$4 Million Signing Bonus for New HP CEO Leo Apotheker

HP shares dropped more than 3% in premarket trading Friday, a day after the company named Leo Apotheker to replace Mark Hurd as CEO. And if investors aren't impressed with the choice of the former CEO of software giant SAP to lead HP, they're really not going to like his compensation package.

New Citigroup Hire Lands $30 Million Pay Deal

Citigroup%u2019s (C) newest energy banker Stephen Trauber could take home as much as $30 million over three years as part of his juicy new pay package with the bank. Trauber, whom Citigroup poached from Swiss bank UBS (UBS), landed himself the deal just months after pay czar Kenneth Feinberg ended his oversight of Citigroup%u2019s pay practices, The Wall Street Journal said. The U.S. taxpayer still owned 17.5% of Citigroup as of July.

Young Single Women Now Earn More Than Men

Young single women are earning more than their male peers in metropolitan areas around the U.S., according to an analysis of Census Bureau data released Wednesday. Some hope that the trend could eventually eliminate the male-female pay gap.

Pay Raises Are Smaller Than Expected This Year

Workers who got less of a raise than they anticipated this year aren't alone. A new Hewitt survey of large companies finds the nation's slack recovery has prompted many employers to rein in expenses, thereby reducing planned raises and bonuses.

Lawyers: New CEO Pay Disclosure Rule a 'Logistical Nightmare'

A new rule forcing U.S. companies to disclose the ratio between their chief executive%u2019s pay and that of the typical employee is a "logistical nightmare%u201D", lawyers say. "It%u2019s just not do-able for a large company with tens of thousands of employees worldwide," Richard Susko, a partner at Cleary Gottlieb told The Financial Times.

Five 'Impractical' Majors That Might Make You Rich

There aren't many surprises on the lists of which college majors tend to yield the lowest salaries. But what matters more than your major is what you do with your degree after you graduate. These courses of study may do poorly on average, but the skills they teach could turn you into a big winner.

Mailman delivering drugs?

Talk about a personal delivery! Gloucester, Mass. police say US Postal Service worker Stephen Hale, 30, sold OxyContin while on his mail delivery...

Room at the Top: CEOs Depart as Pay Declines

As compensation for chief executives declines for the second straight year in a row, turnover among U.S. corporate leaders starts to rise. While most CEOs stayed put in 2009, departures grew 10% in the first quarter of this year.

Glass ceiling: Women to blame?

A new study tells women that the difficulties they encounter advancing in the corporate world could be, at least partially, self-inflicted. No, you...

Getting out of jury duty the hard way

Erik Slye really didn't want to miss work earlier this year when he was called to serve on a Montana jury. The 36-year-old man sent a notarized...

How to negotiate for a lot more money

Many folks miss the "golden opportunity" to go for more money when exploring a new position with their employer or interviewing for a new job. They...