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US Chamber of Commerce

Solving Veteran Unemployment

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 10.12.2011 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Hiring Our Heroes is a series of one hundred career fairs that is sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Department of Labor.

Dan Froomkin

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Battles Anti-Bribery Statute

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than three decades after the United States Congress passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act -- striking a major blow against inter...

Republican Rift: Big Business vs. Tea Party

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The tension between the two wings of the GOP rose to the surface during the recent battle over the debt ceiling, which then exploded into a war of words between former Republican Senator Alan Simpson and Grover Norquist, head of the right-wing outfit, Americans for Tax Reform.

Paul Blumenthal

House Democrats Call On White House To Sign Campaign Transparency Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 60 House Democrats led by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) is urging the White House to sign a draft executive order that would req...

Dan Froomkin

Want To Know Who Will Benefit Most From Trade Deals? Watch The Lobbyists

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The three major free trade agreements Congress will soon consider are being promoted as a big win for American workers. But take a good ...

Rejected Dodd-Frank Rule Means Less Control For Shareholders

Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

(Sarah N. Lynch) - A U.S. appeals court has rejected a new Securities and Exchange Commission rule intended to make it easier for shareholders to ...

Dave Jamieson

WATCH: Violence, Potential Job Losses Hang Over Colombia Free Trade Agreement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As U.S. lawmakers inch closer to enacting a long-stalled free trade agreement with Colombia, the deal's proponents have cited the safer ...

Michael McAuliff

Census Bureau: GOP Budget Guts Economic Data

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican budget plan will do "irrecoverable" damage to the nation's economic data, the Census Bureau warned in a harsh inter...

Why Small Biz Job Growth Has Slowed to a Crawl

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

Many of America's best and brightest are locked in soul-killing corporate jobs because of employer-based health care system. A lot of them would love to make a break and start their own businesses. But they won't because they fear losing benefits.

Brooks Is Right: Democrats Have Caved to the GOP in Debt Ceiling Negotiations

Mitchell Bard | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Why have the Democrats caved into the Republican assumption that cuts have to be made to raise the debt ceiling? The decision is especially vexing when you consider that the Democrats have not even tried to point out the falsehoods at the heart of Republican claims.

Fareed Zakaria's Republican Case for a National Infrastructure Bank

Michael Likosky | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Zakaria begins to make the case for Republican and Tea Party support. Let's flesh it out a bit.

Prioritizing Early Childhood Education: We Can't Afford to Wait

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Only a tiny fraction of the many billions spent on public education is invested at the early end of the spectrum. We are missing a prime opportunity, one that we cannot afford to waste.

Plan for Success of America's Students

Michael Wotorson | Posted 08.16.2011 | Education
Michael Wotorson

Millions of high school students who should be acquiring the education and skills that will enable them to lead the 21st century global economy are being shortchanged by America's public school system.

Weiner vs. Bayh: Which One's A Bigger Scandal?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Anthony Weiner wanted to get off, while Evan Bayh wants to get rich. Weiner serviced himself in public, while Bayh's abusing his public service. Guess which one will be a pariah in Washington and which will still attend all the right parties?

Joy Resmovits

Report: Businesses Can't Just Be 'Pawns' In Education Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education

America's business leaders say they want to fix education, but they don't know how to do so effectively. As a result, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ...

New Rule Compensating Whistleblowers Approve By SEC

Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Sarah N. Lynch) - A divided Securities and Exchange Commission approved a new program that would compensate whistleblowers whose tips ...

The GOP Has Gone From the Party of No to the Party of F You

Mitchell Bard | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The Republicans repeatedly say "F you" to everyone in this country except for the elite wealthy and big corporations. The party has moved so far to the right, its core policies are far out of the American mainstream.

The U.S. Chamber's Big Lie on Election Spending

David Arkush | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
David Arkush

According to the chamber, Obama wants disclosure of contractors' election spending to"retaliate" against groups whose political views the administration disfavors. In truth, the only people who don't know what's going on are the voters.

Dan Froomkin

When The Going Gets Tough, The Lobbyists Get Going

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

As a resurgent GOP in Congress and statehouses around the nation has put abortion providers and public employee unions squarely in its gunsight, lobby...

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Wonderland

Robert Weissman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Weissman

It's a good rule of thumb: If the U.S. Chamber of Commerce -- the trade association for large corporations -- is whipped up about something, there's p...

How Do Wrong Economic Ideas Become Conventional Wisdom?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.09.2011 | Books
Peter Dreier

If conservatives don't like labor unions, they are entitled to their opinions. But when they attack unions by arguing that they actually hurt working people, they don't have the facts on their side. They are crying wolf.

Sam Stein

Chamber Of Commerce vs. Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An executive order being crafted by the Obama administration that would require government contractors to disclose campaign contribution...

Pay Much Attention to the Insurers Behind Paul Ryan's Curtain

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Democrats who think Ryan has guaranteed the GOP's demise by proposing to shred Medicare will soon be rudely disabused of that notion. Insurers have shown time and again they can persuade Americans to act against their best interests.

Nate C. Hindman

New Breed Of Student Entrepreneurs Want To Do Good From The Start

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Some of the world's most business-savvy college students flocked to Wall Street last Saturday to pitch startups they dreamt up in their co...

Triangle's Echoes (VIDEO)

Harry Hanbury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Hanbury

2011-03-25-fines What has really changed in the century since the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire? Not enough.