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Female CEOs see pay rise, but numbers remain small
For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest companies are run by women, and experts say gender parity at the top remains way off....

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 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....

The Latest: Protests idle some French oil refineries
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on France's strikes and protests against the government's labor reforms (all times local):...

US stocks climb for the second day as oil prices rise
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are continuing to climb Wednesday morning, and energy companies are leading the way as the price of oil continues to climb. A deal between Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Computer Sciences is sending both companies higher. European stocks are rising after a deal to get Greece more rescue loans....

Greece to avoid default this summer, eyes debt relief
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece will avoid a default this summer after international creditors reached a milestone decision early Wednesday to unfreeze a batch of bailout loans and to find a way to ease the country's debt load....

EU wants quota of European films on providers like Netflix
BRUSSELS (AP) -- On-demand video providers like Netflix, iTunes and Amazon will be required to have a fifth of their films and TV shows on offer in the European Union be Europe-made, under new proposals issued Wednesday....

US probes e-commerce giant Alibaba's accounting practices
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it is under investigation by U.S. regulators in connection with its accounting practices....

German far-right angry at soccer team's photos on candy bars
BERLIN (AP) -- Photos of Germany's national soccer team on a popular chocolate bar have prompted online outrage among Germany's far right because they include childhood pictures of some players of migrant origin....

Casino magnate Wynn envisions water paradise in dry Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Imagine a white sand beach with a bar at the dock. Water skiers flash by a small island, where fireworks shoot from twin peaks. Now imagine this water paradise is in the desert of drought-stricken Nevada....

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