Friday, February 18, 2011 As of 11:35 PM EST
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
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.
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.
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 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 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
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.
Big companies are urging the SEC to revise rules for awarding bounties to workers under the agency's proposed "whistleblower" program.
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
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.
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 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.
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'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.
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.
Many managers are clueless about how they appear to employees. Here are five signals you may be one of them.
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.
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.
Ally Financial CEO Michael A. Carpenter talks about repaying bailout funds and the position of General Motors in the lending landscape.
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
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.
Companies are starting to hire again, but finding highly qualified applicants for more technical positions is proving a challenge for some firms.
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
The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School is encouraging its graduates to explore new places in the world—literally.
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