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Chief Executive magazine (published since 1977) is the definitive source that CEOs turn to for insight and ideas that help increase their effectiveness and grow their business. Chief Executive Group also produces e-newsletters and online content at chiefexecutive.net and manages Chief Executive Network and other executive peer groups, as well as conferences and roundtables that enable top corporate officers to discuss key subjects and share their experiences within a community of peers. Chief Executive facilitates the annual “CEO of the Year,” a prestigious honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of peers, and is known throughout the U.S. and elsewhere for its annual ranking of Best & Worst States for Business. Visit www.chiefexecutive.net for more information.

Growth Through M&A: Adding the Right Business at the Right Time

Ascena Retail Group Inc., owners of women’s brands including Dress Barn, Lane Bryant and Justice, among others, recently acquired Ann Taylor. How does this fit with the firm’s existing brands? In niches such as plus-size and middle-aged women, “I think we really dominate,” CEO David Jaffe said in The Wall Street Journal, noting that”I’m very bullish on women’s fashion. Like ...

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The 200 Highest-Paid Chiefs in 2014

Among the top CEOs, the highest paid woman was Marissa Mayer of Yahoo at $42.1 million sitting at 14th on the list. Median pay for the 200 CEOs was $17.6 million, a growth of 21% over last year’s study. Out of the top 10 CEOs, four of the executives are at technology companies.

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Injustice at the SEC – Yale’s Jon Macey Defends Lynn Tilton

In a just world, if the SEC found a company run by a lone woman that had saved tens of thousands of jobs and dozens of failing American businesses including Rand McNally, Stila Cosmetics, Dura Automotive, and MD Helicopters, it would give that company a medal. But not this SEC. This SEC is trying to put the company, Patriarch Partners, out of business, suing it for securities fraud on a theory that is both highly technical and specious.

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