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  • The highest-paid CEOs by state

    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 had a publicly […]
  • How AP and Equilar calculated CEO pay

    For its annual analysis of CEO pay, The Associated Press used data provided by Equilar, an executive data firm. Equilar examined regulatory filings detailing the pay packages of 339 executives. Equilar looked at companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index that filed proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and April 30, 2018. […]
  • The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn’t have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three books under […]
  • Health care CEOs lead the way in pay

    The highest pay packages go to CEOs at health care companies. For the second time in three years, chief executives in the health care field led the S&P 500 in terms of total compensation. The typical CEO in the industry made $14.9 million last year, which means half earned more than that, and half made […]
  • Broadcom’s Tan, CBS’s Moonves among highest-paid CEOs

    Here are the highest-paid CEOs for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The AP’s compensation study covered 339 executives at S&P 500 companies who have served at least two full consecutive fiscal years at their respective companies, which filed proxy statements between Jan. 1 and April 30. Some […]
  • For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

    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 received in 2016, […]
  • Mine issued violation notices in bulldozer driver’s death

    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A mine in West Virginia has been issued three violation notices over the death of a man in a bulldozer that plunged 100 feet (30 meters) when the ground underneath gave way. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the state’s Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety reviewed the death of 34-year-old […]
  • AP Explains: What’s changing under new data privacy rules

    Europe’s new data and privacy rules take effect Friday, clarifying individual rights to the personal data collected by companies around the world for targeted advertising and other purposes. Years in the making, the rules are prompting companies to rewrite their privacy policies and in some cases, apply the European Union’s tougher standards even in the […]
  • The Latest: Complaints vs Google, Facebook under new EU law

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the European Union’s new data privacy law (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it’s filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users’ consent under new EU privacy rules. The group NOYB.EU — […]
  • Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

    LONDON (AP) — Lars Andersen’s business handles some of the most sensitive data there is — the names and phone numbers of children. The owner of London-based My Nametags, which makes personalized nametags to iron into children’s clothing, says protecting that information is fundamental to his business, which operates in 130 countries. But starting Friday, […]
  • Amid mounting Brexit concerns, UK economy is barely growing

    LONDON (AP) — A day after the Bank of England’s governor warned about the damaging consequences of a “disorderly” Brexit, official figures Friday confirmed that the British economy barely grew in the first three months of the year. The Office for National Statistics said the economy expanded by a quarterly rate of just 0.1 percent […]
  • German data suggest eurozone economy still on upward path

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A closely watched survey of German business executives’ optimism was unchanged in May after five straight monthly drops, offering a hopeful sign that Europe’s economy is still growing strongly. The Munich-based Ifo institute said Friday its index stayed at 102.2 points, the same as in April. The 19-country euro currency union […]
  • Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran will pull out of a landmark deal to stop the country from developing nuclear weapons unless it receives concrete guarantees that the economic incentives of the pact will be protected by the other parties, following the U.S. decision to unilaterally withdraw and Washington’s threat of sanctions against companies who trade with […]
  • Thai police probe suspected illegal e-waste recycling

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have raided several factories near Bangkok that allegedly were using a loophole to illegally import and process electronic waste. Police and industry ministry officials said Friday that they were still investigating after raids this week on at least four factories in industrial parks in the outskirts of the capital that […]
  • APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people were injured. Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it picked up speed for […]