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Fortune 500 Companies in Illinois With the Most Cash Stashed Overseas

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.12.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Each year, Illinois loses $1.2 billion in corporate income tax revenue, according to Illinois PIRG. Opponents and business advocates argue strenuously that closing tax loopholes harms job creators and encourages big business to relocate to other states.

A Radical Movement in Corporate America: How Heart-Centered Meditation Can Change The Game

Tova Payne | Posted 08.20.2016 | Business
Tova Payne

Compassion-based meditation is healthy all around: within the workforce it facilitates more harmonious relationships and it supports inner calm from any life challenges that could hold you back from being fully present at work

Why Lower Growth, Higher Corporate Profits?

Harlan Green | Posted 06.24.2016 | 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?

The Top Spot On The Fortune 500 Is....

Fortune | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

Fortune: Walmart retook the top spot, Berkshire Hathaway made the top five and Apple grew enormously. Here are the top 10 companies on the For...

Bait and Switch, CEO Style

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The rich snicker as the vast majority of Americans are so distracted they don't focus on record corporate profits, on record low corporate tax payments or on lobbyists buying tax breaks for corporations and loopholes for offshore accounts.

Andy Birkey

Boy Scouts Get Big Boost From Major Companies | Andy Birkey | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

One in seven Fortune 500 companies gave to the Boy Scouts Among the corporations that make up the current Fortune 500 -- Fortune magazine’s yearl...

What Women Can Do About Gender Difference in the Workplace

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Women
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Women must stop seeing themselves as a minority in the workplace and view themselves as the realistic majority. In other words, women must create a major shift in mindset.

Women Directors Help Companies Gain Competitive Edge

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Marilyn Nagel

After years of campaigning for more gender-diverse corporate boards, ION published its Ninth Annual Status Report on Women Directors and Executive Officers of Public Companies. The good news? We're making progress, and have several thriving companies that lead by example.

Obama to Dismantle Small Business Administration, Increase Foreign Aid

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 02.20.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Small businesses won't have anyone in their corner if the Department of Commerce, with its close ties and loyalties to large corporations, absorbs the SBA. Small businesses stimulate job growth, and without a specific entity supporting them, our economy can't improve.

Hope for Diversity

Chloe Drew | Posted 06.27.2012 | New York
Chloe Drew

As the old adage goes, what gets measured gets managed. When diversity figures are accurately tracked and reported, the business case for diversity is further reinforced.

Why Facebook Needs Female Board Members

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Wouldn't a female board member be first to recognize ideas that appeal to the company's largest group of users? To avoid behaviors that might alienate women?

Does Brain Science Prove That Companies Need Female Leaders?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 02.13.2012 | Women
Rebecca Shambaugh

The bottom line is this: Better balanced leadership leads to better business results. But after all these years, women still only account for a mere 14 percent of senior leadership.

Janell Ross

Corporate Boards Getting Whiter While America Is Not | Janell Ross | Posted 07.29.2011 | Business

Note: On Thursday, July 28, the Alliance For Board Diversity announced that it had updated and revised its 2010 Board Diversity Census, "Missing Piece...

Renewable Energy Expert Steve Smith Mitigates Conflicts in Congo, Rwanda, Sudan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Multi-tasking is de rigueur these days, so it comes as no surprise that renewable energy expert and conflict resolution specialist Steve Smith has his hands full. His specialty comes from years of practice.