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    1. April 4, 2013

      Autonomy deal debacle takes toll at HP

      Hewlett-Packard’s chairman and its longest-serving directors resigned from their positions on Thursday in a delayed reaction...

    2. March 24, 2013

      HP investors look beyond troubled board

      For owners of the best performing stock in the Dow Jones index of blue-chip companies this year, shareholders in...

    1. March 21, 2013

      HP authorises 10% dividend increase

      Hewlett-Packard has authorised a 10 per cent dividend increase for shareholders, a day after three board members barely...

    2. March 20, 2013

      HP board survives investor protest vote

      Hewlett-Packard, the world’s biggest PC maker by unit sales, suffered a shareholder protest vote at its annual meeting on...

    3. March 5, 2013

      Investors told to reject members of HP’s board

      An influential proxy advisory firm has urged Hewlett-Packard shareholders to vote against the re-election of Ray Lane, the...

    4. August 23, 2011

      Charges dropped against Strauss-Kahn

      All criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn were dropped in a New York court on Tuesday, handing a victory to the...

    5. September 10, 2009

      Golden couple refuse to shoulder blame for Wachovia's fall

      When Herb and Marion Sandler, the married founders and co-chief executives of Golden West Financial, sold their 43-year old...

    6. September 9, 2009

      Golden couple refuse to shoulder blame

      When Herb and Marion Sandler, the founders and co-chief executives of Golden West Financial, sold their 43-year old...

    7. May 1, 2009

      Chairmen and chief execs are vulnerable

      John Gapper's blog: I do not think a decision to split the roles of chairman and chief executive of a company, which is a...

    8. January 30, 2009

      Defending Ken Lewis

      There is a popular cry for Ken Lewis to do a far, far better thing than he has ever done. But why should the boss of Bank...

    9. September 29, 2008

      Lender bows under weight of Arms

      Known for its pursuit of growth through aggressive acquisitions of rivals, Wachovia on Monday ultimately bowed under the...

    10. July 10, 2008

      Wachovia appoints Steel as new chief

      Robert Steel, US Treasury under-secretary and a former Goldman Sachs executive, yesterday was named as chief executive of...

    11. July 10, 2008

      Wachovia names Steel as chief as it reveals surprise $2.8bn loss

      Robert Steel, US Treasury undersecretary and a former Goldman Sachs executive, yesterday was named the new chief executive...

    12. July 10, 2008

      Wachovia names Steel as chief

      Robert Steel, US Treasury undersecretary and a former Goldman Sachs executive, on Wednesday was named the new chief...

    13. June 12, 2008

      Victims of the credit crisis

      Erin Callan and Joseph Gregory are just the latest figures to depart from top jobs at US financial institutions in the wake...

    14. FT Alphaville

      June 6, 2008

      The Weekender

      On FT Alphaville this week, - The BBB bank: live blogging Bradford & Bingley’s disastrous Monday. - The BBA does nothing to...

    15. FT Alphaville

      June 3, 2008

      Wachovia, WaMu, move against CEOs

      The fallout from the credit crisis spread to the US retail banking sector on Monday as Wachovia ousted its chief executive....

    16. June 3, 2008

      Rivals bide their time after revelations

      The removal of Ken Thompson as chief executive at Wachovia on Monday came as something of a surprise, given that just three...

    17. June 3, 2008

      Wachovia chief removed as credit crisis fallout reaches retail banks

      The fallout from the credit crisis spread from Wall Street into the US retail banking sector yesterday as Wachovia removed...

    18. June 3, 2008

      Street bides its time after revelations

      The removal of Ken Thompson as chief executive at Wachovia yesterday came as something of a surprise, given that just three...

    19. June 3, 2008

      Loss-hit US banks shake up top posts

      The fallout from the credit crisis spread yesterday as US financial shares tumbled on ratings downgrades, and two of the...

    20. June 3, 2008

      Rivals bide their time after revelations

      The removal of Ken Thompson as chief executive at Wachovia yesterday came as something of a surprise, given that just three...

    21. June 3, 2008

      Wachovia axes chief as fallout spreads

      The fallout from the credit crisis spread from Wall Street into the US retail banking sector yesterday as Wachovia removed...

    22. June 3, 2008

      Banking sector troubles undermine confidence

      Worrying news from the UK and US banking sectors yesterday heightened concerns that the financial crisis still had further...

    23. June 3, 2008

      Banking sector troubles undermine confidence

      Worrying news from the UK and US banking sectors yesterday heightened concerns that the financial crisis still had further...

    24. June 2, 2008

      Overview: Banking sector worries return

      Worrying news from the UK and US banking sectors on Monday heightened concerns that the financial crisis still had further...

    25. June 2, 2008

      Wachovia ditches Ken

      So stripping Ken Thompson of the Wachovia chairmanship was only the first step. Having walked him on to the plank three...

    26. FT Alphaville

      June 2, 2008

      Uncomfortable news for acquisitive bankers

      CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Wachovia announced today that its current Chairman, Lanty Smith, has been appointed interim Chief...

    27. June 2, 2008

      Wachovia chief executive Thompson removed

      The fallout from the credit crisis spread from Wall Street into the US retail banking sector on Monday as Wachovia removed...

    28. FT Alphaville

      May 9, 2008

      Wachovia splits two top jobs

      Wachovia, the fourth largest US bank by assets, has stripped the chairmanship from Ken Thompson but left him as chief...

    29. May 9, 2008

      Wachovia splits chief executive and chairman roles after crises

      Wachovia, the fourth largest US bank by assets, has stripped the chairmanship from Ken Thompson but left him as chief...

    30. May 9, 2008

      Wachovia splits two top jobs

      Wachovia, the fourth largest US bank by assets, has stripped the chairmanship from Ken Thompson but left him as chief...

    31. April 15, 2008

      Wachovia reveals plans to raise $7bn and warns of worse to come

      Wachovia, the fourth-largest US bank by assets, warned yesterday that the nation's economy was deteriorating more rapidly...

    32. April 15, 2008

      Wachovia warns on outlook for US

      Wachovia, the fourth-largest US bank by assets, warned yesterday the US economy was deteriorating more rapidly than...

    33. April 14, 2008

      Wachovia confirms $7bn capital raising

      Wachovia, the fourth-largest US bank by assets, warned on Monday that the nation’s economy was deteriorating more rapidly...

    34. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2008

      BofA and Wachovia hit by writedowns

      Earnings at Bank of America and Wachovia plunged in the fourth quarter as mortgage-related asset writedowns and higher...

    35. October 29, 2007

      Merrill may rue O’Neal’s premature exit

      Last week a Wall Street chief executive told me: “Chuck Prince, Citi’s chief executive, must be delighted by Merrill’s...

    36. October 26, 2007

      Mergers may yet be on the cards

      Stan O’Neal is not the first Wall Street chief executive to think that a call to Ken Thompson at Wachovia might be the...

    37. October 26, 2007

      Merrill chief approached Wachovia over deal

      Stan O’Neal, chairman and chief executive of Merrill Lynch, last week approached Wachovia, the fourth largest bank in the...

    38. October 21, 2007

      US loan default problems widen

      Poor quarterly results from banks across the US over the past two weeks suggest credit problems once confined to high-risk...

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