A coalition of California community groups and a local legal aid agency have come up with a novel way to hold a major LA area bank accountable for the devastation it has caused Southern California communities as a result of its risky and predatory practices.
Women are powerful participants in the economy, whether they are consumers, workers or entrepreneurs. The more we empower them, the more we boost communities, economies and countries. Yet the current landscape for women who want to participate in the economy is not exactly empowering.
DOL thinks it isn't enough to give lip service to a best interest standard. You also have to change the common industry practices that work against that goal. And that, of course, is why industry finds the DOL rule so threatening.
What Pope Francis is asking the church to do is to go back to its roots. It's a throwback to the early church. A church that that was radically different than the empire that surrounded it, which insisted that a person's worth wasn't bestowed by society but was inherited by simply being alive.
As the still fragile U.S. economy cranks out new jobs, with concerns that a jolt from a world event or higher interest rates could spark a slowdown, much of the public and private sectors have ignored the potential of the nation's smallest businesses to help fuel economic growth.
When I took over the leading Croatian food and drug producer, Podravka Group, in 2012, the company faced many hurdles. Under my leadership, the compan...
Unfortunately, for a speech that mostly is progressive, Clinton begins by bolstering austerity economics. Her first villains are Republicans, whom she blames for squandering "surpluses that could have eventually paid off our national debt," noting that, "Republicans twice cut taxes for the wealthiest, borrowed from other countries to pay for two wars and family incomes dropped." This is bad economics in a very confused narrative.
I have a confession to make: I lead an egregiously irresponsible life. And I'm not talking about my inability to show up for work on time or my borderline inappropriate twist on "business casual."
Tonight summer is in the air. My sons ran to the park up the street and I am left alone, with dappled light and open windows... I pour a glass of wine and position myself in the stream of dusk blushing the living room gold.
From the libertarian praise heaped upon these regulators, and from their own statements, it appears that they are big fans of deregulation. These men are charged with creating and enforcing the financial rules of the road, but they are anti-rule.
If you think costs would come down if hospitals were all owned and operated by big for-profit corporations like Hospital Corporation of America, you might want to take a look at a study published last week by the journal Health Affairs.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
As a correspondent for two business news networks (CNN and Bloomberg), I had to listen to almost every public utterance of Chairman Greenspan and his successor, Ben Bernanke.
While Republicans have not been bashful about opposing Obama when they believe he has over-stepped his constitutional authority, they have supported him fully when it comes to giving him full powers to negotiate on matters important to the American economy and the preservation of American jobs.
The fighting in Yemen is not just destroying the fabric of that nation; it has broader implications for the region. While Iran denies direct involvement, it gives military aid to the Houthis. Meanwhile, for ordinary Yemenis, they can only hope that a miracle happens in Geneva so they can start to rebuild their shattered lives.
While the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is being hotly debated in Congress, the fact is that this trade deal -- or any trade deal -- will have little impact on American jobs, or more specifically, on the decline in good-paying jobs for middle-class Americans.