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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: “Being Gay Is Among The Greatest Gifts God Has Given Me”

    10/30/2014 7:18:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    Business2Community ^ | 10/30/2014 | By Steph Bazzle
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out about his sexuality, for the first time openly since he was accidentally outed by a CNBC anchor back in June. He’s coming out publicly to announce that he is proud to be gay, and to speak about the things his sexuality has taught him — and how his coming out may help others. Back in June, a CNBC anchor was discussing the story of John Browne, a former CEO of BP, who left his job after being publicly outed by a tabloid paper. In response, host Simon Hobbs commented that there are many...
  • Snow plough driver in Total CEO plane crash was drunk -Russian investigators

    10/20/2014 11:39:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Oct 21, 2019 | Reuters
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The driver of a snow plough involved in a deadly plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, in a Moscow airport late on Monday, was drunk, Russia's Investigative Committee said.
  • Dunkin' Donuts CEO: Amnesty for Illegals Will 'Stimulate the Economy'

    10/01/2014 8:54:27 PM PDT · by walford · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Monday, Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said all of the country's illegal immigrants should be legalized. In an interview on Fox Business, Travis said that comprehensive amnesty legislation "would bring about 11 million more people into the economy." He claimed it "would be a stimulus" because "there's a lot of people who want to work but can't work legally."
  • Highest-paid female CEO used to be a man

    09/25/2014 9:13:56 PM PDT · by mykroar · 60 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/24/14 | Nicole Goodkind
    Martine Rothblatt, a 59 year old entrepreneur and space lawyer, is the highest paid female executive in America. She made $38 million last year as the CEO of United Therapeutics (UTHR); a $6 billion biotech firm she founded to find a treatment for pulmonary hypertension after her daughter was diagnosed with the disease. Rothblatt's compensation is based largely on stock performance. Last year, her company received FDA approval for a medicine they had been working on for 10 years. The stock more than doubled and Rothblatt's compensation rose by a multiple of four. “I think this [pay structure] is in...
  • Larry Ellison to Step Aside as Oracle CEO

    09/18/2014 2:35:48 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 18, 2014 | Shira Ovide
    Larry Ellison, a college dropout who built Oracle Corp. ORCL +1.00% into one of America's largest companies, is stepping down as chief executive, in one of the momentous corporate handovers in the history of Silicon Valley. Mr. Ellison, aged 70, has been the only CEO in the history of Oracle, which he founded in 1977 and turned into a dominant seller of database software with a market value of $182 billion. Oracle shares fell 2% in after-hours trading following the CEO news and the company's disappointing quarterly results. Mark Hurd, 57, and Safra Catz, 52, two of Mr. Ellison's deputies,...
  • Hands off My Sharing Economy

    08/24/2014 4:23:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced Tuesday that the San Francisco ride-matching company had hired David Plouffe, the campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, as a senior vice president/campaign manager. This means war -- an epic war -- that will pit Uber and the Obama Whisperer against not only what Kalanick calls "the Big Taxi cartel" but also the giant insurance industry, a friend to both political parties, and the trial lawyer lobby, a key special interest for the Democrats. "I think it's a great fit," Republican political operative Aaron McLear mused. Plouffe "sold a disruptive political candidate to...
  • Disruption Inc.

    08/14/2014 11:58:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    "You can make money without doing evil" is No. 6 on the list of 10 things Google (the corporation) knows to be true. The Google list leaves out a few caveats. Like: You can make more money flouting antitrust laws. You can pay your brainiacs less if they believe you will retaliate if they try to go to work for someone else. U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh ruled Friday that there was so much evidence in a class action suit against Apple, Google and other big byte corporations that she felt compelled to scotch a $324 million settlement, which...
  • Do Corporations Rule America?

