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Not Bad for 15 Months: Yahoo's Ex-COO Gets $58M Severance Package

Not Bad for 15 Months: Yahoo's Ex-COO Gets $58M Severance Package
Henrique de Castro, Yahoo's Chief Operating Officer for all of a whopping 15 months, was paid a severance package of $58 million, calling into question CEO Marissa Mayer's hiring of him in the first place.
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High Bank Fees Flushing Our 401(k) Retirement Accounts Down the Drain

High Bank Fees Flushing Our 401(k) Retirement Accounts Down the Drain
A new study finds that the typical 401(k) fees - adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year - would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career compared with lower-cost options. To compensate for the higher fees, someone would have to work an extra three years before retiring.
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Exxon CEO Nets 3% Raise, Now Earns $28.1M Per Year

Exxon CEO Nets 3% Raise, Now Earns $28.1M Per Year
The CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. received compensation worth $28.1 million last year, a 3 percent increase over the previous year, according to an Associated Press analysis of a company regulatory filing. Most of Rex W. Tillerson's compensation was in the form of stock awards, which the largest U.S. oil company valued at $21.3 million when they were granted.
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Paul Ryan's Budget Wishlist: Less, Much Less, for the Poor. Plus, More Bombs

Paul Ryan's Budget Wishlist: Less, Much Less, for the Poor. Plus, More Bombs
The Paul Ryan budget is a glimpse into the priorities of today's GOP. And for anyone in the bottom three quarters of the income scale, it is indeed a scary document.
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Toyota Recalls 1.8M Vehicles After Airbags Fail to Deploy

Toyota Recalls 1.8M Vehicles After Airbags Fail to Deploy
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S. for various safety problems, including air bags that may fail to deploy. The total recall grows to over six million worldwide, as well as some GM models that shared the same factory.
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Getting High on Their Own Supply: Apple, Samsung Can't Put Down Their Phones, Even in Court

Getting High on Their Own Supply: Apple, Samsung Can't Put Down Their Phones, Even in Court
These people really love what they do – both plaintiffs and defendants in the Apple/Samsung patent fight are having a hard time putting their phones down. And the judge is getting increasingly frustrated.
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Ben Stein: Poverty Doesn't Exist Because the Poor 'Almost Always Have Indoor Plumbing'

Ben Stein: Poverty Doesn't Exist Because the Poor 'Almost Always Have Indoor Plumbing'
In an American Spectator column last week, conservative pundit Ben Stein argued that Americans living in poverty aren’t really poor because “they almost always have indoor plumbing,” and in any case they just “envy” the wealthy and are victims of their own “self-sabotage.”
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Yes, the Gender Pay Gap is Real. Here's How Obama's Trying to Fix It

Yes, the Gender Pay Gap is Real. Here's How Obama's Trying to Fix It
Equal Pay Day: How Obama Is Helping Close the Pay Gap
Today is Equal Pay Day. President Obama will sign executive orders targeting pay disparity...
This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F
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Improper Taser Use Costs VT Tax Payers $269,500 Since 2006

Improper Taser Use Costs VT Tax Payers $269,500 Since 2006
In the debate over the use of tasers one of the claims made by taser proponents is that the use of tasers saves police departments money because their people are less likely to be injured, and that as a consequence they save money on their workers' comp premiums. However, a report just completed by the Vermont chapter of the ACLU demonstrates that Vermont's taxpayers are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for the improper police deployment of tasers.
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'Harry Potter,' 'Twilight' & 'The Walking Dead' are Paving the Way for the Antichrist

'Harry Potter,' 'Twilight' & 'The Walking Dead' are Paving the Way for the Antichrist
On Saturday’s edition of Understanding the Times, End Times radio broadcaster Jan Markell hosted Eric Barger of “Take a Stand! Ministries,” who warned that occult influences in the culture are paving the way for the Antichrist.
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