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Ralph J. Cordiner
Ralph J. Cordiner
Tenure: 1958-63
GE stock change: 43.3%
S&P 500 change: 73.6%
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Last updated February 10 2011: 6:06 AM ET
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President Obama is exhorting businesses to invest in American jobs and bolster the nation's distressed middleclass. But first he needs to show he's on their side. More
New research suggests that more CEOs would be shown the door if not for their personal ties with their boards, suggesting that it's time to rethink hiring and firing practices and the CEO's role at public companies. More
If you believe a company can't sustain the loss of a single individual, you shouldn't invest in it. Steve Jobs is a wonder, but he is not a one-man $300 billion corporation. More

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