CEO pay rises to $12.7M even as pandemic ravages economy

FILE- This photo combo shows from left, Brian Niccol, CEO of Chipotle, Advance Auto Parts CEO Tom Greco, Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald. Pay packages rose yet again in 2020 for the CEOs of the biggest U.S. companies, even though the pandemic sent the economy to its worst quarter on record and slashed corporate profits around the world. (AP Photo/File)

NEW YORK — As COVID-19 ravaged the world last year, CEOs’ big pay packages seemed to be under as much threat as everything else.