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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.

Let's All Do the SIGOCO

David Isenberg | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Boiled down to a single question, the issue is whether taxpayers are getting their money's worth when the government uses private military and security contractors.

The Plain-Clothed Service Members Among Us

SGT Tanangachi Mfuni | Posted 01.25.2012 | Impact
SGT Tanangachi Mfuni

There are so many civilians who deploy alongside us, who wear bulletproof vests, sometimes carry weapons and run for cover when the mortars hit, who may never be thanked for their service, simply because they don't wear the same uniform we do.

A Logistics Nightmare

Erin Fitzgerald | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Erin Fitzgerald

Critical to any military mission is the ability to provide logistics support throughout the theater of operations. In Afghanistan, the salience of transporting materiel is compounded by the sensitivity of the region.

The War Industry: Bad Job Creators, Bad Bosses, Bad Stewards of Tax Dollars

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

As budget cuts come to the fore, military contractors will undoubtedly try to obscure the fact that every $1 billion of military spending costs anywhere between 3,200 and 11,700 jobs or more when compared to other ways of spending the money.

When 'Decision Fatigue' Frazzles Your Small Business Brain

Karen Leland | Posted 11.12.2011 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Faced with the daily task of deciding everything -- from what social media buttons should be above the fold on our home web page to who we should invite to the Friday meeting -- there are some ways we small business owners can maximize our power to choose while protecting our brain's much-needed mojo.

9 iPad Apps Changing Business

24/7 Wall St. | Michael A. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: It was not long ago that computers revolutionized the way people do business across the world, fully changing the way that people ...

What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Jobs

Andy Kroll | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business
Andy Kroll

D.C.'s divide is America's writ large. Nationwide, the unemployment rate for black workers is almost double the rate for the rest of the population.

The Myth of "Rightsizing" the Federal Workforce

Steve Ressler | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

President Ronald Reagan was no fan of big government. But would the man who famously said, "As government expands, liberty contracts," agree with the latest efforts to contract the federal government?

Darrell Issa's Latest Investigation: The Threats of Government Transparency

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

At the start of the 112th Congress, Issa started the House Transparency Caucus. But curiously, since then he hasn't actually shown any interest in promoting government transparency or accountability.