News about <![CDATA[ceo]]> News about en-us <![CDATA[Ford to Tap Finance Chief Mark Fields as Next CEO]]> DailyFinance.com: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Dunstan Prial Ford (F) has reportedly settled on current Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields to succeed Alan Mulally, the carmaker's highly respected chief executive credited with reviving the company and... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Employees Rate Top CEOS in Large and Small Companies]]> <![CDATA[Market Wrap For April 7: Bears In Complete Control As Markets Get Hammered Yet Again]]> U.S. stocks declined for the third straight day in another trading session in which Internet, social media, biotechnology and ...

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<![CDATA[Recognizing Companies that Lead the Way on Societal Investment]]> <![CDATA[Benzinga's Top Downgrades]]> Analysts at Credit Suisse downgraded BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) from “neutral” to “underperform.” The target price for BlackBerry has ...

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<![CDATA[Creating the Business Case for Investing in Communities]]> <![CDATA[Sustainability Report 2013: Letter from Mark Gardner]]> <![CDATA[15 Years of Global Growth]]> <![CDATA[Still On Top: Eight Of The Longest-Serving CEOs]]> Being a company's chief executive officer can be a very mixed blessing. Along with the power comes not only the burden of responsibility, but the realization that, in most cases, your position at the top depends on ensuring continued profits, prosperity and achievement.

"The length of CEOs' terms often correlates with

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<![CDATA[Birger Stamperdahl Takes Interim President & CEO Role at Give2Asia]]> <![CDATA[Motorola CEO And Google Exec Dennis Woodside To Join Dropbox As COO]]> Lenovo may be getting Motorola’s handset business after buying the company from Google for around $3 billion, but it won’t be getting the company’s current CEO Dennis Woodside – the 10 year Google veteran will depart both companies for Dropbox, where he’ll be its new Chief Operating Officer. Woodside joined Google in 2003, and was in charge of the search giant’s ad sales before being shifted to lead the Motorola team when Google acquired that business in 2011. He oversaw the development of the Moto G and Moto X phones during his tenure, and helped the company spearhead some experimental product development, including around Project Ara, a modular smartphone concept design that’s highly user-customizable. Thus far, Motorola has been run by co-founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, as CEO and CTO respectively. The founding executives both come from a technical background, as the WSJ notes, and Woodside could provide them with some much-needed expertise in managing a large workforce to help the company handle its rapid (but declining) pace of growth. There’s a high likelihood that a Dropbox IPO is in the works, and Woodside’s appointment could be part of those efforts, too. The company raised $350 million at a valuation of $10 billion, according to the WSJ, which is $100 million more than originally reported when the round was discovered back in January. Really, it makes a lot of sense that Woodside wouldn’t follow Motorola to its new home – he’s a sales focused executive who was parachuted into the smartphone company to help to try to shape it up after Google acquired the business. Woodside heading to Lenovo doesn’t make much sense, either for the new owners of Motorola, or for Woodside himself. At Dropbox, he has a chance to become part of the origin story of what could become the next big tech giant, if the cloud storage startup can put down the pedal on continued growth.]]> <![CDATA[Despite Earnings, GM's Barra Is Already Leaving a Mark]]> DailyFinance.com: Carlos Osorio/APGeneral Motors CEO Mary Barra By Philip LeBeau More than a few analysts were curious to see how Mary Barra would handle delivering bad news on her first earnings call as CEO of General Motors (GM), when she reported that... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Phil Friedman Takes the Reins at Salsarita’s]]> <![CDATA[Google Confirms Ads & Commerce SVP Susan Wojcicki Is The New YouTube CEO]]> Google was rumored to have been moving longtime employee and SVP of Ads & Commerce Susan Wojcicki over to the YouTube top spot, based on reports yesterday by The Information and Re/code, and now Google has confirmed via a statement sent to TechCrunch and Wojcicki herself has confirmed the news via Twitter. Excited to join #YouTube – wonderful team, amazing community & inspiring creators. I look forward to watching a lot more videos during work.— Susan Wojcicki (@SusanWojcicki) February 05, 2014 Wojcicki takes over for departing YouTube CEO Salar Kamangar, who was Google’s ninth employee and replaced YouTube founder Chad Hurley as the top boss at the video site back in 2010. Wojcicki was Google’s 16th official hire, but her garage provided the office space for Google founding team Page and Brin back in 1998, as Ryan Lawler noted earlier. Google’s own statement, from CEO Larry Page, doesn’t suggest any immediate change in strategy as a result of the executive shift: Salar and the whole YouTube team have built something amazing.  YouTube is a billion person global community curating videos for every possibility.  Anyone uploading their creative content can reach the whole world and even make money.  Like Salar, Susan has a healthy disregard for the impossible and is excited about improving YouTube in ways that people will love. Still, the move could signal a desire on the part of Google to put down the pedal on monetizing YouTube and its content via advertising and e-commerce strategies, since Wojcicki’s key roles at Google in the past have been managing its entire ad and sales business, as well as developing AdSense, Google’s program for helping publishers of various kinds of media monetize their products. Kamangar also had a strong advertising background, since he helped build AdWords, but Google CEO Larry Page has been involved in a continuous process of reconfiguring his exec team, likely in a bid to better serve his overarching product plans. Re/code reports that Kamangar will move into a role overseeing new, early-stage projects at Google, which seems to be what the company likes to do with executives who are being moved out of key leadership roles (c.f., Andy Rubin, Jeff Huber).]]> <![CDATA[Was Microsoft Smart to Play It Safe with CEO Pick?]]> DailyFinance.com: Brian Smale/Microsoft via Getty ImagesNewly named Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. By MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO -- After compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, Microsoft settled on Satya Nadella a homegrown leader who joined the software... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Microsoft Names Satya Nadella as Next CEO]]> DailyFinance.com: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesMicrosoft has named Satya Nadella, its senior vice president of research and development, as its new CEO. By Bill Rigby SEATTLE -- Microsoft named Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer Tuesday, ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[New Microsoft CEO Faces Challenges with Mobile, Wall Street]]> DailyFinance.com: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesSatya Nadella, executive vice president of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group. By Bill Rigby SEATTLE -- As Microsoft (MSFT) prepares to unveil insider Satya Nadella as its new chief executive, ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Market Wrap For January 21: Dow Hit by Earnings; S&P And Nasdaq End The Day Positive]]> Markets ended the day mixed with the S&P 500 ending a two day losing streak. The Dow ended the day slightly in the negative as several Dow components failed to fully satisfy investor expectations with their earnings today.

