News bites: Executive pay at bailed-out firms still high, report shows

Executives at bailed-out financial companies are still collecting hefty compensation packages, The Hill’s On the Money blog reports. 

The IRS is delaying the start of tax season until mid-February for filers who claim a pair of education credits, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The Federal Trade Commission has shuttered a “global pyramid scheme,” according to USA Today.

Opinion: Regulators should calculate — not just consider — the costs and benefits of new federal rules.