Halliburton buying Baker Hughes in $34.6 billion deal

...companies had begun to slow capital spending and new drilling as rising costs cut into profit margins.Halliburton Chairman and CEO Dave Lesar said Monday that the combined company will be able toreduce costs by $2 billion a year.The oil plunge...

Sears plans to raise more cash via rights offering

...to return to profitability. Its biggest albatross remains its stores, which critics say are outdated and shabby.Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert combined Sears and Kmart in 2005 about two years after he helped bring Kmart out from under bankruptcy...

Sears to raise cash through Canadian sale

...shares of Sears Canada, valued at about $113 million.Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert plans to fully exercise his subscription...ESL Investments Inc., of which Lampert is also chairman and CEO, will do the same.The retailer, based in Hoffman...

Swastikas left at Jewish fraternity at Emory University

...fraternity headquartered in Indianapolis, according to a description on its website. Notable alumni include Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Home Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus.

Dollar General launches hostile, $9.1 billion bid for rival discounter Family Dollar

...Everything sold at Dollar Tree costs a buck.Appealing directly to Family Dollar shareholders, Dollar General Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling said that a sale to his company would provide them with "immediate and certain liquidity for their...

Tiger Woods has strength back, but not swing

...tournament will played Dec. 4-7.Woods played an exhibition in India in February when he met Pawan Munjal, the vice chairman and CEO of Hero."That's my last good round I played all year," Woods said. "I shot 63 that day."Even though he...

Delta chairman and CEO plans to step down

...Grinstein, a 16-year member of the board, as Mullin's replacement as CEO. It said John F. Smith Jr., a former chairman and CEO of General Motors Corp., would take over as chairman of the board in April. According to a news release, Mullin's...

Lowe's chairman and CEO to retire next year

...succeeded by president Robert A. Niblock. Niblock, 41, who has been president just over one year, immediately becomes chairman and CEO-elect of the nation's second-largest home improvement retailer, behind Home Depot, Lowe's said in a statement...

Ego, resistance to change keep separation of chairman and CEO rare

...the two top posts at Gillette, it might have been difficult to withhold the chairman's title. But outgoing Coke chairman and CEO Douglas Daft was vacating both posts, an invitation for change. And while the new leader, Isdell, is considered...

JPMorgan CEO fighting for chairman job

...NEW YORK - Jamie Di mon, the chairman and CEO of the country's biggest bank...JPMorgan to split the roles of chairman and CEO, and to give the chairman job...meetings where Dimon has been chairman and CEO, shareholders have been asked...