U.S. corporations are switching chief executive officers at the fastest pace in five years as companies from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to Microsoft Corp. grapple with shifting customer tastes, competition from upstarts and restive shareholders.
A profitable General Motors Co. is poised to shake off a half decade of U.S. government oversight next month, underscoring the comeback of a once-moribund industry and gaining leeway over a $26.8 billion cash pile that it can use to lure talent while weighing a dividend.
Tesla Motors Inc. cars have caught fire after collisions more often than gasoline-powered vehicles, according to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology report rebutting assertions by Elon Musk, the electric-car maker’s chief executive officer.
More U.S. companies are luring top executives with multimillion-dollar “golden hello” signing bonuses, undeterred even as high-profile flameouts such as Ron Johnson’s short tenure at J.C. Penney Co. expose the risks.
Investor Dan Loeb’s decision to take a stake in FedEx Corp. is poised to heighten scrutiny of the role played by Fred Smith, who has run the airfreight company since its founding more than 40 years ago.
Matthew Doom texts a lot at work and is a whiz on the 3D printer. Unlike most tech workers, his office is a wooden workbench next to a milling machine where he cuts metal for medical devices and other parts.