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12/03/2019 | 11:15 pm

Google CEO Named CEO of Alphabet

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai was named CEO of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., replacing Larry Page.

Lands' End Shares Jump on Earnings, Cold Weather

Chilly weather across much of the U.S. has boosted Lands' End Inc. stock, which was a rare bright spot in the markets on Tuesday.

Wyndham Hotels Promotes Finance Exec to CFO Amid Post-Spinoff Growth Push

The Parsippany-Troy Hills, N.J.-based hotel company said Tuesday that Michele Allen, the company's treasurer and executive vice president, has been named chief financial officer. She succeeds David Wyshner, who will serve in a senior advisory role until March 1.

Bridgewater Co-CEO to Leave the Hedge Fund

Bridgewater Associates said Eileen Murray, one of its two chief executives, plans to step down, marking the culmination of a succession plan at the world's largest hedge fund.

Glencore Signals 2020 Management Change

Mining giant Glencore signaled a management reshuffle next year that would pave the way for the retirement of its high-profile chief executive officer, Ivan Glasenberg.

Fidelity's Asset-Management Chief to Retire in February

The head of Fidelity Investments' asset-management business, Steve Neff, will retire in February, a person familiar with the matter said.

Amazon Introduces 'Plug and Play' AI Tools

The company introduced two artificial-intelligence services designed to help clients gain better insight from business data spread across multiple sources, from documents to conversations with customers.

Equifax, Norsk Hydro Executives Describe Chaos After Attacks

Cyberattacks often cause pandemonium and the cleanup can take far longer than the public thinks, say executives from companies that have suffered hacks.

Foreign Auto Makers Report Higher U.S. Sales

Major foreign auto makers including Toyota and Honda reported higher vehicle sales in the U.S. for November.

Huawei Bolsters Public-Relations Blitz With Legal Action

Huawei Technologies has been on a public-relations blitz to convince the world that it isn't a bad actor. Now Huawei's intensified defense of its image is also being waged on a legal front.

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