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Obama Talked R&D; With Tech Chiefs
Research spending and technology exports were some of the menu items Thursday evening when President Obama sat down for dinner with Apple's Steve Jobs, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and other corporate chieftains.
Digits: Who Crashed the 'Tech Supper'?
Graphic: Dinner at the Doerrs
Feds End Criminal Inquiry on Mozilo
Federal prosecutors have decided to close their criminal investigation into former Countrywide Financial Corp. chief executive Angelo Mozilo without filing charges, according to people familiar with the matter.
H-P CEO Apotheker on a Post-Hurd Era
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Leo Apotheker discusses his vision for Hewlett-Packard, why it was important to overhaul the board, and his first impressions of living in California.
Cloud Watch
Time Inc. CEO Fired
Time Warner forced out Jack Griffin, the CEO of Time Inc., after just six months on the job, saying his management style didn't mesh with the media conglomerate.
Deal Journal: Grading Bewkes on Leadership
Gucci Group CEO Gets the Boot
Gucci Group Chief Executive Robert Polet and Yves St. Laurent Chief Executive Valerie Hermann are leaving their posts as the company reported a 25% increase in net profit in 2010.
J.P. Morgan's Dimon Gets $17 Million Bonus, Tops on Street
J.P. Morgan Chase Chief Executive James Dimon received a 2010 stock bonus valued at $17 million, the biggest bonus for a big-name Wall Streeter so far this year.
Deals: Dimon's Payday: $12 Million in Stock
Inventing Management 2.0
To create organizations that are fit for the future, we need to dramatically retool management systems around the goals of adaptability, innovation, engagement and accountability.
SEC Urged to Revise 'Whistleblower' Plan
Big companies are urging the SEC to revise rules for awarding bounties to workers under the agency's proposed "whistleblower" program.
SEC Watch
CEO: Google 'Very Proud' of Ghonim
Eric Schmidt said Google was "very proud" of employee Wael Ghonim, a leader in the protests that toppled Egypt's Mubarak.
Management: How to Handle Employee Activism
Merkel Taps Adviser to Head Bundesbank
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her government wants Jens Weidmann, her closest economic adviser, to take over from Axel Weber as president of the Bundesbank.
Precious Metals Weigh on Manufacturers
As precious metals gain favor as safe-haven investments, higher prices are squeezing companies that use the materials in industries as varied as construction equipment and film making.
MetLife CFO Now Favors Dividends
MetLife finance chief William Wheeler said his "bias has changed" to favor an annual dividend over share buybacks as a means to return capital to shareholders.
Fairholme Will Move to Oust St. Joe Board
The mutual-fund manager will seek consent of a majority of St. Joe shareholders.
Developments: New Twist in Fight for Control of St. Joe
Fiat CEO Urges Italy to Change
Fiat's CEO urged Italian lawmakers to enact business-friendly policies, again raising the specter that he may one day move the auto maker's headquarters out of the country.
Project His Way: Kors Expands
The fashion designer describes his aesthetic as "pragmatic indulgence," a term that can also describe his business plans, which include stores around the world and new brand extensions.
Five Signs You're a Bad Boss
Many managers are clueless about how they appear to employees. Here are five signals you may be one of them.
'Love Letters' for a Takeover
Despite a frenetic takeover battle immortalized in "Barbarians at the Gate," private-equity firms typically don't employ a hostile approach in their pursuit of companies.
Pushing Pay to Currency of 'Low Risk'
The more you risk, the less you make? It sounds contrary to everything we know about making money, especially on Wall Street. But that appears the intent of new rules on banker pay.
Boss Talk
Ally CEO on Repaying Bailout Funds
Ally Financial CEO Michael A. Carpenter talks about repaying bailout funds and the position of General Motors in the lending landscape.
Giving Classics a Fresh Look at J. Crew
J.Crew executive creative director Jenna Lyons, in a Boss Talk interview, discusses how to keep classics fresh and appealing to both luxury customers and aspirational shoppers.
Video: Boss Talk With J.Crew's Jenna Lyons
Theory & Practice
Proxy Season Heats Up
U.S. businesses are bracing for a noisy proxy-voting season this year, as many companies face outcry over executive pay and board accountability during their annual shareholder meetings.
Labor Shortage Persists in Some Fields
Companies are starting to hire again, but finding highly qualified applicants for more technical positions is proving a challenge for some firms.
Business Education
Harvard Changes Course
Harvard Business School is changing its curriculum, but whether it can reform 'elitist' business-school culture remains to be seen.
B-School Bulletin: M.I.T. Finds a Partner in Turkey and More
As World Turns, Wharton Adapts
The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School is encouraging its graduates to explore new places in the world—literally.
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Alaska Governor Shuns Health Law
Opinion: Athens in Mad Town
Union Fight Heats Up in Wisconsin
Manager Took Down Friend in Probe
Wisconsin Democrats Keep on the Move
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