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Corporate Profits

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...

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.

America's Dying Industries

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

Some industries just may not have what it takes to survive today's changing economic climate. Technological advances, offshore manufacturing and s...

The Corporations That Make Money Off Taxes

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

Instead of giving money to the government, it turns out more than a few U.S. companies are actually making money off their income taxes. In a recen...

Major U.S. Corporations Squeezing Even More Money Out Of Employees

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

Major corporations are making certain they get their money's worth out of each individual employee. S&P 500 companies made an average $420,000 in ...

Companies Feel Your Pain, Sort Of

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

Though you cannot roll each one of them up and smoke them, you still need to know seven and a half things each day, and here they are: Thing One: S...

Corporations Plan for Post-Middle-Class America

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Bernard Starr

American business has eliminated untold numbers of other middle class jobs. That's why the employment and housing markets are struggling, food stamp use is at an all-time high and the ranks of the working poor are swelling, while corporate profits soar.

Bringing the Money Back Home

Jim Worth | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Jim Worth

The Hagan/McCain legislation falls short of its potential and should be rejected and replaced by a fairer, more equitable bill that truly begins to rebalance this country.

We Should Raise Corporate Taxes (Not Lower Them)

Harlan Green | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Raising corporate taxes -- or closing all the loopholes -- is a first step if we want to create a sustainable recovery, rather than more busted bubbles.

The Three R's of Boosting Profitability

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.20.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If sales volumes aren't improving or are volatile, business owners can still grow profits. Here are three ways to generate more bang for the bucks your business brings in.

Where Is Obama's Windfall Profits Tax On the Oil and Gas Industry?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

The promise was displayed prominently at the top of the "economy" section of Obama's campaign website. However, the language regarding the windfall profits tax vanished in an unceremonious and abrupt manner.

Corporate Taxes As Percentage Of Profits Now Lowest In Decades

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

As a percentage of ever-growing profits, corporations are paying less in taxes than they have in decades. Thanks in part to federal tax breaks, cor...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Wages Fell In 2011, While Corporate Profits Surged | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business

A new report out Tuesday shows that working Americans made less money last year, as real wages fell about two percent in 2011, when accounting for inf...

The Five Republican Myths About Inequality

David Morris | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
David Morris

Recent comments by Mitt Romney, still the probable Republican nominee for president, all but guarantee the inequality issue will remain front and center this election year.

In Defense of Capitalism: Profit Is Not a Dirty Word

John Friedman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
John Friedman

Wanting a better life for one's self and one's significant others is the strength behind capitalism. The quick-buck-and-the-heck-with-the-consequences attitude that became so vogue in the era was not and is not typical. For most of the history of capitalism 'built to last' was the norm.

Government Has to Work -- or Else

Harlan Green | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

What we need to do instead is embark on a massive investment program -- as we did, virtually by accident, 80 years ago -- that will increase our productivity for years to come, and will also increase employment now.

Both Public And Private Sector Wages Barely Grew Over Twelve Months

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Whether you work for the government or the private sector, it's likely your salary didn't go up much in 2011, but federal workers saw their wages grow...