COMPENSATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COMPENSATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Audit blasts UTA, says it gave millions in sweetheart deals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58338545-90/audit-auditors-board-compensation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58338545-90/audit-auditors-board-compensation.html.csp">Audit blasts UTA, says it gave millions in sweetheart deals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T10:36:23.139-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Transit Authority “prepaid” a developer $10 million to construct a parking garage — which it turns out he never built — just after he made a multimillion-dollar deal benefiting a UTA board member. The agency never got all the money back from that advance. The troublesome incident is one of many described in a blistering, yearlong legislative audit into UTA operations that was released Tuesday. It complains about other sweetheart deals, extravagant pay and bonuses, failure to plan well...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338545@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:36:23 MDT Alarm rises as Nicaragua starts canal route survey http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58342806-79/canal-nicaragua-owners-property.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58342806-79/canal-nicaragua-owners-property.html.csp">Alarm rises as Nicaragua starts canal route survey</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LUIS GALEANO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T08:54:02.144-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 08:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Managua, Nicaragua • Teams of assessors accompanied by soldiers and police have begun surveying properties along the route of Nicaragua’s planned interoceanic canal, taking quick steps toward the start of a vast project the country has dreamed of for more than a century. But the process is alarming many residents, who say they fear they’ll lose their homes and receive unfair compensation. Teams from the China-based HKND Group this month began interviewing property owners in the Brito River regio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583428062014-08-27T08:54:02.144-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T08:54:02.144-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58342806@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:54:02 MDT Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338505-79/flight-families-airlines-plane.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338505-79/flight-families-airlines-plane.html.csp">Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T09:34:02.634-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 09:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss. Officials in the Netherlands, where the majority of Flight 17 victims lived, say Malaysia Airlines has been making $50,000 payments to the families without admitting any wrongdoing in the crash. Such payments may create goodwill, lawyers say, but they are not likely to discourage some families from seeking more than the amount...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583385052014-08-26T09:34:02.634-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T09:34:02.634-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338505@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:34:02 MDT UTA fails to report $14.26M in retirement benefits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310329-90/benefits-compensation-corrected-difference.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310329-90/benefits-compensation-corrected-difference.html.csp">UTA fails to report $14.26M in retirement benefits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:07:58.868-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Earlier this year, the Utah Transit Authority officially reported that General Manager Michael Allegra’s total 2013 compensation was $346,249. It turns out that was about $52,000 too low — because UTA had failed to include some retirement-pension benefits. His compensation really was $397,900, including all salary, bonuses, benefits and leave. Allegra was not alone. The UTA erroneously omitted reporting a combined total of $14.26 million in retirement benefits for all its employees — about a thi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310329@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:07:58 MDT Finns worried about backlash to Russian sanctions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284435-79/finland-percent-russia-sanctions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284435-79/finland-percent-russia-sanctions.html.csp">Finns worried about backlash to Russian sanctions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kati Pohjanpalo</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T11:55:08.755-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 11:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Helsinki — After backing the European Union in expanding sanctions against Russia, Finland is now regrouping to consider what it describes as the disproportionate fallout of the crisis on its own economy. No other euro nation is as exposed to the aftermath of the crisis in Ukraine as Finland, trade figures for the single currency bloc show. Prime Minister Alexander Stubb last week underscored the need for “solidarity” in the EU, making clear he expects any measures to “treat EU members similarly...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284435@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:55:08 MDT MLS assesses its future following big summer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58273520-77/league-mls-players-expansion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58273520-77/league-mls-players-expansion.html.csp">MLS assesses its future following big summer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE M. PETERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T23:31:25.177-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Ore. • This summer showed Major League Soccer that attracting U.S. fans to the game is no longer an issue. It’s engaging them that the league sees as its next step. MLS wrapped up its All-Star game celebration Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory over German power Bayern Munich. The match at Portland’s Providence Park capped a wildly successful few months for the sport stateside, following the U.S. national team’s run to the round of 16 in Brazil that drew record television ratings. And ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582735202014-08-09T23:31:25.177-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T23:31:25.177-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58273520@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:31:25 MDT Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232793-79/russia-yukos-billion-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232793-79/russia-yukos-billion-company.html.csp">Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANICA KIRKA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T10:07:02.028-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 10:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay over $50 billion in compensation to the former majority shareholder of now-defunct oil producer Yukos over the expropriation of the company more than 10 years ago. In one of the largest arbitration cases ever, a subsidiary for GML Ltd., once the biggest shareholder in Yukos Oil Co., had sought $103.5 billion from Russia. The Russian government under President Vladimir Putin in 2003 leveled massive tax claims against Yukos, then Russ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582327932014-07-28T10:07:02.028-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T10:07:02.028-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232793@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:07:02 MDT College football: SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196000-77/players-ncaa-think-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196000-77/players-ncaa-think-college.html.csp">College football: SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BRANDT </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOHN ZENOR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T23:12:03.049-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hoover, Ala. • Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform — not that they’re complaining. SEC commissioner Mike Slive has even said the Big Five conferences could break away from the NCAA if players aren’t compensated more properly. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has advocated that players should be getting a bigger piece of college athletics’ substantial monetary pie for years. Maybe the most ambiva...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581960002014-07-17T23:12:03.049-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T23:12:03.049-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196000@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:03 MDT Rampell: It’s not Chelsea’s fault that celebrity pays so well http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58185965-82/clinton-kardashian-appearance-celebrity.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58185965-82/clinton-kardashian-appearance-celebrity.html.csp">Rampell: It’s not Chelsea’s fault that celebrity pays so well</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T16:03:19.843-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 04:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Talons drawn, the media have descended upon Chelsea Clinton. Again. Not for her frizzy hair, now smoothed with a killer blowout, or for that preteen metal mouth, now braces-free and pearly white. This time the attacks are over how much money she makes — for her network television fluff pieces and well-attended gigs on the lecture circuit — despite her stick-thin résumé. “The former First Daughter has never run for office, held a public policy job or done philanthropic work outside her family bus...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58185965@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:03:19 MDT