WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission, as expected, adopted rules Thursday that will make it easier for shareholders to understand corporate executives' compensation.

The agency also stripped away some restrictions on communications among shareholders and made it easier for dissident shareholders to get elected to a company's board of directors.

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