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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.

Corporate Giants Should Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

Corporations want to be treated as individuals when it comes to political contributions but not when it comes to paying their taxes. I think we should change that. It's the most logical and reasonable solution to balancing the budget and reducing the deficit.

Worst Business Decisions Of All Time

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre, Ashley C. Allen, Samuel Weigley and Michael B. Sauter | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business

In the long history of poor management decisions made at major American companies, only a few proved to be fatal. It is hard to ruin a company with a ...

Sales -- Moving Beyond LinkedIn

Anne Zink | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Anne Zink

LinkedIn is a fabulous tool. But it is important to understand that there is a difference between your professional network and the Opportunity Network of the sale you are pursuing. Ideally, there is overlap, but they should be viewed as two separate entities.

'They Mean Business'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.18.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Ever since the economy turned so sour that a lemon would seem sweet by comparison, I have wondered if there are any entrepreneurs out there with a bold business model that can help get the country back on its feet.

Study Finds Black Female Leaders Face Harsher Criticism Than Others

Posted 09.13.2012 | Black Voices

In the corporate world, it looks like women are making significant strides. This year's Fortune 500 list boasted 18 female CEOs, more women to make th...

A How-To Guide For Losing Millions Of Dollars In A Flash

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.09.2012 | Business

Lighting money on fire may still be the quickest way to get rid of it, but reasonable alternatives do exist. Yes, as countless celebrities, athlet...

Diversity in the 1%: Does It Make a Difference?

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Occupy Wall Street had it correct when it stated "that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power." We must change the rules of the game, not just the gender and racial traits of the top players.

Where the Chatter About Marissa Mayer Went Way Wrong

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.19.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

What we ought to be talking about is why the workplace remains so incompatible with motherhood in the first place -- and why we assume that fixing that is women's work.

Women Are Aiming High

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

While it's unlikely that we'll see either pay parity or an equal number of women heading up Fortune 500 companies in the next few years, the trends are headed in the promising direction.

Romney & Co. Support Taxpayer Giveaways to the Country's Most Valuable Corporations

Daniel Kessler | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
Daniel Kessler

Ask yourself: Are the oil, coal and gas going to suddenly move to the North Sea? My guess is that with subsidies or not, Exxon will still want at the fossil fuels here. Want another reason to end these subsidies?

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 Social Responsibility and Pro Bono Work -- It's Not Just for Big Business

Thenera Bailey | Posted 09.08.2012 | Impact
Thenera Bailey

With the Fortune 500 taking on this challenge, small- and medium-sized corporations can sit back, cheer from the sidelines, and leave the heavy lifting to those with more to give, right? Wrong!

Clearing up the Top 10 Myths About Translation

Nataly Kelly | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business
Nataly Kelly

The professions with the widest vocabulary, such as doctors and lawyers, use about 23,000 words. Interpreters and translators who work for these specialized professions often use this kind of advanced technical vocabulary in two languages.

Where Did Fortune 500 CEOs Go To College?

Posted 05.17.2012 | College

If you want to be a Fortune 500 CEO, we have a couple pieces of advice. First, don't be like Scott Thompson, who lost his gig at Yahoo when it was rev...

The Best Fortune 500 Companies To Work For

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.18.2012 | Money

Does your employer serve free lunch and have bocce ball courts? Google does. Perhaps part-time workers at your company receive health insurance and st...

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...

Bianca Bosker

Fortune 500 List Boasts More Female CEOs Than Ever Before

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology

This year's Fortune 500 has made history with the female 18. The 2012 ranking of the 500 largest corporations in the United States includes a recor...

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...

New Companies Love This Costly Tax Benefit

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business

* Accelerated depreciation tax break has bipartisan backing * Congress edges toward debate on tax code revamp * 26 compa...

Small Business and Politics

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.26.2012 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

But alas, in the real world even the smallest business owner needs to realize that we are in a co-dependent relationship with office holders in our cities, counties, states and even at the head office in Washington, DC.

Anti-Small Business Corporate Giants Want the Small Business Administration Closed

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Make no mistake -- anyone that talks about closing the SBA is anti-small business and is simply marching to the beat of the Fortune 500 firms that unfortunately have tremendous control over Congress.

Do Apple, Bank of America, GM and Chevron Sound Like Small Businesses to You?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

The most recent data from the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) shows that last year the Obama administration diverted billions of dollars in federal small business contracts to some of the biggest companies in the world.

Small Business Financing May Suffer From Obama's Proposed Budget and Political Wrangling

Jerry Chautin | Posted 04.22.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Small-business owners are holding their collective breaths as the Obama Administration's proposed budget wends its way through the politically-charged Congress.

And the Oscar Goes to... a Man: Gender Bias at the Top

Joan Williams | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment
Joan Williams

The myth of the meritocracy reigns supreme. But the top of the top is still dominated by men, in Hollywood and elsewhere -- and what's worse, progress may be stalling across the board.