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Corporate Responsibility and the 'Fiscal Cliff'

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

There may be no better opportunity or context within which to include on the agenda a substantive and inclusive conversation about the social responsibility of corporations.

An Inconvenient Truth About Lincoln (That You Won't Hear from Hollywood)

Lynn Parramore | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
Lynn Parramore

Some of the most powerful corporations of Lincoln's time were wildly enriched by having a friend in one Abraham Lincoln.

Extreme Productivity Is Extremely Useful: Book Review of author Robert Pozen

James Grundvig | Posted 01.19.2013 | Books
James Grundvig

What is a professional who gets phished, wastes time, and loses his edge on being efficient supposed to do? Read business productivity expert Robert Pozen's book Extreme Productivity.

Climate Change This Week: Oily Risks, CapNTrade, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Invest in BP, Chevron? We don't think so, says investment firm MSCI Inc, reports Jason Plautz at InsideClimate News.

Applying The Start-Up Mindset To Your Company

Gil Laroya | Posted 01.17.2013 | Business
Gil Laroya

What is it about large companies (or small ones that run like large ones), that every issue has to be treated like a world war?

Climate Change This Week: Climate Change Clout, Permafrost Peril and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

"Climate Change Changed Election" reported Doughlas Fischer at the Daily Climate, noting that most Congressional candidates targeted for their denial of climate change or anti-clean energy stance lost in the 2012 elections.

Simple Math: How Corporations Are Getting a Free Lunch From Uncle Sam at Our Expense

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The business world loves to claim that there is no such thing as a free lunch, and yet our corporations seem to be enjoying exactly that, at our expense. I vote we shut down these expense accounts and restore fairness to the tax code.

Climate Change This Week: Burning Farts, Improved Cloud Forecast and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Hurricane Sandy, 2012 Climate Change Poster Child, was likely influenced by continuing climate change in 3 ways.

15 Major Companies That Are Helping Sandy Victims

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business

With all the talk of fake charities and scam artists trying to take advantage of hurricane victims, it's easy to overlook the people and corporations ...

Reclaiming Right to Life From the Right Wing

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Right to Life should mean access to health care. The right-wing supports birth, but not health care for all as right of citizenship. Priority number one of a Romney administration is to repeal Obamacare.

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Wind Means Money, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

North America Has Largest Increase in Human-Driven Climate Change Catastrophes of all the continents, say insurers, and it'll get worse, according to a major new study, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress.

Paul Blumenthal

The Biggest Donor In Recent History

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, among those whose contributions are disclosed, is far and away the largest donor to independent politica...

The Great Pumpkin Retires, Tired of Fighting Halloween Bureaucracy

Spencer Green | Posted 12.26.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

After decades of appearing in pumpkin patches to the delight of children around the world, the Great Pumpkin has decided to call it quits.

Seven Things to Tell Your Friends About GMOs

Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé | Posted 10.25.2012 | Home
Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé

We know it's easy to get sunk by "information overload" and agribusiness advertising. So far the largest GMO maker, Monsanto, and other industry giants have plowed at least $35 million into keeping us in the dark.

A CEO Does Not a President Make: Or Romney and the Myth of 'Business Experience'

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Steven Paul Leiva

Romney's main pitch is that because of his business experience he will make an excellent president. And that because President Obama did not have business experience, he is not an excellent president. But there is a fallacy in this logic.

How the Private Sector Failed America

Hal Donahue | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Hal Donahue

U.S. corporations transformed our world. The cost of products collapsed. Productivity soared. Lean and mean supply chains, combined with employee cost...

Why the Big-Company Monster Kills Creativity

Gil Laroya | Posted 12.18.2012 | Small Business
Gil Laroya

Creators and inventors alike dream of having a job where they can employ their skills to excite and teach their employers the wonders of innovation. Don't allow your organization's culture to become the monster that kills such aspirations, and watches creativity die.

Paul Blumenthal

Which Corporations Funded the RNC Convention?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Convention in Tampa, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accepted the presidential nomination of the Rep...

Outrageous Executive Compensation: Corporate Boards, Not the Market, Are to Blame

Ed Lawler | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

If boards do not reduce how much executives are compensated, there is a good possibility that further government regulations will be created and that large shareholders will become more active.

Dehumanizing Profits: Business 101

Nick Bassill | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Nick Bassill

We are becoming cogs in a machine, engineered to control the decisions of us all through advertising and promotions, to get our money through our purchases, and then, as we lose our jobs and businesses, become unwilling consumers to corporate and foreign interests.

Climate Change This Week: Nanoflowers, CC Whacks Thanksgiving and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks.

The Nasty Bias in Business Journalism

Liz Ryan | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

I wrote a story for TIME.com about breastfeeding at work, and I talked about the fact that in the last Catalyst.org report on family-friendly benefits...

Corporations and Accountability: Fostering Responsibility at the Top

Terry Newell | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Terry Newell

We use a market response -- a fine -- to address a moral wrong. We focus on the corporation rather than the individuals responsible, acting as if we can permissibly separate the wrong from human agency.

Climate Change This Week: Whacking Fracking, Wind Keeps Farms Aloft, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

This past summer showed how under climate change, the resulting droughts could rob fracking operations of water, an essential ingredient needed to harvest oil and gas from shale deposits, reports Michael Klare at Tomdispatch.

LOOK: Amazing Retro Photos Of The First-Ever McDonald's

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business

Sometimes we at HuffPost Small Business feel a little stigmatized as, well, "tiny." It helps to remember, on those days, that you have to start somewh...