FILE - In a Monday, June 18, 2012 file photo, Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit prepares for a television interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, after he rang the opening bell

 

              FILE - In a Monday, June 18, 2012 file photo, Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit prepares for a television interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, after he rang the opening bell
FILE - In a Monday, June 18, 2012 file photo, Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit prepares for a television interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, after he rang the opening bell. Twenty-six big U.S. companies paid their CEOs more last year than they paid the federal government in tax, according to a study released Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 by the Institute for Policy Studies. The study said the companies, including AT&T, Boeing and Citigroup, paid their CEOs an average of $20.4 million last year while paying little or no federal tax on ample profits, according to regulatory filings. The study also laid into Citigroup for paying Pandit $14.9 million while the bank received a net $144 million in tax benefits. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)