    07/29/2014 5:34:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    I suppose it's natural that the average American believes that the Crash of 2008 was caused by greedy bankers and that the problem with health insurance is insurance company profits. After all, most Americans work for big companies, and they know that at any moment corporate security could appear at their cubicle to escort them to the exit. Employees know the power their bosses have over them; why shouldn't the bosses have the same power to work their will over politicians? Not only that, but politicians pose as the worker's friend. We'll protect you from the ravishings of your lascivious...
  • Workers strike for fired CEO

    07/26/2014 11:39:04 AM PDT · by Kozy · 4 replies
    MSN News ^ | 07/25/2014 | DENISE LAVOIE
    Now front page news soon to be in the corporate obituary column. First the board has to go. Why? It does not know the grocery business let alone Market Basket's. It does not know its employees or its customers. Lets step over that bump in the road for now. They hired co-CEO's. That never works again pointing to the lace of management structure needed to run a 71 store chain. Let's step over that hurdle also. One of the co-CEO's is from Albertson which was torn apart by a strike 10 years or so ago on the West Coast. never...
  • Ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson named pot company CEO

    07/01/2014 4:45:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2014 6:45 PM EDT | Russell Contreras
    A Nevada-based startup that plans on selling medical and recreational marijuana products named former New Mexico governor and U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson as its CEO and president, the company announced Tuesday. The announcement came as Cannabis Sativa Inc. said it had acquired marijuana research business Kush while company officials work to navigate changing state laws on marijuana and potential challenges from the federal government, which still views marijuana as a controlled substance. Johnson said he hoped to expand Cannabis Sativa into a major marijuana business and intends to work out of New Mexico to help develop products that...
  • CNBC Co-Anchor Simon Hobbs Accidentally ‘Outed’ Apple CEO Tim Cook as Gay

    The TV reporter was caught up in a discussion about the rarity of openly gay CEOs when he said, ‘I think Tim Cook is open about the fact he’s gay.’ Simon Hobbs is likely wishing he could press rewind. The CNBC co-anchor spoke too soon during a live segment of "Squawk on the Street" Friday when he accidentally outed Apple CEO Tim Cook. New York Times columnist and CNBC contributor James B. Stewart spoke about his recent column dealing with the "tortured life" former BP chief John Browne led as a closeted gay CEO. "I just found it very, very...
  • How to Facebook like a Boss

    06/24/2014 8:53:29 AM PDT · by swamp40 · 30 replies
    Built In Chicago ^ | 6/23/2014 | Brock Robinson
    So you're a professional, right? Perhaps you're a CEO, CTO, product manager or co-founder of a startup? Maybe you're a senior developer and you volunteer on weekends teaching disadvantaged kids how to code? Maybe you're a stockbroker; an accountant? An angel investor on weekends? You've been in the trenches. People come to you for advice, and you give it. Good, solid advice. Advice people could make some money on, if they'd just pay attention. Advice people could take to heart. Maybe change someone's life for the better. You should be sharing your thoughts to the world on Facebook.
  • Nude Photos Sunk American Apparel Founder

    06/22/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 20 replies
    Newser ^ | 6-22-2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    Insiders also tell the New York Post the naked pictures were allegedly posted on a blog purportedly belonging to Morales, and it's illegal in California to falsely impersonate others online. More woes for Charney: On Friday, a video of him dancing naked in front of two female employees surfaced.
  • 11 Top CEOs Write Congress: Pass Immigration Reform

    "In their letter, dated Tuesday, the chief executives of McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Choice Hotels, Tyson Foods, Exelon and six other corporations say the ability to hire foreign, “less-skilled” workers when Americans won’t fill physically demanding jobs is “indispensable” to their businesses.
  • Fast food CEO: Minimum wage hikes closing locations

    05/30/2014 11:53:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 5/30/14 | cnbc
    CKE Restaurants' roots began in California roughly seven decades ago, but you won't see the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's expanding there much anymore. Related Stories What's causing what company CEO Andy Puzder describes as "very little growth" in the state? In part it's because "the minimum wage is so high so it's harder to come up with profitable business models," Puzder said in an interview. The state's minimum wage is set to rise to $9 in July, making it among the nation's highest, and $10 by January 2016. In cities in other states where the minimum wage...
  • The Most Republican Company? The Makers of Wonder Bread

