Where Strayer Education gets its money
Strayer Education, a for-profit chain of colleges, paid CEO Robert Silberman $41.9 million last year, 15 times the compensation of the best-paid president of a traditional, not-for-profit university. The federal government is the source of about 75 percent of Strayer’s revenue.
Insiders sell shares worth $4.5 billion
Corporate insiders took advantage of a two-year stock market high to sell $4.5 billion of their companies’ shares during the week of Nov. 1. In no other week in history have net insider sales totaled more than $2 billion.
Facebook's 23.1 percent market share
Some 23.1 percent of all online display ads now appear on Facebook, meaning that the social-networking site has roughly doubled its share of the display-ad business since the third quarter of 2009. Second-place Yahoo has 11 percent of the online-display market.
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More American shoppers use coupons
American shoppers in 2009 used 27 percent more in-store coupons than they did in 2008, while use of online coupons soared 360 percent. Forty-one percent of Americans now believe that it’s acceptable to use a coupon to help pay the tab on a first date.
Employers plan pay raises in 2010
Nearly all companies plan to award employees raises next year, says pay advisor Buck Consultants, with the increases averaging around 3 percent. And most employers that eliminated 401(k) matching payments during the recession plan to restore all or part of the match by next summer.