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Corporate Profits

Job Vacancies Taking Longer To Fill Even As Millions Are Unemployed: Study

Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

Millions of unemployed workers are struggling to find jobs and employers across the country are looking to hire -- but they’re having trouble connec...

Private Manufacturers Growing Sales, Profitability

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 04.27.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Private manufacturing companies in Sageworks' database have an average net profit margin of 6.5 percent, according to current estimates for 2012. That compares with an average net profit margin of just over 5 percent in 2011 and a recessionary low average of 2.7 percent in 2009.

Are You Working Harder, Smarter?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 04.27.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Preliminary estimates show that private-company sales increased nearly 8 percent in 2012, and net profit margins, on average, increased to around 8 percent from around 5 percent in 2011.

Obama's Bad News For Big Business

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that raising the minimum wage, as he has proposed, might trim corporate profits...

The Endgame of Capitalism

Carl Gibson | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Carl Gibson

We're witnessing the endgame of capitalism, where a few wealthy individuals and corporations have accumulated most of the wealth while the rest of us are left to fight for the scraps.

Corporate Profits More Than Double Their Peak Under Reagan

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.17.2013 | Business

Give yourself a hand, Corporate America, history's greatest martyr-hero: You have managed to turn record profits despite the country being run by a so...

Despite Nonstop Whining, Corporate Profits Set Record

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.17.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Mark Gongloff

Report: Corporations' Overseas Profit Stash Could Erase Fiscal Cliff | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.14.2012 | Business

While Washington freaks out about the budget deficit, a corporate money mountain matches the $1.6 trillion President Obama wants in tax hikes. Theoret...

Michigan Republicans Repeat Economy-Wrecking Doctrine

Harlan Green | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Michigan is a textbook example of how ALEC and Americans for Prosperity, the big business lobby and the Koch Brothers have worked to bust unions.

"Work" Has a New Definition in Today's World

Gil Laroya | Posted 02.09.2013 | Business
Gil Laroya

Whether your definition of work is positive or negative, one thing is becoming clear: The definition of work has evolved. This ain't your mom's economy anymore.

Report: Corporations Thrive While Workers Struggle

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.30.2012 | Business

While finance executives urge Congress and the President to rein in spending, finance companies are raking in profits. Corporate profits reached a ...

There's A Crisis And For Once, It's Not America's Fault

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business

Thing One: Rest Of World Gets Even With America For Financial Crisis: The global economy is a mess, and for once it's not America's fault. But Amer...

Corporations (Finally) Feel Your Pain

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

Thing One: Companies Feel Your Pain: Are corporations not people, too, my friend? If you prick them, do they not bleed money? The answer to the fir...

Report: Companies Abandon U.S. To Avoid Taxes

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

Taxes: If you only read the Wall Street Journal, you might think they are the biggest problem in America right now. The WSJ, for example, has run t...

Even A Big Pile Of Money Won't Keep You From Freaking Out

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

You know things are bad when even millionaires are worried about the economy. Millionaire confidence fell to a nine-month low in July, according to...

Lots Of You Make Less Than Ten Dollars Per Hour

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

Ever considered what it's like to live on anything less than a living wage? Many private-sector workers know how it feels. That's because nearly on...

The Upcoming Showdown on Shareholder Proxy Access

Guhan Subramanian | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
Guhan Subramanian

Shareholder proxy access is one of the most hotly debated topics in all of business law. Who's right? We can gain some insight from our recent on-and-off experience with comprehensive proxy access.

There's A New Most Profitable Corporation In The World

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

Gas is in. Chocolate is out. That's the message we're getting from this year's Global 500, the annual list of the world’s biggest companies by sa...

Corporate Profits Likely To Fall After Years Of Breaking Records

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- For almost three years, no matter what has rattled the financial markets – a debt crisis in Europe, high gasoline prices, a slower e...

Working-Class Incomes Fell After Crisis, While The Bosses Saw Pay Rise

Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

The sluggish economy has been more sluggish for some than others. The median earnings of working class people fell more than 4 percent between 200...

Fortune 500 Companies Made Record $824 Billion Profit In 2011

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

Poverty is rampant. Hunger is widespread. But don't worry about America's largest corporations -- they're doing just fine. Fortune released its ann...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Corporations Raking In Money At Prerecession Levels, But Not Hiring | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business

It's a good time to be an American corporate executive, but not such a great time to be a job seeker. That's because U.S. corporate profits have r...

Why Working From Home May Not Be All It's Cracked Up To Be

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Workers are getting more flexibility from their employers, but that doesn't necessarily mean their lives are getting any easier. Companies are le...

More Workers Filing Lawsuits To Claim Unpaid Overtime

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

More workers are fighting back against their employers. Workers filed 32 percent more lawsuits against their employers for unpaid overtime last ye...

Corporations Gone Wild

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Harvey Rosenfield

It's a magnificent time to be alive -- if you're a giant corporation, that is. Spring is here, and after a deep chill, the mighty mega-businesses are not merely reborn, but blossoming.