    05/10/2014 3:37:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 7, 2014
    The most Republican-leaning company in the country, based on political donations, isn’t Koch Industries. It’s the company that makes Wonder Bread. The political action committee of Flowers Foods, a Georgia company that produces the pillowy sandwich bread, Tastykakes and Nature’s Own baked goods, has given more than 99 percent of its political contributions since 1979 to Republicans. Only three Democratic congressional candidates have gotten money from its PAC since 1984, and not one in the past 20 years.
  • Target’s Chairman and CEO out in wake of breach

    05/05/2014 8:43:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2014 10:46 AM EDT | Anne D’Innocenzio
    Target’s massive data breach has now cost the company's CEO his job. Target announced Monday that Chairman, President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel is out nearly five months after the retailer disclosed the breach, which has hurt its reputation among customers and has derailed its business. […] Steinhafel’s tenure has been tested with many challenges, from a weak economy to a proxy fight. The company, known for its cheap chic clothing and home decor, has seen uneven sales since the recession ended and has battled a perception that its prices aren’t as low as its rivals. …
  • It Turns Out That The Smartest People Do Run The US

    05/01/2014 7:17:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/01/2014 | JONATHAN WAI
    Does IQ correlate with power? How many powerful people in the U.S. are actually geniuses, and how much does intelligence really affect success? In one of my research papers published last year, Investigating America's Elite, I set out to address these questions. I collected data on some key groups that greatly influence society: Fortune 500 CEOs, billionaires, federal judges, Senators, and House members. Individuals were deemed to be in the top 1% of ability if they attended an undergraduate or graduate school that had extremely high average standardized test scores that put the typical person well within the top 1%....
  • At shareholders meeting, Boeing CEO questioned on Clinton ties (politics and profiteering)

    04/29/2014 6:49:12 AM PDT · by Liz · 8 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/28/14 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    EDITED Boeing's CEO faced pointed questions about its charitable donation to the Clinton Foundation in the same year that then-Secy of State Hillary Clinton advocated on its behalf on an official tax-financed trip to Russia. David Almasi, shareholder and representative of the National Center for Public Policy Research think tank, asked the question, and gave an indication of the kinds of challenges that companies could face as Hillary weighs a run for president. Dozens of major corporations have made charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation in recent years. Almasi called the Boeing donation a "clear conflict of interest" that seemed...
  • ‘NewsOne Now’ Panel: Has the LGBT Lobby Gone Too Far?

    04/09/2014 11:30:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Newsone ^ | Apr 7, 2014
    Just ten days after becoming CEO of web company Mozilla, Brendan Eich resigned after drawing the ire of LGBT advocates. In 2008, Eich donated money to the Proposition 8 campaign, an effort around legislation to make same-sex marriage illegal in California. When he was announced as the new Mozilla head, members of the LGBT community and even Mozilla employees expressed their dissatisfaction through social media and called for Eich’s resignation. Many have since spoken out against the backlash calling it unfair. On Monday’s “NewsOne Now,” Roland Martin was joined by a panel of guests to discuss the news, whether the...
  • Oops: OkCupid CEO once donated to a congressman who opposed gay marriage;

    04/08/2014 11:09:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    And not just gay marriage. The congressman, Chris Cannon, also opposed adoptions by gay couples and laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring gays. Sam Yagan’s donation, in other words, was more of a multi-spectrum anti-gay contribution than Brendan Eich’s $1,000 gift to support Prop 8 and yet he took it upon himself to be the tip of the spear in the “Eich must go” movement. Says Rick Moran of Yagan’s past, “The gay mafia is never around when you need them.” The Daily Caller actually had this five days ago but it’s breaking big today because of Mother Jones. Never underestimate...
  • Leftist Thought-Gangsters Strike Again

