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Alexander Eichler

Apple Pays Shockingly Low Corporate Tax Rate

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

How much of your income went to taxes this year? There's a decent chance Apple Inc. paid a smaller share. That's the contention of a report rele...

Will This Be Apple's Logo In 30 Years?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

"Nothing wrong with a good logo," someone probably once said. It'd be hard to prove that hypothetical person wrong, especially when five-year-olds app...

Janell Ross

How Banks Profit Off Welfare In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

Rodney Robinson, a single father in Los Angeles, needs government help to pay his rent. But getting that help from the state of California involves sh...

More Jobs -- Steve and Small Business

Nelson Davis | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

From the beginning, the creator and the creation were a single bonded brand. It is an exceptional business achievement if people think of you when they see the product and the product when they see you.

Friday Talking Points -- Long Live Steve Jobs

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[Note: Today's column is seriously disjointed. If you're already sick of hearing what a wonderful guy Steve Jobs was, then I strongly advise you to j...

Fortune Global 500 Now Richer, More International, But With Same Number Of Female CEOs

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

On Thursday, Fortune released its annual Global 500 list of the world's largest corporations by revenue. The U.S. tops the list with 133 corporatio...

10 Companies That Radically Transformed Their Businesses

TIME.com | JOSH SANBURN | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

IBM turned 100 today, the rare company to thrive a century after it was founded. But in the 1980s and 1990s, many people had written the company off. ...

The World's Most Misunderstood Brands

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.27.2011 | Business

The process of brand valuation is more an art than a science, or at least that is the conclusion of research done by 24/7 Wall St. The most well-regar...

Astoria Characters: The Big Guy With the Cute Beagle

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

When Bob Koch walks in, Caesar, a benevolent Beagle with big eyes, is lounging in it. Up until Caesar's arrival 2½ years ago, it was Bob's chair. "Now, it's our chair," he says.

Ask Customers to Use Less of Your Product: The Big Heresy

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Xerox and Waste Management are doing something mostly unheard of: they're working with customers to use less of their traditional product or service. That's a big shift in business as usual.

FDIC Forum Ignores #1 Challenge for Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Let's just try something crazy like not giving federal small business contracts to some of the biggest companies in the world, and instead direct those dollars to the nation's 27 million small businesses.

CES 2011: Government and Business Driving U.S. Innovation and Jobs

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

As the person heading the association producing CES, I had a front row seat to judge the state of innovation. I'm pleased to report that the United States has leaders who focus on results before politics.

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

Women CEOs in the Fortune 500 -- A Single Step Forward, Four Steps Back

Douglas M. Branson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Douglas M. Branson

The number of women on corporate boards of directors in the U.S. has been basically flat for 5 years now.

Why the Fortune 500 Needs to Rethink the Value of Educating Employees

Judah Schiller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Judah Schiller

Now more than ever, there exists a clear confluence of the human desire to be empowered with education and the urgent need for Fortune 500 companies t...

Nine Great Brands That Had To Change Their Names

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

lightly (Apple Inc. was once Apple Computer), but hardly enough for most people to notice. Some of the world's largest companies have changed their na...

New In-depth Report Challenges Obama Small Business Track Record

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) has concluded an examination and report on President Barack Obama's track record for small businesses, and u...

Obama Small Business Task Force Will Likely Threaten Small Business Programs

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The largest recipient of federal small business contracts last year was Textron, Inc., a Fortune 500 firm with over 43,000 employees and over $14 billion a year in annual revenue.

Why SMX Echo is the Leading Multicultural Social Media Monitoring Tool

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

I had the great pleasure of meeting Claudia Goffan about a year ago. I quickly realized that Claudia was an incredibly talented and driven person. Sh...

Women In Charge at Xerox

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip N. Cohen

Those who have rigorously studied corporate diversity programs report mixed success at best, at least when it comes to diversifying management, although there is always something to cheer for.

Political and Business Leaders Embrace 'YouTube Chats'

Michael Koenigs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Koenigs

"YouTube chats," the younger brother of FDR's "Fireside chats," have transformed the way politicians and business leaders connect with young voters and consumers.

President Obama's Entrepreneurial Mindset

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I have not seen much evidence of Obama being in touch with small-town Kentucky, but after reading David Plouffe's new book, The Audacity to Win, I have become convinced that he knows what it takes to run a business.

Obama Small Business Plan Falls Short of Real Solutions

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today, President Barack Obama held a press conference in Landover, MD to announce the administration's plans for a, "New Small Business Lending Initia...

Best CEOs Of The Decade (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The 2000s certainly seem like a ghastly decade. The era's already fabled financial debacles -- among them, Enron's bankruptcy, the burst of the tech b...

Learning from the Nobel Prizes in Science

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James M. Gentile

These awards speak volumes about the key role of immigration in American scientific leadership. As a nation, we have our work cut out for us, if we want to maintain scientific leadership.