Investors also digested the latest commentary coming from the Wall Street Journals' “Fed

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<![CDATA[GitHub President Becomes CEO, CEO Becomes President In Executive Role Swap]]> So now is the time for top execs at middle stage technology companies to trade titles with each other, apparently: GitHub has just announced that co-founder Tom Preston-Werner will be taking over the role of President from fellow co-founder Chris Wanstrath, who is moving into the CEO position made vacant by Preston-Werner. It sounds familiar because WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg just did essentially the same thing with Toni Schneider at Automattic. For GitHub, the switch seems designed to shake things up a bit in terms of giving Preston-Werner time to take a more hands-on approach to R&D and “growth opportunities within the company,” according to a blog post he ran announcing the news. Preston-Werner will also remain the primary face of the company, he says. Wanstrath, for his part, will be handling more top-level strategy and overarching company vision. As did Mullenweg and Schneider, Preston-Werner downplays the significance of this shift, nothing that there’s a lot of fluidity when it comes to roles and duties within GitHub’s corporate structure. He even goes so far as to say that they’ve already made the switch in practice, and are only now catching up to doing so in name. We heard from Preston-Warner back in September at TechCrunch Disrupt, when he discussed the company’s 4 million user milestone, and the shifting nature of the traditionally code-focused platform as a more broadly targeted collaboration platform. At the time, Preston-Warner also denied that the company’s recent $100 million raise wan an immediate precursor to IPO plans. It’s possible that Wansrath is stepping in to help prepare the company for that transition, but it looks more like companies that deal in highly collaborative tech like GitHub and WordPress with young executives are getting more comfortable with a shifting definition of executive roles. Less rigidity at the top could allow for greater adaptability throughout an organization, so it’ll be interesting to see how companies embracing these moves continue to perform in 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Mid-Day Market Update: Dow Tumbles Over 100 Points; Signature Bank Shares Gain On Strong Earnings]]> Midway through trading Tuesday, the Dow traded down 0.77 percent to 16,331.22 while the NASDAQ surged 0.12 percent to 4,202.52. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.19 percent to 1,835.20.

