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Shell CEO Says ‘Personal Journey’ Led to Arctic Exploration

The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell says he decided to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska after a careful evaluation of the risks. In an interview with the BBC broadcast Wednesday, Ben van Beurden says that although drilling in the Arctic carries an “increased risk profile” because of the fragile environment, the reservoir Shell is exploring is “from a ...

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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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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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