Corporate Leaders


  • Saving GM: Why Wagoner Won't Go Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    After almost 10 years of covering General Motors, including the last year going behind the scenes for our upcoming documentary "Saving GM", I often hear the same question time and again. Where is chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner taking this company?

  • Bear Stearns' Cayne Was Near Death in Sept: Report Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 3:23 AM ET
    James Cayne

    Former Bear Stearns Chief Executive James Cayne came close to dying last September from sepsis triggered by a severe prostate infection, Fortune Magazine reports Monday on its website.

  • Chesapeake CEO: 'We Can Bring Back $2 Gasoline' Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 6:29 PM ET

    A massive switch to natural gas would free the U.S. from its dependence on foreign oil.

  • So Much For The Summer Doldrums Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 11:14 AM ET

    What a crazy week, right? Monday, Amgen had a huge upside revenue and earnings surprise. Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration issued its new restrictions on the use of Amgen's anemia drugs in certain cancer patients. Later that same day, Elan and Wyeth released the big Alzheimer's drug test results.

  • GM Earnings: Here's Why They Were So Bad Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    We knew GM's second quarter earnings would be ugly, but I'm not sure many people expected this kind of number. Certainly Wall Street didn't since the estimate was for GM to lose $1.489 Billion. Turns out Gm's loss was 4 times worse: $6.3 Billion.

  • Declining Oil Means Nothing to NOV Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 7:14 PM ET

    It's hard to worry about a company that holds $10.8 billion in its backlog.

  • Baxter & Medivation News Gets Me In Trouble...Again! Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 12:21 PM ET

    I was told to leave the building immediately otherwise security would be called and it "would get ugly." That's a quote from an AA staffer. It didn't get ugly. We quickly packed up all our stuff and moved outside.

  • Icahn Says He Won't Attend Yahoo Stockholder Meeting Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 10:36 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Investor Carl Icahn, who ran a heated proxy battle to unseat the Yahoo board and oust its chief executive, said he will not be attending the Internet company's annual meeting Friday.

  • Disconnection at BT? Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 9:52 AM ET

    New BT CEO Ian Livingston is fighting market prejudice. The telecom sector remains unloved. Most of the sector analysts are struggling to be positive about the pricing environment, and the pinch on consumer spending is only set to worsen.

  • Is The Worst Yet To Come For GM? Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 8:18 AM ET
    General Motors logo

    Friday, Wall Street analysts are expecting GM to lose $1.489 billion. If they are right, the loss will be just short of the $1.631 billion GM lost (excluding charges) in that woeful third quarter of 2007.

  • Why Red Hat's Better Than Microsoft Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 7:34 PM ET

    And Oracle. As the CEO explains, none of the company's peers can compete.

  • CEOs Sound Off on Economy, Energy, Airlines & More Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 12:10 PM ET

    Former and current CEOs across various industries discussed the economy, energy prices, the state of the airline industry and more on CNBC this morning.

  • Sirius XM's Karmazin Sees Positive Cash Flow by '09 Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    Nearly a year and a half after it was announced, the merger deal between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio is an accomplished fact, and the chief executive of the combined company sees strong signals for the future.

  • WYE ELN PR (Press Release): OMG Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 10:26 AM ET

    When covering this beat you often have to become as fluent as possible in different disease jargon. But nothing could have prepared me for the alphabet soup served up in this highly anticipated release.

  • Core 'Not Affected' By Falling Oil: CEO Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 6:50 PM ET

    This drilling-services company has a long track record of outperforming in times like these.

  • Why Did Merrill – and Market – Rally? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    It all comes down to three important factors, Cramer says.

  • CEO Summit: Housing, Gas Prices on Execs' Minds Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 2:13 PM ET

    Executives across various industries shared their economic outlooks on "Squawk Box" this morning.

  • JetBlue CEO Agrees to Have His Salary Slashed Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 5:45 PM ET

    JetBlue's chief executive agreed to halve his salary on Monday in a show of solidarity with employees as the low-cost carrier struggles with soaring fuel prices and a slowing U.S. economy.

  • Chrysler: What Gives? Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    The signs are not good. From Chrysler's decision to stop leasing cars, to its recent decisions to cut staff and close plants, to its lack of major new product announcements, there is little of late inspiring confidence that this company can stage a comeback...

  • Qantas CEO Retires, Replaced by Jetstar CEO Joyce Sunday, 27 Jul 2008 | 8:36 PM ET

    Qantas Airways Chief Executive named Alan Joyce as its new chief executive on Monday, with Geoff Dixon retiring after eight years heading Australia's largest airline.