And they tend to buy more company stock when they're downbeat.
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.
Virtual-only shareholders meetings are all the rage, though some large investors aren't impressed.
It could be time to wave goodbye to your (human) personal assistant, too.
The British oil giant's move shows how companies, particularly those weathering downturns, are becoming more exposed to anti-establishment sentiment.
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.
Michigan is top among the mostly-Republican held states that would suffer most, according to groups backed by Koch Industries.
Sycophantic underlings may not be so nice when they're talking to journalists, Harvard research finds.
Chuck Robbins' arrival comes as robots expand their capabilities, intensifying the urgency to mine the tech sector for new people and partnerships.
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.