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    The biggest CEO pay raises and pay cuts of 2015

    Here are the three CEOs who got the biggest pay raises last year, and the deepest pay cuts, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.Top raises:1. Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia, $94.6 million, up 881 percent. Stock...

    By The Associated Press|

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    Protests for $15 wage expected at McDonald's headquarters

    OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) Protesters demanding a higher minimum wage are expected to march on the McDonald's Corp. headquarters near Chicago ahead of the fast-food giant's annual shareholders' meeting.Organizers say the protests will begin Wednesday...

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    CEO pay climbs again, even as their stock prices don't

    NEW YORK (AP) CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That's almost double the typical American worker's, and a lot more than investors earned from owning their stocks a big fat zero.The typical chief executive in...

    By Stan Choe, AP Business Writer|

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    Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

    Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2015, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.1. Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia, $94.6 million, up 881 percent. Expedia's stock return last fiscal year: 47 percent.2. Leslie...

    By The Associated Press|

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    Health care CEOs lead the way in 2015 compensation

    It pays to be healthy. Chief executives at health care companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index made millions more in compensation last year than their counterparts in other industries. A look at the top and bottom-paid CEOs last year, by...

    By The Associated Press|

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    The highest-paid CEOs by state

    Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2015, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered public companies with at least $1 billion in revenue that filed proxy statements with federal...

    By The Associated Press|

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    How AP and Equilar calculated CEO pay

    For its annual study of CEO pay, The Associated Press used data provided by Equilar, an executive data firm.Equilar examined the regulatory filings detailing the pay packages of 341 executives. Equilar looked at companies in the Standard & Poor's...

    By The Associated Press|

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    Prosecution, defense offer opposite views of Alabama speaker

    OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) Prosecutors and defense lawyers offered jurors opposing views of Alabama House speaker Mike Hubbard as he went on trial on felony ethics charges.Prosecutors told jurors in opening statements Tuesday that Hubbard made some...

    By Jay Reeves, Associated Press|

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    AGs: Pelvic mesh implants caused dire complications

    SEATTLE (AP) Dawna Hankins was scheduled to have a partial hysterectomy in 2008 when her doctor suggested implanting a vaginal mesh device at the same time to deal with minor incontinence.After three years of pain, itching and urinary tract...

    By Gene Johnson, Associated Press|

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    Planners seek to transform border town into destination

    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) Trucks race along a winding road in the arid New Mexico desert. As they travel through Santa Teresa, a border-crossing port of entry and unincorporated town, they pass millions of square feet of warehouses that store...

    By Russell Contreras, Associated Press|

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