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U.S. Tapped Contractors To Do Its Sneaky Work In Cuba

AP | JACK GILLUM and DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the...

Subtraction by Addition

Rich Siegel | Posted 12.17.2014 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

Unable to afford a new house, unless we moved to a double-wide in Palmdale or Mojave, my wife and I were left with no other option but to blow out our modest California ranch house and add a second story.

Considering a Remodel Project? Don't Forget the Extras

Debbe Daley | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Debbe Daley

In the midst of three recent project management remodel jobs, it became quite apparent that the homeowner may not understand the logistics of the contracting and remodeling process when it comes to the actual job commencement.

DC Strikers Demand 'More Than the Minimum' for Federal Workers

Dave Johnson | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

Who is our government for? The broad masses of regular, working people or a very few already-wealthy people?

Form Follows Dysfunction: The Enduring Legacy of a Strategic Failure

Paul Gunther | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Besides some failed emblem of American exceptionalism shining brightly abroad, it seems reasonable to conclude that national security and its according intelligence tools were and remain the principle role for such a massive presence abroad.

Reclassifying Employees: Risky Business

Nina B. Ries | Posted 09.20.2014 | Small Business
Nina B. Ries

Knowingly or not, both the company and the employee risk penalties imposed by a state for misclassification of work -- and many cash-strapped states actively pursue offenders.

Handcuffs or Rocket-Booster? Crafting Joint Venture Agreements that Launch Your Business Forward

Jack Garson | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Businesses team up to pursue work all the time. These joint ventures take many forms and names, from teaming agreements, to partnership agreements, to...

Raising Wages: States and Cities Can Follow Obama's Lead on Tackling Inequality

Donald Cohen | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
Donald Cohen

Recent research shows that private corporations have sought to cash in on the services and infrastructure that working Americans rely on every day, while slashing wages and benefits in the process.

Want The Best From Contractors? Deploy Two-Way Onboarding.

George Bradt | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Making the best use of contractors often requires integrating them into operations and the corporate culture. Not addressing these challenges risks co...

Kate Sheppard

Keystone Analysts' Ties To TransCanada Still Drawing Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An environmental group is again hammering the contractor that created last Friday's environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keyst...

Affordable Care: A Disappointment So Far

Jim Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jim Moore

The damage to the average citizen's barely tepid faith in the government's ability to deliver on its promises has taken yet another blow to the body public. It's no wonder we're all disappointed.

Is growth among privately held construction firms peaking?

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 11.23.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Residential builders and remodelers make up one of the fastest-growing groups of privately held companies, according to industry data from Sageworks, ...

Tax Tips for Self-Employed Professionals, Freelancers and Contractors

Mark Steber | Posted 06.22.2013 | Small Business
Mark Steber

While April 15 is commonly accepted at "tax day," for many taxpayers and especially small business owners, freelancers and self-employed professionals, there are other important "tax days" to keep in mind.

New Orleans Rosenwald Center, Opened For African Americans During Segregation, To Be Rebuilt

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Jan. 14, 2013 edition.) On South Broad and Earhart in New Orleans, the Rosenwald Center-...

A Tale of Two Contractors

Frank Farwell | Posted 02.19.2013 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Our experience last summer is a sobering reminder that each small business owner and manager should look down the road and muse, "What will each customer be saying about me when we are finished?"

Our Nuclear Insecurity Complex

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Back in July, an 82-year-old nun and two fellow peace activists breached the security at the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility in Tennessee. Since then, it's only gotten worse for the Department of Energy and its National Nuclear Security Administration.

How A Squirrel Turned A Stay-At-Home Mom Into A Millionaire

Lori Weiss | Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang...

Small Contractors Are Getting Screwed

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.19.2012 | Small Business

It's tough out there for a small contractor -- especially when you don't get the work you thought you were going to get. Almost a third of subcontr...

America's Next Move in Afghanistan Must Be a Non-Military One

Michael Shank | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

The best way America can establish the infrastructure for long-term security and stability in Afghanistan is less through military means and more through improvements to quality of life and basic services.

6 Tips for Selecting the Right Team of Professionals to Work in Your Home

Women & Co | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Whether launching a new product at work or building the kitchen of your dreams, having the right people on your team to help you plan and execute is vital to success.

10 Shady American Sectors

Posted 03.03.2012 | Business

Worried that contractor you're hiring to re-do your kitchen floor might be shady? You're not alone. The Better Business Bureau received the most i...

10 Green Building Questions To Ask Your Contractor

Earth911 | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green

From Earth911's Alexis Petru: Planning a home improvement project this spring? Whether you’re simply painting a room or undertaking an entire...

Fear and Loathing In the Pentagon Budget

Ben Freeman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Ben Freeman

Since President Obama released his FY2013 budget request on Monday, proponents of Pentagon waste and inefficiency have been working overtime.

The PMSC Perils of Peacekeeping

David Isenberg | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
David Isenberg

Private military and security contractors frequently assert that they are so effective that they should be used in United Nations peacekeeping operations. It is a contention that has received greater attention in recent years. But is it true?

Ike's Nightmare

Derrick Crowe | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

Fifty-one years ago today, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued his final, prescient warning about the rising power of the military industrial complex. Eisenhower was right to be worried. We're living in his nightmare.