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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Home Depot CEO Robert Nardelli could have stayed as chief executive of the home-products giant if he had agreed to take a $20 million cut in his contract that entitled him to around $200 million, CNBC'S Charlie Gasparino has learned.
Dell, who takes over as CEO for ousted Kevin Rollins, ends a four-year hiatus during which the company issued the largest consumer electronics recall ever, found itself the subject of a formal investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and lost its position as the world's largest PC maker to a rejuvenated Hewlett-Packard
A controversial U.S. Senate bill on minimum wage is set to be voted on later today – it includes a provision that is designed to reign in executive pay by capping tax-deferred compensation at $1 million or a 5 year average of taxable salary, whichever is less.
Dell announced that Michael Dell will assume the duties of chief executive officer, replacing Kevin Rollins, who resigned. Dell will remain chairman of the troubled computer maker.
Rumors about merger talks between pharmaceutical giants Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers have picked up speed after French financial newsletter La Lettre de I Expansion reported a deal was in the works. Thomas Burnett, director of research at Wall Street Access, was on “Morning Call” to give his take on the possible friendly takeover.
The days of Enron and WorldCom-sized corporate malfeasance scandals may seem like they just ended, but another debate regarding corporate ethics is reaching critical mass in boardrooms across the country – the issue of executive compensation. Adding fuel to the fire were the recent lucrative severance packages for Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli ($210 million) and Pfizer CEO Hank McKinnell...