George Kirkland, Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President, Upstream, to Retire

Jay Johnson appointed Executive Vice President, Upstream; Joe Geagea named Executive Vice President, Technology, Projects and Services SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 31, 2015-- Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) confirmed today that George L. Kirkland, vice chairman and executive vice president, Upstream, will retire from the company, effective June 15. He will be succeeded by James W. (Jay) Johnson, as executive vice president, Upstream, effective June Read more [...]

Stephen Pryor to Retire as President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company; Expected Appointment of Neil Chapman as President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Dateline City: IRVING, Texas IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stephen D. Pryor, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), has elected to retire on January 1, 2015, after more than 44 years of service. It is anticipated that the board of directors of Exxon Mobil Corporation will appoint Neil A. Chapman as president of ExxonMobil Chemical Read more [...]

Microsoft hires Michael Gough as corporate vice president of design, Applications and Services Group

REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 2, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced that Michael Gough has joined the company as corporate vice president of design for the Applications and Services Group (ASG). Gough will be responsible for leading design across many of Microsoft’s most important products, including Office 365, and will report to Julie Larson-Green, chief experience officer. Gough joins Microsoft from Adobe Systems Inc. where he most recently served as vice president of experience design leading Read more [...]

Jeanette L. Ourada Named Corporate Vice President and Comptroller

Matthew J. Foehr to retire after 33-year distinguished career SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2015-- Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) today named Jeanette L. Ourada as corporate vice president and comptroller effective April 1. Ourada succeeds Matthew J. Foehr, who will retire from the company March 31 after 33 years of outstanding service. In her new role Ourada will lead corporatewide accounting, financial reporting and analysis, and Read more [...]

President Obama wants broad effort to prevent spread of extremist ideas

President Obama is expected to call Wednesday for a broader international effort to prevent alienated young people from taking up terrorist causes, as the White House looks to craft a message that will prevent so-called foreign fighters from flocking to the Islamic State, as well as homegrown…
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President Barack Obama: Traitor to His Command?

Article by Correspondent Dallas Darling. This President's Day it is highly unlikely that Barack Obama will be remembered alongside George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. But sometime in the future, he might be eulogized with the likes of Franklin Roosevelt. Not in the same way, however, as a great wartime leader and commander-in-chief, which had actually defined George Washington's and Abraham Lincoln's presidency too. Nor will Barack Obama be remembered as a "traitor to his class" as was Read more [...]

President Obama: No Oil and Gas Drilling in Bristol Bay

When President Obama announced earlier this week that Alaska’s Bristol Bay region would be off limits to future offshore oil and gas exploration, the news was greeted with cheers from the fishermen, Native groups, and conservationists who have spent years fighting to protect the Bay and its legendary salmon run from development. Surprisingly, the anti-drilling measure received little criticism in the oil-reliant state. The president, who delivered the news himself via YouTube, seemed upbeat Read more [...]