USA Update Is Time Warner Cable CEO's $80 million 'golden parachute' too much?

Time Warner Cable's CEO, on the job since Jan. 1, could get $80 million for work on the Comcast merger. But Dodd-Frank law gives shareholders a (nonbinding) vote on whether it's excessive.

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As of Friday, Robert Marcus has been the chief executive of Time Warner Cable for 80 calendar days. If Comcast’s acquisition of the media giant goes through, Mr. Marcus stands to gain a $79.9 million dollar “golden parachute.”