BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Maryland state senator has resigned from the University of Maryland Medical System board of directors, which has been under scrutiny after a self-dealing contract...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been awarded a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The chairman and chief executive officer of Spokane-based Avista Corp. says he will retire early next year.
Scott Morris informed the utility's board of directors that...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for Tesla Inc. asked a Delaware judge Thursday to dismiss shareholders' complaints over a compensation plan that could net CEO Elon Musk more than $50 billion over the...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A top adviser to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is stepping down from the board of directors of the second-largest natural gas producer in the...
The Latest: LaPierre says he’s “humbled” by board action
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the turmoil in the top ranks of the National Rifle Association(all times local):
Wayne LaPierre, the longtime head of the National Rifle...
Catherine Boone named new publisher of Vicksburg Post
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A member of the Boone Newspapers board of directors will become the new president and publisher of one of the properties the company owns in Mississippi.
Kraft Heinz CEO stepping down, Patricio named successor
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kraft Heinz Co. has named a new CEO as it struggles to remain relevant amid changing American tastes.
The company said Monday that Miguel Patricio, a longtime executive at...
Tesla wants to cut size of board from 11 directors to 7
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tesla plans to cut its board of directors from 11 to seven in a move the electric-car maker says will allow the board to act more nimbly and efficiently.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The governing board of Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance has recommended that its chief executive take a pay cut and lose his long-term job contract in favor of...
BERLIN (AP) — The chief executive of ABB is stepping down as the Swiss engineering company undergoes a major overhaul.
The company said Wednesday that Ulrich Spiesshofer had agreed with the...
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. Agrees to Acquire Remaining 30% Interest in HomeFed Corporation
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 15, 2019--Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF or Jefferies), which currently owns approximately 70% of the outstanding shares of common stock of HomeFed...
Facebook names PayPal exec to board; Netflix CEO leaving
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is nominating to its board of directors a PayPal executive who recently served as finance chief of the charitable organization run by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The former president of the Milwaukee Public Schools board of directors is accused in a bribery scheme involving a Pennsylvania company that operated several charter schools,...
Health center receives $125K donation
ARLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont health center has announced it received a $125,000 donation, which is the largest private family donation in the organization's five-year history.
California governor criticizes PG&E’s plan for new board
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. plans to remake its board of directors with hedge fund financiers and people who have little...
Papa John’s scores Shaq to help revive its image
NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's is getting "Shaq-ified."
The pizza chain said Friday that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal will be its new pitchman, appearing in TV commercials and...
Fox Corp. begins trading as Disney completion looms
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox Corp., the Fox assets that are not part of Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets, began trading as a stand-alone company on Tuesday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk moved a step closer Tuesday to building tunnels for an express transit system at a massive Las Vegas convention center despite some...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has announced former New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is joining the board of his education reform organization.
Nikki Haley nominated for board seat at Boeing
CHICAGO (AP) — Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has been nominated for a seat on the board of directors at Boeing Co.
Former New Zealand leader must pay millions in compensation
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered a former New Zealand prime minister to pay several million dollars in compensation for her role in the collapse of a construction...
Amazon adds former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to board
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has named former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to its board, the second woman of color to be added to the online retailer's board of directors in a month.
Twitter co-founder Williams steps down from company board
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter co-founder Evan Williams will leave the social media company's board of directors at the end of the month.
Former Idaho Gov. Butch Otter joins cobalt mining company
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Roughly seven weeks after leaving office, former Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has joined the board of a Canadian mining company that is expanding into Idaho.
Caesars Entertainment talks with billionaire investor Icahn
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday that it has talked with billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who began pushing for fundamental changes this week after revealing a 10 percent...
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Billionaire Icahn wants Caesars Entertainment to sell itself
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday disclosed he has taken a 10 percent stake in Caesars Entertainment and is pushing the casino giant to sell itself.
Venezuelan prosecutor to investigate Guaido appointments
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor said Thursday he has launched an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaido's appointment of a transitional board of directors for the state oil company.
Attorney General Tarek William Saab said the appointments by Guaido and his National Assembly are part of an illegal power grab backed by foreign governments. He also said that ambassadors of Guaido's self-declared interim government are being investigated as part of the probe.
Guaido seeks to wrest control of Venezuela’s oil company
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly appointed a transitional board of directors for the state oil company Wednesday, in a bid by congress chief Juan Guaido to gain control of an industry that is the economic backbone of the country.
Amazon adds Starbucks executive Rosalind Brewer to board
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says it has named Starbucks executive Rosalind Brewer to its board, making her the second black woman to ever sit on the online retailer's board of directors.
Brewer is currently the chief operating officer at coffee chain Starbucks. She has also been CEO of Sam's Club, the warehouse club owned by Walmart.
Seattle-based Amazon and other big companies have been under pressure to diversify their boards, which tend to be made up of white men.
New leader tapped for human rights center in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) — A new leader has been selected for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.
The center's board of directors announced Wednesday that Jill Savitt will take over as CEO on March 11. The center said in a news release that Savitt is a genocide prevention expert who is acting director for the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Fritch takes over as chair of Predators’ board of directors
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Retired health care executive Herb Fritch is taking over as chairman of the Nashville Predators' board of directors.
