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New York City comptroller pushes 56 companies to commit to diversity

October 14, 2019

The man in charge of New York City’s $200 billion public pension fund wants more than 50 companies to take a page from the National Football League and pledge that they will consider female and minority candidates for their highest-level jobs.

Women’s Share of Board Seats Rises to 20%

September 11, 2019

One-fifth of seats on a broad swath of public company boards are now held by women, a sign of change as U.S. corporations face increased pressure to diversify.

The Last All-Male Board On The S&P 500 Just Added A Female Member

July 25, 2019

Copart, a Dallas-based used car seller, was the last company in the index without a female member until it announced earlier this week that it had appointed Diane Morefield to its board of directors.

Here’s Why Hilton’s CEO Doesn’t Tip Housekeeping

June 9, 2019

In a statement to TPG, Nassetta had the following to say regarding his personal policy on tipping housekeeping at hotels in the future.

CEOs get $800,000 pay raise, leaving workers further behind

May 24, 2019

Did you get a 7% raise last year? Congratulations, yours was in line with what CEOs at the biggest companies got. But for chief executives, that 7% was roughly $800,000.

It’s Never Been Easier to Be a C.E.O., and the Pay Keeps Rising

May 24, 2019

Compensation for top bosses grew at double the pace of ordinary workers’ wages, according to our annual analysis.

CEOs Under 50 Are a Rare Find in the S&P 500

May 22, 2019

When he became chief executive of power-generation company NRG Energy Inc. more than three years ago, Mauricio Gutierrez said his selection raised eyebrows.

What’s Keeping More Women From Board Seats: Little Turnover

April 24, 2019

A stubborn paradox reigns across U.S. boardrooms: Companies are appointing more women to board seats than ever, yet the overall share of female directors is barely budging...

Disney isn't the only company paying its CEO 1,000 times more than its typical employee earns—here are 12 others

April 23, 2019

Chief executives have long earned some of the largest paychecks in America, but at what point does their compensation defy reason?

Anadarko Boosted CEO’s Payout Just Before $33 Billion Chevron Merger

April 23, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. , a day before announcing its sale for $33 billion, sweetened by millions of dollars the payout its top executives could reap in the event of a deal, according to a compensation firm’s analysis of the oil company’s changes.

Disney Heiress Criticizes CEO Robert Iger’s Compensation

April 22, 2019

Chief Executive Robert Iger’s compensation have gained a prominent ally: an heiress to the fortune of the company’s eponymous founder...

DealBook Briefing: Billionaires Pledge Hundreds of Millions to Save Notre-Dame

April 16, 2019

The catastrophic fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris yesterday badly damaged the 850-year-old building, but some of France’s richest moguls are stepping up to pay for repairs...

Best Buy, After Turnaround, to Switch Leaders

April 15, 2019

Best Buy Co. chief Hubert Joly will step aside as chief executive, after leading the turnaround of an electronics retailer that many thought would suffer the same fate as other big-box chains facing Inc...

U.S. CEOs took home less pay in 2018 for the first time in five years

April 12, 2019

The CEOs of the country's 100 largest public companies earned slightly less in 2018, marking the first decline in five years, according to a report from Equilar...

Uber files with SEC to go public in the year’s most anticipated tech IPO

April 11, 2019

Uber filed documents Thursday to take the ride-hailing giant public, the most anticipated of the year’s high-profile technology stock-exchange listings...

After years of apologies for customer abuses, Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan suddenly steps down

March 28, 2019

Wells Fargo announced Thursday that its chief executive, Tim Sloan, is stepping down after he spent more than two years trying without success to convince lawmakers and regulators that the embattled bank is no longer a threat to its customers...

Wells Fargo C.E.O. Timothy Sloan Abruptly Steps Down

March 28, 2019

Timothy J. Sloan, the embattled chief executive of Wells Fargo, abruptly stepped down on Thursday as one of the country’s largest banks struggles to recover from a series of self-inflicted scandals...

Lisa Wardell walked into a meeting with 14 white, male bankers — and she ran the room

March 22, 2019

A spirit for business and entrepreneurism springs from many sources. Lisa Wardell dared to take risks, meet people from diverse backgrounds and put herself into uncomfortable situations. She learned from that discomfort...

A Risk Starbucks Won’t Mention: Howard Schultz Could Help Trump

March 8, 2019

Starbucks’ stock has been soaring, its earnings are strong, and it has been expanding rapidly in its fastest-growing major market, China...

Leslie Moonves to Take CBS to Arbitration Over $120 Million Severance

January 17, 2019

Leslie Moonves, the former chief executive of CBS, plans to fight a decision by the company’s board that denied him a $120 million severance payment after he was fired for cause following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct...

When Doctors Serve on Company Boards

December 31, 2018

Cancer centers are re-evaluating their relationships with health care companies, including when, if ever, doctors and researchers should serve on corporate boards. Here are some hospital executives and cancer researchers who sit on the boards of publicly traded companies, in dual roles that may raise questions about conflicts of interest.

For Companies, It Can Be Hard to Think Long Term

December 3, 2018

Apple Inc. recently ended its practice of reporting quarterly sales numbers for individual units, saying a 90-day performance for Macs or iPhones isn’t a proxy for the underlying strength of product lines.

GE’s Former CEO to Collect $4 Million in Severance

November 8, 2018

General Electric Co. will pay former chief executive John Flannery $4.25 million cash in severance over the next 12 months.

Cisco just revealed how much its average employee makes

October 25, 2018

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins is the $207 billion networking giant's most valuable player — at least when judging by compensation.

Many C.E.O. Tenures Are Getting Shorter

October 23, 2018

Company bosses don’t seem to stick around as long as they used to.

CEO Tenure Is Getting Shorter

October 4, 2018

John Flannery spent 25 years working his way into striking distance of the top job at General Electric Co.

Some Companies Spend Plenty to Lure Executives Willing to Relocate

September 19, 2018

A lot of executives don’t relish the idea of disrupting their lives to take a distant job, but they don’t have to in the current strong economy.

California’s Corporate Quotas

September 10, 2018

The right-thinking progressives who rule Sacramento aren’t satisfied with punishing business with high taxes and costly regulation.

California Moves to Mandate Female Board Directors

August 29, 2018

California legislators on Wednesday passed a bill that requires major companies based in the state to put female directors on their boards.

A Tech Solution to Finding Board Members

August 29, 2018

A Tech Solution to Finding Board Members.

How Should Pepsi's Indra Nooyi Be Graded?

August 9, 2018

Indra Nooyi didn’t best her biggest rival’s shareholder returns during her 12 years as chief executive of PepsiCo Inc. Nor did PepsiCo’s results beat the market.

Few Execs Leave Money on the Table Upon Departure

July 16, 2018

Few Execs Leave Money on the Table Upon Departure

Lowest Pay Ratios Go to 'Richest' CEOs

July 2, 2018

Few Execs Leave Money on the Table Upon Departure

Why 2018 Could Be a Record Year for Women Joining Corporate Boards

June 22, 2018

Women are on track to gain a record number of board seats by year's end, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Top Time Warner Executives Set for $180 Million Payout

June 13, 2018

CEO Jeffrey Bewkes will collect a little more than half of that money -- about $97.7 million based on Tuesday's closing price. Most of that will come from two sources.

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