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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.

The Record Merger Boom Won’t Stop in 2016

Nearly $5 trillion in deals were cut globally, a new all-time high, as dealmakers used consolidation to uncover cost cuts, bolster their scale and take advantage of historically low borrowing costs. Though 2016 may be a tougher year if emerging market growth slows further and the impact of a sharp rout in commodities hits North America, few expect today’s merger boom to slow, Forbes reports.

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Pfizer’s Inversion Increases the Odds of a Political and Congressional Backlash

Give Pfizer credit for doing what no one thought could be done: It has united the fractured landscape of American politics. There was not a hint of disagreement among the presidential candidates—who can agree on nothing else—in responding to the company’s decision to move its tax domicile to Ireland. Donald Trump called it “disgusting.” Bernie Sanders deemed it “disastrous.” Hillary Clinton said the company is leaving “U.S. taxpayers holding the bag.”

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Turing CEO Is Released From Prison and From His Job

Martin Shkreli has resigned as chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals after his arrest on securities fraud charges, the company announced on Friday. Turing, a privately held company in New York, said that Ron Tilles, its chairman, would step in as interim chief executive. Tilles, who will remain chairman, has spent most of his career at securities firms and other financial service companies, ...

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DMDII Partners With Coursera to Launch Online Digital Manufacturing Classes

To help boost the idea of a career in manufacturing’s digital future, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) has announced the availability of up to $500,000 in project funding to solicit proposals for the creation of a Digital Manufacturing and Design “Specialization” via a suite of online courses that lead to a certificate upon completion. To make these ...

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