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  • Rethinking CEO Pay Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

    What many see as outrageous or obscene compensation for chief executive officers is back in the limelight after some high profile pay packages lately. The House Financial Services Committee Thursday holds a public hearing on the issue and the hue and cry about greed and abuse is bound to bounce off the walls of Congress.  The contrarian view is that there is little or no direct link between pay and performance and coupling the two might be detrimental because CEOs would cut corners to boost their pay, eroding the company’s long-term prospects.

  • Boards of Directors Coming From New Talent Pool Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 9:35 AM ET

    The composition of the board of directors at major companies is changing and becoming less clubby. On "Squawk Box" CNBC's Mary Thompson says there’s no shortage of candidates to serve on corporate boards, but they’re now drawn from a different talent pool. In 2001, about half board members were active CEOs. Last year, the figure declined to 29%.

  • Video: Analysis of Buffett's Annual Letter Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 11:05 AM ET

    Searching for nuggets of wisdom from the Oracle of Omaha.

  • Warren Buffett: The Billionaire Next Door Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | 4:50 PM ET
    Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett plays the ukelele at the Fruit of the Loom stand at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb., while touring exhibits prior to the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting, Saturday, April 30, 2005. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    The Billionaire Next Door: Warren Buffett

  • CNBC's Liz Claman Interview with Warren Buffett Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | 3:52 PM ET
    Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett at a 2006 news conference announcing Buffett's plans to give billions to the Gates Foundation

    CNBC's Liz Claman Interview with Warren Buffett

  • Federated CEO Optimistic On Macy's, May -- And Martha Tuesday, 27 Feb 2007 | 10:35 AM ET

    Federated Department Stores said stronger same-store sales and lower costs boosted fourth-quarter earnings 5% higher. And Chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren told CNBC's Becky Quick that the parent of Macy's and acquirer of May Stores is getting "better and better."

  • Safeway's Burd Still Sees "Very Strong Year" Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | 5:52 PM ET

    Forget gas price fluctuations: People have to eat. And remodeled stores, fresh produce and prepared meals boosted quarterly profit at supermarket chain Safeway. So if analysts were disappointed by the firm's sales, well, Chairman and CEO Steven Burd seems happy anyway.

  • Newest CEO Hurdle: BlackBerry Game Addiction Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | 12:35 PM ET

    Coffee, tobacco, and work can each prove addictive for some executives. But CNBC's Darren Rovell says the newest monkey on C-level backs is a video game, Brickbreaker. And the supplier is the exec's very own BlackBerry handheld.

  • Playing Their Song Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | 11:01 AM ET
    Radio shock jocks Greg "Opie" Hughes, left, and Anthony Cumia, right, greet fans as they leave CBS Radio studios on 57th Street after finishing their first morning show for a one block walk to the XM satellite radio studio while broadcasting live on XM, Wednesday, April 26, 2006, in New York. The "Opie and Anthony Show" returned to CBS Radio in seven major markets and will continue to be heard on XM satellite radio. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

    Satellite radio rivals XM and Sirius hope their bold  merger plan doesn't fall on deaf ears in Washington, but there may be plenty of static from federal regulators.

  • JetBlue Weathers The Storm Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | 4:53 PM ET
    JetBlue Airways passengers wait for flights, John F. Kennedy Airport, New York, photo

    A one-day ordeal for passengers is just the start of a six-day debacle for the airline. The popular low-cost carrier tries to manage a public relations nightmare and return to normal operations.

  • CEO Scott Praised, Cautioned On Wal-Mart Turnaround Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | 3:00 PM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores topped Wall Street expectations with its 9.8% jump in fourth-quarter profit. So why would anyone want CEO H. Lee Scott to quit? Consultants William Marquard and Michael Bergdahl joined "Power Lunch" to explain -- and perhaps refute -- that thinking.

  • Ex-FCC Exec: iPods Make Sirius-XM Merger Likely Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | 1:50 PM ET

    Will Sirius' Howard Stern find true love with XM's Opie & Anthony? Blair Levin, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus (and former chief of staff at the FCC) told CNBC's Liz Claman he is "cautiously optimistic" that the satellite radio merger will be approved -- thanks to new technology.

  • Surging Healthcare Spending a Hot Topic at CEO Summit Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | 6:01 PM ET

    Top U.S. chief executives are right in worrying about healthcare costs -- after all, they'll exceed profits next year.

  • Nearly half of CEOs polled by the Business Council say it’s gotten tougher to find qualified workers in the U.S.

  • CEO "Crimes"--Treat Them Like Everyone Else? Monday, 12 Feb 2007 | 5:07 PM ET
    Douglas Parker, US Airways CEO

    There’s no question that the DUI arrest of US Airways Chief Executive Douglas Parker last month is making headlines in a way that probably wouldn’t have happened in decades past. CEO’s are no longer private citizens, and media scrutiny of corporate America has turned some of them into celebrities. Although the buck stops at the corner office, where....

  • Rethinking CEO Pay Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 | 9:42 AM ET

    What many see as outrageous or obscene compensation for chief executive officers is back in the limelight after some high profile pay packages lately. The WEF meeting is tackling the issue by asking basic questions: What’s an appropriate level for top managers? Who defines “appropriate” and how?  Should a CEO’s pay be linked to the company’s performance? The contrarian view is that there is little or no direct link between pay and performance and coupling the two might be detrimental because CEOs would cut corners to boost their pay, eroding the company’s long-term prospects. (More)

  • Comeback Secrets From CEOs Tuesday, 6 Feb 2007 | 12:50 PM ET

    Most people have encountered professional challenges of one kind or another. But as any successful entrepreneur will tell you, success comes after you master the art of making lemonade, so to speak. On today’s “Squawk Box," CNBC spoke with three high-profile business leaders who prevailed after suffering a serious setback.

  • Michael Dell to Cut Costs, Management at PC Maker Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | 5:20 PM ET
    Michael Dell, Chairman & CEO, Dell

    In a memo to Dell employees days after returning as chief executive officer, Michael Dell said the beleaguered computer maker is quashing bonuses for 2006 and reducing managers to help cut costs and steer the company back toward dominance.

  • Who's the Next CEO to Go? Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | 3:33 PM ET

    On Wall Street, there’s a guilty pleasure in watching the rich and powerful stumble.  After the resignation Dell Chief Executive Kevin Rollins, many investors began quietly asking where the axe might fall next. Jon Ogg, the editor of 24/7 Wall Street.com, has accurately predicted changes at the helm of Home Depot, Gap and, as we mentioned, Dell. Today on CNBC’s “Street Signs,” we asked the question that everyone is wondering.

  • Corporate America: "Warming Up" To Climate Change? Friday, 2 Feb 2007 | 2:58 PM ET

    We've mentioned today's report on global warming in an earlier post--so let's get right to one of the major questions: is corporate America taking global warming as a serious issue or not? Some are it seems as reported earlier this month when 10 companies and their CEOs joined activist groups in calling for caps on carbon emissions.