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March 1st Has Come and Gone - Now What?

Camille Rivera | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

Wwhile much of the pain may not be immediate, the sequester will soon take a horrible toll on all of us. To me it's just another reminder that the rich get richer while the rest of us just get screwed.

The Revolving Door Spins From Sea to Shining Sea

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In 15 states, according to the progressive Center for Public Integrity, "there aren't any laws preventing legislators from resigning one day and registering as lobbyists the next."

8 Steps to Drive Innovation in Large Companies

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

Most people want to be creative, but at big companies, they're often stymied by rules, regulations and fear of failure.

Radical Reform of the Tax System Is Urgently Needed

Allan Brawley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Allan Brawley

Is what I am proposing pretty radical and does it face an uphill battle in Congress? Absolutely. But the stakes are enormous for the country and nickel-and-dime tinkering with the tax system will not fix the problem.

Why Onshoring High-tech Manufacturing Jobs Makes Economic Sense

Linda Mayer | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Linda Mayer

The shift toward electronics and other high-tech products requires different facilities and skill sets than the U.S. employed in its manufacturing heyday. And as a country we need to portray manufacturing as an attractive, stable career.

GE To Settle Claims It Misled Government Agency

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - General Electric Co has agreed to settle a federal agency's lawsuit accusing it of misleading Freddie Mac into buying $...

Let's Make America the Creation Nation Again

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We define "Creation Nation" as a country in which the private and public sector collaborate to develop and commercialize innovative products and services that create businesses or business opportunities that grow the economy and generate good-paying, value-added jobs.

Chris Kirkham

CEOs Pan Fiscal Cliff 'Joke' As Corporate Purses Fill

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.05.2013 | Business

In the wake of this week's last-minute deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, executives at some of the nation's largest corporations have denounce...

What Would FDR Do?

Frances Causey | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Frances Causey

If FDR were president today, my guess is he would not meet in secret with the House speaker to cut a backroom deal that would further hammer the 99 percent by reducing Medicare and Social Security benefits. Instead, FDR would call it like he saw it.

Poland Attracts U.S. Tech Giants As Its Universities Turn Out Engineering Grads

| Tom Marshall | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. WARSAW, Poland — Foreign companies flock to invest. Its balance sheet is the envy of Eur...

Innovation Rhetoric Is at an All-time High: Here's How to Turn Theory Into Practice

Michael Zacka | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

It is hard to do -- especially since most think of innovation as seismic change brought about by all those much-heralded, mass-market disruptions dreamed up by boy geniuses and biotech scientists.

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Wants Seniors to Get Less

Ethan Rome | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Ethan Rome

In the name of "fiscal responsibility," the self-interested CEOs animating Fix the Debt are pushing a deficit reduction plan that would lower taxes for corporations and the super-rich while slashing programs central to the middle class and those working their way into it.

Ex-GE Bankers Sent To Prison For Screwing Cities

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

* Defendants sentenced to three- and four-year prison terms * Three were charged as part of US probe of muni market * Ap...

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...

Jack Welch: I Should Have 'Added A Few Question Marks'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch isn’t about to admit he’s wrong to be skeptical about September’s unemployment numbers. But he will confe...

Jack Welch Causes Controversy, Promptly Quits Jobs

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Jack Welch, the former chairman of General Electric who sparked an outcry with a tweet last week suggesting the White House manipu...

Ex-GE CEO's Jobs Conspiracy Theory [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

Not everyone celebrated Friday's jobs report, which showed that the unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years...

The 'Live TV' Suicide: Forgive Shep Smith, But Boycott Buzzfeed

David Shuster | Posted 11.30.2012 | Media
David Shuster

In my 23 years in journalism, I've never seen a self-proclaimed "news organization" do anything so obscene, despicable, and shameful. I'm not referring to Fox News. No, I'm talking about Buzzfeed.com.

There's Still Hope For The Job Market

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

(Corrects first and 13th paragraphs of story published late on Thursday to show job growth estimates include both factory positions and related empl...

Inspections Recommended For Dreamliner Engines

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.17.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Even as I was grumbling about the seat pitch on the Japan Airlines Dreamliner where I was otherwise enjoyably ensconced in row 48 for 13 hours on Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board was poised to ask the Federal Aviation Administration to order emergency inspections of all the General Electric GEnx-1B and -2B engines powering the Dreamliner and the newest Queen of the Sky, the Boeing 747-800.

"Reasonable Suspicion" Now Applies to Mitt Romney

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

The Romneys deserve to be stopped-and-frisked over their missing tax returns by the press during every interview until they disclose them, because they're going to remain suspicious as hell until they show us what's really in there.

The 10 Most Profitable U.S. Corporations Pay A Tiny, Tiny Tax Rate

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

While some of America's biggest corporations may complain that they pay too much in taxes, a recent analysis shows that many are actually getting off ...

This Guy Is Getting Paid Millions To Not Work

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.02.2012 | Business

John Krenicki is about to get more than a million dollars a year for doing nothing. Krenicki, a vice chairman at General Electric, is stepping down...

These 13 Tips Will Keep Your Food Super Fresh

Posted 08.15.2012 | Home

Let's face it: fresh food makes for the best food. But eating fresh isn't just about shopping local -- it's also about taking care of the food you buy...

Olympics: Britain Mobilizes 20,000 Armed Personnel in Country's Largest Security Operation Since WWII

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports
Democracy Now!

Britain has launched its largest peacetime security operation ever for the Summer Olympics. Nearly 20,000 armed personnel are now providing security -- almost double the number of British troops currently serving in Afghanistan.