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Nan Hayworth

CEO pay on the rise again

CEO pay on the rise again

The pay cuts didn't last long.

Chief executives of publicly traded companies in Maryland and across corporate America saw their compensation rebound in 2010 as profits came back and the stock market recovered much of the ground it lost in the recession.

Fourteen of the 19 companies in the Baltimore region that paid their CEOs at least $1 million last year reported increases in executive compensation in 2010, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis. The increases largely reflected improved performances by the companies.

Columbia-based MICROS Systems rewarded CEO A.L. "Tom" Giannopoulos with nearly $4.2 million in cash bonus and incentive pay after the company...