    04/08/2014 2:32:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-8-2014 | David Limbaugh
    Let me see whether I have this right. Brendan Eich was forced to step down as CEO of Mozilla because it became public that he opposed same-sex marriage, the same position that President Barack Obama, darling of the LGBT community, held prior to his phony conversion. Why didn't the left demand that President Obama resign as president of the United States prior to the consummation of his "evolution" on the issue in favor of same-sex marriage? Was it because liberals knew he was never actually opposed to same-sex marriage and that his stated opposition was an opportunistic ruse to make...
  • CEO Of Liechtenstein Bank Frick Murdered In Broad Daylight

    04/07/2014 7:11:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/7/14 | Tyler Durden
    Over the weekend the world was gripped by the drama surrounding the mysterious murder-homicide of the former CEO of Dutch bank ABN Amro and members of his family, and whether there is more foul play than meets the eye. However, that is nothing compared to what just happened in the tiny, and all too quiet Principality of Lichtenstein, where moments ago the CEO of local financial institution Bank Frick & Co. AG, Juergen Frick, was shot dead in the underground garage of the bank located in the city of Balzers.
  • Brendan Eich and the New American Totalitarian State: Gay Marriage Activists force Mozilla CEO out

    04/04/2014 8:15:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2014 | Sally Zelikovsky
    Imagine going to work one day only to be, in effect, fired -- not because of anything you did or didn’t do at your job, but because of something you did in your personal life. Something religious. Or maybe, something political. Imagine if you were denied a promotion at work because a co-worker found out you had made a personal donation to a conservative candidate. Imagine if your environmentally-correct boss discovered that, in your free time at home, you supported an organization that exposed the fallacies of man-made global warming and asked you for your resignation. Imagine if you were...
  • Mozilla's Anti-Gay-Marriage CEO Is Out

    04/03/2014 1:32:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/03/2014 | Jay Yarow
    Mozilla's CEO Brendan Eich is out. Eich is resigning as CEO and leaving the board of Mozilla, the open-source computing company that makes the Firefox browser. He had been under fire for supporting anti-gay marriage legislation in California in 2008. Some Mozilla employees had been calling for his resignation on Twitter for the past week. Dating site OkCupid changed its home page so that if someone using Firefox came to it, it would tell them about Eich and suggest they switch browsers.
  • Naked Success

    03/27/2014 9:02:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Bob Goldman
    Did you see the photo? It's all over the Internet -- a snapshot of billionaire CEO Richard Branson, in board shorts, in the Caribbean, kiteboarding with a naked woman on his back. If you ask me, that's the kind of person you want to give you advice. I mean, there are lots of billionaires out there, but how many of them have naked women on their backs? No more than a handful, I imagine. That's why I was so excited to find "Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success" on the BBC News Entertainment & Arts website. (No, I...
  • American Bitcoin exchange CEO found dead in her Singapore home after suspected suicide at age 28

    03/05/2014 12:07:57 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 134 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 5 March 2014 | Daily Mail Reporters
    The American CEO of an exchange for the troubled bitcoin digital currency has been found dead after a suspected suicide at her home in Singapore. Wisconsin native, Autumn Radtke, 28, was discovered inside her apartment on February 28 and officials in the South East Asian city state are now waiting for toxicology test results to determine the exact cause of death. Douglas Adams, the non-executive chairman of First Meta confirmed that his colleague had passed away in a statement which said the company was 'shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke.' The death...
  • Corporate backing is helping Obamacare go mainstream

    02/09/2014 8:03:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 8, 2014 | By Noam N. Levey
    Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language television network, is airing half-hour specials about healthy living and educating viewers about how to sign up for coverage under President Obama's health law. And tax preparers at thousands of Jackson Hewitt and H&R Block offices are talking to their customers about how to enroll in the new insurance plans sold through the law's online marketplaces. As the law becomes embedded in American life, the Republican drive to dismantle Obamacare will almost certainly become more complicated.
  • Death of American Title Co. chief, under investigation, a suicide (Richard Talley)

