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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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CEO1000 Tracker Full List

From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies (public and private).

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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Rebounds in November Amid Growing Hope For Tax Cuts

CEOs are reporting a renewed sense of confidence in where the business landscape will be a year from now, registering the highest level since April.
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Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2017 Best & Worst States for Business.

CEO OF THE YEAR

CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his success in and dedication to business, shareholders, customers and employees.

EDITOR'S PICKS

How A Former Accenture CEO Turned A Failing Leadership Into Growth

This former CEO's first year was a disaster until he shifted everyone's focus to create a customer-centric organization. What happened after that went directly to the bottom line.

What P&G Learned About Marketing From Elon Musk

While Tesla was moving ahead of the competition without spending a dime, P&G's marketing machine was watching closely.

How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International’s CEO since April, has a tough act to follow, but his priorities are optimistic and leave him lots of room for stamping his own legacy.

Meet the ‘New-Collar’ Workers in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing no longer thinks in terms of white or blue collar—the workers it needs now are “new-collar”.