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  • Lawyer: Doctor dragged from flight plans to file lawsuit Play Video

    April 24, 2017 8:51 AM

    NEW YORK - A lawyer for the Kentucky doctor who was dragged from a United Express flight says it's too late for the airline's CEO to apologize face-to-face and that his client intends to file a lawsuit. Attorney Thomas Demetrio, who represents 69-year-old Dr. David Dao, made the comments Monday... more »
  • United to pay compensation to plane passengers Play Video

    April 12, 2017 8:07 AM

    CHICAGO - United says passengers on United Express Flight 3411 are getting compensation equal to the cost of their tickets. United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said Wednesday that the passengers can take the compensation in cash, travel credits or miles. Flight 3411 on Sunday night from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, was... more »
  • French Quarter Festivals Inc. gets new president & CEO

    April 1, 2017 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The organization that puts on the French Quarter Festival and the Satchmo Summer-Fest is getting a new leader. French Quarter Festivals Inc. says Emily Madero is joining the organization as the president and CEO. Madero comes to the organization from The Idea Village where she was acting... more »
  • Rouses' stolen BBQ trailer 'Big Red' recovered in Texas

    March 16, 2017 4:10 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – The CEO of Rouses Markets announced Thursday that the custom BBQ trailer stolen from the company’s Donaldsonville location was recovered in Texas. According to a statement from Rouses, the trailer was located in Alvin, Texas, Tuesday about one hour south of Houston. The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department... more »
  • Yahoo punishes CEO in latest fallout from security breakdown

    March 1, 2017 6:10 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo is punishing CEO Marissa Mayer and jettisoning its top lawyer for the mishandling of two security breaches that exposed the personal information of more than 1 billion users and already have cost the company $350 million. Mayer won't be paid her annual bonus nor receive a... more »
  • Baton Rouge General announces CEO

    February 13, 2017 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge General/General Health System's Board of Trustees officially announced Edgardo Tenreiro as its CEO. Tenreiro has been serving as acting CEO since August and has served as Baton Rouge General's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for eight years. He has been with... more »
  • Ex-drug company CEO Martin Shkreli to speak at Harvard

    February 12, 2017 9:33 PM

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Controversial former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli is set to speak at Harvard while out on bail awaiting his federal securities fraud trial. The former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals is expected to talk about investing and health care at an event organized by the Harvard Financial Analysts Club.... more »
  • GM CEO: Won't change production plans despite Trump tweet

    January 8, 2017 9:00 PM

    DETROIT - General Motors CEO Mary Barra says her company has no plans to change its production plans because of criticism from President-elect Donald Trump. Barra says at an event before the Detroit auto show Sunday that capital decisions in the auto business are made two-to-four years in advance. Last... more »
  • Trump edges toward Tillerson for State

    December 10, 2016 4:55 PM

    NEW YORK - President-elect Donald Trump is moving closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, following a private meeting with the business leader. That's according to several people who have spoken with Trump and his transition team. Trump has privately signaled to associates that... more »
  • Trump considering former Ford CEO for State

    December 9, 2016 1:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - A top aide to President-elect Donald Trump is confirming that former Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally is among those being considered for the job of secretary of state. In an interview with Fox News, Kellyanne Conway said Mulally met with Trump on Thursday. Mulally, a longtime Boeing... more »
  • CATS board names Bill Deville permanent CEO

    September 20, 2016 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - William "Bill" Deville, who has served as CATS interim CEO, was voted by the board to the permanent position Tuesday night. Deville has acted as interim CEO for the past several months and has worked in transportation for over 32 years. He spent over 22 years... more »
  • CATS recommends interim CEO to serve as permanent CEO

    September 14, 2016 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The committee in charge of the search for the new CATS CEO recommends hiring interim CEO William 'Bill' Deville for the position, the agency announced Wednesday. Deville took over the role as interim CEO earlier this year and has more than 32 years of experience in... more »
  • Mylan CEO to testify in hearing on EpiPen price increases

    September 14, 2016 12:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - The head of Mylan will face lawmakers' questions at a hearing next week on steep price hikes for the company's life-saving EpiPen injector device. Mylan CEO Heather Bresch and officials from the Food and Drug Administration will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The Republican... more »
  • CATS plans to release videos of CEO interviews

    August 11, 2016 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Job interviewers are preparing to release videos of the remaining seven candidates who have applied to head East Baton Rouge Parish's bus transportation system. The CEO search committee interviewed the final seven candidates to lead the Capital Area Transit System via teleconference this week. Spokeswoman Amy McNaylor... more »
  • Baton Rouge General announces CEO transition

