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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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THOUGHT LEADERS

How to Respond When Bosses Misbehave

With all the bad CEO behavior out there lately, is it time to press reset?

Stops and Starts Along the Road to Globalization

Globalization hasn't stopped, it's simply on pause. What we’re seeing is not a reversal but a correction—a necessary rebalancing and search for equilibrium.

How the Org Chart has Given Way to the Network and Why it Matters

As they try to keep up with disruptive forces, companies shift their focus from human capital to social capital.

How Mark Vergnano Turned Around DuPont’s Failing Spin-Off

Stepping into a negative situation is never easy, but Mark Vergnano's step-by-step plan to turn around the company is proving successful.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

Last 12 Months: CEO Confidence is on a Steady Uptick

Although it has dipped slightly in the last two months, CEO confidence made significant strides in the...

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