    02/07/2014 2:15:14 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    UPI ^ | 2-7-14 | UPI
    CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The death of the chief of the American Title Co., under investigation by state insurance regulators, was a suicide, the Arapahoe County, Colo., coroner said. Richard Talley, 57, was found dead in the garage of his Centennial, Colo., home, earlier this week, the result of self-inflicted wounds from a nail gun, the Denver Post reported Friday. Talley, and the company he founded and led as chief executive officer, are under investigation by the Colorado Division of Insurance, a part of the state Department of Regulatory Agencies which regulates title companies, an agency spokesman confirmed...
  • Number 4: CEO of American Title Found Dead With Self Inflicted Nail Gun Wounds

    02/07/2014 8:27:00 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/7/2014 | Debra Heine
    In response to Three Prominent Bankers Found Dead From Apparent Suicides Inside A Week: On Monday I reported on the odd rash of suicides by financial execs in just the span of a week. There's one more rather grisly death to add to the growing list. Following the apparent suicides of 2 London bankers and a former Fed economist in the US, the Denver Post is reporting that Richard Talley, founder and CEO of American Title, was found dead in his home from self-inflicted nail-gun wounds.
  • Incoming Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is 'a sheep, a follower' says ex-Microsoft exec

    02/06/2014 8:58:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Register ^ | 02/06/2014 | By Simon Sharwood
    Dan Lyons, the writer behind Fake Steve Jobs, has found someone willing to bucket incoming Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.That someone is Joachim Kempin, who was general manager of Microsoft Germany in the subsidiary's early days and rose to become a senior veep in charge of Microsoft's OEM business. Kempin has form criticising Microsoft, as he penned a volume titled Resolve and Fortitude: Microsoft’s "secret power broker" breaks his silence and hasn't been shy talking it up by dishing some dirt.Little wonder, then that he found something unpleasant to say about Nadella when chatting to Lyons.The choice bits? Microsoft has “found...
  • Report: Satya Nadella to be named Microsoft CEO; Gates out, too

    01/30/2014 8:33:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PC World ^ | 01/30/2014 | March Hachman
    Microsoft’s cloud chief, Satya Nadella, will lead the company as its next chief executive, according to a report from Bloomberg. Microsoft’s board is “preparing to name” Nadella chief executive, Bloomberg reported Thursday afternoon. Nadella, whose official title is executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, had been one of the front-runners in the race to replace current chief executive Steve Ballmer, who said last August that he planned to step down within a year. But the board is also considering replacing Bill Gates as chairman of the company, Bloomberg reported, ousting the company’s co-founder and possibly replacing him...
  • The 10 Most Hated Companies in America

    01/13/2014 1:50:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 01/13/2014 | By Douglas A. McIntyre
    A company can become broadly hated if it alienates a large enough group of people. It may frustrate customers with poor service, anger employees with unpleasant working conditions or low pay, and fail shareholders with poor returns. Often, these shortcomings are intertwined and it’s usually enough for a company to antagonize one of these groups for its reputation — and even its operations and finances — to suffer. Many of the most-hated companies have millions of customers and hundreds of thousands of workers. With this kind of reach, it’s important to keep employees happy in order to maintain decent customer...
  • Lockheed cuts ties with Boy Scouts

    12/19/2013 1:07:21 PM PST · by madprof98 · 123 replies
    Marietta (GA) Daily Journal ^ | 12/19/13 | Jon Gillooly
    The Lockheed Martin Corp. is cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America because the group does not allow gay Scout leaders, officials told the MDJ on Wednesday. “While we applaud the mission of the Boy Scouts and the good things they do in our communities, their policies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and religious affiliation conflict with Lockheed Martin policies,” said Lockheed spokesman Gordon Johndroe. The reference to “religious affiliation” has to do with the Boy Scouts’ ban on atheist members.
  • Fmr UBS CEO: Obamacare a 'Disaster,' Costs 'Not Sustainable'

