Survey data from a large, bipartisan project show that the nation is extremely pessimistic. A discouraging 85% of people in "the new American center" think they are stuck, "falling backward" or "slipping behind."
William Shakespeare is an early example of a writer who took control of his business affairs, Oxford University researcher Bart van Es says. Shakespeare gained power and creative freedom by obtaining shares in a theater company, van Es says.
Apple, Oracle and Google paid their CFOs the most last year, at $68.6 million, $51.7 million and $38.7 million, respectively. Facebook's and Intel's CFOs are the other tech executives in the top 10 for CFO pay.