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Two cubs and their parents were euthanized to make room for a younger lion. The zoo had already come under fire in February for euthanizing a young, healthy giraffe and feeding it to the lions.
People walk past the entrance to the Time Warner center on August 7, 2013 in New York City.
Time Warner CEO Robert Marcus will get $80 million once his company’s sale to Comcast is finished. Marcus was on the job for just six weeks, which makes this one of the most “golden” of “golden parachutes.”
Nancy Koehn is with the Harvard Business School. She said Golden Parachutes have been around for at least a generation of CEO compensation and they are important for keeping CEOs in the fold when changes of control happen.
Koehn said the idea of “Golden Parachutes” is up for debate.
“Data does not support that if you pay someone like Robert Marcus more than a million dollars a day, that necessarily Comcast and Time Warner shareholders are going be better off, than if you paid him something that most reasonable people including compensation experts and other CEOs would recognize as some kind reward for what he’s doing; helping shepherd the sale of the company."
Koehn said the $80 million Marcus is receiving reflects the overall bar in corporate America being raised in corporate America for the senior levels or corporations.Marketplace for Tuesday, March 25, 2014by Kai RyssdalPodcast Title: The problem with "Golden Parachutes"Syndication: Flipboard BusinessSlackerSoundcloudStitcherBusiness InsiderSwellPMPApp Respond: No
The new Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.
I got an email from Amazon this morning, telling me I had a credit of $22.40 in my account. It's a payout from the $166 million e-book price-fixing settlement.
What's interesting is how they figured out who got how much: It's $3.17 for each New York Times best-seller you bought, and $0.73 for everything else.
Did you get a settlement payout? Tell us on our RebelMouse page:Marketplace for Tuesday, March 25, 2014by Kai RyssdalPodcast Title: In which Kai Ryssdal has to settle for $22.40Story Type: BlogSyndication: Flipboard BusinessSlackerSoundcloudStitcherBusiness InsiderSwellPMPApp Respond: No