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Executives Awarded More Cash Pay

CEOs’ cash pay rose at its fastest rate in at least four years in 2014, swelling to 37.3% of total compensation. Equity grants, meanwhile, are becoming less attractive as the stock market scrapes against record highs.

Credit Suisse Profit Rises

Credit Suisse net profit rose 23% in the first quarter as the Swiss lender saw a pickup at its investment bank.

Rich Smuggling Trade Fuels Deadly Migration

European authorities are finding it difficult to combat a brazen, multimillion-dollar people-smuggling enterprise run by Libyan militias and tribesmen.

Egypt’s Morsi Gets 20 Years in Jail

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced the nation’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges of encouraging violence, but acquitted him of incitement to murder which would have carried a mandatory death penalty.

Peugeot to Ramp Up Production

French car maker Peugeot Citroën said it would increase production this year to capitalize on growth in European markets.

Six Minnesota Men Charged With Trying to Join Islamic State

The U.S. charged six men with trying to join ISIS, exposing a network of Somali-Americans who allegedly tried to help each other get to Syria. 94

Turkey Shifts Away From West on Defense

Ankara takes steps to boost its own arms industry and reduce its military dependence on its NATO allies, worrying some Western capitals in the process

Behind Ginni Rometty’s Plan to Reboot IBM

Spending time with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty shows how she is trying to reinvent the nearly 104-year-old tech icon while it continues a yearslong slump. Her task is unlike that of past CEOs, who remade IBM by shifting toward new markets it could dominate.

Airlines Hired Gumshoes to Document Subsidies at Rivals

Airlines hired investigators to help craft a claim of unfair subsidies.

New Data Plans Challenge Wireless Carriers

U.S. wireless carriers in the middle of a price war have been able to take refuge in one fact: Subscribers are often paying for more data than they use. Now that bulwark is under attack as well.

EU Targets Russian Gas Giant

The European Union plans to file formal antitrust charges against the bloc’s largest gas supplier, Russia’s Gazprom, a move set to escalate the standoff between Europe and Moscow. 68

Wall Street Journal Wins Investigative Pulitzer Prize

The Wall Street Journal won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of abuses in the Medicare system. The New York Times also won three awards. 68

Norway Steams Up Investors in Pipeline

Investors in a gas pipeline are suing the government of Norway, usually seen as a safe place to do business, over changes they say will cost them billions of dollars.

Greek Yields Hit Multiyear Highs

Greek bond yields rose to fresh multiyear highs, leading some investors to note that the possibility of a Greek default has never been higher.

Chip Rollout Has Banks Scrambling

To cut credit-card fraud, issuers are embedding chips, with 575 million of the new cards expected to be in Americans’ wallets by year-end.

Goldman, Morgan Stanley Find Varied Profit Paths

The rival lenders’ strong first-quarter results show that when the markets and customers cooperate, there is more than one way to rack up big profits on Wall Street.

Heard on the Street

Offer Is No Small Beer

China Resources is restructuring assets to create China’s biggest pure-play beer company. Given the price on tap, shareholders should quit while they are ahead.


Federal Panel Reviewing Native American Sentencing

Spurred by concerns from judges, prosecutors and tribal leaders, a federal panel is reviewing whether Native Americans living on reservations face disproportionately harsher punishments for crimes than other Americans.

The Diet That Might Cut Alzheimer’s Risk

The MIND diet appears to reduce the risk for developing the disease.

Puzzling Rise in Nearsighted Kids

Researchers try outdoor time and a translucent cube.

Spider Venom Shows Promise

A discovery about spider venom could lead to a new class of painkillers.


How Do CEOs Get Paid?


IBM's Unexpected Partnerships With Apple and Twitter


Trading (and Tweeting) From Brooklyn



A Delightfully Old-School Boston Marathon

Matthew Futterman: Marathon running has gotten sidetracked in recent years, but it has again taken center stage at the country’s biggest races, such as Monday’s Boston Marathon.



The New Boat People

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A Wrinkle in Europe’s QE Effort

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