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As companies reveal gigantic CEO-to-worker pay ratios, some worry how low-paid workers might take the news

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A potentially embarrassing math calculation employers have long hoped to escape - one that pay experts thought was dead following President Donald Trump's election - can no longer be avoided.

In recent weeks, a few public companies have begun disclosing a ratio, required for the first time this year, that compares the pay of their chief executive to the pay of their median employee. At industrial giant Honeywell, the largest company yet to disclose, the ratio was 333 to 1. At Teva Pharmaceuticals, the Israel-based generic pharmaceutical company, it's 302 to 1. And at the regional bank Umpqua Holdings, it's about 55 to 1...

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