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The Best Dog-friendly Beaches in the U.S.

Let your four-legged best friend run through the sand, splash in the water, shake it off, and then do it all again.<p>With summer approaching, you’re …

Pets

Create a Strategy That Anticipates and Learns

The buzz around using predictive tools to analyze big data in discrete areas of a business is loud and deserved. In health care, these tools are changing the way doctors identify people at risk of developing certain diseases; in fashion, they crunch purchasing data to anticipate trends; sales and …

Opinion: Is Hewlett-Packard’s breakup a sign of a stock-market top?

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Do you think it’s a good idea for Hewlett-Packard to split into two companies?<p>You’re not alone: The PC and printer …

Stock Markets

Valeant plans to sweeten Allergan bid

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. plans to raise its takeover offer for Allergan Inc. close to a December shareholder meeting where some of the target's directors face removal, said a person with knowledge of the matter.<p>Valeant, which made the hostile bid along with activist investor Bill …

No Inversion Is Not Unpatriotic. Yes We Need Corporate Tax Reform

Several recent high profile deals have directed media and public attention to the topic of “tax inversion,” whereby a company moves its headquarters overseas (usually in an M&A deal) in order to reduce its tax burden. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> (citing Thomson Reuters) there have been 22 …

Burger King likes more than Tim Hortons’ tax rate

There’s more to Burger King Worldwide’s interest in Canada’s Tim Hortons Inc. than the coffee and doughnut chain’s tax rate.<p>So investors shouldn’t …

Canada

Carillion gives up after third Balfour bid is rejected - BBC News

Fiat shareholders green-light Chrysler merger, end of an Italian era

Fiat has just taken a major step away from its Italian heritage, as shareholders officially approved the company's merger with Chrysler. That move will lead to the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, a Dutch company based in Great Britain and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, according …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

The Key to Retaining Employees After an Acquisition

I’ve been the CEO of three start-ups, two of which have been acquired by great companies (Yahoo and Google). What I’ve learned about keeping a team cohesive after an acquisition is that ultimately, it’s not what you do to try to retain everyone — after an acquisition you can only do so much — but …

Keep Learning Once You Hit the C-Suite

What skills do companies prize in C-level executives ? To answer these questions, we surveyed 32 senior search consultants at a top global executive-placement firm. Experienced search consultants typically interview hundreds and even thousands of senior executives; they assess those executives’ …

Managing Two People Who Hate Each Other

Managing people is never easy, but when the animosity between two of your direct reports escalates to the level of hatred, how do you minimize the drama and keep your team on track? Before you call for a professional mediator, remember that this is a fundamental part of your job as a manager. If …

21st-Century Talent Spotting

A few years ago, I was asked to help find a new CEO for a family-owned electronics retailer that wanted to professionalize its management and expand its operations. I worked closely with the outgoing chief executive and the board to pinpoint the relevant competencies for the job and then seek out …

Valeant facts

2014-06-16T09:28:11.000Z<p>By: Dan McCrum<p><b>Valeant Pharmaceuticals To Hold Conference Call On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 To Correct Recent …

EXCLUSIVE: Friedman could become Nasdaq CEO next year - sources | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nasdaq OMX Group Inc (NDAQ.O) lured back former Chief Financial Officer Adena Friedman as co-president with the understanding that she will succeed Chief Executive Bob Greifeld, possibly as soon as next year, sources familiar with the matter said.<p>Adena Friedman speaks at the …

Medtronic, big health companies look to dodge U.S. taxes

Sprint is reportedly close to an agreement to buy T-Mobile

Sprint is nearing an agreement to purchase T-Mobile for $40 per share, multiple outlets are reporting. The deal has been rumored for months, with SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son pledging to launch a price war with larger competitors AT&T and Verizon Wireless if the deal is approved by US regulators. …

ARC Healthcare jumps 13% after $2.6 billion Ventas deal

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Shares of American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust Inc. HCT, -4.35% surged 13% ahead of the open on Monday on news that …

IT

Yes, Apple is finally buying Beats. Now what?

Now that Apple is definitely acquiring Beats, the music streaming and headphones company, what’s next?<p>Don’t expect anything immediately<p>Apple expects the deal to close in its fiscal fourth quarter, which ends in September. By early October, Apple has usually finished making its product introductions …

Infoblox Cuts Its Outlook, Says Its CEO Is Stepping Down, And The Stock Is Crashing

Infoblox shares are tankingUltimate Factories/National Geographic Television And FilmInfoblox announced that its president and CEO, Robert Thomas, is stepping down. Thomas, who joined the company as its CEO in 2004, will remain with Infoblox until a successor is named.<p>Management also gave a profit …

Customers

Hillshire bidding war sets up Wall St food fight

Pickles may go with sandwiches, as Hillshire Brands chief executive Sean Connolly put it two weeks ago. But many were puzzled by the US food group’s …

Food

How Tim Cook Has Changed Apple

This is a great quote, and a great guiding principle, but is really true?<p>For the most part, Apple today feels the same as it did when Jobs was alive and running the company. It still has, essentially, the same products at the same prices. It still has the same focus on, um, focus, and …

iPad Mini

The Best of The CEO TV Show: Transformative CEO's

Leading CEO's share insights on transforming an organization. From taking a company out of bankruptcy, to aligning a brand to corporate …

How Can Aspiring Chief Executives Prepare For The Job Of CEO?

I recently wrote an article asking <i>Why Do So Many Bright Business People Fail So Impressively As CEO?</i> I lamented the lack of preparation and adequate training for a position so unique as CEO. It begs the question: How can aspiring CEOs prepare for the job? I have identified five areas not covered in …

Have to be a learning CEO to run PepsiCo: Indra Nooyi

In today's world where volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity go hand in hand, it is not enough to be just any other leader. As a CEO of a …

Indra Nooyi