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How One CEO Finds Competitive Advantage Through Sustainability

Many U.S. manufacturers struggle to balance sustainability and the desire to make products at home with the need to reduce costs and boost their margins. Here's one that's succeeding.

CEO Confidence Slips, Survey Shows, as Window for Tax Reform Seen Closing

Confidence levels, however, are still more positive than negative as the economy continues to chug along.

When Activists Come Hunting: How CEOs Should Respond

Shareholder activists have more and more heads on their wall—behold those of General Electric’s Jeffrey Immelt and Uber’s Travis Kalanick, of the most recent vintage—and more CEOs and boards are focusing energy on how not to be their next victims.

As a Bumper Earnings Season Wraps Up, Outlook Sours

Companies boosted profits in the first quarter, but their outlook statements had a bearish tone and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink is warning of a tougher Q2.

Recession Predictions, One by a Robot, Temper CEO Bullishness

Goldman Sachs says there's a 31% chance of a recession by early 2019. A new AI forecaster agrees.

CEOs Who Visit the White House Enjoy a Sizable Share-Price Bump

Keeping companies sitting on the sidelines could end up being very costly, new research reveals.

Sears CEO Backs Legacy Retail with Another Personal Investment

The once-dominant department store chain's travails are emerging as a litmus test for the challenges facing retailing CEOs.

Last Time a Depression Came: FedEx CEO Warns on Protectionism as Trump, Xi Plan...

Fred Smith estimates free trade saves American families $12,000 a year and is confident that Trump and Xi can find some common ground at their planned U.S. meeting.

CEO Confidence Jumps Dramatically as Faith in Trump, Economy Builds

Members of the Business Roundtable, America's biggest CEO peer group, had initially reacted with caution to Donald Trump's election. But something appears to have changed in the last few months.

Invest in your Employees or Else: BlackRock’s Larry Fink Puts CEOs on Notice

Each year, the CEO of the world's biggest fund manager writes a letter to other CEOs to keep them on their toes.
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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.

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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 & WORST STATES FOR BUSINESS

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”.