Summit Notebook

AUDIO – For Nordson — “Get ‘em right, or get ‘em out”

February 25, 2009

Throughout the current recession, many of the companies’ executives at this week’s Reuters Manufacturing and Transportation Summit have found an opportunity to review, pare back and possibly add on to their existing business mixes.

AUDIO – For the automakers — No Chapter 11, please

February 23, 2009

The plans are in.

Now comes the waiting, which, as Tom Petty can tell you, is the hardest part.

Now that General Motors Corp and Chrysler LLC have filed their plans of reorganization to the U.S. government and have started what looks like a long and not-painless process to make themselves smaller, more profitable and better suited to the current U.S. demand for new cars.

Diller to profitable companies: Lay off the layoffs

December 4, 2008

IAC Chief Executive Barry Diller took several groups to task at the Reuters Media Summit, but he reserved special disgust for CEOs at profitable companies who add to the country’s rising unemployment rate.

Video – Siriusly passionate

December 4, 2008

Sirius XM Radio Chief Executive Mel Karmazin was literally wearing his passion for XM on his sleeves as he showed off his cufflinks to reporters at the Reuters Media Summit on Wednesday in New York.

Automaker stocks underperform

By Reuters Staff
September 19, 2008

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Share prices for GM and Ford – the only components in the S&P 500 Auto index – have been underperforming the broad market for the past four years as sales began to slump and both automakers started to slash costs and cut costs — Source: S&P, Thomson Reuters Proprietary Research

Ask a Car Maker …

September 12, 2008

 

The U.S. autos sector has hit a wall like some kind of crash test dummy – record gas prices, rising supply costs and sales hitting a 15-year low. Can car makers ride it out?