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Microsoft Gets Hit In The Brass

Scoring points for corporate accountability, Microsoft's top brass are taking a direct hit to their compensation packages -- which include base salary, cash incentive payments, and stock awards. The software giant just completed the worst fiscal year in its history, with revenue down 3%. Who took the biggest beatings? CEO Steve Ballmer's total compensation dropped to just over $1.2 million from just over $1.3 million; Entertainment and Devices President Robbie Bach made $6.2 million, compared to $8.3 million the year before; CFO Chris Liddell got $3.5 million, compared to $4.8 million a year earlier.

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