Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS): Current price $144.32
Pressure from investors to reduce costs had gone unattended by the top executives at Goldman until this week. The officers are said by sources to finally have given in to cuts to staffing levels and compensation, although for the past two years they had opposed such measures on the grounds that if they reduced staff too much they would then be unprepared when the economy turns around and business returns, according to Reuters.
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