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GRAPHIC: How Much Big Corporations Pay In Taxes

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

Earlier this year, General Electric came under intense scrutiny after a New York Times piece alleged the corporation, whose CEO heads Obama's jobs cou...

We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us

Al Checchi | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business
Al Checchi

We hear a lot these days about those evil corporations and their pernicious effect on America. Should we hunt down these malefactors of malice? Perhaps, but on examination, they would be us. Off with our heads?

Paul Blumenthal

Corporations Try To Listen To Political Spending Outrage

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON -- Four miles north of the occupied Zuccotti Park, where protesters have urged an end to corporate influence in politics, business...

Paul Blumenthal

A Slippery Slope To Direct Corporate Contributions?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday filed a court challenge to a campaign finance law banning individual government contract...

How The Wall Street Occupiers Can Help My Small Business

Gene Marks | Posted 12.18.2011 | Small Business
Gene Marks

To all of you who are spending your weekends and valuable time protesting as part of the "occupy movement," I want to thank you. But you guys can help me. If you wouldn't mind, can I ask you for a few favors? As a small business owner?

Spending Big On Lobbying May Help Net Bigger Profits

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.17.2011 | Business

You need to spend money to make money, as the saying goes. It's an idea lobbyists might find particularly resonant: Companies that spend money on appe...

Power in the Message: "We Are the 99%"

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

While the GOP has been searching behind bowling alleys and between couch cushions for a new mascot, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has managed to focus on the most basic and important questions: Who should hold the reins of political power in America?

#occupy: Just Get In the Way

Linda R. Monk, J.D. | Posted 12.09.2011 | DC
Linda R. Monk, J.D.

To all you folks filling the nation's capital for the "Occupy DC" movement, here's the best political advice from a living civil rights legend: "Sometimes, you just have to get in the way."

Wall Street Occupennial, A Database Of Protest Art

Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.07.2011 | Arts

For the past 3 weeks Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has shaken up our nation in what one protester called a "protest movement not seen in America since the ...

Executive Pay Spiraling Upward As Corporations Race To Pay Their Top Brass The Most

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

The American economy may be faltering, but corporate executives needn't worry: Regardless of how well they perform, each one of them stands a good cha...

The Hidden Power of Occupy Wall Street

Edward Murray | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Edward Murray

Some people say Occupy Wall Street is a bunch of unemployed kids shouting, "Grr, money bad!" Young New Yorkers don't need to sleep in a park to complain about being broke; they have bars in Astoria for that.

WATCH: Questionable 'Green' Ads

Posted 12.03.2011 | Green

Maintaining effective public relations and a positive image with the public are important parts of doing business. But for some companies, this task c...

Capitalism to Be Replaced By Surrealism

Spencer Green | Posted 12.02.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Under surrealism, price determination will be based on the toss of a two-headed cloud during the hours of 3:00am to eleventy-never, while money will be different kinds of soup, ranging from New England barbed wire to cream of enervation.

Paul Blumenthal

Shadow Campaign: Super PACs And Secret Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

This article is part of a collaboration with MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show for the series "Mad As Hell: Get Money Out," airing Monday and Tuesday at ...

Latinos In The Corporate World: Representation Or Inclusion?

José Fernando López | Posted 11.19.2011 | Latino Voices
José Fernando López

Hispanic leaders have to talk about the need for Hispanic leadership in non-Hispanic circles, where they can influence others.

NYPD Shuts Down Wall Street

Natalie Pace | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

Protesters had hoped to take command of Wall Street on September 17, but the New York Police Department quickly showed them who was in charge, by barricading all entrances to the heart of America's financial institutions.

Saki Knafo

WATCH: Arab Spring In New York? Maybe One Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.18.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- On Saturday afternoon, nearly a thousand people gathered by the bull statue in Manhattan's financial district, marched up Broadway, and po...

'Job Creators' or 'Hostage Takers?'

Peter M. Shane | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

Excessive regulation is hardly the problem that created the housing crisis and banking sector meltdown. Quite the reverse. So, to say that regulations per se are the enemy of growth is just wrong.

Enterprise Risk Management: Are We Ignoring the Segment With the Most Critical Need?

Jay Vadiveloo | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Jay Vadiveloo

Most of the current Enterprise Risk Management guidelines and principles are designed for large- and medium-sized organizations. Minimal attention is being paid to the largest, fastest growing and most important segment of the American economy, small businesses.

U.S. Small Businesses Play Smaller Role Than In Other Wealthy Countries

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected. The idea of small businesses driving a broader jobs recovery in the United States is weakened by a simple truth: Smal...

The Future of Job Creation in America

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Hollender

Social impact businesses offer the possibility of making jobs play a much more significant role as not only safety net, but springboard, creating a much larger working population in our country that is significantly more self-sufficient.

Paul Blumenthal

Political Disclosure Doesn't Harm Corporate Bottom Lines: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Corporations should not fear disclosing their political spending, says a report co-authored by a Harvard Law School professor and the wa...

America and the Pursuit of Happiness

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

With the world increasingly unstable and dangerous, the time has come to regain our balance and moderation. The mad pursuit of corporate profits is threatening us all.

Reaching Your Audience

Ruth Starkman | Posted 10.26.2011 | Books
Ruth Starkman

As We Speak offers a unique approach to public speaking that borrows from college writing, literature and theater courses, and business management to provide a holistic approach to winning over an audience.

In Search of Business That Cooperates: What We Can Learn From the World's Most Successful Worker Cooperatives

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Hollender

The success of worker cooperative models in Italy and Spain present a compelling model for building a new sustainable economy in the United States.