Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is auctioning a private lunch to raise money for a California school, following a bidding war for a similar opportunity in April to meet with Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook.
Nearly every major cultural institution in New York has an organization devoted to cultivating future donors. They do this through a series of incentives like free admission to shows, openings and parties, where open bars are meant to open wallets. To oversimplify: liquor out, with hopes of money in later.
Forest Laboratories Inc., maker of the Alzheimer’s drug Namenda and blood-pressure pill Bystolic, said Howard Solomon will retire as chief executive officer at year’s end after holding the job for more than three decades.
Lisa Falcone is sitting at the head of a conference table, rapping to music by Swizz Beatz and waving her tanned arms above her head. She's meeting with the two employees of her fledgling company, Everest Entertainment. Just outside the room, her husband, Philip Falcone, is running his $9 billion hedge fund, Harbinger Capital, but that doesn't hold her back. She produced the song and sings along as it blasts from iPod speakers on the table: "Come on bitches, get your hands in the air, ugly bitches too, we don't care!"