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Bayer aims to help CureVac with COVID-19 vaccine output, says CEO

Reuters
BERLIN, Jan 17 (Reuters) – German pharmaceutical giant Bayer is examining whether it can help CureVac to produce its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, its chief executive was quoted as saying on Sunday. Though inoculation campaigns have started around the world using various COVID-19 vaccines, many countries say their ability to get......

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s new cash bonus sweetener not tied to bigger sales or profits

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Apple chief executive Tim Cook interacts with Year 2 pupils in a classroom, during a visit to Woodberry Down Community Primary School in Harringay, north London, to view how the school, which is part of the New Wave Federation group......

MyPillow CEO hints at scrapped plan to replace CIA director with Trump loyalist

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a Republican donor who has informally advised President Donald Trump, was seen leaving the West Wing on Friday carrying pages of notes that appear to outline a series of recommendations. Among those that are visible......

Petco CEO says pandemic pet boom, new digital offerings will fuel company’s growth

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Petco Health and Wellness CEO Ron Coughlin said the retailer is poised for growth as it sells exclusive pet supplies, offers e-commerce services such as curbside pickup and expands its veterinary services. The company’s shares will start trading on Thursday......

ASML CEO sees U.S.-China trade antagonism outlasting Trump

Reuters
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – ASML CEO Peter Wennink expects further antagonism between the United States and China over semiconductor technology, even as a new administration is set to take over in Washington, he told the Reuters Next conference on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: ASML CEO Peter Wennink attends a news conference after......

CEO of world’s largest money manager sees stocks rallying in 2021 but not as much as last year

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here BlackRock‘s Larry Fink told CNBC on Thursday that he believes the stock market has further room to run higher. However, the chairman and CEO of the world’s largest asset manager cautioned that the rally may not be as robust as it......

Twitter CEO says banning Trump was not a decision to

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here In a widely shared social media thread, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday stood by last week’s decision to ban President Trump from his company’s platform, saying it was something he does not “celebrate or feel pride in,” but......

Homebound families are spending more time and money on pets, Zoetis CEO says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pet ownership rates rose during the coronavirus pandemic, creating a strong growth driver for the animal industry overall, Zoetis CEO Kristin Peck told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday. As Americans began spending more time at home last year, pet adoptions......

Okta CEO says Parler was ‘not even trying’ to suppress terrorist threats

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Okta co-founder and CEO Todd McKinnon on Wednesday defended the company’s decision to cut ties with social network Parler in the wake of the deadly pro-Trump riot last week at the U.S. Capitol. In an interview on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” McKinnon......

Moderna CEO says the world will have to live with Covid ‘forever’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel Steven Ferdman | Getty Images The CEO of Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna warned Wednesday that the coronavirus that has brought world economies to a standstill and overwhelmed hospitals will be around “forever.” Public health officials and......

Unilever ‘strongly encourages’ workers to get COVID vaccine

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Unilever is strongly encouraging its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as soon as possible, its chief executive officer told Reuters on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A woman stands behind a machine that is part of a toothpaste manufacturing line at the Unilever factory in Lagos, Nigeria......

Intel CEO Bob Swan to step down in February, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger to replace him

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Intel CEO Robert “Bob” Swan announces the chip group’s new microprocessors called “Tiger Lake” at the technology fair CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, 2020. Christoph Dernbach | picture alliance | Getty Images Intel CEO Bob Swan is set......

Urban Outfitters shares tumble on disappointing holiday sales, retailer taps Harrington as CEO

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Shoppers with their Urban Outfitters shopping bags in Soho in New York Richard Levine | Corbis | Getty Images Urban Outfitters shares tumbled Tuesday after the apparel retailer reported disappointing holiday sales and announced its current chief executive is set......

Chevron reviewing political donations after U.S. Capitol riots – CEO

Reuters
(Reuters) – Chevron is reviewing political donations after last week’s violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol, Chief Executive Officer Mike Wirth said on Tuesday while speaking at the Reuters Next conference. “I specifically asked my team to take a look at the events of last week and make sure those......

Covid strain found in South Africa ‘could evade’ Eli Lilly’s antibody drug, CEO warns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Eli Lilly Chairman and CEO Dave Ricks told CNBC on Tuesday he expects the company’s Covid-19 antibody drug to be effective against the coronavirus variant found in the U.K. However, he said the strain found in South Africa likely presents greater......

Synchrony CEO Margaret Keane stepping down after nearly a decade leading the co-branded card lender

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Synchrony CEO Margaret Keane Source: Synchrony Financial Synchrony Financial CEO Margaret Keane will step down after nearly a decade of running the co-branded card lender. Sixty-one-year-old Keane — one of few women to head a Wall Street financial firm —......

Moderna doesn’t expect Covid vaccine data for young children until 2022, CEO says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A nurse prepares a syringe with the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine for a worker of the New York City Fire Department Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (FDNY EMS), amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in New York, December 23, 2020. Carlo......

Gilead CEO expects remdesivir to effectively treat Covid strains found in UK, South Africa

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O’Day told CNBC on Monday the company is testing remdesivir to determine whether it is effective in treating new coronavirus strains that emerged in the U.K. and South Africa. “Remdesivir works at the source in the......

Rolling with the changes: Bridgestone America’s CEO on leadership now

Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) – As first years on the job go, Paolo Ferrari, president, CEO and COO of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., has certainly had an eventful one. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Bridgestone is seen at the company’s tyre plant in Bethune, that Japan’s Bridgestone plans to shut, France, September......

Texans CEO wants sit-down with Watson on GM

ESPN
HOUSTON — Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair acknowledged he hasn’t heard from Deshaun Watson since he hired Nick Caserio as general manager but said he hopes to speak with the franchise quarterback soon about the move. “I’ve come to understand that it’s been reported that Deshaun feels left out......

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