    August 2, 2016 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge General/General Health System announced that president and CEO, Mark Slyter, is leaving the organization and transitioning to another leader. Slyter has been serving as president and CEO for the past three years. "The Board of Trustees appreciates Mark's contributions over the past... more »
  • Search for permanent CATS CEO begins

    April 8, 2016 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The CATS board accepted Bob Mirabito's resignation and named his interim replacement at a special meeting Friday afternoon. William "Bill" Deville, who has more than 30 years of transit management experience and has been with CATS since December 2013. Deville started as the Chief Operation... more »
  • Apple resisting magistrate order to share iPhone information

    February 17, 2016 6:17 AM

    WASHINGTON- Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will resist a federal magistrate's order to hack its own users in connection with the investigation of the San Bernardino, California shootings. In a statement posted early Wednesday on the company's website, Cook argued that such a move would undermine encryption... more »
  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says timeline will stay in real time

    February 6, 2016 6:00 PM

    NEW YORK - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the social media website's stream of tweets will stay live and in real time. News and entertainment site BuzzFeed reported Friday that Twitter was going to introduce a timeline based on an algorithm rather than a real-time stream. The report upset some... more »
  • Apple CEO: More computer science and coding education needed

    December 9, 2015 4:00 PM

    NEW YORK - Apple CEO Tim Cook says teaching coding to kids is just as important as teaching any other foreign language. And the younger kids start learning it, the better. Cook spoke to a group of New York third graders who visited a Manhattan Apple store for a... more »
  • Blue Cross of Louisiana selects new president, CEO

    November 13, 2015 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An executive with Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia has been named as the new president and CEO for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. Multiple media outlets reported Friday that Dr. I. Steven Udvarhelyi, who has been with Independence Blue Cross for almost 20 years,... more »
  • VW CEO steps down amid scandal

    September 23, 2015 11:37 AM

    WOLFSBURG, Germany - Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says he is stepping down "in the interests of the company" as it grapples with the emissions scandal. Wintekorn said in a statement Wednesday that "Volkswagen needs a fresh start - also in terms of personnel. I am clearing the way for this... more »
  • CATS employees protest

    June 15, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Bus Drivers for the Capital Area Transit System are speaking out against their CEO. Dozens of drivers switched shifts in protests over the weekend. They say they're protesting against Bob Mirabito for a range of issues that include: not handling customer complaints, safety issues, and firing employees... more »
  • Bus system chief in line for 19 percent pay raise

    April 17, 2015 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The director of the Capital Area Transit System, Bob Mirabito, is in line for a 19 percent pay raise, which, if approved, would make him one of the highest-paid public officials working in East Baton Rouge Parish. Mirabito, who has been the CEO of transit system for... more »
  • Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000

    April 15, 2015 10:28 AM

    SEATTLE - For some companies, Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law isn't doing enough to help workers. The CEO of Gravity Payments, a Seattle-based company that processes credit-card payments, told his employees this week that he was taking a pay cut so they would earn a base wage of $70,000.... more »
  • Drivers to call for resignation of CATS CEO

    February 11, 2015 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Capital Area Transit System driver's union and a member of the EBR Metro Council announced Wednesday they will call for the resignation of CATS CEO Bob Mirabito. Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle's office released the announcement, which said the formal call for Mirabito's resignation... more »
  • Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South

    December 18, 2014 11:29 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - Apple CEO Tim Cook is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states. The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign announced the contribution Thursday. The amount isn't being disclosed, but the organization calls it "substantial." Human Rights Campaign spokesman... more »
  • Red Jacket CEO trying to escape Hayden's scandal Play Video

    September 11, 2014 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The CEO of Red Jacket Firearms is working to fix the company's tarnished image after the face of the company was accused of molesting women. "Maybe I was being manipulated. Maybe what he was saying wasn't fully true. Maybe it wasn't true at all," Joe Meaux... more »
  • Vannoy takes over as LSU Alumni president

    August 27, 2014 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cliff Vannoy, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the LSU Alumni Association, was named president and chief executive officer of the alumni organization last Friday. Vannoy served as interim CEO after previous alumni president Charlie Roberts resigned in the midst of a job-for-sex scandal... more »
  • Chicago PD: Man shoots CEO before killing self

    July 31, 2014 11:37 AM

    CHICAGO - Chicago police say a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself at their office in a downtown high-rise office building. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says a worker at a technological company entered the 17th-floor office Thursday and met with his CEO before... more »
  • Rick Perry to take over as TAF president and CEO

    July 25, 2014 3:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ronald Richard announced on Friday that he is stepping down as President and CEO of the Tiger Athletic Foundation and will be replaced by current Senior Vice-President Rick Perry. Richard will remain with the nonprofit organization that supports LSU athletics as president and CEO Emeritus. ... more »

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