AIG Chief Believes They'll Pay Back Bailout Billions Before Deadline

AIG Chief Believes They'll Pay Back Bailout Billions Before Deadline

$182.3 billion is a hefty tab to pay off, but the CEO of AIG says he feels “pretty comfortable” that his company will be able to get that all back to the government between now and the Sept. 2013 deadline. [More]

Worst Company In America 2010: AIG VS Cash4Gold

Worst Company In America 2010: AIG VS Cash4Gold

Last year’s winner, AIG, takes on a small little company out of Florida. It’s David VS Goliath. [More]

Pay Czar Cuts Exec Pay 15% At AIG, GM And Others

Pay Czar Cuts Exec Pay 15% At AIG, GM And Others

Kenneth Feinberg, better known as the Obama administration’s pay czar, announced yesterday that he’d cut salaries on top executives at 5 companies that are still using bailout cash. [More]

Former AIG Folk Threaten Lawsuit Over Delayed Bonuses

Former AIG Folk Threaten Lawsuit Over Delayed Bonuses

In a move designed to make sure their neighbors throw extra eggs at their houses, a handful of former AIG employees are threatening to sue because they haven’t received bonuses as quickly as they had expected. [More]

AIG Financial Products People Still Getting $100 Million In Bonuses

AIG Financial Products People Still Getting $100 Million In Bonuses

It’s time for the annual round of outrage at the fact that the people who wrecked the economy are getting huge bonuses. [More]

Government Orders Pay Cuts For Bailed-Out Firms

Government Orders Pay Cuts For Bailed-Out Firms

The huge salaries and bonuses paid to executives of banks and other firms that received government bailout funds have been the subject of a lot of taxpayer rage. The Obama administration listened, and will order pay cuts.

Czar Tells AIG Not To Hand Out As Many Bazillions More In Bonuses Come March

Czar Tells AIG Not To Hand Out As Many Bazillions More In Bonuses Come March

Not content with just one Worst Company in America victory, AIG is going for back-to-back titles by trying to give out $198 million in bonuses in March.

Bailout Banks Will Keep Using Your Money For Private Jets

Bailout Banks Will Keep Using Your Money For Private Jets

Under government pressure — and by “pressure” we mean asking meekly in a very soft voice — companies that have received funding from the taxpayer-funded TARP program have outlined the controls they plan to put in place to limit “luxury expenditures.” And — surprise! — the definition of “luxury” is very different for the corporate titans spending your money. While most big banks have put at least some limits on personal use of corporate jets, many seem to echo Bank of America‘s policies on official use, which state that that execs can use private planes for “safety and efficiency reasons,” no advance approval required.

AIG No Longer Hemorrhaging Money, Actually Makes Profit

AIG No Longer Hemorrhaging Money, Actually Makes Profit

Big news! AIG, poster child of the economic meltdown, has reported a profit. The company says it had a net income for the second quarter of $1.8 billion, which is much better than in 2008 when it lost $5.8 billion. So, how much did we-the-people get for our investment? $1.5 billion.

AIG Asks Federal Permission To Pay $2.4 Million In Executive Bonuses

AIG Asks Federal Permission To Pay $2.4 Million In Executive Bonuses

A hush fell over the AIG conference room on the day that their Worst Company in America 2009 trophy was unveiled. The eyes of every executive in the room sparkled with just a bit of pride. “Well done, everyone,” said the man at the head of the table. “But we mustn’t rest on our gilded-feces laurels. It’s time to begin our work for next year’s competition.”

AIG's WCIA 2009 Award Mailed

AIG's WCIA 2009 Award Mailed

We put AIG’s Worst Company in American 2009 award in the mail today. Here is the congratulatory letter that accompanied their prize:

How To Deliver AIG's Golden Poo Trophy?

How To Deliver AIG's Golden Poo Trophy?

Here are three beauty shots of the “Lucky Golden Poo” trophy we shall bestow upon AIG, glorious 2009 victors in our Worst Company In America contest. Ain’t she purty? The big question now is… how should we deliver it? Plop your suggestions in the comments.

Worst Company In America: AIG WINS!

Worst Company In America: AIG WINS!

Congratulations to AIG for beating Comcast in this year’s final.

Worst Company In America CHAMPIONSHIP: AIG VS Comcast

Worst Company In America CHAMPIONSHIP: AIG VS Comcast

This is it, folks. The Final Deathmatch is here. To reach the final round AIG defeated #32 Target, #17 Peanut Corporation of America, #9 Walmart, and #5 Ticketmaster. Comcast had an equally impressive showing, waltzing past formidable opponents such as #30 DirecTV, #14 Capital One, #11 GM, and finally, last year’s returning champion #2 Bank of America (Countrywide, Merrill Lynch) went down in an upset last night.

Remember How Mad You Were About Those AIG Bonuses? They're Bigger Than You Thought

Remember How Mad You Were About Those AIG Bonuses? They're Bigger Than You Thought

So, remember those bonuses everyone was so mad about? Well, it turns out that they were bigger than originally disclosed. A lot bigger.

Worst Company In America FINAL FOUR: Ticketmaster VS AIG

Worst Company In America FINAL FOUR: Ticketmaster VS AIG

A loathed entertainment monopoly? Or an economy-wrecking out-of-control insurance company? Which do you hate more?

Worst Company In America: FINAL FOUR

Worst Company In America: FINAL FOUR

Here we go people: It’s the Final Countdown. Let’s hear it for the last four companies standing.

Don't You Wish You Made $1 A Year Like AIG's CEO?

Don't You Wish You Made $1 A Year Like AIG's CEO?

The NYT DealBook Blog says that AIG’s $1 interim CEO is living pretty well, despite the whole “being hated for something you didn’t do” thing.