General Motors Co.’s decision to name Mary Barra -- trained as an engineer -- as chief executive officer extends the ranks of women with prowess in science and technology at the highest levels of corporate America.
General Motors Co. named Mary Barra to succeed Dan Akerson as chief executive officer, completing the GM insider’s rise from a factory-floor worker to the industry’s first female CEO after more than a century of global automaking.
Yahoo! Inc. agreed to disclose more details on its revenue tied to search and display advertising after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sent letters to the company asking for clarification.
Technology companies including Apple Inc. and Google Inc. called on the U.S. to lead government reform of surveillance practices after revelations the National Security Agency gained access to private networks to conduct spying.
Yahoo! Inc.’s push to hire Katie Couric, who once earned as much as $15 million a year anchoring the “CBS Evening News,” signifies an accelerated drive by Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer to build content as more consumers turn to the Internet for television-style reporting.
U.S. stocks rose for a seventh week, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to the longest stretch of gains in almost three years, as improved data on employment and retail sales offset concern over a cut in monetary stimulus.