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Wall Street Pay Bounces Back

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On April 27, 2009 @ 5:00 am In Bailouts,Corporate Management,Wages & Income | Comments Disabled

To be filed under “Are you shitting me?”:

“Workers at the largest financial institutions are on track to earn as much money this year as they did before the financial crisis began, because of the strong start of the year for bank profits.

Even as the industry‚Äôs compensation has been put in the spotlight for being so high at a time when many banks have received taxpayer help, six of the biggest banks set aside over $36 billion in the first quarter to pay their employees, according to a review of financial statements.”

Astonishing . . .

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26pay-graf01 [1]
via NYT [1]


After Off Year, Wall Street Pay Is Bouncing Back [1]
NYT, April 25, 2009


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