With the double whammy of questions surrounding Facebook's mobile revenue strategy and GM's dropping their Facebook advertising, a perfect storm is brewing before Facebook's initial public offering which could happen as early as this Friday.
GE's federal tax dodging has a significant impact on Chicago's neighborhoods
The key for all of us in Michigan is that the auto industry not only survived the Great Recession, but today is leading our economic recovery. Jobs are being added and new products are being introduced.
So here we have elected officials doing their best to trash one of the most innovative products this country has produced, all in the name of politics.
At a time when consumers are turning their backs on industrialized farming systems -- and genetically modified (GM) farming in particular -- the new report raises real questions about exactly what people are paying for when they buy organic milk.
Dan Akerson, CEO of GM, spoke with me in S.F. about the suspension of Chevy Volt production; the future of what he described as GM's "statement car" and his surprisingly candid views on climate change.
Three years later, after President Obama placed his faith in workers, the nation's economic outlook is brighter. As is that of GM and Chrysler. President Obama wagered on American workers. And it paid off.
It's illogical, even unpatriotic to use tax dollars to subsidize companies that send jobs overseas, transferring America's manufacturing power to foreign countries like China.
This auto industry recovery is an example of both parties working together to help save a national treasure in our auto industry and preserve jobs in industries that depend on auto manufacturing.
Today, because of President Obama's commitment to Michigan, Detroit's auto industry is leading America's economic recovery, but this never would have happened if Mitt Romney had his way.
Certainly most Americans would not argue that it's a bad thing that GM has regained the sales crown. And certainly the White House, which spent $82 billion on the auto bailout, will find a place to mention GM in most every speech.
Ads from GM's new agencies have, to use a baseball analogy, been mostly singles, doubles and triples. No home runs yet.
In all my travels around Michigan, New Jersey (my native state), greater Washington, D.C., (where I frequently travel) and California, I haven't bumped into a single person whom I can get interested in Buick. It usually goes like this: "Buick? Seriously? My Uncle Mort drove a Buick."
Boards are biased, too like-minded, made up of friends who are typically cronies uncomfortable with conflict. Worse still, in most of our leading corporations today, the positions of Chairman and CEO are held by the same person.