Fritch replaces Tom Cigarran, who had been in that role since March 2010. Nashville Predators Holdings LLC, the team's ownership group, announced the move Thursday.
Cigarran said in a statement that "when I assumed the role of Chairman, the plan was always to have Herb be my successor when we were both ready."
Jeff Davis’s last home looking for executive director
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The board of directors for Jefferson Davis's last home has hired a company to find a new executive director for the attraction in Mississippi.
Beauvoir's (BOH-vwahrz) development and programs director, Kitsaa Stevens, says Pace Employment Agency hopes to start interviews in January.
Chairman: Wynn Resorts board may appear before regulators
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The chairman of the Wynn Resorts board of directors said he asked the company's CEO and full board to appear before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission when it considers whether to grant the company a gambling license for a $2 billion casino and hotel set to open near Boston next year.
CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.
The Latest: Mitsubishi Motors dismisses Ghosn as chairman
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Mitsubishi Motors' decision to dismiss Carlos Ghosn as its chairman after his arrest for suspected financial misconduct (all times local):
The board of directors of Mitsubishi Motors has voted to dismiss Carlos Ghosn as its chairman following his arrest for suspected financial misconduct.
Nissan board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrest
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman Thursday, curtailing the powerful executive's nearly two-decade reign at the Japanese automaker after his arrest for alleged financial improprieties.
Renault board: Ghosn to remain CEO while detained in Japan
PARIS (AP) — Carlos Ghosn will remain chairman and CEO of Renault despite being detained in Japan on allegations he misused assets of partner Nissan Motor Co. and under-reported millions of dollars in income.
The French carmaker's board of directors announced its decision after an emergency meeting in Paris on Tuesday.
The board, however, said it was appointing the automaker's No. 2 executive, Chief Operating Officer Thierry Bollore, to temporarily fill in for Ghosn.
Clothing retailer J.Crew’s chief executive stepping down
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief executive of J.Crew Group Inc. is stepping down.
The clothing retailer said in an announcement Saturday that the departure of James Brett, a retail veteran who took the top job in 2017, was by mutual agreement between Brett and the company's board of directors.
Governor names 5 to new Mississippi Lottery Corp. board
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant is naming three businesspeople, a lobbyist and a longtime educator to the board that will oversee creation and operation of a Mississippi lottery.
Drugmaker Pfizer’s CEO Read to be replaced by COO Bourla
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The biggest U.S.-based drugmaker will change leaders in January when Pfizer Chief Operating Officer Albert Bourla replaces CEO Ian Read, who has led the company for nearly eight years.
Pfizer Inc. said Monday that Read will become executive chairman of Pfizer's board of directors.
The Latest: Tesla, directors indicate they stand behind Musk
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on U.S. securities regulators filing a complaint against Tesla CEO Elon Musk alleging that he made false and misleading statements about plans to take the company private in August.
(all times local):
Tesla and its board of directors are indicating their support for CEO Elon Musk, who federal regulators are seeking to oust over allegations he committed securities fraud.
Board reshuffle at Rite Aid after 2 failed merger attempts
After two failed buyout attempts that could have put it in a better position to compete against larger rivals, Rite Aid is shuffling its board of directors and dividing power at the top of the drugstore chain.
Rite Aid said Thursday that three new, independent directors will be nominated to its board and that CEO John Standley will no longer hold the title of chairman. That goes to current board member Bruce Bodaken.
Daimler CEO Zetsche to step down early, succeeded by insider
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, who unwound a troubled merger with Chrysler Corporation and led the German automaker to a string of record profits, will hand off next year to Ola Kallenius, a longtime insider who heads vehicle development for the Mercedes-Benz brand.
Tyson Foods CEO to step down for ‘personal reasons’
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods, one of the largest meat producers in the world, announced Monday that its president and CEO Tom Hayes will step down at the end of September for "personal reasons."
Tyson's board of directors said its group president of beef, pork and international divisions Noel White will succeed Hayes.
Gary Mickelson, Tyson spokesman, did not elaborate on Hayes' resignation, but said, "there are no issues of personal conduct or integrity."
Acting leader of Regional Health gets job permanently
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The woman named acting president and CEO of Rapid City-based Regional Health in July has been given the job permanently.
Paulette Davidson took over as leader of the health system after then-CEO Brent Philips left in a move the board would describe only as a "personnel issue."
The board of directors issued a statement Thursday removing the "acting" portion of Davidson's title.
With the fall of a kingmaker, CBS is punished on Wall Street
NEW YORK (AP) — Sizing up a future of a network without its kingmaker, Wall Street sent shares of CBS down sharply Monday, the first day of trading since the departure of Les Moonves.
CBS said late Sunday, as more allegations of sexual abuse surfaced, that Moonves would be replaced and that the company was shaking up its board of directors.
Shares are down more than 8 percent this year, and suffered their biggest downturn in nearly 7 years in July when details of the accusations surfaced.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:
NOT REAL: Michael Jordan Resigns From The Board At Nike - Takes 'Air Jordans' With Him