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Confident-Sounding CEOs More Likely to Sell their Shares, Study Finds

And they tend to buy more company stock when they're downbeat.

Ford CEO Upbeat on China Prospects as Trump-Xi Meeting Goes Smoothly

Mark Fields announced the company will try to sell more pickup trucks and electric vehicles in China, while expressing confidence that Trump and Xi had formed the basis for a productive relationship.

How in-Person Shareholder Meetings are Becoming a Virtual Pleasure

Virtual-only shareholders meetings are all the rage, though some large investors aren't impressed.

Why Brillio’s CEO Just Let his Secretary Go

It could be time to wave goodbye to your (human) personal assistant, too.

Could BP CEO Bob Dudley’s 40% Pay Cut Foreshadow Wider Public Salary Scrutiny?

The British oil giant's move shows how companies, particularly those weathering downturns, are becoming more exposed to anti-establishment sentiment.

CEO Optimism Holding Steady, though BlackRock’s Fink has his Misgivings

The Conference Board's confidence index reached its highest level in 13 years, though BlackRock, the world's biggest fund manager, is concerned about policy stagnation in Washington.

Border Tax Opponents List 10 Hardest-Hit States

Michigan is top among the mostly-Republican held states that would suffer most, according to groups backed by Koch Industries.

CEOs Beware: Executives Full of Praise are More Likely to Backstab

Sycophantic underlings may not be so nice when they're talking to journalists, Harvard research finds.

BlackRock Taps Cisco CEO as Line Between Tech and Everything Else Blurs

Chuck Robbins' arrival comes as robots expand their capabilities, intensifying the urgency to mine the tech sector for new people and partnerships.

M&A Alert High as $7.5B Bid Marks End of an Era for Panera Bread’s...

The acquisition comes amid suggestions that retailing CEOs should be prepared for more deal activity this year as companies scale up to combat pressure on margins.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

CEOs Rank 2017 Best & Worst States for Business

While there is a level of constancy when it comes to the very best and very worst states for business, there is plenty of jockeying for position within the ranks, and even some leaping and plummeting.

Chief Executive’s 2017 CEO of the Year: Henry Schein’s Stanley Bergman

Peer CEOs Vote in Chief Executive Magazine’s 32nd Annual Award

Lessons From a CEO Who Built an Office Tower

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske opened a 32-story, $450M high-rise in downtown Milwaukee. The tower is now the largest building in Wisconsin.

My First Job: Belfor’s Yellen Learned Billion-Dollar Lessons as 11-Year-Old Dishwasher

Today Yellen has no regrets about being a child laborer, not only because he helped his family survive financially but also because he learned lessons that have proven invaluable.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEOs Anticipate Improved Business Conditions By Next Year

Despite CEOs’ confidence ratings in future business conditions being flat since April, we believe their confidence may be about to break out of its holding pattern.

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