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  • The top 10 highest-paid female CEOs Friday, 29 May 2015 | 6:11 AM ET

    Marissa Mayer, the head of Yahoo, was the highest-paid female chief executive in the Equilar/AP pay study. No. 1: Marissa Mayer, Yahoo, $42.1 million, up 69 percent. Yahoo's stock price has climbed 177 percent since the technology company hired Mayer from Google in July 2012.

  • Nelson Peltz, who runs the $11 billion Trian Management hedge fund, was dealt a rare setback when investors, including pension fund Calpers, sided with DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman to rebuff his attempt to win four board seats and press the company into breaking itself up. For example, Peltz's partner Ed Garden joined the Bank of New York Mellon board last year, and...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., May 13- DuPont said on Wednesday it had fended off a board challenge from activist investor Nelson Peltz, after shareholders backed all 12 directors nominated by the U.S. chemical conglomerate's management. Peltz's Trian Fund Management had sought four seats on the board, including one for himself, and pushed the 213- year-old company to split...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., May 13- DuPont said on Wednesday its shareholders voted to support all 12 board members backed by the U.S. chemical conglomerate, rejecting a challenge from activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management. DuPont shares fell nearly 6 percent to $70.50 in early trading. "We look forward to continuing to execute our strategic plan to make...

  • April 21- DuPont's weak quarterly sales and lowered annual profit forecast provided fresh ammunition to Nelson Peltz in his campaign to win board seats and split up the chemical maker. Peltz's hedge fund Trian Fund Management, DuPont's fifth-largest shareholder with a 2.7 percent stake, has for months criticized DuPont's underperformance.

  • April 21- DuPont's weak quarterly sales and lowered annual profit forecast is expected to provide fresh ammunition to Nelson Peltz in his campaign to split up the chemical maker. Peltz's hedge fund Trian Fund Management has for months criticized DuPont's underperformance, alleging that the company has repeatedly failed to meet financial targets.

  • Trian complains about executive pay at DuPont Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 3:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 13- Trian Fund Management, fighting for seats on the board at chemicals and agricultural conglomerate giant DuPont, said top company executives were still well paid last year even though the board acknowledged that the operating performance was poor. The hedge fund said in a presentation filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on...

  • March 23- DuPont, embroiled in a proxy war with activist investor Trian Fund Management LP for board seats, said it would hold its annual shareholder meeting on May 13. However, Peltz said in interview to CNBC earlier this month that breaking up the company would be "the most efficient way" to get rid of $2 billion to $4 billion in costs. DuPont shares closed at $74.34 on...

  • March 13- DuPont rejected hedge fund Trian Fund Management LP's proposal to add two nominees each to the chemical conglomerate's board and the board of a unit the company plans to spin off, in a letter to activist investor Nelson Peltz. Direct representation by a Trian principal cannot result in a "mutually acceptable resolution," DuPont said in the letter, which...

  • DuPont rejects four Peltz nominees Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    March 13- DuPont rejected hedge fund Trian's proposal of four nominees, according to a letter to activist investor Nelson Peltz from the company's board on Friday. The letter follows Peltz's call with DuPont Chief Executive Ellen Kullman on March 11, the company said. DuPont said on Wednesday that it would add one of Trian's nominees, John Myers, to its board.

  • Feb 11- Trian Fund Management LP urged DuPont shareholders to vote Nelson Peltz and three other nominees to the board, days after the chemical company named two of its own nominees as directors. The activist investor also noted that DuPont Chief Executive Ellen Kullman had sold more than half of her holdings in the company since the fund first disclosed its...

  • Biggest companies run by women Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
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    GM has named Mary Barra as CEO, but women are underrepresented in the corner offices. These are the biggest companies run by women.

  • Dupont CEO: We are spinning off our chemicals division

    Ellen Kullman, Dupont chairman and CEO, is focused on 3 strategic priorities for the company including the science of extending leadership in agriculture and nutrition, strengthening its advance materials portfolio, and building out industrial bio-science. Agriculture is the one consistent thing around the world going strong, Kullman adds.

  • Oct 23- DuPont slashed its earnings forecast, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and announced 1,500 job cuts on Tuesday, signs that demand for the chemical company's lucrative paint and solar products is slipping around the world. Shares of DuPont, a component of the Dow Jones industrial average, fell more than 9 percent in midday trading.

  • America’s Best Dressed CEOs Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 3:45 PM ET
    When Dress For Success came out in 1975, it set rigid rules for executive attire: The “proper” colors for a suit were blue, gray and beige; the most “authoritative” suit was a dark pinstripe; and the “most acceptable” dress shirt was white or solid colors. (No dresses here; The Women’s Dress For Success Book didn’t come out until 1977.)Today, there are no rules, other than being put-together from head to toe, no detail spared. The proper colors are ones that work with your coloring, the most aut

    These days there are no dress-for-success rules, other than being put-together from head to toe, no detail spared. Here are the CEOs who have it down pat.