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Can the Republican Party Be Reinvented? Talking Openly About the Elephant in the Room

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The aftermath of what many consider the worst presidency in our history has damaged the GOP, and party leaders choosing an entire roster of out-of-touch candidates in 2012 shows the damage is ongoing.

The US Employment Debate: Offshore or Onshore?

Shay David | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Shay David

If U.S. employers want American workers to have stable job opportunities, it's time to start implementing a hybrid model of offshore/onshore labor and use new technology and product development methodology in order to sustain growth in the U.S.

Business and the Cacophony of the Jobs Reports

Blair Forlaw | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Blair Forlaw

We don't know how to manage the tension of a new world that is both/and, not either/or. So we sit on the sidelines with every economic announcement, cheering for the life or death of whatever data bit or trend that ignites our emotions, feeling more and more helpless and perplexed.

Building China's Economy Instead of Ours

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The United States is the most competitive country in the world. We compete in sports, business, medicine, law, and academia -- even religion. Everythi...

Market Discipline for the Boeing 787

Stan Sorscher | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

My career is invested in the aerospace industry, so it was very sobering to me when the FAA ordered that 787 airplanes be grounded. What lessons can we draw from the 787?

Dollars & Sense: How to Raise the Minimum Wage, Improve our Workforce and Cover the Cost

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

The struggle to make ends meet and the incidental factors that accompany living in poverty conditions, such as sleep deprivation, poor health care, long commutes to work, lack of free time to further education, etc. -- all make it nearly impossible for such people to train themselves.

High Quality Content On-Demand: E-Commerce Needs Rise, Design Workforce Adapts

Bryce Maddock | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business
Bryce Maddock

As e-commerce begins to represent increasingly larger portions of retailers total sales, retailers are frequently outsourcing all non-core competencies in order to capitalize on new opportunities and markets afforded by the Internet.

Romney's Tax Plan and His Promise to Create U.S. Jobs: It's Impossible to Make Sensata Them

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Sensata Technologies both underscores that Governor Romney is not qualified to be president by virtue of his business experience, while also exposing the complete fallacy of Romney's tax proposal.

Jason Cherkis

Bain-Owned Sensata Plant Threatens To Close In Face Of Worker Protests | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, officials from Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies threatened to shut down its north-central Illinois plant "immediately...

Zach Carter

Romney As Bain CEO Benefited From Offshoring Tax Break He Disavowed At Debate | Zach Carter | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Bain Capital appears to have benefited from a provision in the U.S. tax code that grants companies tax breaks for costs associated with offshoring Ame...

American Manufacturing Re-Energized

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 12.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

Ten years ago, who would have thought that space exploration could be pioneered by a small upstart team and an energy drink company? This might be the most vivid sign yet that the game is about to change.

Dave Jamieson

Workers Losing Jobs Plead With Romney | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

Six people were arrested Wednesday morning at a north central Illinois plant run by Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies, where 170 workers are set...

Another Dubious Romney Debate Statement

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

In a testy exchange during last week's presidential debate, Mitt Romney suggested that a certain tax break criticized by President Barack Obama didn't...

Dave Jamieson

Arrests Outside Bain-Owned Plant Being Closed | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

Three people protesting the closure of an Illinois plant run by a Bain Capital-owned company were arrested on Monday after an encounter with a truck d...

Ryan Grim

Romney Enjoys Tax Break Off Bain-Owned Outsourcer | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sensata Technologies is a healthy manufacturing company that employs nearly 200 workers at a factory in northern Illinois. The company h...

What Giant Companies Have In Common With Romney

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business

American multinational corporations have something in common with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, aside from being people, too: They both...

Who Moved My Job?

Mark Hillary | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business
Mark Hillary

One of the enormous changes in the past four years has been the growth in the use of social media. From 100m Facebook users in 2008 to almost a billion now, there has never been a better time for to tell my audience that I'm about to update an old book.

The Real Victims of Romney's America

Will Bunch | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Will Bunch

In addition to Romney's appalling lack of understanding of what Americans do not pay federal income taxes and why, the symptoms of this "victim"-hood he so deplores were in large part created by the practices of Wall Street types like him and Marc Leder.

Obama's Challenge: Answering The Voters' Question

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Those who do well in America should do well by America. We should crack down on the tax dodges and loopholes, the foreign tax havens and secret accounts that have billionaires paying lower taxes than the police who guard their streets, and multinational corporations evading taxes altogether.

Citing New Poll Results, Union Launches Campaign Against Outsourcing Call Centers

Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Citing the results of a new poll, the Communications Workers of America union said it intends to devote its resources to candidates who oppose the out...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin GOP Senate Candidate Tied To Firm That Boasted Of Outsourcing | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A tech company with ties to Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde has not only benefited from federal stimulus money, but it has als...

Welcome to the Romney Economy -- Making Millions by Shipping Our Jobs Overseas

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Parisian

The Romney Economy dictates that it is OK to turn places like Freeport, Illinois into what the "ghost towns" by shipping jobs to China if it results in Romney and other finance industry elites increasing their personal wealth.

Ryan Grim

Mitt Romney Juggled Stock To Avoid Major Tax Hit | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney saved himself hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes in 2010 by transferring stock in two companies from his personal acc...

So Did Mitt Romney Really 'Create Jobs' at Staples?

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Did Mitt Romney really "create 100,000 jobs" with Staples? Simple answer: only if no one else was selling office supplies, stationery, etc. before Staples came along.

Senate to Vote on Outsourcing This Week: "Put-Up-Or-Shut-Up" for Mitt Romney

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It will be difficult for Romney to state that he opposes the idea of incentives for outsourcing, because he used them himself. Indeed, he enjoyed it so much, he outsourced the 2002 Olympic uniforms to Burma. This time, Romney may have to put-up-or-shut-up.