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Let's Make a Deal: Doing Business in Cuba

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 12.21.2016 | Business
William M. LeoGrande

By the first anniversary of President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro's decision to normalize relations last December 17, much had been achieved on the diplomatic front. But progress on the commercial front has been lagging.

Corporate Social Innovation is the New Corporate Social Responsibility

FOMIN | Posted 07.02.2016 | Business

A new trend in international development has paired some unlikely business partners: development finance institutions and impact investors are working with large multinational corporations to fund projects that advance both development and business agendas.

The Wealth of People

Francis Levy | Posted 05.12.2016 | Books
Francis Levy

Caterpillar Inc. made headlines a while back when it attempted to freeze wages amidst windfall profits. Supply side economics which epitomizes free market capitalism basically holds that water will find its own level.

The Robotics Age Is Closer Than We Think

Natalie Kalin | Posted 06.24.2015 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

With these great robotics technologies available, yet no obvious integration into our society as of yet, I can't help to think that our society, although fascinated by the greatest and newest iPhone, would prefer to keep robotic technology out of our lives.

Unions Labeled. Workers Trapped.

Frank Islam | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Frank Islam

American unions came into existence because they were a necessity to create balance in an economic system that was out of balance. We have similar circumstances today.

Major Manufacturer Faces Huge Strike

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business

* 800 workers on strike after expired contract * Caterpillar utilizing replacement workers * IAM says negotiations are n...

Quinn Defends State Business Climate Again

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn once again found himself on the defense this weekend after another Illinois CEO slammed the state's business climate. ...

Lila Shapiro

Caterpillar Inc. Slashes Workers' Pay, Despite Surging Profits | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

Corporate profits are higher than ever, but for many workers, things just keep getting worse. Take the situation unfolding at Caterpillar Inc.'s L...

Major Manufacturer Moves To Lock Out Workers

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

* Caterpillar unit locks out CAW workers after talks break down * CAW says it will return to bargaining table (Updates with details on...

Fiat, Chrysler Unions Forming 'Global Network'

Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Bernie Woodall and Deepa Seetharaman) - Unions representing workers at Chrysler Group LLC and its Italian partner, Fiat SpA, are forming a "g...

The Return Of 'Made In The USA'

Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Nick Zieminski) - The "Made in the USA" label may be poised for a comeback, a new study argues. The next few years will bring a wave of r...

Illinois CEO Warns He May Leave State In Response To Corporate Tax Hikes

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

Across the midwest, public workers have protested proposed cuts to benefits, pay, and collective bargaining rights. But in Illinois, one chief executi...

U.S. Manufacturing Profits Suggest Stronger Economy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (By Nick Zieminski and James B. Kelleher) - U.S. manufacturing companies posted higher-than-expected results, as sharply improved mar...