By Laura Stampler
When Karen Kaplan, 53, first walked through the doors of Hill Holliday in 1982, she had no advertising experience, or even the shorthand skills to work as a secretary. The 22-year-old was placed at the front desk of the Interpublic-owned shop as a receptionist -- the bottom of the agency... Read More »
It's no coincidence that some of our most iconic superheroes -- Batman, Iron Man -- are also corporate chief executives. For much of the last century, CEOs seemed to represent all that was good and great about this country. They were creators of jobs, engines of innovation, spreaders of prosperity. The... Read More »
Have you ever experienced the feeling at work that everyone around you is unstable? That you're the only level-headed worker in a workplace populated by colleagues whose fits and outbursts are unpredictable, or even psychopathic? Read More »
By Peter Svensson
NEW YORK -- "Those jobs aren't coming back." That's what Steve Jobs reportedly told President Obama when asked at a dinner in early 2011 whether Apple would consider moving some of its manufacturing from China to the United States. Jobs' successor, CEO Tim Cook, might have another response... Read More »
Maybe you've heard the news: Marissa Mayer, an executive who has been climbing the corporate ladder at Google was just named as Yahoo's new chief executive. What seems to be even bigger news: She is pregnant (it's a boy) and due Oct. 7. Reports indicate that she let Yahoo's board know about her pregnancy at... Read More »
By Jocelyn Noveck
NEW YORK -- "Another piece of good news today," tweeted the expectant mom, announcing to her online followers that she and her husband are awaiting a baby boy.
But this wasn't just any excited mom-to-be. This was 37-year-old Marissa Mayer, the newly named CEO of Yahoo -- obviously a huge... Read More »
(Reuters/With AOL Jobs) - France Telecom's former chief executive was charged as part of a probe into a slew of staff suicides after he reorganized the company. The lawyer for Didier Lombard told Bloomberg that he was officially charged with mental harassment. Read More »
In an era when so many American workers have seen their wages stagnate or even fall, paychecks for top executives have climbed astronomically higher. And higher.
A new report shows that despite public outrage, the trend continues. Salaries for the 200 top-paid CEOs rose 5 percent last year to a median $14.5... Read More »
By Andrea Murad
Most of us have a boss, and while it might sound counterintuitive, experts say that knowing how to make your boss look good and shine will advance your career.
Unless you own your business, you likely have a boss who decides promotions and raises that help you climb the corporate ladder. Even... Read More »
By Alastair Sharp
TORONTO -- The top lawyer at Research In Motion Ltd. has resigned and will soon leave the struggling BlackBerry maker, RIM said on Monday. She joins a parade of long-time company executives to depart since Thorsten Heins took over as CEO earlier this year.
The loss of Chief Legal Officer... Read More »
By Seth Borenstein
WASHINGTON -- David Simon of Simon Property received a pay package worth more than $137 million for last year, and the typical CEO took home $9.6 million, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
Here are some ways to think about just how much money those salaries represent. Read More »
SAN FRANCISCO -- Hewlett-Packard is poised to eliminate as many as 30,000 jobs to compensate for dwindling demand for personal computers as more people connect to the Internet on smartphones and tablets, according to reports published Thursday.
The looming cuts cited by Bloomberg News and the technology blog... Read More »
NEW YORK -- Yahoo's Scott Thompson, who was pressured to give up his CEO post because his official biography included a college degree he never received, reportedly has thyroid cancer.
The Wall Street Journal, citing people it did not identify, says that Thompson told Yahoo's board and several colleagues of his... Read More »
By Barbara Ortutay
NEW YORK -- He famously wears a hoodie, jeans and sneakers, and he was born the year Apple introduced the Macintosh. But Mark Zuckerberg is no boy-CEO.
Facebook's chief executive turned 28 on Monday, setting in motion the social network's biggest week ever. The company is expected to start... Read More »
By Pallavi Gogoi
NEW YORK -- JPMorgan Chase is expected to accept the resignation of one of the highest-ranking women on Wall Street after the bank lost $2 billion in a trading blunder, a person familiar with the matter said Sunday.
The bank will accept the resignation of Ina Drew, its chief investment... Read More »
By Michael Liedtke
SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is assuring his colleagues that he didn't supply the incorrect information that led the troubled Internet company to list a bogus college degree in his official biography, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Thompson told other top Yahoo... Read More »
By Mitch Weiss and Pallavi Gogoi of AP, with AOL Jobs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Four people were arrested Wednesday as they tried to force their way into the annual Bank of America shareholders' meeting in Charlotte. Police used a new ordinance to declare the gathering an extraordinary event subject to special... Read More »