    12/16/2013 2:29:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/16/13 | Free Beacon
    Vid at link
  • GM Names Mary Barra as First Female CEO

    12/10/2013 7:32:00 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 12/10/13 | Matt Egan
    General Motors (GM) tapped products chief Mary Barra to become the auto maker's first female CEO, taking the keys from current chief Dan Akerson who will step down ahead of schedule in January. The promotion of Barra instantly makes her the most powerful woman in Detroit and one of the most influential in corporate America. The move comes just hours after the Treasury Department exited its ownership of GM following the auto bailouts of 2008 and 2009.
  • HealthCare.gov to get permanent CEO (Jeffrey Zients on the way out)

    12/02/2013 4:58:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/02/13 | Emily Goodin
    President Obama will name a new individual to oversee the ObamaCare website after the departure of Jeffrey Zients at the end of the year, the White House said Monday. "That is an important role and we have seen in the way that Jeff has worked in that role that kind of management position needs to be filled," press secretary Jay Carney said at his afternoon briefing. Zients was appointed last month to oversee repairs to the website after a botched rollout plagued by technical glitches prevented many consumers from purchasing coverage through the ObamaCare exchanges. But before taking the position,...
  • CEO of Wash. health exchange gets 13 percent raise

    11/21/2013 9:14:45 AM PST · by Baynative · 38 replies
    King5 Seattle ^ | 11/21/13 | APwire
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The CEO of the Washington state health exchange is getting a 13 percent raise. The board of the exchange voted 7-1 Wednesday to increase Richard Onizuka's salary from $157,000 per year to just over $177,400.
  • 10 Corporations Control Nearly Everything You Buy

    11/03/2013 6:51:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    PolicyMic has a very interesting chart that shows how 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy. click on chart for huge image The chart was posted on Reddit as illusion of choice. I could not locate the original source. PolicyMic explains ... Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to batteries. These corporations create the chain of supplies that flow from one another. Each chain begins at one of the 10 super companies. Here's just one example: Yum Brands owns KFC and Taco Bell. The company was a spin-off of Pepsi. All Yum...
  • Wall Street CEOs (1 percenters) meet with Obama, warn of harm from debt-limit battle

    10/02/2013 1:58:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/02/13 | Jim Puzzanghera
    WASHINGTON -- Top Wall Street chief executives met with President Obama on Wednesday and warned of severe economic consequences if the standoff over the federal budget and debt limit is not ended soon. Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein said the bankers were not taking sides in the partisan fight that triggered the continuing partial government shutdown, noting they met with Republican leaders on Capitol Hill as well. But speaking to reporters outside the White House, Blankfein backed Obama's position that Republicans should not be withholding an increase in the nation's $16.7 trillion debt limit as part of negotiations over...
  • Guido Barilla Video Apology to Gays

    09/28/2013 3:59:36 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 89 replies
    Facebook of Barilla Pasta Co ^ | September 27, 2013 | Guido Barilla
    "Yesterday I apologized for offending many people around the world. Today I am repeating that apology," ... "Through my entire life I have always respected every person I've met, including gays and their families, without any distinction. I've never discriminated against anyone." ... "I have heard the countless reactions around the world to my words, which have depressed and saddened me," ... "It is clear that I have a lot to learn about the lively debate concerning the evolution of the family. In the coming weeks, I pledge to meet representatives of the group that best represent the evolution of...
  • The 12 American Universities That Produce The Most CEOs

    09/07/2013 5:47:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/07/2013 | Peter Jacobs
    <p>If you want to be the Chief Executive Officer of a major company, where you went to school matters, according to a new list from Times Higher Education. THE recently compiled a list of the universities around the world that produce the most CEOs, based on the alma maters of Fortune Global 500 CEOs.</p>
  • Some CEOs Are Still Cashing In at Our Expense

