Corporate Leaders


  • Dell Shares Jump on Strong Profit, Analyst Upgrade Friday, 30 May 2008 | 10:29 AM ET

    Dell shares were trading higher before the market's open on strong earnings and an upgrade to buy from Merrill Lynch.

  • Dow Chemical CEO Says US Underestimating Inflation Friday, 30 May 2008 | 8:14 AM ET

    Dow Chemical Chief Executive Andrew Liveris said Friday the company seems to have hit a "raw nerve" with the price increase it announced earlier this week.

  • United-US Airways Merger Talks Suspended Friday, 30 May 2008 | 1:36 AM ET
    United Airlines

    United Airlines and US Airways have suspended merger talks due to concerns about labor opposition and integration costs, while United draws closer to an alliance with Continental Airlines, a source close to the talks said late on Thursday.

  • Joy Global CEO: Don't Blame Hedge Funds Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 7:30 PM ET

    High prices in the commodities markets have more to do with supply and demand than trader speculation, says Michael Sutherlin.

  • Europe Preview: Alcatel-Lucent CEO on the Hotseat Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 2:31 PM ET
    Alcatel Lucent

    Tomorrow Patricia Russo goes before shareholders in Paris for Alcatel-Lucent's annual general meeting amid reports that her golden parachute of €6 million will be tied to performance.

  • Bear Chairman Apologizes For the Bank's Collapse Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 1:21 PM ET
    James Cayne

    Bear Stearns Chairman James Cayne told employees and shareholders he was "personally sorry" for the demise of the investment bank.

  • Duke Energy CEO Sees Tough Summer For Consumers Thursday, 29 May 2008 | 7:52 AM ET

    James Rogers sees a tough summer ahead for the American consumer.  The chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy says the spike in energy prices has already brought about profound changes in consumers' lives.

  • Trinity's Got the Trifecta Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 6:49 PM ET

    Actually, it has more than that. But with wind power, railcars and barges, the company's doing quite well.

  • United, US Airways CEOs to Meet on Merger: Source Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 6:31 PM ET
    United Airlines

    The chief executives of United Airlines and US Airways plan to meet on Thursday to discuss progress in merger talks and address key issues like labor, funding and capacity, a source  familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

  • Yahoo Says Microsoft No Longer Keen to Merge Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 5:49 PM ET

    Yahoo Chief Executive Jerry Yang said on Wednesday that a potential deal with Microsoft has tremendous power, but that the software giant appears no longer interested in a full merger.

  • Former Bear Stearns CEO Sells Last of Shares Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 5:10 PM ET

    Alan "Ace" Greenberg, the former chief executive of Bear Stearns has sold his last remaining shares of the investment bank, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Wednesday.

  • Europe Preview: Where Is Man Group Headed? Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 3:01 PM ET

    In late March, Man Group predicted funds under management should exceed $75 billion with profits up 52 percent to top $1.8 billion. It will be interesting to see how CEO Peter Clarke views the prospects for the rest of the year when the numbers hit the tape at 8:00 CET.

  • Tailor-Made For Success Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 5:38 AM ET

    Marjorie Yang is a woman who knows what she wants and she’s not likely to take no for an answer. Vivacious and vocal, Yang is a woman who defies all glass ceilings.

  • Inflation, Credit Worries Dent Europe Stocks Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 1:01 PM ET

    A bout of risk aversion dented European stocks on Tuesday as jitters grew over potential credit-related problems at banks and inflation, while typically defensive stocks such as pharmaceuticals and food rallied.

  • Alcatel Offers to Tie CEO Payoff to Performance Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 5:34 AM ET
    Alcatel Lucent

    Alcatel-Lucent, which posted a first-quarter net loss and warned on 2008 sales, will ask shareholders to vote on a proposal to tie its CEO's 6 million euro ($9.45 million) golden parachute to performance objectives, the Times newspaper reported on Tuesday.

  • GM's Stock Sell-Off And Why It's Happening Friday, 23 May 2008 | 2:31 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    Depending on where things end up Friday GM shares go into the weekend at roughly $17.50 a share. dropping roughly 4% on Friday. It's nothing short of a horrendous end to a very tough week for General Motor's shareholders.

  • Re-Energizing Intel Friday, 23 May 2008 | 2:43 AM ET

    The name Craig Barrett and Intel go hand in hand. His name resonates with people beyond the tech business.

  • What Readers Think of Ballmer's Egging Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 8:22 AM ET

    Yep. The Ballmer Gets Egged video indeed was our top video of the day. By far. And you folks had a lot to say about it.

  • Microsoft Not Bidding to Buy Yahoo: CEO Ballmer Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 4:08 AM ET

    Microsoft is not looking to bid to buy all of Yahoo but is in talks about other types of deals with the U.S. No. 2 search engine, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said on Wednesday.

  • Is Marks & Spencer a Sell? Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 2:39 AM ET

    We had a useful conversation with Ian Dyson the CFO of Marks & Spencer this morning. No change in the headline message that the consumer outlook is weakening, but Marks & Spencer thinks it can weather the storm.