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Trickle Down Tuesday - Markets Pull a Slow Fade into Holiday

Phil Davis | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Going down!   You can't draw any conclusions from these low-volume trading days but, in general, stocks have been in retreat and this m...

Why Do We Even Have a 'New Normal'?

Harlan Green | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

In the U.S., it is the rise of extreme conservative and racist politics by the Tea Party, and southern anti-government conservatives that continue to fight the civil war. They still see big government as the anti-slavery north bullying poor southerners.

A Blueprint for Getting America Back on Track

James P. Hoffa | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Given the economy's size and complexity, our problems cannot be solved by tinkering around the edges. Instead, a total revamp is necessary, one that both grows the middle class while reining in the runaway excess of the business class.

Why Lower Growth, Higher Corporate Profits?

Harlan Green | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

First-quarter economic growth wasn't as bad as expected, yet corporate profits were much better than expected. So what are corporations doing with their profits rather than investing in future growth?

Corporate Greed Must End

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Over the last 40 years, the largest corporations in this country have closed thousands of factories in the United States and outsourced millions of American jobs to low-wage countries overseas. That is why we need a new trade policy and why I am opposed to the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership now before Congress.

Leadership at Starbucks: An Extra-Hot Recipe for Growth

Laura Berger | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

"Sylvia is here!" Everyone perked up as she came through the door and deliberately hugged them all. "Michael, how is your dog's leg?" "Shana, how is y...

Give Americans a $2,000 Check From 'Deferred' Corporate Taxes

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

Instead of making a "deal" on deferment and letting the corporations just keep this money they owe us, let's fix this loophole and give most of this tax money to the 242 million adult U.S. residents. What's left over (and there might be a lot -- as much as $215 billion) can be used to fix our infrastructure and other priorities.

Ebola and Public Health Versus the 'Bottom Line'

Bernard Starr | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Bernard Starr

If Ebola continued as confined outbreaks for a limited time, a patent for a drug to treat it, or a vaccine to prevent it, might not feed the corporate bottom line. So we have waited for a desperate crisis when a cure might bring enough profit to light up the bottom line.

Do Minimum Wage Increases Benefit the Middle Class?

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Timothy J. Barnett

This is not to argue against minimum wage increases as much as to argue that this remedy must not be substituted for reforms at deeper levels.

Why You Have Every Right To Demand A Raise, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

If you ever get to wondering why roughly half of America thinks we're still in a recession five years into the recovery, and after one of the longest ...

Let's Call 'Corporate Inversion' for What It Is: A Gaping, Unpatriotic Tax Loophole

Richard Trumka | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Richard Trumka

We need to start demanding a little more patriotism from these corporations. If they want to keep benefiting from everything our great country has to offer, they need to start showing a little more loyalty to the people who live and work in America.

Is There Any Help for Consumers?

Harlan Green | Posted 09.21.2014 | Money
Harlan Green

"It's the Consumers, Stupid," is an oft-repeated mantra being echoed currently by Internet advocates who want to keep Internet access free. But there's a more important reason to worry about consumer health

When Capitalism Is at Odds With Health Care

Gil Laroya | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Gil Laroya

Have we lost sight of basic humanity, and become a society of "every man for himself"? If that's the case, I can't help but be depressed about the whole thing -- enough so that it makes me wonder why I'm in the business that I'm in.

The Case for a Basic Guaranteed Income for All

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

We can't call ourselves a free country until working Americans are freed from poverty wages and dead-end jobs.

Show This To The Next Person Who Argues We Don't Need Unions

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

The decline in union membership in the United States has consequences reaching well outside the factory walls, among them: Fueling the rise of income ...

Wage Growth Is At 50-Year Lows, Fueling The Corporate-Profit Boom

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

We all know American wages are too low and growing too slowly. But it took Goldman Sachs, of all things, to point out just how historically bad wage g...

Any Hope Of American Equality Died In The 1980s (And Here's Proof)

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.20.2013 | Business

That growing divide between the rich and you? It's not just in your mind, and it's certainly not just a couple years in the making. Actually, ...

Corporate America: 'Have You No Sense of Decency?'

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Today the Teamsters and American workers face a moment of reckoning. The time has come where people must stand up and say enough is enough to companies that seek to take advantage of employees and taxpayers.

From Corporate Greed to Social Need: How Big Ass Brands Will Save the World

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Merry Carole Powers

How can we transform business into a force for good and in doing so, solve some of the toughest problems our planet and the people on it are currently facing?

Labor's Day Remembered

Harlan Green | Posted 11.02.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

We celebrate another Labor Day, a national holiday, and how do we remember it? I would like to remember it as some other developed countries celebrate it.

LOOK: Depressing Chart Shows How Workers Are Getting Squeezed

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

Minimum wage workers haven’t seen their pay go up much in the past 50 years, but that doesn't mean they're less valuable to their employers. The ...

Here's Proof Obama's Good For Business

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business

Despite conservative claims otherwise, the evidence seems to be mounting that the Obama Presidency has been good for business. What's a little less cl...

President Obama Slays Business Killer Myth

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This isn't enough to stop the veiled talk that he's still the sworn enemy of business. But this talk can't scrub away the fact that Obama and Democratic presidents have been far better friends of big business than GOP presidents have ever been.

Big Pharma CEOs Rake in $1.57 Billion in Pay

Ethan Rome | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Ethan Rome

For people who were blown away to learn recently that the 11 largest global pharmaceutical companies made an astonishing $711 billion in profits over the last decade, here's another measure of the industry's greed.

Calling Out the Corporate Charade

Sarita Gupta | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Sarita Gupta

Shareholder season is upon us, marking the beginning of another round of corporate America's dog-and-pony shows held to placate their cronies and pat each other on the back for another profitable year.