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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.

ISIS Is Using Technology to Harm U.S., Says GOP Candidate Fiorina

Carly Fiorina, GOP candidate and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard kicked off Fox News Channel’s GOP Debate by telling the American people her time in Silicon Valley make her the right person to run the country.  “I think to be commander-in-chief in the 21st century requires someone who understands how the economy works,” she said. Fiorina, who orchestrated HP’s $25 billion merger ...

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GOP Candidates Bash Tax Code, ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank

Reforming the tax code and repealing two of President Obama’s signature pieces of legislation – ObamaCare and the Dodd-Frank banking reform bill – would promote economic growth and are key priorities for the top Republican candidates for president. In a wide-ranging debate in Cleveland sponsored by Fox News, several of the ten candidates who participated said repealing ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank ...

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JC Penney’s New CEO Readies for its Next Challenge

A new chapter is about to begin at J.C. Penney. Marvin Ellison officially takes over the reins from Myron “Mike” Ullman on Saturday, becoming the beleaguered retailer’s third CEO in four years. J.C. Penney designed the transition to go as seamlessly as possible, especially after the messy ouster of former CEO Ron Johnson and return of Ullman in April 2013. ...

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Priceline.com CEO on Why Conversions Are the Only Online Travel Metric

Hennessy’s been at Priceline.com for the better part of the last 15 years and during that time witnessed the birth of the conversion process at the dawn of the Internet and online travel. In April, he became CEO of the brand after his tenure as CMO of Booking.com for the past four years, where he had a lofty view of the Priceline Group’s expansion as it sought to keep pace with the lengthening conversion funnel by acquiring a metasearch brand like Kayak in 2013.

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