| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Fast-food turnaround artist Roland C. Smith was named the new chairman and CEO of Boca Raton-based Office Depot on Tuesday, just a week after the company merged with rival OfficeMax.
Smith, 59, of Atlanta most recently led the U.S. division of $18...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Blair Westlake has abruptly resigned from Microsoft, Variety has confirmed.
The former Universal television chairman joined Microsoft in 2004, to head media partnerships and oversaw the licensing of TV shows and movies for the company's Xbox platforms....
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:46 PM
From an office tower overlooking the sumptuous Fashion Island mall in Newport Beach, Mohamed El-Erian sat atop a massive treasure trove of wealth as chief executive of Pimco.
Soft-spoken and cerebral, El-Erian presided over a financial juggernaut that...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:06 AM
General Motors Co. named its first female chief executive Tuesday, elevating Mary Barra, a former intern who over three decades rose to head the automaker’s global product development, to its top position.
Barra, 51, joins a handful of women,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:38 AM
The sudden illness of Karin Akerson, the wife of General Motors Co. Chief Executive Dan Akerson, sped up the naming of a new top executive at the nation’s largest automaker.
GM said Mary Barra will succeed Akerson in January. Barra, 51, heads the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Mary Barra, who started at General Motors Co. as a teenager and played a key role in the automaker's post-bailout turnaround, will become the first female chief executive in the company's history.
Despite the groundbreaking nature of her appointment,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:27 AM
There appears to be no better way to get your current company to show just how much it loves you than by becoming the source of rumors that you're in the running to be the next CEO of Microsoft.
On Thursday came word via Bloomberg that Qualcomm Chief...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:51 AM
General Motors announced Thursday it will take a $1.3-billion write-down to cover the cost of repairs related to faulty ignition switch recalls, and placed two engineers at the center of the recall scandal on paid leave.
The company also said it will...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Just days after taking the job, Brendan Eich has resigned as chief executive of Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, after coming under fire for his 2008 support of Proposition 8, the California constitutional amendment that disallowed the marriage of same-...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:45 PM
In its latest reaction to a mounting safety scandal, General Motors Co. recalled 1.5 million more vehicles and set aside $300 million to pay for repairs.
The move follows the automaker's apologies over delays in fixing a deadly ignition switch problem....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Beset by criticism that it did not move quickly enough to fix an ignition switch problem linked to 12 fatal crashes, General Motors on Tuesday named a vehicle safety chief charged with identifying and resolving product safety issues.
Jeff Boyer, who has...