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  • Who'd have thunk it. Russia has become one of the hottest and fastest growing auto markets in the world. Now Chrysler wants a piece of the action and it may wind teaming up with a Russian automaker GAZ. Today in Michigan Chrysler executives and Michigan's governor are reportedly set to meet the president of GAZ to discuss the Russian automaker investing in the U.S.

  • Pharma CEO's: Getting Them To Talk To Me Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 3:40 PM ET

    Regarding my post from yesterday about Lilly CEO Sidney Taurel, a spokesman  left me a voicemail this morning to say it has no intention of backing out of the interview next week. I've got a tentative commitment from Bristol-Myers Squibb to interview its new CEO Jim Cornelius for the first time at that company's analyst meeting next week.

  • Apple's Jobs is Most Powerful Businessman: Fortune Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 3:28 AM ET
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the man behind the popular iPod, is the world's most powerful businessman, according to Fortune Magazine's list of the 25 most influential executives.

  • Sidney Taurel

    If you arrive for work at CNBC headquarters early enough you can pick up a copy of "The Wall Street Journal" at the lobby desk when you walk in. Today, I grabbed mine and set it down on my desk while I logged onto my computer and cleaned out my inbox.

  • Are You CEO Material? What You Need to Know Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 12:27 PM ET

    Executive search firm CT Partners took its annual look at the hottest jobs in business and the characteristics of the executives who fill these positions. Executives with a track record of managing risk are in demand.

  • Late yesterday, a bullet crossed the Dow Jones newswire saying, "FDA Warns GlaxoSmithKline on Breast-Cancer Drug Promotion." Almost immediately, my producer and I got a call from the CNBC staffer who was manning what we call our "Alerts Desk" asking us if we'd seen the news and if we could provide any context.

  • Merck & the Media Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 11:15 AM ET

    So, does this mean I'm gonna get scooped by Reuters on Merck stories? I'm just kidding, but that was one of my reactions when I saw the press release this morning from Merck announcing that it's putting the CEO of Reuters, Tom Glocer, on its Board of Directors. The head of a financial data and news company on the Board of a major drug company. Very interesting.

  • Telecom Italia Names New CEO Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 6:25 AM ET

    The controlling shareholders of Telecom Italia on Monday designated Franco Bernabe the new chief executive and Gabriele Galateri the new chairman, in a move that should end a period of limbo at Europe's fifth-largest telecommunications company.

  • Ahold Profit Beats Forecasts; On Lookout for Acquisitions Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 6:48 AM ET

    Dutch supermarket group Ahold said on Wednesday its third-quarter net income rose to 214 million euros ($316.3 million), beating market expectations, adding it plans to pay an annual dividend for 2007.

  • H&R Block CEO Quits After Subprime Losses Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 4:26 PM ET

    H&R Block, the largest U.S. tax preparer, said that Chairman and Chief Executive Mark Ernst had resigned, following mounting losses tied to subprime mortgages.

  • All Options Open for Northern Rock: Darling Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 4:30 AM ET

    The British government is open to any measure to save mortgage bank Northern Rock as long as its depositors, the public purse and financial stability are not jeopardized, finance minister Alistair Darling said on Monday.

  • SAP Mulls Sale of TomorrowNow, Whose CEO Resigns Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 2:57 AM ET

    SAP, Europe's leading software company, said it was mulling a sale of its TomorrowNow U.S. unit, which is at the centre of a legal battle with arch-rival Oracle.

  • If the writer's strike has you looking for alternatives to insomnia-fighting late-night TV shows, then Pfizer may have just what the doctor ordered. Tune into the company's web cast for investors and analysts at 11 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time on Thursday, November 29th. If you don't believe me check out the press release on the Pfizer web site. The world's biggest drug company is taking its show on the road to Hong Kong.

  • For a Monday before the Thanksgiving holiday, this is turning into an extremely busy day on the biotech beat. Two of the stories actually broke on Sunday: Celgene buying Pharmion for nearly $3 billion and Genentech announcing a breakthrough in brain cancer. Then, before the opening bell this morning Onyx Pharmaceuticals and Bayer won the expected Food and Drug Administration approval of their drug Nexavar for liver cancer.

  • Northern Rock CEO Steps Down Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | 1:05 PM ET

    Ailing British bank Northern Rock said Chief Executive Adam Applegarth had quit and it had streamlined its board as two suitors confirmed they had made proposals to buy or revive the bank and repay its loans.

  • Wells Fargo: Housing Slump Worst Since Depression Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 4:03 PM ET
    A Wells Fargo Bank in Palo Alto, California.

    Wells Fargo believes the nation's housing slump is the worst since the Great Depression and is far from over, Chief Executive John Stumpf said Thursday.

  • New NYSE CEO to Stay Close to Thain's Strategy Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 12:23 PM ET

    Newly appointed NYSE Euronext Chief Executive Duncan Niederauer subtly differentiated himself from predecessor John Thain Thursday, but said he planned no change of strategy or philosophy at the exchange.

  • Merrill's New CEO Hoping To 'Make Things Better' Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 10:52 AM ET
    John Thain

    John Thain told CNBC that he sees his new job as CEO of Merrill Lynch as "an opportunity to make things better" after the financial giant suffered huge subprime-related losses.

  • Citigroup Division Gets London-Based Head: WSJ Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 9:48 AM ET

    Citigroup has placed sole responsibility for its fixed-income, commodities and currencies group in the hands of a London-based executive following the restructuring of its capital-markets unit, the Wall Street Journal said Thursday in its online edition.

  • Stop Trading!: Thain Is Good for Merrill Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 7:33 PM ET

    The firm will be better off when the former NYSE CEO takes the reins.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

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