September 10, 2012
Iraq vice president sentenced to death BAGHDAD - Iraq's Sunni vice president, who has been accused of commanding sectarian death squads that are responsible for hundreds of killings, was sentenced to death in absentia on Sunday, hours after a wave of attacks killed more than 50 people across the country. The sentencing of Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi could deepen an already intractable political crisis in Iraq among Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds, even as a spate of recent attacks has raised questions about the government's ability to provide security nine months after the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
May 3, 2012 |
Forty-four percent of corporate executives surveyed by Atlas Van Lines believe the economy will improve in 2012, the moving company said Wednesday. Of 360 executives completing the first-quarter survey, 26 percent said their firms plan to relocate more workers this year than last, while 86 percent of companies will spend as much or more on relocation in 2012 than in 2011. After progressively declining over the past two years, 65 percent of firms are offering relocated employees full reimbursement, far more often than lump sum or partial reimbursement, the Atlas survey showed.
February 8, 2012 |
High school senior Fiona Lowenstein is not known for a lack of self-confidence - after all, she once approached federal lawmakers for a sixth-grade paper on women and politics. But running for student body president of Calhoun School in Manhattan last spring was a different matter. "It was very, very nerve-racking to put myself out there," said the 18-year-old, who won the office. "I had these fears - will I be laughed at? Made fun of?" According to a study released last week of how girls view the concept of leadership - commissioned by the Girl Scouts of the USA and conducted by GFK Roper - Lowenstein is far from the only girl to want to be a leader and yet feel uncomfortable putting herself forward.
June 13, 2011 |
The 10th grader curiously eyed the well-coiffed Campbell Soup Co. executive standing in her classroom. "I'm an unhealthy person, and I want to lose weight," blurted India Harris, a 15-year-old at MetEast High School in Camden. Not expecting the heartfelt declaration, Kim Fortunato nevertheless had an answer: "What can we do for you? We don't want to lose another generation of kids to obesity. " Harris smiled and nodded. Fortunato had won another heart and mind. Poised and affable, Fortunato, 54, may be the only corporate executive in America with the title "director of childhood obesity and hunger.
June 11, 2011 |
Brian E. Kilty, 52, of Downingtown, a corporate executive, died of a heart attack Tuesday, June 7, while biking with business colleagues in Croatia. Mr. Kilty was chief financial officer and treasurer of Whitford Corp. The international firm, headquartered in Elverson, manufactures high-performance coatings in plants in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Europe, India, China, and Singapore. Its corrosive-resistant and nonstick coatings are used on cookware and in industry. Since joining the firm in 1996, Mr. Kilty had been involved in acquisitions of other coating manufacturers for Whitford and often traveled abroad on business.
May 13, 2007 |
Start with these sites for a look at the issues and trends in corporate governance - a vast field touching on how to organize companies, make them profitable, and keep them honest. Harvard blog. The Harvard Law School's blog on corporate governance is a heady forum about related legal matters, such as proposed and pending legislation, and court rulings on insider trading and shareholder empowerment. Contributors include Lucian Bebchuk, director of Harvard's program for corporate governance and a vocal critic of stratospheric pay for corporate executives.
February 17, 2006 |
The key to getting more women on corporate boards is getting more women on board nominating committees, according to a study released yesterday on diversity in corporate governance. Success depends on "who makes the lists," said Vicki Kramer, a Philadelphia management consultant who is chairwoman of a national network of female executives. Although more boards are adding female directors, boards are still dominated by men, according to the report by the InterOrganization Network.
October 13, 2005 |
Authorities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey arrested three people yesterday who they suspect committed more than 200 residential burglaries in four states in the last 21 months. The ring's success had forced police to form a "high-end burglary task force" to respond to the crimes. The suspects hit homes of corporate executives and celebrities, among others, police said. The reputed ringleader, Patrick Burns, 46, of Camden, told police he stole $5 million to $10 million in cash and jewelry, Bruce L. Castor Jr., Montgomery County district attorney, said during a news conference in Norristown.
September 30, 2002 |
The New Jersey candidates for U.S. Senate - incumbent Democrat Robert Torricelli and Republican Douglas Forrester - agreed to participate in a print debate in which each has written essays that answer questions submitted by our readers on important issues facing the state and nation. Their essays are being published this week on the South Jersey Commentary Page. Today there are more than 80 million Americans who own stock. New Jerseyans trade stocks to effectively build wealth for long-term growth and to improve the financial future of their families.
August 25, 2002 |
First there was a year of accounting scandals, plummeting stocks, and disgraced corporate executives. Next came what many hope, and some fear, will turn out to be a day of reckoning. By Aug. 14, the chief executive officers and chief financial officers of almost a thousand of America's largest corporations were required to swear to the accuracy of their company's books to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). If all goes as planned, those declarations should reveal the true state of corporate finances and, at the very least, remove some of the uncertainty that has spooked the stock markets.