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Business, Blue Dogs Blocking Passage of Jobs Bill, Taxing Wall Street

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Labor groups, including the AFL-CIO, are joining with House Democrats to back an ambitious bill that could save or create one million jo...

Small Businesses Can't Get Loans From

McClatchy | Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Lending across the U.S. economy contracted 7.4 percent last year, the biggest such drop since 1942, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. T...

Anti-corporate Anger vs. Anti-government Anger: Who to Trust?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

It's easy to understand the anti-corporate anger felt by so many Americans these days. Big Business reaps massive profits through often-times reckless dealings and cost cutting.

Can "Evil" Corporations Become Conscious Corporations?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

This isn't a stark contrast of good versus evil or us versus them. The traits we hate in corporate behavior belong to society as a whole.

Putting Wal-Mart's Green Moves in Context

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stacy Mitchell

What journalists and even environmentalists so often fail to do in reporting on Wal-Mart's sustainability announcements is to provide some context. C...

Taking Tea Partiers Seriously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There has been an interesting alignment which has slowly happened over the past year, between two groups not normally in agreement -- inside-the-Beltw...

Bring Forth Free Speech

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

Corporations keep redoubling their presence in the air around us, the billboards go up to the stars and down into the palms of our hands.

Why Are Republicans Better Storytellers?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Democrats may have the facts on their side, and things may well be too complex to explain with slogans, but that doesn't mean that locating events on a simple story line is beneath the dignity of educated people.

A Warning To Kraft Foods: Eat Cadbury's And You'll Get Indigestion.

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

Kraft Foods seeming obsession with building a "global powerhouse" as a sound reason to merge with Cadbury's provides a telling glimpse into the future...

Obama's Health Plan: We're Being Bamboozled

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Critics who refer to Obama's proposed public health plan as socialism have got it all wrong. The menace we face is the triumph of corporatism; the corporate state wedded to the government.

What Companies Can Learn from the Homeless

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

So what can companies learn from the homeless? Stop talking about yourselves and start talking about why anyone should care.

Dick Cheney Battles Clergy Over Employee Free Choice Act

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Dick Cheney's remarks Tuesday attacking the Employee Free Choice Act aired on the same day as a new coalition of religious leaders pressed the case for the pro-worker legislation.

New Study Destroys Union Intimidation Myth As Specter Considers "Compromise"

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

While so many cartoonish "horror movie" caricatures of the EFCA have been launched by right-wing smear merchants, perhaps supporters of the legislation deserve a chance to fight back with a cartoon of their own.

Pendulum Swings Against Business, Banks, and Bonuses

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

Anybody who hasn't been living in a cave knows how bonuses got a bad name: excess and greed in large business. But what those of us in small business, where a bonus is a reward for a job well done?

The Crack-Up of Business's United Front Against the Employee Free Choice Act

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Big and small business leaders alike are taking aim at each other's views of the corporate hard-line opposition to the proposed legislation.

Friction Looms Between Obama And Business Community Over Environment

Wall Street Journal | GERALD F. SEIB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Rarely has a president -- to say nothing of a Democratic president -- been thrown into the arms of the business community on his way in the door as ha...

A Response To Rep. Elijah Cummings

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The loopholes which allow such corporate excess were not exactly handed down to Moses on tablets -- each and every loophole was approved by Congress.

Newsweek: "Why Can't Corporate America End Its Perverse Love Affair With Republican Politicians"

Newsweek | Daniel Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Three articles from the Wall Street Journalshow the strange myopia of businesses and business groups when it comes to politics. One article detailed h...

Latest GSA Small Business Contracting Numbers Include Billions to Fortune 500 Corporations

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Yesterday, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a press release stating that the agency had exceeded all of its small business contracting...

IRS Audits Big Business Less Every Year

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The tax audit rates of the largest companies are less than half what they were 20 years ago while more small and mid-size businesse...

Surprise! Women On The Board Earn More

BusinessWeek | Jena McGregor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's a new gender gap in the boardrooms of Big Business. And it's not the one you think. A new survey on corporate board pay has found that the med...