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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.

For DuPont’s CEO, High-Stakes Vote Looms

DuPont Co. Chief Executive Ellen Kullman honed her management chops decades ago bargaining with big customers and suppliers as head of a $2 billion-a-year unit that sold titanium dioxide, a pigment used to whiten paper. “You learned how to play poker pretty quick,” the 59-year-old CEO recalls.

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Target Nears Settlement With MasterCard Over Data Breach

With Target close to reaching a settlement with MasterCard Inc. to reimburse financial institutions roughly $20 million for costs they incurred from the retailer’s massive data breach in 2013, this creates a precedent that places more responsibility on CEOs of firms that may be subject to data breaches in the future.

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