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The average pay for chief executives of a company in the blue chip FTSE 100 index was 5.23 million pounds ($7.6 million)last year, down from 5.36 million in 2014, a Reuters examination of corporate filings shows. In 2005, CEO compensation, including pensions and share awards, was just 0.1 percent of pre-tax earnings, the Reuters analysis of annual reports over the period shows. Rapid growth in executive pay has long drawn criticism from some politicians and media headlines denouncing corporate "fat cats".
A boy growing up in the tumultuous aftermath of Fidel Castro's revolution is torn between his communist mother and alienated middle-class father, seeking to find his own way in a world turned upside down by history. This is the story of Cuban playwright Carlos Celdran's acclaimed new play, "Ten Million," a coming-of-age tale set in a time of national turmoil that has finally made it to the stage, decades later, in a Cuba that is slowly but steadily changing. Celdran, 52, takes a searing look at the fallout of the 1959 revolution, something that could never have made it past the communist government's censors in the era the play depicts.
Google is celebrating Sigmund Freud's 160th birthday with a special doodle. Instead of a Google logo, visitors to its home page in much of the world Friday are seeing an image of Freud's head nestled between ...