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Dale Buss
Dale Buss is a long-time contributor to Chief Executive, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other top-flight business publications. He lives in Michigan.

Women Executives Are Monitoring and Analyzing Mayer’s Maternity-Leave Decision

Marissa Mayer has been shaking things up since she became CEO of Yahoo in 2012. Sometimes she causes waves with how she’s trying to lead the once-pioneering tech brand back to its old relevance. And sometimes—as now—Mayer is the subject of controversy over how she handles the very public intersection between her private life and as a mother and her position as a leading icon of female CEOs.

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Auto Labor Talks Should be Watched Closely by Manufacturing Chiefs

In the old economy, manufacturing CEOs across the country used to pay rapt attention to the new contracts every three years between the “Big Three” automakers and the United Auto Workers union. This year, the new contracts, due to be concluded by September 14, won’t garner nearly as much attention, but all the same, manufacturers should be paying attention.

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Pittsburgh’s Leadership in ‘Internet of Things’ May Serve as Role Model for Others to Follow

The world is heating up over the “Internet of Things,” and everyone—including manufacturing CEOs, politicians, engineers and technologists—is trying to figure out how to maximize it for their company or geographic region. The folks in Pittsburgh already may have developed one of the best, and their success may serve as a good role model for others.

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Should You be Hiring a ‘Chief Accounting Officer’?

Thanks to more stringent monitoring and regulation of corporate financial statements, there’s been a dramatic rise in the number of American companies adding a “chief accounting officer” to the C-suite. The purpose of the CAO is to assist the CFO in all aspects of accounting and regulatory compliance.   

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