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Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In' offers a feminist view from the top

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg's explosive "Lean In" — a muscular manifesto on the gender inequities of the professional world — is being published within weeks of the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique." It's a convergence destined to invite disparaging comparisons, to prompt people to holler about how they knew Betty Friedan and that Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and one of the most powerful women in the tech world, is no Betty Friedan.


DirecTV Bemoans Rising Program Costs

Big increases in pay-TV prices—the result of rising programming costs—are set to be the "new norm," DirecTV's CFO Patrick Doyle said at an investor conference. "It behooves the industry to try to match up a little better with [programming] cost increases," Mr. Doyle told the Deutsche Bank investor conference. DirecTV, the second-largest pay-TV provider in the U.S., said last month it expects programming costs per subscriber to increase 8% in 2013. The satellite operator raised prices it charged consumers 4.5% at the start of this year.


Wal-Mart India unit suspends CFO, others pending bribery probe

Indian Walmart

The Indian joint venture of Wal-Mart Stores Inc has suspended its chief financial officer and other employees as it investigates alleged violations of U.S. anti-bribery laws, a development that could hamper India's efforts to open its domestic supermarket sector to foreign investment.


AOL Elevates CFO Minson to Operating Chief

AOL promoted its chief financial officer, Artie Minson, Jr., to the newly created role of chief operating officer as part of a reorganization of the company's operations.


IPO Watch: Square Hires Former Goldman Sachs Exec As CFO


Co-founded in 2009 by Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, Square enables people to accept credit card payments on iPhone, iPad or Android devices... In a move that positions the company for a potential initial public offering, Square has hired former Goldman Sachs and executive Sarah Friar as chief financial officer.

Senh: Sounds like a really cool device. The things you can do nowadays with your smartphone or tablet. With Square, it can be a credit card reader too. Awesome.


GM names Microsoft exec as new CFO

GM names Microsoft exec as new CFO

GM said Monday it had hired Chris Liddell, the chief financial officer of Microsoft, as its new finance chief, filling a key position with the automaker's highest-profile hire since its July bankruptcy.


Stanford executive pleads guilty

James Davis, the former financial officer for Texas billionaire Sir Allen Stanford, pleads guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges.


Twitter Expanding Executive Team: Hires General Counsel From Google, Looking For CFO

Twitter has hired Alexander Macgillivray, Google's associate general counsel for Product and IP, as their new General Counsel, we've confirmed.


Harley Davidson CFO Steps Down

Harley-Davidson said Chief Financial Officer Tom Bergmann is leaving the company to seek other career opportunities.


GM Will Miss Its $1 Billion Debt Payment, Stock Plummets

General Motors Corp. will not make a $1 billion debt payment due June 1, its CFO, Ray Young, told reporters on Wednesday. Instead, it is hoping to complete a debt-for-equity exchange or be forced to resort to bankruptcy.

GM's stock plummeted on the news.


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