Top Headline Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) swung to a profit in the fourth quarter. Verizon posted a quarterly

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<![CDATA[Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Mixed; Verizon Posts Q4 Profit]]> Following the market opening Tuesday, the Dow traded down 0.22 percent to 16,422.66 while the NASDAQ surged 0.34 percent to 4,212.03. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.16 percent to 1,841.60.

Top Headline Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) swung to a profit in the fourth quarter. Verizon posted a

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<![CDATA[How To Invest Like Peter Lynch]]> What makes Peter Lynch's investing advice so beguiling to so many is his insistence that the little guy can beat the pros on Wall Street.

Go to the mall, he says.

See what people are buying -- and where. Pay attention to what your kids buy and use.  Look at what's going

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<![CDATA[Is Microsoft Considering Ericsson CEO for Top Job?]]> DailyFinance.com: Henrik Montgomery, AFP/Getty ImagesEricsson CEO Hans Vestberg By Edwin Chan and Sven Nordenstam SAN FRANCISCO and STOCKHOLM -- Microsoft is considering Ericsson Chief Executive Officer as a possible successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[CNOOC Announces Liuhua 19-5 Gas Field Starts Production]]> CNOOC Limited (NYSE: CEO) announced today that Liuhua 19-5 gas field has recently commenced production.

Liuhua 19-5 is located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin of the South China Sea with an average water depth of about 185 meters. This project was designed to share the existing producing facility

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<![CDATA[Matt Mullenweg Becomes Automattic CEO As Toni Schneider Shifts Focus To New Products]]> WordPress creator and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg is taking over as CEO of the company, it was announced today. He takes over for Toni Schneider, who has been CEO of Automattic for just over eight years now, and who helped turn the company that owns and operates WordPress into what Om Malik notes is a billion dollar company in that time.]]> <![CDATA[Bojangles’ Names Clifton Rutledge CEO, Randy Kibler Now Chairman]]> <![CDATA[With Ford CEO Alan Mulally Officially Off The List, Microsoft’s CEO Hunt Could Stretch Into February]]> <![CDATA[Is 2014 the Break-Through Year for Integrated Reporting?]]> <![CDATA[Money Minute: Mulally Sticks with Ford; Money Pours into Mutual Funds]]> DailyFinance.com: Ford's top executive say "no thanks" to Microsoft. Rainer Jensen, dpa/APFord CEO Alan Mulally. Ford Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally had been considered the leading candidate to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, but Mulally says he will ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Microsoft Close to Naming CEO, Ford's Mulally Staying Put]]> DailyFinance.com: Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesFord CEO Alan Mulally. Microsoft is closer to naming a new chief executive, according to a source familiar with the board's thinking, but it lost a front-runner candidate Tuesday when Ford Motor's chief, Alan ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Smallcakes Ends Successful Year with Announcements of Expansion and CEO Appointment]]> <![CDATA[Mary Barra, Child of GM, Prepares to Lead It]]> DailyFinance.com: Carlos Osorio/APIncoming GM CEO Mary Barra. By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER DETROIT -- When Mary Barra was born in 1962, General Motors was selling half the cars on U.S. roads. In her booming middle-class suburb north of Detroit, the woman who ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Lawsuits Increase Over Target Credit Card Hack]]> Read more »]]> <![CDATA[The Man Who Saves CEOs Billions in Taxes]]> DailyFinance.com: Getty Images If populist propaganda is to be believed, the true power brokers in this country reside not in Congress or the White House, but in the executive suites of America's largest corporations. CEOs are currently seen as the modern-day ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Nearly 30 Leading CEOs and Companies Join the Ranks of CECP, The CEO Force for Good]]> <![CDATA[These 10 Billionaires Made the Most Money In 2013]]> DailyFinance.com: Nati Harnik/APBerkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. By Madeline Ston Many familiar faces make an appearance on Wealth-X's list of the billionaires who made the most money this year. Businessmen like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, who have ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Tech Executives Press Obama to Reform Surveillance Practices]]> DailyFinance.com: Manuel Balce Ceneta/APNational Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander. By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON -- Technology company executives pressed President Barack Obama on Tuesday to rein in the U.S. government's electronic ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Qualcomm Will Elevate COO Steve Mollenkopf To CEO Role In March, So Hands Off Microsoft]]> Reuters reports this morning that Qualcomm will replace current CEO Paul Jacobs with current COO Steve Mollenkopf starting on March 4, immediately following the company's annual shareholder meeting. This announcement comes only seven and half hours after a report from Bloomberg suggested Microsoft was considering Mollenkopf for the CEO role at its own company.]]> <![CDATA[Ford Board to CEO Mulally: Make Up Your Mind]]> DailyFinance.com: Odd Andersen, AFP/Getty ImagesFord CEO Alan Mulally. By Matt Egan As speculation swirls about Ford's (F) Alan Mulally jumping to Microsoft (MSFT), the auto maker's board of directors reportedly plans to press its CEO for a decision on his ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Why GM's Pick of Barra as New CEO Is a Stroke of Genius]]> DailyFinance.com: Qilai Shen, Bloomberg via Getty ImagesGM Global Product Development Chief and soon-to-be CEO Mary Barra. By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER DETROIT -- Kettering University President Robert McMahan was traveling in China a few months ago when he ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[CEO Turnovers the Highest Since 2008, Bloomberg Reports]]> Steve Ballmer's departure as CEO at Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), and the company's publicized search for a replacement, has dominated headlines in recent months. The company is one of many that is in the process, or have already made changes at the most senior level.

