Stories tagged with Business

Schultz’s boycott idea may not make much of a dent

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 16, 2011 at 11:40am   |   0 Comments

Starbucks chief Howard Schultz may be overestimating the political largesse of his fellow CEOs.

Harold McGraw’s phone is probably ringing as you read this

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 9, 2011 at 11:04am   |   0 Comments

If ever a chief executive occupied the hot seat, it’s Harold McGraw III.

Morrison and Wilderotter: CEO sister act

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 20, 2011 at 7:08am   |   1 Comments

Twelve days from now, corporate America will reach a major milestone.

Netflix CEO joins Facebook board

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 23, 2011 at 4:34pm   |   0 Comments

The announcement Thursday that Netflix Chairman and CEO Reed Hastings was joining Facebook’s board immediately pushed up the Netflix share price.

Sze sitting on top of the world

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 10, 2011 at 12:59pm   |   0 Comments

Investor David Sze hopes to carry some of the magic from the LinkedIn IPO and apply it to Pandora Media.

Tony Hayward is back in the fray

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 9, 2011 at 7:49am   |   0 Comments

Former BP chief Tony Hayward couldn’t stay out of the energy business for long.

Groupon IPO may bring more success to Ted Leonsis

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 3, 2011 at 7:30am   |   0 Comments

When Ted Leonsis is in the news these days, it’s usually for his ownership of the Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards.

Glencore pulls off IPO despite some nefarious connections

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 26, 2011 at 7:58am   |   0 Comments

Second-degree infamy doesn’t appear to have hurt Glencore, which has raised $10 billion from its IPO in Hong Kong and London.

Investors will reap big gains with LinkedIn IPO

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 19, 2011 at 9:25am   |   0 Comments

After years of waiting for today’s IPO, founder Reid Hoffman and three venture firms have a combined $2.5 billion stake in LinkedIn Corp.

FCC revolving door keeps turning

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 12, 2011 at 7:59am   |   2 Comments

Another day, another dollar for a federal regulator joining the industry being regulated.

Risky Andreessen investment pays off

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 10, 2011 at 9:02am   |   0 Comments

Netscape founder Marc L. Andreessen has hit paydirt. Again.

Brian Mulroney’s U.S. business connections

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 21, 2011 at 8:27am   |   0 Comments

Yesterday we wrote about the high-paying corporate board posts that Gordon D. Giffin has accepted in Canada since ending his term as U.S. ambassador there.

Ex-ambassador to Canada reaps high corporate compensation

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 20, 2011 at 8:48am   |   0 Comments

A U.S. ambassador post in Canada, our biggest trade partner, brings plenty of future earnings potential.

Fortune 1000 boards: an incestuous group

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 26, 2011 at 6:37am   |   0 Comments

How much crossover is there among America’s top corporate boards?

Warsh’s departure will leave a gap at the Fed

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 15, 2011 at 9:38am   |   1 Comments

When Kevin Warsh leaves the Federal Reserve later this month, the central bank will lose its strongest tie to fiscal conservatives and one of its richest members.

Oil companies begin moving personnel out of Libya

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 21, 2011 at 2:03pm   |   0 Comments

Oil companies operating in Libya, concerned that violence might be directed at their operations and staff, have begun moving employees out of the country.

NYSE Euronext merging with Deutsche Borse

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 16, 2011 at 9:48am   |   0 Comments

Consolidation of the world’s financial markets took another big step Tuesday with the announcement that NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Börse are merging.

Pandora prepares for IPO

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 12, 2011 at 8:35am   |   0 Comments

Pandora filed to go public Friday, revealing that it spends 50 cents on the dollar to acquire the music it streams over the web.

Eminem’s Super Bowl appearance was a cameo

By A. James Memmott   |   February 9, 2011 at 2:29pm   |   0 Comments

Eminem got behind the wheel to drive home a highly rated Super Bowl ad for the Chrysler 200, but it doesn’t look like the rapper’s becoming the face of the brand.

Malone and Turner: Don’t fence them in

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 1, 2011 at 10:25am   |   0 Comments

Some billionaires compete with one another for the longest yacht. Others are land barons.

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