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  • Merrill Taps Thain After Fink Demanded Full Tally Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 4:36 PM ET
    John Thain

    Merrill Lynch's decision to name John Thain as its new chief executive came after the firm's first choice, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, demanded that Merrill make a full accounting of its subprime exposure, CNBC has learned.

  • Merrill Lynch Plans to Name Thain As New CEO: Reports Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 12:39 PM ET
    John Thain

    Merrill Lynch plans to announce shortly that NYSE Euronext CEO John Thain will become its new chief executive, according to two reports.

  • Kozlowski in Jail: Washing Clothes, Teaching Math Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 4:19 PM ET

    Dennis Kozlowski has gone from the pinnacle of corporate power to the prison laundry, where he is washing other inmates' clothes when he's not helping them get their high school diplomas, the disgraced Tyco CEO says in an exclusive interview with CNBC.

  • McDonald's to Sell Up to 21% of Outlets to Franchisees Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 2:06 PM ET

    McDonald's, the world's largest fast-food chain, said on Tuesday it would sell up to 21 percent of its company-owned restaurants to franchisees over the next three years or more.

  • Adobe Replaces CEO Chizen With COO Narayen Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 10:29 AM ET

    Adobe Systems said on Monday it will replace Chief Executive Bruce Chizen with Chief Operating Officer Shantanu Narayen, a surprising move that sent the software maker's shares down 3 percent.

  • Adobe Replaces CEO Chizen With COO Narayen Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 7:23 PM ET

    Adobe Systems said on Monday it will replace Chief Executive Bruce Chizen with Chief Operating Officer Shantanu Narayen, a surprising move that sent the software maker's shares down 3 percent.

  • Buy Tech, Sell Financial "Plan" Falling Apart Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 4:37 PM ET

    The market is finishing at the lows, three of the last four days. A tough situation, since traders now get unnerved in the last hour, even if the trend is neutral going into the close (as it was today), or even if the trend is up (as it was on Friday, and stocks still fell apart in the last hour).

  • Marc Andreessen

    If you've been following the Writers' Strike gripping Hollywood--and how can you not since it might be the single biggest entertainment business story of the year--or even if you're somebody who just watches TV, sickened that a strike will cut short your favorite shows like "Grey's Anatomy" or "24", you're not alone.

  • Citigroup's Charles Prince Will Get $40 Million Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 1:47 PM ET
    Citigroup's former CEO Charles Prince will take home roughly $40 million as he retires from the company.

    Citigroup, the largest bank in the United States, said on Thursday that its former Chairman and Chief Executive, Charles Prince, will take home roughly $40 million as he retires from the company.

  • The surprising Vioxx settlement brought me back to the office today in the middle of my vacation--I could've literally phoned it in as I did on "Squawk Box" this morning, but as long as I was in town, I'm too hard core to stay at home working around the house when a big story like this one breaks on my beat.

  • Estee Lauder Shares Rise; CEO to Step Down Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 8:25 AM ET

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  • Disney Is Still The Mouse That Roars! Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 8:08 PM ET
    Disney

    I just reported on Disney earnings, and once again it's double digit earnings growth for the mouse house. Disney beat analyst expectations, reporting 42 cents a share, excluding a tax benefit. It was across-the-board growth: strong performance in the media networks--operating income in the division up 23 percent--driven by ESPN and the Disney Channel, especially overseas.

  • Merrill, Citi Vie For New CEOs, but Mack Out of Running Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 11:54 AM ET

    Citigroup and Merrill Lynch, both seeking new chief executives after taking billions of dollars in write-downs, may compete for the same talent pool as they seek successors to their recently departed chief executives, CNBC has learned.

  • GM CEO: 'No Cash Impact' From Record Charge Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | 9:22 AM ET
    General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner.

    General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner sees "tough circumstances" in the marketplace, but expects "no cash impact" from a massive charge that left his company with a record $39 billion third-quarter loss.

  • Larry Ellison

    An update on the ongoing stock sales by Larry Ellison, Oracle's CEO, which began in late September and haven't let up since. He's now up to 30 million shares and counting since that first sale on Sept. 26, worth about $700 million so far.

  • Hall of Shamer: Washington Mutual’s Kerry Killinger Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 10:19 AM ET

    Now that Citigroup’s Chuck Prince is gone, the Hall has a new king. 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.

  • Time Warner's New CEO Starts Shaking Up Management Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 10:16 AM ET
    Jeffrey Bewkes

    Jeff Bewkes, the incoming CEO of Time Warner, on Tuesday named John K. Martin to be chief financial officer beginning Jan. 1, the same time Bewkes himself will take command of the media conglomerate.

  • Time Warner Confirms Parsons Stepping Down Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 4:30 PM ET
    Richard Parsons

    Time Warner confirmed a CNBC report that Dick Parsons is stepping down as CEO and will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Jeff Bewkes.

  • Citigroup In 'CEO Limbo' As Stock Skids Further Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 1:19 PM ET
    Sandy Weill.

    Chuck Prince is out, but it's far from clear who will take over as CEO of Citigroup, the nation's largest bank.  Sandy Weill told CNBC he's not interested in returning to run the company..

  • Citi's Largest Holder Wants Weill Back as CEO Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 10:43 AM ET

    Citigroup's largest shareholder, Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, may want ousted Chief Executive Charles Prince to be replaced by former Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill, at least on an interim basis.

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