Bloomberg reports U.S. corporations

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<![CDATA[Fiat: No Chrysler IPO This Year]]> DailyFinance.com: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesSergio Marchionne, CEO of both Fiat and Chrysler Group. FLORENCE, Italy -- Italian automaker Fiat says it won't launch an initial public offering for Chrysler before the end of this year. Fiat said Monday it ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Walmart CEO Stepping Down]]> DailyFinance.com: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWalmart CEO Mike Duke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last January. BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Walmart Stores CEO and President Mike Duke is stepping down from those posts. The world's biggest ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Benzinga's M&A Chatter for Wednesday November 20, 2013]]> The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Wednesday November 20, 2013:

Report Post's Bill Stiritz Seeking LBO of Herbalife

The Rumor:Shares of Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) rose 6% Wednesday on a report from Fox Business' Charlie Gasparino that Post Holdings (NYSE: CEO)

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<![CDATA[China Knows Best When it Comes to Investing in the Canadian Energy Sector]]> Since 2008, the Chinese have been investing in the North American oil sector at a rate of almost $1 billion a month. Much of those funds have been directed into the Canadian oil and natural gas industry, such as the $11 billion purchase of Nexen by CNOOC (NYSE:

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<![CDATA[BlackBerry Offers Bumper Package to New CEO]]> DailyFinance.com: Joe Raedle/Getty Images By Euan Rocha TORONTO -- BlackBerry Ltd. will pay its new interim CEO a base salary of $1 million, a bonus of up to twice that amount as well as stock awards potentially worth some $85 million, in the hopes of turning around ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Microsoft Narrows CEO Shortlist; Mulally, Elop Make the Cut]]> DailyFinance.com: Carlos Osorio/APFord CEO Alan Mulally By Nadia Damouni NEW YORK -- Microsoft has narrowed its list of external candidates to replace Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer to about five people, including Ford Motor chief Alan Mulally and former Nokia ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Ottawa Rejects Lenovo's Potential Blackberry Bid]]> BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) is running out of lifelines. Citing national security reasons, the Canadian government made it perfectly clear that Chinese-based Lenovo (NASDAQ: LNVGY) would not be permitted to take over BlackBerry, according to a report in the Globe and Mail.

Under the Investment Canada Act,

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<![CDATA[Anadarko Shares Volatile As Traders Deal with Report of $1B Stake Sale, Worse-Than-Expected Q3 Profit]]> Anadarko Petroleum Corp (NYSE: APC) might sell its $1 billion stake in a Chinese oil and gas project and bring the money home, a Reuters report from late Sunday suggested. The story indicated Anadarko is looking into the sale of its 35 percent interest in oil and gas

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<![CDATA[BlackBerry Calls Off Sale, Will Replace CEO]]> DailyFinance.com: Mark Lennihan/APBlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins is stepping down. BlackBerry Ltd. is abandoning a plan to sell itself and instead will replace its chief executive officer and raise about $1 billion from institutional investors, including its largest ... Read more]]>