Quantcast
Home » Topics » executive (Page 2)

New York Times names first woman executive editor

NEW YORK (AFP) – The New York Times announced on Thursday that Bill Keller was stepping down as executive editor and would be replaced by Jill Abramson, the first woman to hold the top editorial post at the newspaper. Abramson, a native New Yorker, joined the Times in 1997 from…

Obama to nominate former energy executive for commerce secretary

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will Tuesday nominate businessman John Bryson as his pick for commerce secretary, in another sign of his wish to mend ties with the US private sector. Two White House officials confirmed on condition of anonymity that Obama would name Bryson, the former head of…

Twitter chief picked as Obama telecom advisor

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – US President Barack Obama named Twitter’s chief and a high-ranking Microsoft executive among a handful of technology veterans to be appointed as telecommunications security advisors. “I am proud to appoint such impressive men and women to these important roles, and I am grateful they have agreed…

Fox News executive disputes claim Roger Ailes thinks Sarah Palin ‘is an idiot’

An executive of the Fox News Channel said Monday that Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes does not think poorly of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. In a profile of Ailes published online Sunday, the New York Magazine cited a “Republican close to Ailes” who claimed that Ailes though Palin was…

Chamber of Commerce to fight Obama with ‘all available means’

The influential U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to do everything in its power to block President Barack Obama’s unannounced measure to make government contractors disclose their political spending. In an interview with the New York Times, Chamber lobbyist R. Bruce Josten warned the measure could result in harassment and protests…

Twitter seeking to buy TweetDeck

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is in “advanced talks” to buy TweetDeck, a popular platform for accessing the service, for some $50 million, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Asked about the report, Twitter said: “We don’t comment on rumors. We don’t provide off-the-record background on rumors. We don’t wink twice…

Borders execs to get big bonuses after laying off 6,000

It’s not just Wall Street that rewards failure. Bookseller Borders Group Inc. (BGP) wants to give their executives up to $8.3 million at a time the company is in bankruptcy and laying off 6,000 employees. In documents filed in court late last month, the book chain said that it was…

370,000 executive branch workers to be furloughed during shutdown

WASHINGTON – At least 370,000 employees of the Obama administration would be furloughed in the short-term during a government shutdown, according to data compiled by Government Executive. A shutdown would occur if Congress fails to pass a measure budget deal or resolution to continue funding the government after money expires…

James Murdoch promoted at News Corp.

WASHINGTON – James Murdoch, the youngest son of Rupert Murdoch, was named News Corp.’s deputy chief operating officer on Wednesday in a move that puts him a step closer to potentially taking over from his father. James Murdoch, 38, will also serve as chairman and chief executive of the news…

Fox News executive admits his attempt to link Obama to socialism was a lie

During the 2008 presidential campaign one Fox News executive repeatedly tried to smear Barack Obama with charges of “socialism.” Liberal watchdog group Media Matters has uncovered audio that indicates Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon was just engaging in what he called “mischievous speculation.” In 2009, Sammon told an…

Google+