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  • Reynolds brings back Susan Cameron as CEO Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— Reynolds American has elected board member and former leader Susan Cameron as president and CEO of the tobacco company. She replaces Daniel Delen who is retiring and resigning from the board. Reynolds American Inc. is the Winston-Salem, N.C.- based parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and several other tobacco companies.

  • CEO of regional carrier PSA Airlines to retire Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— PSA Airlines, which operates regional flights for US Airways, says that its CEO and president will retire and be replaced by the president of US Airways Express. The company said Wednesday that Keith Houk, 66, will retire on Aug. 31 after more than 25 years at PSA Airlines including nine as CEO.

  • Wind of change starts blowing at Italian companies Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    *Corporate governance improving in Italy. MILAN, April 16- Eager to attract foreign investors as it slowly emerges from its longest recession in 70 years, cash-strapped Italy Inc. is taking the first steps to end decades of opaque management and shoddy governance.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:16 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Google's first-quarter results miss analyst targets as company's mobile ad headaches persist IBM's 1st- quarter earnings hurt by reorganization charge; revenue slips amid hardware drop Yellen says key task of central bank is to respond to economy's fluctuations US company earnings, encouraging economic data propel third straight day of gains for stocks Official: NY attorney general subpoenas 6 firms in probe of high-speed stock trading Fed survey: Economic growth picks up across most of the United States as harsh winter recedes High jet fuel prices have protected existing airlines from startups, prevented fare wars GlaxoSmithKline says it is looking into new bribery allegations in Jordan and Lebanon Trying to shed its vanilla reputation, Toyota gives the Camry a top-to-bottom makeover Ford to offer 1,964 limited-edition Mustangs to celebrate pony car's 50th anniversary

  • When a CEO 'gets stale'     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Should a CEO stay for 20 years? Eric Schurenberg, Inc. editor-in-chief, and Jeff Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, share their opinions on the WSJ report saying General Electric's Immelt may not stay on until the mandatory retirement age of 65.

  • CEO tenure     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on how long is too long for a CEO to stay with a company.

  • April 15- Post-it notes maker 3 M Co said its board opposed a proposal by shareholder James McRitchie to allow investors holding enough shares to take a particular action through written consent without putting it to a vote.

  • Noble Energy CEO Charles Davidson to retire Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    HOUSTON— Noble Energy CEO Charles Davidson is retiring in the fall after more than a decade leading the oil and gas producer. Stover, 56, joined Noble Energy in 2002. Before that, he worked at oil companies BP, Vastar Resources and Atlantic Richfield.

  • April 14- At a meeting with 300 senior Citigroup officials in the first week of February, Chief Executive Michael Corbat said the bank needed to focus on two things above all else this year: expenses and efficiency. The bank's first quarter results on Monday showed just how much work Citigroup executives have ahead of them in those areas.

  • Levi names Wal-Mart exec to head up e-commerce Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Levi Strauss& Co. has hired a Wal-Mart executive to head up its e-commerce business. The privately held San Francisco clothing company said Monday that Marc Rosen will join Levi in May as executive vice president and president of global e-commerce. Rosen worked most recently as senior vice president of global e-commerce at Wal-Mart Stores Inc..

  • Orbitz Worldwide names Scott Forbes chairman Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Orbitz Worldwide Inc. has named Scott Forbes as its non-executive chairman, the online travel company said on Monday. Forbes has been on the board of Orbitz since June 2013 and he's served as chairman of U.K. real estate website Rightmove PLC, since 2005.. In morning trading, Orbitz shares added 13 cents to $7.49.

  • Bullish sign for Twitter: Cramer     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    Twitter top executives say they have no plans to sell any of their Twitter shares. "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer says "this is bullish."

  • CEO pay versus top athletes     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson compares the salaries of the highest paid athletes versus the highest paid CEOs.

  • April 14- Oilfield services and drilling company Nabors Industries Ltd said it would separate the roles of chairman and chief executive after the tenure of CEO Anthony Petrello ends and limit severance payments for executives. Shareholders California State Teachers' Retirement System and Blue Harbour Group welcomed the steps.

  • Citigroup's earnings edge higher in first quarter Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Citigroup's first-quarter earnings rose, helped by declines in expenses and provisions for bad loans. EARNINGS: Citigroup reported a profit of $4.1 billion in the first quarter, after stripping out the effects of an accounting change and a tax item.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- When Goldman Sachs Group Inc filed its shareholder proxy earlier this month, it was free of a proposal that has become increasingly popular among corporate governance activists: a demand for more disclosure about lobbying.

  • ZURICH, April 11- The chairman of Nestle, the world's largest food group, will undergo treatment for a curable illness but this will not affect his ability to carry out his job, the company said. The Vevey- based firm said the board of directors had been informed of Brabeck-Letmathe's illness on Thursday.

  • JPMorgan's first-quarter profit falls 20 percent Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— JPMorgan Chase, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, said Friday its first-quarter earnings fell 20 percent, driven by a decline in investment banking and mortgage lending. LOWER REVEUE: Revenue, after stripping out the effect of an accounting charge for credit losses, was $23.8 billion, down 8 percent from $25.8 billion a year earlier.

  • Zynga names Best Buy executive David Lee as CFO Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Zynga Inc., the maker of Farmville and other digital games, said Thursday that it has named a chief financial officer. Zynga did not give a reason Thursday for Vranesh's departure but said he has helped with the search for his replacement since 2013. Vranesh will work with Lee over the next month as part of a transition.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Zynga Inc appointed former Best Buy executive David Lee its chief financial officer as Zynga continued reshuffling its ranks to try to return the "Farmville" creator to growth. Zynga has sought to revive its business by overhauling top management, trimming staff and introducing titles that can be played on smartphones and tablets.

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