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Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon Steps Down

Walmart replaces its U.S. discount-store chief in what could be an indication that it's losing confidence that its largest business unit will rebound.

5 Women CEOs Who Are Saving Tech

A new trend is surfacing in the Fortune 500. When once-great companies find themselves in trouble, they're beginning to appoint women CEOs to get them out of the woods.

The Highest-Paid CEOs in Banking

J.P. Morgan Chase's Jamie Dimon made $18.7 million last year, putting him fourth on the list of highest-paid chiefs in banking. Which CEOs made even more?

Why We Have a Lack of Corporate Leadership

What makes a truly great leader? Attention to detail, a vision for the future, or maybe a strong personality? How about an education from Harvard or another top business school? Maybe the formula for superior leadership is much simpler; maybe the best way to spot a great leader is simply to look for someone who doesn't focus on profits.

9 CEOs Who Need to Be Fired

Last year, 24/7 Wall St. put together a list of CEOs who need to retire, basing its judgment on quarterly earnings, stock price, and innovation. Now, with most large public companies having reported their second quarter results, 24/7 is back with a list of nine CEOs who are performing so poorly that they ought to be removed immediately. Read on to find out who, and why.

4 CEOs Who Defy the Crazy Corporate Mindset

Too often, driven by the imperative to maximize short-term profits -- and to drive up stock prices, on which their compensations depend -- CEOs make heartless or even foolish decisions, heedless of consequences. But there are some good eggs left in corporate America, like these four enlightened execs.

As TV Sales Lag, Philips Tunes Into Healthcare

Earlier this week, Royal Philips Electronics warned that its television business would post a first-quarter loss. While TV sales have declined, the company says it sees a growing opportunity in healthcare. Greg Sebasky, CEO of Philips's North American operations, discusses the trends driving the growth -- and the challenges ahead.

CEOs 'Encouraged' by Business Talks with Obama

The CEOs of 18 big companies, including Google, Boeing and General Electric, met with President Barack Obama to discuss the U.S. economy and the country's international competitiveness Wednesday.

CEO Departures in November Fall to Year's Lowest Level

Though the job market remains challenging, for one group, the labor market was at its steadiest of the year last month. The number of chief executives departing their jobs fell to 79 in November, the lowest monthly number of 2010, according to job-services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Why Are So Many Board Members Becoming CEOs?

The number of Fortune 1,000 board members who have been tapped to lead the companies whose boards they served on has more than tripled in the past 12 months. The reason is poor succession planning, and the results may be problematic both for those businesses and the corporate world at large.