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Business Roundtable Scores Big Victory Against Employees

Al Lewis | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Al Lewis

In a deep dark recess of the Federal Register, large corporations just quietly received permission to "play doctor" with their employees. They can now impose even more draconian and counterproductive wellness schemes on their workers than they already do.

Is Workplace Wellness 'Establishment' Politics at its Worst?

Al Lewis | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Al Lewis

Nothing epitomizes the disconnect between those two wings more than when employers "play doctor" by instituting employee wellness. This bald we-know-what's-good-for-you power grab by the elites is disdained or detested by almost every employee subjected to it. And for good reason.

How The Presidential Election Could Endanger Obama’s Big Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

Leading presidential candidates' opposition to President Barack Obama’s signature trade agreement is jeopardizing the landmark deal, according to a ...

Emails: U.S. Government Facilitated LNG Business Deals Before Terminals Got Required Federal Permits

Steve Horn | Posted 01.07.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Emails and documents obtained by DeSmog reveal that the U.S. Department of Trade has actively promoted and facilitated business deals for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry and export terminal owners, even before some of the terminals have the federal regulatory agency permits needed to open for business.

Corporate Lobbyists Continue Fight Against Corporate Transparency

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As more and more corporations adopt rules governing their political activity, large trade associations engaged in Washington lobbying a...

Ignore the Fear Mongering on Social Security, Which is 80 Years Old Today and Still Healthy

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.14.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Alf Landon, the Kansas governor running as the Republican Party's 1936 presidential candidate, called it a "fraud on the working man." Silas Strawn, a former president of both the American Bar Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said it was part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's attempt to "Sovietize the country."

Your Employer's Wellness Program Can Demand Your DNA

Al Lewis | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Al Lewis

Imagine if, as part of your workplace wellness program, your human resources department and your health insurance company could make you fork over some DNA.

Jonathan Cohn

Big Business Gets A Big Win On Controversial Workplace Wellness Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

Businesses that want to penalize workers and their families hundreds, even thousands of dollars for not participating in workplace wellness programs m...

Jonathan Cohn

Obama Is Smack In The Middle Of A Brewing Fight Over Workplace Wellness

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

If you work for a big company that offers you health insurance, chances are that your employer has asked you to take part in some kind of "workplace w...

Republicans Just Don't Get It, Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Instead of finding ways to increase our productive capacity and boost household incomes, which are the real wealth creators, Republicans continue to benefit the few at the top of the food chain, most of whom are only interested in enriching themselves.

Inversions Are Revealing the Ugly Face of Shareholder Value

Ralph Gomory | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Ralph Gomory

Seeing what our companies are willing to do to escape paying income tax, people are beginning to wonder about how American our American companies are.

Why Leading Philanthropists Are Banking On A Penguin Named JiJi

Janine Ingram | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Janine Ingram

Despite their deep attachment to and lightning-speed use of technology on a daily basis, U.S. students, as a whole, perform dismally in STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math.

Christina Wilkie

Conflict Minerals Disclosure Rule Struck Down By Appeals Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Business groups won a partial victory Monday when a U.S. appeals court struck down part of a regulation designed to discourage the trade...

NGOs Need to Keep Pressing Business to Be Transparent Taxpaying Global Citizens

Judith Samuelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Judith Samuelson

I have been both a lobbyist and a banker, and I understand the instincts of the business associations to protect their members, but from a societal perspective, exposing the money behind the politics is just common sense.

Business Groups Assail Political Transparency

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Three of the nation's most prominent trade associations are striking back at a corporate disclosure study that concludes large companies are increasingly more transparent about their politicking.

Lipstick on the Pig of Education Reform

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Steve Nelson

Politicians repeat deceptive talking points about broken schools while ignoring the elephant of poverty and racism in the room. So-called educational reform has been an failure and even Estee Lauder herself couldn't make this a pretty picture.

Some In House GOP Ignoring Warnings From Old Allies

Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having failed to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown, business leaders fear bi...

Joy Resmovits

The New Curriculum Wars?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

As politicians bicker over the controversial Common Core education standards, some states are already well into the process of teaching them, accordin...

CEOs Push To Limit Taxes On Record-Breaking Offshore Profits

Posted 03.19.2013 | Business

At a time when major U.S. corporations have a record amount of cash stashed abroad, a group of influential CEOs want to make it even easier for compan...

Inequality in the Social Security Debate

Sarah Anderson | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

Next time you see one of these CEOs on TV lecturing about belt-tightening, keep in mind who's talking. The stakes in this debate are extremely high for ordinary Americans who work hard every day but still have to worry about their retirement security.

Ryan Grim

Top Republican's Bank Tax Bill Would Punish Grand Bargain-Backing CEOs

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) is considering legislation that would significantly increase taxes for the n...

Christina Wilkie

Fiscal Cliff Gave Big Boost To One Crafty Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbying expenditures for large pro-business lobbying groups soared in the last quarter of 2012, driven by election-year politics, the l...

Ben Hallman

The Self-Serving Reason CEOs Are Giving In On Higher Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

After spending months opposing tax increases for the wealthiest Americans, the Business Roundtable, an influential corporate lobbying group, this week...

Whiny Tiny-Minded Titans & Loophole Logic

Jag Bhalla | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Jag Bhalla

What would happen if everybody did the same -- if everybody found a way to create a legal fig leaf loophole that allowed them to evade contributing to the costs of running the country, or rationalized why they should get payments from the public purse?

Reporters Kicked Out Of Obama Talk With CEOs

Posted 02.04.2013 | Media

Reporters were forced to leave when President Obama started taking questions from CEOs during a meeting of the Business Roundtable on Wednesday. Jo...