Boeing Co. is adding to the duties of independent lead director, Ken Duberstein, as it seeks to head off a proposal to split the roles of chief executive officer and chairman that investors will vote on in two weeks.
When Barack Obama held his first prime-time news conference as president, the financial crisis was at its peak and not a single Republican had voted for his economic stimulus bill. So he pleaded for their partnership.
President Barack Obama named William Daley , a JPMorgan Chase & Co . executive and former commerce secretary, as his chief of staff, putting a Washington veteran with strong ties to business into a key White House job.
Michael Dell roiled Wall Street and the technology industry by announcing last month that he and the private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners would be taking his eponymous home-computer maker private. The deal raised many questions -- most important, whether Dell, by far the largest shareholder, and Silver Lake were paying Dell’s fellow shareholders a fair price for their stock -- yet I’ve read little in the business press that tackled them satisfactorily.
With his choice of Pete Rouse to temporarily replace Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of staff, President Barack Obama is seeking to recapture the “no drama’ culture that defined his early years in Washington.
President Barack Obama is testing his populist message on a trip through five electoral battleground states where he is trying to persuade voters to stick with him even as their economic prospects remain clouded.
President Barack Obama used his first Oval Office address on June 15 to order BP Plc to set aside “whatever resources are required” to compensate workers and business owners harmed by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.