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By Rachel Beck
updated 2:54 p.m. CT, Sun., Feb. 1, 2009
NEW YORK - There's finally some good news on executive pay.
The public outcry over sky-high compensation appears to have shaken some corporate boardrooms enough that changes are being made to curb pay, redefine appropriate practices and give shareholders more influence over compensation.
Wall Street has been the target of criticism for paying executives exorbitant amounts, all while allowing them to take excessive risks. Those firms now have been forced to alter their pay practices by the government under the taxpayer-funded bailout.