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For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

May. 25, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for CEOs is often hundreds of times higher than typical workers. The pay increase matches the bump that CEOs...

Markets Right Now: Energy stocks pull indexes mostly lower

May. 25, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are mostly lower as energy companies sink following reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Chevron lost 3.8 percent Friday and Exxon Mobil gave up 2.4 percent. Airlines climbed as investors...

Women CEOs still a rarity, but pay tops that of men

May. 25, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

Female CEOs remain scarce at the biggest publicly traded companies but those who hold the top job receive pay competitive with male peers. Women make up only 5 percent of the CEO ranks at S&P 500 companies. Yet median compensation for a female CEO was valued at $13.5 million for the 2017 fiscal year, versus...

Oil prices and energy companies tumble; other stocks rise

May. 25, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies and oil prices are sinking again Friday morning on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Overall U.S. stocks are slightly lower as falling bond yields put pressure on banks, but they are helping dividend-payers like household goods makers. Airlines are...

World stocks mixed as NKorea's restraint eases concerns

May. 25, 2018 8:12 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mixed Friday as investors eyed the diplomatic rhetoric over North Korea, developments in global trade disputes and prepared for a long weekend in the U.S. and Britain. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 0.8 percent to 12,961 and France's CAC 40 added 0.4 percent to...

The highest-paid CEOs by state

May. 25, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and April 30. Not every state...

Asian shares lower as NKorea cancellation adds uncertainty

May. 24, 2018 11:40 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock indexes were mostly lower Friday as investors factored in fresh geopolitical uncertainty following the abrupt cancellation of a meeting between the U.S. and North Korean leaders. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.1 percent to 22,457.20 but South Korea's...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

May. 24, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Thursday as energy companies skidded along with oil prices. The market dropped after President Donald Trump said he canceled a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but recovered most of those losses. On Thursday: The S&P 500 index sank 5.53 points, or 0.2 percent, to...

Markets Right Now: US stock indexes finish mostly lower

May. 24, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. U.S. stocks are finishing mostly lower as energy companies skidded along with oil prices. The market dropped Thursday after President Donald Trump said he canceled a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but...

Of Mutual Interest: Can small caps keep living large?

May. 24, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The smallest companies have packed twice the punch of their bigger brethren in the last few months, but it might not last. Rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China have battered the stock market overall recently, and the S&P 500, which tracks large U.S. companies, has yet to...