    08/28/2013 4:07:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 08/28/2013 | By JOSH BOAK
    Many of the highest paid CEOs are profiting at the expense of their stockholders – and at the expense of American taxpayers, according to a study released Wednesday morning by the progressive Institute for Policy Studies.A surprising 38 percent of these corporate titans were either fired involuntary, led companies that were penalized for fraud, or received a taxpayer bailout after the 2008 financial crash.“This report should put an end to any remaining sense that we have ‘pay for performance’ in corporate America,” said Sarah Anderson, a co-author of the report and a director at the Washington-based think tank.Most CEOs defend...
  • The Wrong People Care About CEO Pay, And They Care For The Wrong Reasons

    07/19/2013 7:20:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/19/2013 | Jeffrey Dorfman
    The New York Times editorialized against “lavish” executive pay this past Sunday (July 14). I agree with The Times editorial board that there are problems with executive pay, but disagree completely with their editorial. They may be right that CEO pay is excessive, but it is for the wrong reasons. In particular, their arguments against high executive pay are irrelevant and they miss the one valid argument to rein it in. First, The Times is worried about the pay gap, the difference between CEO pay and the earnings of the average company employee. They report that average CEO is paid...
  • Barnes & Noble CEO Resigns

    07/08/2013 7:44:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/08/2013 | Steve Kovach
    Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has resigned. His resignation is effective immediately. Michael Huseby will now be the CEO of NOOK Media and president of Barnes & Noble. Allen Lindstrom has been promoted and will serve as the company's new CFO. The news isn't a huge surprise. Barnes & Noble has largely failed to adapt to the growing tablet and e-reader market. And although its Android-based Nook tablets have received decent reviews, they haven't been selling very well. In May, Barnes & Noble made a quiet admission that its Nook tablets weren't selling as well as it had hoped...
  • What CEOs have to say about the worst states for doing business

    05/07/2013 2:47:22 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 16 replies
    ConservativeIntel.com ^ | 5/7/13 | David Freddoso
    Chief Executive Magazine has put out its annual business ranking of the 50 states — a ranking based on a survey of 736 CEOs. biz-bottom-ten At right, you can see the bottom ten states. You might notice that most of them have something in common...Here are some of the CEOs' comments on the worst states for business:
  • Steve Jobs ordered Apple ads off Fox News

    05/07/2013 9:47:25 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 84 replies
    NetworkWorld ^ | 5/6/13 | Paul McNamara
    Add another one to the man's list of prudent business decisions. As relates to his previously documented loathing of Fox News, it's now known that the late Steve Jobs backed up his harsh words by wisely withholding Apple's advertising dollars, according to an upcoming book about the 2012 presidential campaign. The book's author, Jonathan Alter, a Bloomberg political columnist and contributor to MSNBC, tells of Jobs "personally ordering that Apple ads be removed from Fox News," according to a blog post in the New York Times over the weekend. Alter's book, "The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies," is scheduled...
  • Why Hewlett-Packard is hiring dancers (Dump any HP stock you might have)

    04/23/2013 12:49:44 PM PDT · by tje · 19 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 23, 2013: 5:51 AM ET | Cheryl Strauss Einhorn
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  • Ron Johnson Out (fired) as J.C. Penney Chief

    04/08/2013 3:32:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 8, 2013
    A year and a half into his dismal attempt to turn around J.C. Penney, Ron Johnson was ousted as chief executive on Monday and replaced with his predecessor, Myron E. Ullman III, as the board searched for a new direction for the struggling retailer. The board said Mr. Ullman, who was at the helm for seven years, “is well positioned to quickly analyze the situation J.C. Penney faces and take steps to improve the company’s performance.” Penney’s shares, after initially rising 10 percent after hours on reports that Mr. Johnson was out, then headed downward and were off more than...
  • J.C. Penney jumps after CEO (Ron Johnson) said to be out

    04/08/2013 2:09:12 PM PDT · by abb · 79 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | April 8, 2013 | Staff
    J.C. Penney Co. shares jumped 11% in after hours on Monday as CNBC, citing an unidentified source, said Chief Executive Ron Johnson is no longer head of the company.