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  • Meg Whitman new HP CEO. What firm has more CEO change?

    Fortune 500 companies are supposed to be stable, rock-solid institutions, where CEO change rarely happens. But it doesn't always happen that way. Just ask Hewlett-Packard, which announced Thursday that Meg Whitman would be the company's new chief executive officer, the fourth HP CEO in six years. In the past six years, only 16 companies on the Fortune 500 or S&P 500 have had three CEOs, according to executive search firm Crist Kolder Associates in Hinsdale, Ill. Besides HP, only two have had four or more. Can you guess who these CEO change champions are? [Editor's note: This story was updated 9/23/2011.]
    09/22/2011 06:57 pm

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  • Mega Millions jackpot odds worsen: Why do people believe they can win?

    Mega Millions jackpot: The Mega Millions jackpot prize keeps growing because the odds of winning have actually been reduced. So, why do people think they will defy the astronomical odds?

  • Food stamps will shrink Nov. 1: Recipients worry about food, heat

    Food stamps go to 47 million Americans a month, almost half of them children and teenagers. A two-year stimulus bump in food stamp benefits will expire Oct. 31, prompting new worries for families.

  • The New Economy Do companies go too far to please their shareholders?

    It's an idea that cuts against the grain: Companies would thrive more if they focused on their long-term good rather than delivering a great quarter to their shareholders, some analysts say. 

  • How China got businesses to pay taxes: scratch-n-win tickets

    A decade ago China was losing about $158 million a year in tax revenues. World Bank figures show that China has steadily increased its tax revenues since 1994.

  • Why has this been the slowest economic recovery since WWII?

    Feeble growth, little consumer spending, unemployment, and shrinking paychecks have all contributed to making this the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression.

  • Having it all: The work-family balance debate continues

    Having it all – a professional career and a family – isn't possible, says Anne-Marie Slaughter in a recent Atlantic article. The piece reignited the debate about difficulties for working mothers and the need for more flexible time in the workplace.

  • Is Mitt Romney really a job creator? What his Bain Capital record shows.

    Mitt Romney is running for president on his business acumen, saying he knows what it takes to create jobs. He puts less emphasis on what he knows about eliminating jobs. Marion, Ind., has experienced both via Romney and Bain Capital.

  • Meg Whitman new HP CEO. What firm has more CEO change?

    Fortune 500 companies are supposed to be stable, rock-solid institutions, where CEO change rarely happens. But it doesn't always happen that way. Just ask Hewlett-Packard, which announced Thursday that Meg Whitman would be the company's new chief executive officer, the fourth HP CEO in six years. In the past six years, only 16 companies on the Fortune 500 or S&P 500 have had three CEOs, according to executive search firm Crist Kolder Associates in Hinsdale, Ill. Besides HP, only two have had four or more. Can you guess who these CEO change champions are? [Editor's note: This story was updated 9/23/2011.]
    09/22/2011 06:57 pm

  • Jobs go unfilled despite high unemployment

    At 8.9 percent, unemployment is still high. But in some industries, jobs are available with no skilled workers to fill them.
    03/04/2011 12:07 pm

  • After slow start, more IPOs predicted in 2009

    Fueling the optimism: the stock market’s recovery, and investors’ willingness to take risks again, especially in the case of IPOs, where companies are selling stock to the public for the first time.
    08/18/2009 01:00 am

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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