• Investors to directors: ‘Talk to us' Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:38 AM ET

    Boards have long shunned speaking with investors. Now, they are being pressed to open up. The NYT reports.

  • Express says Michael Weiss will retire as CEO Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Clothing and accessories chain Express Inc. said Monday that Michael Weiss will retire as CEO on Jan. 30. David Kornberg, the Columbus, Ohio, company's president, will replace Weiss. Weiss was the CEO of Express from 1997 to 2004, and he returned to the company in July 2007.

  • BlackBerry appoints new chief operating officer Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    WATERLOO, Ontario— BlackBerry has appointed Marty Beard, the former chief executive of LiveOps, Inc. as its new chief operating officer. Beard starts immediately and will be responsible for such things as marketing, BlackBerry 10 app development and customer care and quality.

  • Microsoft's mangled layoff memo: What NOT to do Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:42 PM ET
    Stephen Elop

    Microsoft's mangled layoff memo offers a lesson in how to write a crappy, insensitive note to employees, says career coach Marie McIntyre.

  • BlackBerry names new chief operating officer Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    BlackBerry named Marty Beard as its chief operating officer, filling a position that had been vacant since November.

  • Tiffany CEO Kowalski blue-boxes up his office Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    Tiffany & Co. CEO Michael Kowalski will retire this year. He will be succeeded by the company's president, Frederic Cumenal.

  • July 21- Upscale jeweler Tiffany& Co said Michael Kowalski, its chief executive of 15 years, would retire next year and President Frederic Cumenal would succeed him. Cumenal joined Tiffany in 2011 after a 15- year stint at Louis Vuitton brand owner LVMH Group, where he was most recently the president and CEO of French champagne maker Moet& Chandon SA.

  • Tiffany CEO Kowalski to retire from post in 2015 Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Tiffany& Co. CEO Michael J. Kowalski will retire from the luxury jeweler next year. The 62- year-old Kowalski has served as CEO of the New York company since 1999 and became chairman in 2003.. Shares of Tiffany fell 18 cents to $99.50 in morning trading.

  • Even one woman on the board boosts performance: Study Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    A study shows that one female board member has a positive impact, especially in male-dominated industries. NBC News reports.

  • July 21- Tiffany& Co said its Chief Executive Michael Kowalski would retire and Frederic Cumenal, currently the jewelry maker's president, would succeed him. Kowalski, 62, has been with Tiffany for over three decades. Tiffany, known for its blue boxes and its Fifth Avenue flagship store in Manhattan, said Cumenal would assume the role of CEO from April 1 next year.

  • TORONTO, July 21- BlackBerry Limited named Marty Beard as its chief operating officer on Monday, filling a position that had been vacant since November following a management reshuffle. Prior to that he was an executive of Sybase, an enterprise software maker that was formerly run by current BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

  • Tesco chief Philip Clarke to step down Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 5:12 AM ET

    LONDON— Tesco says Chief Executive Officer Philip Clarke will be stepping down after the latest earnings figures showed Britain's largest retailer by revenue struggled at home.

  • Google exec's departure leaves 'hole': Analysts Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:38 PM ET
    Google Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora, left, and CEO Eric Schmidt attend the Burda DLD Nightcap 2011 in Davos, Switzerland.

    Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora is leaving the company, which financial analysts said is a significant loss for the search giant.

  • Correction: Apple-Board story Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— In a story July 17 about the retirement of longtime Apple Inc. director Bill Campbell, The Associated Press reported erroneously that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs had battled prostate cancer. Former Steve Jobs confidant leaves Apple's board, replaced by BlackRock founding partner.

  • Cliffs cuts number of board nominees Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    At the same time, proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis& Co. recommended Cliffs' shareholders support at least most of the nominees from Casablanca. Casablanca owns about 5.2 percent of Cliffs' stock, and it has pushed the company to cut costs and spin off some of its international assets.

  • Longtime Apple director steps down from board Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— One of the most trusted advisers to late Apple CEO Steve Jobs is retiring from the iPhone maker's board of directors. Bill Campbell's departure after 17 years on Apple Inc.' s board cleared the way for the company to appoint Susan Wagner, a founding partner of money manager BlackRock, as a director.

  • Apple names BlackRock founding partner to board Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    Apple said on Thursday that Susan Wagner, founding partner of BlackRock, had been appointed to its board.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- JPMorgan Chase& Co said on Thursday that its board of directors allowed $36 million of options previously awarded to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon to vest.

  • Tech management shakeups at Google & Apple     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    Apple announces BlackRock founding partner Susan Wagner has been elected to Apple's board of directors, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu. Jon Fortt discusses news Google's Nikesh Arora is leaving for SoftBank.

  • Meg Whitman appointed chair of HP board Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:34 PM ET
    Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard

    Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Meg Whitman has been appointed chair of the company's board of directors, HP announced Thursday.

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