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  • Biggest Businesses Run by College Dropouts Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
    Position: CEO, CarnivalMarket Cap: $19.6 billion Instead of spending four years in college, this chief executive spent time working his way up the chain of command at . Micky Arison, the CEO of Carnival, started in the sales department and was promoted to reservations manager in 1974. He was later promoted to vice president of passenger traffic and just three years later he was named president of the company. Arison helped acquire Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises and Westours, allowing Car

    From computers to cruise lines, these 10 CEOs made it to the top without a college degree and defied the idea that to be successful, you have to have a diploma.

  • Homes of CEOs Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, Calif. He doesn’t move in for a few months, so the address remains a closely guarded secret until the current occupants move out. However, a few details have emerged -- the 5,000-square-foot home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a pool. It’s not quite on the same level as Bill Gates’ 50,050-square-foot Washington mansion (pictured, left), but it’s not a bad start for a man whose last few homes were rentals.Zuck

    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, California. Click to see the homes of CEOs in sectors such as technology, energy, fashion and more.

  • "We all think we will be happy when we finally have some downtime – when we can get away, disconnect, shut down. You may even daydream about withdrawing from the rat race full-time. What you don’t know is that all that peace and quiet will ruin your state of mind," writes former White House Economic Adviser Todd Buchholz in this guest blog for his new book, "RUSH."

  • First Jobs of CEOs Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 10:05 AM ET
    It is probably hard to imagine Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson babysitting, or James Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase cooking French fries. While neither one of those men ever held those particular jobs, many of the wealthiest and most powerful CEOs in the world earned their first paychecks by delivering newspapers, mowing lawns or waiting tables. After all, everyone has to start somewhere. Click ahead to see the first jobs held by some of today’s most powerful CEOs.

    Many of the wealthiest and most powerful CEOs in the world earned their first paychecks by delivering newspapers, mowing lawns or waiting tables. Learn more.

  • Battle of PCs: Dell vs. HPQ     Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer assesses which PC-maker is the better buy.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • It's graduation season and you know what that means — time to trot out our top leaders of business, politics and pop music to offer the kids advice as we send them off into the cruel, cruel world. Here are the 10 Best Graduation Speeches — From Will Ferrell to Steve Jobs!

  • Cuomo Files Intel Antitrust Suit Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 10:52 AM ET
    Intel CEO Paul Otellini

    Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, has for years used large rebates and co-marketing arrangements to talk Dell and other manufacturers into sticking with its products rather than increasing their business with A.M.D., according to a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general's office. The New York Times reports.

  • Dell's Margin Erosion Prompts Selloff Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 12:58 PM ET

    Computer maker Dell shares fell 13 percent Friday, as both earnings and margins fell short of Wall Street estimates.

  • Dell Sees Tech Weakness Spreading as Profit Falls Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 5:28 PM ET

    Dell reported a profit that fell well short of consensus expectations, punishing the company's shares in late trading.

  • Dell Earnings Preview: Bigger Slice of the PC Pie? Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 12:38 PM ET
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    Computer maker Dell is scheduled to report its fiscal second-quarter results after the market closes Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion about the period.

  • Intel On Earnings Deck: It's Laptops, Laptops, Laptops Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 11:49 AM ET
    Intel

    Dow component Intel reports earnings after the bell later today, and while I touched on expectations yesterday, I want to go a little deeper today, especially with a market like this one.

  • Dell Earnings Preview: Confirmation for the Rally? Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 12:54 PM ET
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    Just a few weeks ago, Dell shares sank to a six-year low. Since then, the stock has popped up 19%. Will this afternoon's earnings report add more momentum to Dell's rally?

  • Dell CEO Sees Better Days Ahead in '08 Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 8:02 AM ET
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    Dell expects to expand its profitability this year as the company shifts its resources to faster-growing emerging market regions, Chief Executive Michael Dell said Tuesday.

  • Dell's Cuts--And Problems--Go Deep And Deeper Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 2:11 PM ET

    Is Dell running the risk of becoming the Yahoo! of the PC sector? Seems that way. The company has been spiraling, locked in fits and starts of recovery and morass for the better part of four years, and now there's word that already aggressive cuts and reorganization scenarios apparently weren't aggressive enough.

  • Dude, It’s a Disaster Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    The trade ahead of Dell earnings Thursday. Michael Dell has been back for a year now. Is his house finally in order?

  • Lloyd Blankfein

    While a panel discusses the interdependence of world economies and a lesser reliance on the U.S. consumer to drive growth, the financial and investing gurus in the hall watch stocks tumble on the prospect of a U.S. recession.

  • An interesting connection brought to me by my CNBC colleague Michelle Caruso-Cabrera today. Straight from today's Wall Street Journal comes the news that Goldman Sachs, Michael Dell's MSD, along with Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia's Olayan Group are making a $1.4 billion investment in the Related Cos.

  • Dell Authorized to Buy Back $10 Billion in Stock Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 1:19 PM ET

    Dell is reviving plans to buy back shares in the company and will begin to repurchase $10 billion in common stock this week, chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell said.

  • Dell's Stock Plunges on Profit Miss, Outlook Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 11:15 AM ET
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    Dell's stock tanked after the computer maker missed profit estimates and gave a cautious outlook.