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The average S&P CEO makes 273 times more than its median employee

Data: As You Sow; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

Americans are loading up on U.S. debt

Foreigners sold $77.35 billion in U.S. Treasury debt in December, the most recent month for which data is available. That's the largest outflow since the U.S. government started recording Treasury debt transactions in January 1978, data shows.

Reproduced from Deutsche Bank; Chart: Axios Visuals

The most overpaid CEOs

In this illustration, a beige office chair is overstuffed with money in front of a turquoise background.
Photo: Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Who is the most overpaid CEO? It's Ronald Clarke of Fleetcor Technologies, or so says a new study that analyzes performance and pay.

What's happening: The main culprits spotlighted by As You Sow, a non-profit dedicated to shareholder advocacy, are CEOs who take home massive paychecks but whose companies come up short on total shareholder return (a metric that tracks a company's stock, including reinvestment, annualized for 5 years).

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