control Gun Sales If Washington Won’t

– The New York Times

The country’s financial giants hold more sway over the gun industry than any politician. If banks and credit card companies were to stop doing business with gun shops that sell assault weapons, the supply of such firearms would be greatly reduced.