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Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn to Have Contract Extended to 2018

Top directors at German carmaker Volkswagen plan to give a two-year contract extension to CEO Martin Winterkorn, who emerged on top of a power struggle this year with company patriarch Ferdinand Piech. The automaker said Wednesday that the executive committee of its supervisory board agreed to propose to the full board that Winterkorn be granted a contract through the end of ...

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Will Yahoo Look for a New CEO to Replace Marissa Mayer?

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, is pregnant with twins. While many important and prominent male leaders have twins (President George W. Bush for one) and nobody seems to think it’s big deal, this is different, partly because Mayer is a twin-carrying CEO, which is kind of rare, and partly because, for better or worse, mom CEOs are judged differently from ...

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Dole’s CEO Got Himself Too Sweet a Deal

Today a Delaware chancellor decided that David Murdock’s buyout of Dole Food looked too bad. You can sort of see where Murdock was coming from. He ran Dole Food since 1985, and became the sole owner in 2003. (He also owned the Hawaiian island of Lanai.) The credit crisis happened, and he needed some money, so he took Dole public again in ...

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