March 15, 2013 |
Simon Njoroge intends to a employ a different strategy in the 28th Asics L.A. Marathon on Sunday. The Kenyan runner won the men's race last year but could not catch the women's winner, who collected a $100,000 gender challenge bonus for crossing the finish line first. This year, the women will start 18 minutes 35 seconds ahead of the men - the difference in time between event records in the men's and women's divisions. The bonus is $50,000. PHOTOS: 2013 Los Angeles Marathon "This time," Njoroge said Friday, "I am focused to get that bonus.
February 26, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Wall Street has been slashing jobs, kicking out traders and bankers as the finance industry shrinks. But those with high-paying jobs are still taking in fat bonuses. The average cash bonus on Wall Street last year rose an estimated 9% to nearly $121,900, according to a report released Tuesday by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Overall, the New York securities industry is expected to dole out $20 billion in 2012 cash bonuses, up 8% from the previous year.
January 10, 2013 |
Vanessa Bryant has sold a Newport Coast house for $3.22 million. The Mediterranean-style house was signed over to her as part of her divorce settlement with Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, and went on the market in September at $3.75 million. The mountain-view house was built in 1999 and sits on about a quarter of an acre in a gated community where the Bryants have two other houses. Features include an office/library, five fireplaces, balconies, five bedrooms, a bonus room and 5.5 bathrooms.
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January 5, 2013 |
Andrew Fabella, are you out there? Please report to post-op at Keck Hospital of USC early Monday morning. I'm coming back to have the other knee done. That's right, folks, I'm kicking off the new year by getting a partial right knee replacement because my medial cartilage is cottage cheese and I'm bone on bone, just like I was on the left knee. I need to be in top shape this year because I've got mayoral candidates to chase and a 9-year-old daughter who's already too much for me to handle on the tennis courts.
December 14, 2012 |
Zack Greinke's six-year deal with the Dodgers could be worth as much as $158 million, according to a person familiar with the details of the contract. But it's unlikely Greinke will collect the full amount, as it would require him to win six Cy Young Awards and be traded. Greinke's contract is guaranteed for $147 million. He will be paid a signing bonus of $12 million in several installments from this month to February 2014. His annual salary breakdown is as follows: 2013: $17 million 2014: $24 million 2015: $23 million 2016: $24 million 2017: $23 million 2018: $24 million Greinke's base salary in 2018 will increase to $26 million if he pitches 1,000 innings in his first five years of the contract.
November 30, 2012 |
Bosses playing Santa, take heed: there are gifts that nearly every employee wants but also a few that make a lump of coal seem like manna from the heavens. Like, for example, a holiday party with an open bar. Only 5% of workers list such a boozy fete among their top choices for employer-gifted seasonal perks, according to a new report from career site Glassdoor. Maybe they just don't want to make a fool of themselves in front of colleagues and then have to take a sick day afterward to recover -- a very real situation faced by two-thirds of Americans, according to recent research . Other unpopular gifts, according to employees: gym memberships, company stock, even the option to work from home for a full year, Glassdoor found in its survey of 2,050 workers.