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To Fight New Breed Of California Lawsuits, Manufacturing CEOs Need A Crystal Ball

Recent lawsuits suggest courts have a new requirement for manufacturers: clairvoyance. You can guess where these lawsuits are happening (hint: think West Coast), but do CEOs have to worry about liability law across the country?

Why Bernie Sanders Turned Walmart’s Wages Into A Scandal

During an election year, we expect to see attacks against our leading businesses by progressive-minded politicians. But why are they doing it?

How One CEO Speaking Out On Abortion Weighed the Risks

ChowNow’s Christopher Webb joined 180+ other CEOs in proclaiming his support for the pro-choice movement in a public letter. He talked with Chief Executive about the decision.

Manufacturers Leaving Money On Table After Corporate Tax Reform

Many U.S. manufacturers are leaving money on the table – some of it significant – by not optimizing the provisions of the tax-reform act of 2017.
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CEOs Say Facebook Should Live By Different Rules, But Why?

Government regulation has long been anathema to corporate America, but not so much that it has stopped a chorus of executives in recent months from calling for the regulation of Facebook and other technology behemoths.

A Peek Inside FedEx Founder And CEO Fred Smith’s World

In the midst of a pitched battle with Wall Street, rising global trade tensions, growing anti-business sentiment and incredible technological change, we asked FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith about his company, his leadership—and what to watch for next.

It’s Time For CEOs To Start Walking In Their Customers’ Shoes

CEOs can't risk losing the trust and loyalty of their customer base over small inconveniences or bad customer experiences. More than ever, CEOs need to prioritize client retention strategies over client acquisition.

Henry Schein CEO: Keep Humanity At The Core of Healthcare

In this op-ed, Henry Schein CEO Stanley Bergman says if we embrace the idea of treating patients as human beings who are worthy of sincere attention and care, then we will truly put ourselves on the road toward healing each other and, perhaps, the healthcare system itself.

CEO Confidence Rebounds In May Despite Escalation Of U.S. Trade Fight With China

President Trump’s escalation of the trade fight with China may have spooked global markets, but U.S. CEOs are taking it in stride so far, according to Chief Executive’s monthly reading of CEO confidence.

Who Needs Tim Sloan Anyway? (We Did)

Bipartisan political grandstanding has created a dangerous haze confusing the good guys with the bad guys, which could have the unhappy effect of discouraging future heroic insiders like Tim Sloan from stepping up to the plate.
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CEO Confidence Plunges On Tariff Fears In June

Amid announcements of new tariffs on China and, at the time of polling, Mexico, CEOs’ outlook for future business conditions plunged 6 percent from May to June, according to Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence.
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