2 Minutes of Hate: Citigroup, AstraZeneca, and MF Global

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It's "2 Minutes of Hate," the bonus edition! Alison Southwick and Dayana Yochim invite themselves into Wall Street's C-Suites, where they find executives popping champagne corks right into shareholders' eyes. There's Citigroup's (NYS: C) "$1 CEO" leapfrogging into a new tax bracket, AstraZeneca's (NYS: AZN) leader losing sleep (and little else) over pink slips, and lastly, the debate over bonus payouts for MF Global (OTC: MFGLQ) executives. (Just typing that last part is enough to raise any investor's ire.)

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At the time this article was published Alison Southwick and Dayana Yochim do not own shares of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Citigroup. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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