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    Despite Losses, Bank Of America CEO Receives Huge Raise

    Despite the fact that Bank of America lost 58 percent of its value in 2011, its CEO received a compensation package worth $7.5 million. That's a six fold increase from the year before. The AP reports that under Brian Moynihan, Bank of America also lost its title as the No. 1 bank by assets to JPMorgan Chase.

    The New York Times estimates the package is worth $8.1 million. The Times adds:

    "Last year was a turbulent transition for the bank, the second-largest in the United States after JPMorgan Chase, with Bank of America shares dropping below the psychologically important $5 level at one point. During his second year leading the bank, Mr. Moynihan aggressively sold off noncore assets and built up capital levels. Investors have rewarded the strategy more recently, with the stock up sharply in 2012, currently trading at just under $10 a share."

    Bloomberg reports that in 2012 and after Moynihan, 52, sold more than $33 billion assets, the bank's stock has rallied, advancing 70 percent. The Times reminds us that rally could also have to do with greater confidence in the U.S. economy and the fact that the bank passed a federal stress test.

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    Lush And Romantic 'Handmaiden' Is The Year's Most Irresistible Love Story

    Though he's known for making quasi-horror films, director Park Chan-wook's latest movie is a melodrama set in 1930s Korea. Critic David Edelstein says The Handmaiden is fun and full of twists.

    Technology May Rescue Male Baby Chicks From The Grinder

    The egg industry may soon eliminate a wasteful – and to some, horrifying – practice: Slaughtering male chicks. New technology can identify male embryos in eggs before they enter incubation chambers.

    Crowd Outside Trump Rally Represent Very Different Visions Of America

    Donald Trump always talks up the overflow crowds who are stuck outside his rallies. At a recent Florida campaign event, NPR's Scott Detrow spent some time with that crowd.

    A Moment Of Silence For The Black And Brown Talent That Grew On Vine

    We'll miss Vine, but not just for its goofy, raw, six-second looped videos. We'll miss the platform for its ability to incubate young black talent.

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