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Are CEOs Worth the High Salaries and Big Bonuses?

CEO bonuses rose 30.5% in the past year, but are the heads of large U.S. firms really earning their hefty compensation packages by creating increased profits and shareholder value? A closer look reveals wide disparities: There are some Bargain CEOs, but also some Hogs and Value Destroyers.

Seven of Business's Most Bizarre Brand Bedfellows

Wall Street's endless parade of buyouts and mergers, divisions and revisions has created a tangled landscape in which companies that are famous for one thing often own brands that are completely different -- or even diametrically opposed. Here are seven of our favorite mismatches.

Are 'Green' Cleaners Really Green?

green policeSupposedly "green" cleaners may not be as green as you think. You're probably being exposed to chemicals even if you're using presumably eco-friendly...

Clorox May Sell Auto Care Brands for $800 Million

Cleaning-products maker Clorox Co. (CLX) is in talks to sell its auto-care brands STP and Armor All to private equity firm Avista Capital Partners for as much as $800 million. The sale may be announced in the coming days, Bloomberg News reported without naming its sources. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) has been advising Clorox on the deal.

Vaska Plans to Clean Up in Green Laundry

A former fabric designer, Julia Fry started Vaska a decade ago because she found traditional laundry soaps were always ruining her clothes. Her green laundry products company's retail push has resulted in coveted shelf space in Duane Reade and Sam's Club stores. Fry talks about how she did it and what's next.