Hershey is being sued based on allegations that its suppliers use illegal child labor. Corporate board reactions to these issues have been mixed at best. It's time for a change. By Eleanor BloxhamEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Nov 16, 2012 3:38 PM ET
A rare conversation with Walter Isaacson and John Huey, the writers who got inside the heads of these two extraordinary business leaders.
By Andy Serwer, managing editor
FORTUNE -- When you consider the greatest business minds of the past 100 years, certainly Steve Jobs and Sam Walton have to be at the very top of the list. Jobs created the most valuable company on earth (though down from an all-time high, MORENov 15, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The presidential candidates ran campaigns that were, in many ways, fueled by divisive politics. Now that it is over, how do we recover?
FORTUNE -- It's over, thank goodness, the election is over. Americans all over the ideological map can, at least, celebrate together that the attack ads, snarky debates, and divisive narratives of this presidential race have come to an end.
The ability to agree on that, or anything, may be MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Nov 8, 2012 1:27 PM ET
Federal agencies will continue to interpret the laws that protect employees very broadly and enforce them very aggressively.
By Jonathan A. Segal
FORTUNE -- Democrats have retained control of the White House and the Senate. Republicans have retained control of the House. So the voters, again, have voted for divided government.
What will it mean for workers and their employers? Much of it depends on how Republicans read and respond to the election MORENov 7, 2012 1:07 PM ET
China's emergence as a major player in Africa is fueling an intense debate over the nature and motive of its involvement. China National Gold's bid for Tanzania's largest gold mine adds kindling to this fire.
By David Rice
FORTUNE -- The ugly side of mining in Africa made global headlines this summer, with strikes and protests following violent clashes in South Africa, resulting in the death of 44 miners and a MOREOct 31, 2012 9:56 AM ET
Amid reports that the SEC is investigating Vikram Pandit's departure from Citigroup, the bank's board needs to take a very close look at how it shares information with shareholders and the public.
FORTUNE -- Is the SEC investigating former CEO Vikram Pandit's departure from Citigroup?
The regulator wouldn't comment on the issue for this article, but that's what Fox Business reported last Tuesday. The issue, according to Fox's reporting, is around the timing MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Oct 29, 2012 10:20 AM ET
Over the past few years, more CEOs have left their gigs than in the recent past. Is it a sign of a calming economic storm, or something else entirely?
By Elizabeth G. Olson
FORTUNE – For many CEOs, the economic roller coaster of the past few years has reached a lull. And instead of opting for another go on this particular amusement park ride, many have been eyeing the exits.
According to MOREOct 24, 2012 12:40 PM ET
There's a case to be made that activist investors are great for both the shareholders and managers at companies they partially own but aren't trying to take down.
FORTUNE -- No CEO wants to stare down the barrel of an activist investor's proverbial gun. Unfortunately for execs, it's open hunting season for many a struggling company."It seems like in the last five-to-ten years that this is happening a lot more," says MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Oct 4, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Including yet another management member on the bank's board -- soon to be former CFO David Viniar -- brings the total to three, an unusual move for a large public company.
FORTUNE -- When Goldman Sachs announced that it was changing CFOs last week, it also announced that it would be adding yet another insider to its board, soon-to-be-former CFO David Viniar.
Including another management member on Goldman's (GS) board, bringing the MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Sep 25, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The culture of stagnation in Congress is creeping into the business world. What will it take to get unstuck as America moves towards the fiscal cliff?
FORTUNE -- Most good decision-making practices grind to a halt during an election year.
President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney are both taking to the podium, talking up job creation and business recovery. Yet in the short term, government leaders are keeping employees MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Aug 23, 2012 11:58 AM ET
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