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Turning Up the Pressure on the U.S Chamber of Commerce

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Companies should only be members of the Chamber of Commerce if they support hyper-conservative anti-regulatory policies across the board, and aren't afraid to show it.

The Chamber of Commerce and Climate Change

Joe Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joe Keefe

The Chamber of Commerce is dead wrong on climate change, and dead wrong on cap-and-trade legislation.

The Relative Importance of Being Able to Hit a Ball into a Hole

Josh Schrei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Josh Schrei

Why is Tiger Woods the brand necessary? Why are the slo-mo shots of his on-course triumphs, set to Beethoven's swelling symphonies, so essential to us as a nation?

Deeply In The (RED) This World AIDS Day

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Boyce

It might not seem like much, buying an iPod, or a cup of coffee at Starbucks, but collectively, we have done an amazing thing.

US Chamber of Commerce Hates "Buy America" Slogan

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Papantonio

The organization that use to represent small business interests has morphed into a lapdog that serves a new master. That master is international mega-corporations.

Nike's Phil Knight Is No Revolutionary

Jim Keady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Keady

Nike's founder topped the Forbes 400 Revolutionaries list. What Forbes failed to mention is that Knight grew his fortune on the backs of the abject poor.

Product Failure

Irene Zutell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Irene Zutell

The riddle is this: Who but a child less than years of age would buy a sweater, a watch or an SUV because Tiger Woods -- or any celebrity -- endorsed that product?

More to Deal with Than Just Climate: 25 Years Since Bhopal Disaster

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

The issue of toxicity and chemicals is one that lies somewhat separate from the climate discussion. While it gets lost in the shuffle sometimes, the pressure on companies to deal with it just keeps rising.

More Questions About the US Chamber's Membership Number Claim

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

With more voices saying clearly that US Chamber of Commerce does not represent them, the Chamber's membership numbers are looking more and more questionable.

Obama Could Use Another Pair of Athletic Shorts

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Danny Groner

Last week's photo of President Obama stuffing Reggie Love during a pick-up basketball game was the latest in a series of photos taken of the president playing in pants instead of shorts.

Climate Controversy Damages Chamber's Reputation

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

The Chamber's tone-deaf response to the situation is contributing to reputation damage that is hurting the organization's credibility.

When Will Nike "Just Do It" On The Sweatshop Issue?

Jim Keady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Keady

Twelve years ago I got involved in the fight to end Nike's sweatshop abuses. Nike has consistently lied about working conditions and many consumers, even so-called progressives, believe that Nike "fixed those sweatshop problems." They did not.

Nike Denies It Has Re-Signed Michael Vick, One Day After Vick's Announcement

Sam Gustin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sam Gustin

Nike has sacked Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Michael Vick, contradicting the player's agent who said on Wednesday that the shoe giant had re...

Nike Resigns From Chamber Of Commerce Board Over Climate Issues

The Hill's Blog Briefing Room | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Nike corporation said Wednesday it would abandon its position on the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, citing differences with the business g...

PG&E Quits U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Nike Fed Up Too

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Bravo to Pacific Gas & Electric for taking a stand against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's head-in-the-sand approach to climate change threats.

Chinese Digital Lives: A Parallel Universe of Ambitious Release

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Cyber space is a chance to have a second life. It is a fantasy-driven virtual journey, albeit one that mirrors real world aspirations of "standing out while fitting in."

Rafael Nadal Not In Peak Condition Heading Into US Open

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Rafael Nadal concedes he probably isn't in peak condition heading into the U.S. Open. The Spanish star returned to competition this ...

Nike Won't Use Leather From Amazon-bred Cattle

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAO PAULO (AP) - Sportswear giant Nike Inc. announced Wednesday that it will stop using leather from cattle raised in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, sayi...

Emmy-Nominated Ads: VOTE For The Best Ad Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yesterday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced its Emmy nominations for the year's best advertising spots. Some of the ads below will ...

Lebron "Lepunk" James Gets Posterized

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Henry Sterry

Lebron James was posterized by Jordan Crawford, a fierce Xavier student, in a drive-by dunking at the Lebron James Skills Academy.

America's Biggest Brands: Iconic Or Overexposed? (SLIDESHOW, VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the money-hungry world of corporate America, is there such a thing as too much of a good thing? In the case of mega-brands like Wal-Mart, Starbucks...

Fans Steal Leo's Dunks In Kyoto

Page Six/NYP | Richard Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

During a visit to a hilltop shrine in Kyoto last week, DiCaprio was asked by a couple of fans to pose for a picture -- but he declined, pointing to a ...

Wimbledon Officials Call Serena Williams Ugly, Send Her to Back Courts

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Often the best courts and play slots (and hence the better media coverage) are given to the women who are better lookers rather than the ones who are better players.

I'd Like Them to 'Just Do It' in Public

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Candy Spelling

Come on, Nike. Just do it, and say it, too. Your superstar endorsers are good with green. You should be, too.

Chuck Taylor? Adidas? Keds? How Your Sneakers Got Their Names

Wall Street Journal | Ethan Trex | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

We all know that Nike is named after the Greek goddess of victory, and the origin of "Air Jordan" is hardly obscure, but where did some other famous s...