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Inversions Are Revealing the Ugly Face of Shareholder Value

Ralph Gomory | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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...

CEOs Push To Raise Retirement Age

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential group of business CEOs is pushing a plan to gradually increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Securi...

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...

'They're Playing With Nitroglycerin'

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

(In Nov. 13 story, corrects spelling of company name in penultimate paragraph to "Becton Dickinson" instead of "Beckton Dickinson") *...

Business Lobby Urges GOP to Oppose Health and Safety

Donald Cohen | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business
Donald Cohen

It's time for the Business Roundtable and corporate America to agree, end their campaign of denial, delay and obstruction and become part of the solution to America's most pressing problems.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Romney Attacks Obama's Trade Record Despite Approval From Republican Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney repeated a message he's pushed since early on in his campaign this Thursday: President Barack Obama hasn't negotiated any trade agreements...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Romney Calls Obama's Policies 'Anti-Investment, Anti-Business, Anti-Jobs'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of having "the most anti-investment, anti-business, anti-jobs series of policies in modern Am...

Zach Carter

CEOs Embrace Tax Hike Plans Rejected By Paul Ryan

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A powerful coalition of corporate executives on Wednesday praised a deficit reduction plan that has long been maligned by GOP leaders fo...

President Obama: Tax Reform Is Going To Be Like 'Pulling Teeth'

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama told business leaders Tuesday that the nation needs to reform its tax system to help boost the economy, saying th...

Many Big Company CEOs Say They May Cut Staff

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Two-thirds of chief executives of the largest U.S. companies say they don't plan to increase hiring or will cut staff in the next six mo...

Republican Rift: Big Business vs. Tea Party

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The tension between the two wings of the GOP rose to the surface during the recent battle over the debt ceiling, which then exploded into a war of words between former Republican Senator Alan Simpson and Grover Norquist, head of the right-wing outfit, Americans for Tax Reform.

Despite Profits, Surveyed Corporations Paid Far Less Than Legally-Imposed Tax Rate

Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Kevin Drawbaugh) - Twelve big U.S. companies paid far less than the statutory corporate tax rate from 2008 to 2010, despite making sub...