The former Microsoft CEO made his first public appearance Tuesday after leaving the helm of the tech giant, delivering a speech at Oxford University.» Read More
DETROIT, Sept 27- Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Alan Mulally, a turnaround expert who is being mentioned as a candidate for Microsoft Corp's top job, remains "absolutely focused" on crafting the No. 2 U.S. automaker's long-term strategy, a top executive said on Friday.
SEATTLE, Sept 26- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer took his farewell bow before thousands of applauding employees on Thursday with a typically loud and emotional performance at his last companywide meeting, talking up the software giant's prospects and taking swipes at rivals.
**PROSENSA, Thursday close $24.00, down 75 pct premarket. An experimental drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy from GlaxoSmithKline and Prosensa failed to meet its goal in a late-stage clinical trial, the companies said on Friday.
*Bullard says stimulus could wind down from October. NEW YORK, Sept 20- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday following comments from a senior Federal Reserve official who said that the U.S. central bank's stimulus efforts could be scaled back from as early as October.
*Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George is due to deliver a speech on the economy to the Shadow Open Market Committee in New York at 12:30 p.m. EDT. *Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks on macroprudential regulation in New Haven, Connecticut at 12:40 p.m. EDT.
Sept 17- Microsoft Corp raised its quarterly dividend by 22 percent and renewed its $40 billion share buyback program, extending an olive branch to investors who are expected to grill its outgoing CEO on Thursday about a costly foray into mobile devices.
Microsoft's new dividend hike is probably unnecessary because the company has better strategic options, CNBC's Jim Cramer said.
Sept 17- Microsoft Corp raised its quarterly dividend by 22 percent to 28 cents per share and said its board had authorized a new share buyback program of up to $40 billion. Microsoft shares rose about 1 percent in early trading on the Nasdaq on Tuesday.
Some of Microsoft's top investors have urged the technology giant's board to consider Ford Motor's CEO and Computer Sciences CEO as Ballmer successor.
Microsoft has a stable of senior executives who could be contenders to succeed Chief Executive Steve Ballmer. Here's an assessment of their individual pros and cons.
After CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer announced his departure last week, the question of what CEOs may be next to move on has risen. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis has the details.
Dollar Tree has been upgraded to buy, while Family Dollar is downgraded to hold; Big Lots sees a pop; and Tesla outsells Porche, Volvo and Land Rover in California. Also, Gautam Mukunda of Harvard Business School discusses potential candidates to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Daniel Niles, AlphaOne Capital Partners, discusses the outlook on Microsoft on the heels of Friday's announcement CEO Steve Ballmer is leaving the helm of the tech giant.
Carly Fiorina, former HP Chairman & CEO, provides her thoughts on the departure of Steve Ballmer and Microsoft's likely successor.
Stephen Yacktman of Yacktman Asset Management, Walter Pritchard of Citigroup, and CNBC's Herb Greenberg and Jon Fortt join to discuss the ability of Microsoft's board to pick a new leader.
CNBC's Jon Fortt focuses on Bill Gates after news of Steve Ballmer announcing retirement.
Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt. And Brendan Barnicle, Pacific Crest Securities, and William George, former Medtronic CEO, speculate who may replace Ballmer, and what's next for the company.
In today's top 3 trades, Pandora takes a hit after disappointing guidance, Aeropostale plummets, and Expedia surges on news of teaming up with Travelocity. And Jeff Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, gives Microsoft's Steve Ballmer a grade of B+ for his performance at the helm of the tech giant.
Over his tenure at the helm of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer tripled revenues and returned almost $200 billion to shareholders, Yale School of Management's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld says.
There's potential for shares of Microsoft to move a lot higher after CEO Steve Ballmer announces his departure, Mike Murphy of Rosecliff Capital says.