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    JetBlue Airways appointed director Joel Peterson to the newly-created post of vice chairman.

  • Commerce Bancorp, under fire for its business dealings with insiders, on on Friday said that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Vernon Hill is leaving the company, and that it has settled two federal regulatory probes.

  • I’ve detailed in this space how Monday morning is often replete with news of multibillion-dollar takeover deals. This makes perfect sense, because the weekend provides a quiet few days to hammer out details behind closed doors. But we’ve had to put the alliterative “Merger Monday” moniker on hold, while deals moved to other days of the week: I’m not sure there have been too many Wednesdays with as many deals as we saw today...

  • Wells Fargo, the fifth-largest U.S. bank, on Wednesday named John Stumpf chief executive, replacing Richard Kovacevich, who will remain chairman.

  • Blackstone Group  had a stellar debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday.  The successful offering marks the biggest U.S. IPO in five years, and could open the floodgates for other alternative investment funds to go public. But the private-equity boom is coming under growing fire in Washington, with Congress moving to increase taxes on hedge funds and private-equity firms.

  • The most eagerly awaited IPO in years priced late Thursday -- at $31 per share -- and starts trading Friday, signaling the beginning of what some are calling a new era for private equity.

  • Blackstone Group issued compensation details for the first time Monday, disclosing in a filing that its co-founders will receive at least $2.33 billion the private equity firm goes public.

  • Jerry Yang

    Investors in Yahoo abandoned their initial excitement over a management switch at the Internet media company, sending its shares lower on expectations that little real change was in the works.

  • While day one of the Paris Air Show might have belonged to Airbus, day two saw Boeing mount a comeback, announcing an $8.8 billion  deal with ILFC for 63 planes including 50 new orders for the 787, or "Dreamliner."

  • Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang is stepping in as CEO

    Internet portal Yahoo announced the resignation of Terry Semel. Semel will be replaced by co-founder Jerry Yang.  Susan Decker, Yahoo's head of advertising and former chief financial officer, was also named president.

  • Casino operator Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.  said Monday its President and Chief Executive James B. Perry will retire on July 1.

  • Shareholders at the annual meeting of Yahoo  voted down proposals to control executive pay and challenging the company's human rights policies in China, a supervisor of the votes said on Tuesday.

  • Stephen Schwarzman

    Private-equity powerhouse Blackstone Group LP said Monday that Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman made $400 million in 2006 -- almost double the combined compensation for the CEOs of Wall Street's five biggest investment banks.

  • Yahoo!'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Semel.

    At Yahoo's annual shareholder meeting today, CEO Terry S. Semel is expected to face criticism for the stock's recent performance."I think that there's been a complete mismatch in the CEO's pay package and the performance of the stock over the last three years," Susquehanna Financial Group Internet Analyst Marianne Wolk said on "Squawk on the Street."

  • Yahoo! is a top Internet destination -- but that hasn't brought bliss to all of the Web portal's shareholders. One particularly disgruntled stockholder is Eric Jackson, president and CEO of Jackson Leadership Systems. He explained to "Closing Bell" viewers why he intends to hold Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel's "feet to the fire" at the company's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday.

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    Qwest Communications International Chief Executive Richard Notebaert, credited with leading the U.S. phone company toward recovery from losses and massive debt, said Monday that he would retire.

  • This is CNBC.com's real-time coverage of Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivering the keynote at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

  • CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn is on the trail of a controversial former corporate executive who prosecutors say has fled the country.  Cohn and a producer have traveled to the African nation of Namibia, searching for former Comverse CEO Jacob "Kobi" Alexander.  Cohn has filed his first video dispatch from Namibia and you can see it here only on CNBC.com.

  • CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn is on the trail of a controversial former corporate executive who prosecutors say has fled the country.  Cohn and a producer have traveled to the African nation of Namibia, searching for former Comverse CEO Jacob "Kobi" Alexander.  Cohn has filed his first video dispatch from Namibia and you can see it here only on CNBC.com.

  • Chief financial officers are becoming more pessimistic about the U.S. economy, according to a survey by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. The CFOs expect slower growth in earnings, capital spending and hiring, the survey says. They’re also concerned about rising labor costs and weakening consumer demand.