| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The prospect of 21st Century Fox acquiring Time Warner has Wall Street and Hollywood bracing for a wave of mergers and acquisitions to hit the media sector. Conventional wisdom holds that entertainment conglomerates must bulk up to counter the size of...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Last week the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that privately owned corporations don't have to offer their employees contraceptive coverage that conflicts with the corporate owners' religious beliefs.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — In fewer than 140 characters, or 24 words, Twitter Inc. disclosed that it was planning the highest-profile public stock offering since Facebook Inc.
But that was about all it did, leaving stunned investors and analysts scrambling...
| Oct 13, 2013
Re "Wealth gap only getting worse," Column, Oct. 11
I agree with David Lazarus that we need a remedy to the wealth gap issue. But I cannot agree that we should raise the top marginal tax rate, which drives so many business decisions, including workforce...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Janet Napolitano views her new job as president of the University of California system as being primarily "a huge public advocate for higher ed."
The former Arizona governor and U.S. secretary of Homeland Security was an unusual choice for UC: a...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:29 PM
WASHINGTON — The federal government closed the books on the taxpayer bailout of General Motors Co., selling the remaining shares in the nation's largest automaker and taking an expected $10.5-billion loss.
The Treasury Department said Monday...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:21 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- As soon as this week Twitter will make public its secret filing to sell stock to the public.
It's called an S-1 filing, and it's the form companies have to file before their shares can be listed on a stock exchange.
| Oct 17, 2013
How can we bring down CEO pay?
That was one of the questions Congress grappled with when it passed the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010. The public was outraged at the lavish pay of chief executive officers in a period of recession, and legislators responded by...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:04 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Hospital CEOs' pay isn't linked to their hospital's benefit to the community. Nor is it linked to the quality of care the hospital provides, a new study found.
Instead, the chief executive officers, or CEOs, tended to earn...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Nothing seems to get U.S. corporations' dander up like a threat to the pay and perks of their chief executives.
That's one explanation for corporate America's superheated, turbocharged, over-the-top reaction to the CEO pay ratio rule recently proposed...
| Oct 23, 2013
Re "Obama promises to fix glitches on health website," Oct. 22
Did I hear President Obama say he was more frustrated than anyone over the meltdown of the federal government's website for signing up folks for health insurance? Did he also say they are...