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Corporate Profits

Do Minimum Wage Increases Benefit the Middle Class?

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Timothy J. Barnett

This is not to argue against minimum wage increases as much as to argue that this remedy must not be substituted for reforms at deeper levels.

Why You Have Every Right To Demand A Raise, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

If you ever get to wondering why roughly half of America thinks we're still in a recession five years into the recovery, and after one of the longest ...

Let's Call 'Corporate Inversion' for What It Is: A Gaping, Unpatriotic Tax Loophole

Richard Trumka | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Richard Trumka

We need to start demanding a little more patriotism from these corporations. If they want to keep benefiting from everything our great country has to offer, they need to start showing a little more loyalty to the people who live and work in America.

Is There Any Help for Consumers?

Harlan Green | Posted 09.21.2014 | Money
Harlan Green

"It's the Consumers, Stupid," is an oft-repeated mantra being echoed currently by Internet advocates who want to keep Internet access free. But there's a more important reason to worry about consumer health

When Capitalism Is at Odds With Health Care

Gil Laroya | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Gil Laroya

Have we lost sight of basic humanity, and become a society of "every man for himself"? If that's the case, I can't help but be depressed about the whole thing -- enough so that it makes me wonder why I'm in the business that I'm in.

The Case for a Basic Guaranteed Income for All

Carl Gibson | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

We can't call ourselves a free country until working Americans are freed from poverty wages and dead-end jobs.

Show This To The Next Person Who Argues We Don't Need Unions

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

The decline in union membership in the United States has consequences reaching well outside the factory walls, among them: Fueling the rise of income ...

Wage Growth Is At 50-Year Lows, Fueling The Corporate-Profit Boom

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

We all know American wages are too low and growing too slowly. But it took Goldman Sachs, of all things, to point out just how historically bad wage g...

Any Hope Of American Equality Died In The 1980s (And Here's Proof)

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.20.2013 | Business

That growing divide between the rich and you? It's not just in your mind, and it's certainly not just a couple years in the making. Actually, ...

Corporate America: 'Have You No Sense of Decency?'

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Today the Teamsters and American workers face a moment of reckoning. The time has come where people must stand up and say enough is enough to companies that seek to take advantage of employees and taxpayers.

From Corporate Greed to Social Need: How Big Ass Brands Will Save the World

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Merry Carole Powers

How can we transform business into a force for good and in doing so, solve some of the toughest problems our planet and the people on it are currently facing?

Labor's Day Remembered

Harlan Green | Posted 11.02.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

We celebrate another Labor Day, a national holiday, and how do we remember it? I would like to remember it as some other developed countries celebrate it.

LOOK: Depressing Chart Shows How Workers Are Getting Squeezed

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

Minimum wage workers haven’t seen their pay go up much in the past 50 years, but that doesn't mean they're less valuable to their employers. The ...

Here's Proof Obama's Good For Business

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business

Despite conservative claims otherwise, the evidence seems to be mounting that the Obama Presidency has been good for business. What's a little less cl...

President Obama Slays Business Killer Myth

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This isn't enough to stop the veiled talk that he's still the sworn enemy of business. But this talk can't scrub away the fact that Obama and Democratic presidents have been far better friends of big business than GOP presidents have ever been.

Big Pharma CEOs Rake in $1.57 Billion in Pay

Ethan Rome | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Ethan Rome

For people who were blown away to learn recently that the 11 largest global pharmaceutical companies made an astonishing $711 billion in profits over the last decade, here's another measure of the industry's greed.

Calling Out the Corporate Charade

Sarita Gupta | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Sarita Gupta

Shareholder season is upon us, marking the beginning of another round of corporate America's dog-and-pony shows held to placate their cronies and pat each other on the back for another profitable year.

Big Pharma Pockets $711 Billion in Profits by Robbing Seniors, Taxpayers

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Here's an outrage that must be changed: Big Pharma has been systematically price-gouging the Medicare program for seniors and people with disabilities -- and raking in billions in excessive profits.

Bait and Switch, CEO Style

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The rich snicker as the vast majority of Americans are so distracted they don't focus on record corporate profits, on record low corporate tax payments or on lobbyists buying tax breaks for corporations and loopholes for offshore accounts.

Equity Bubble Based on Unsustainable Earnings

Michael Pento | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business
Michael Pento

Starting in 2008 the government began to bail out the crumbling asset bubble known as the real estate market, which also benefited the financial sector of the economy. This was accomplished by simply doubling down on the same philosophy that created the bubble in the first place.

Engaging the Pharmaceutical Industry in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer - Piece No. I

Jonathan Agin | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

The fight against childhood cancer is not possible without innovative drugs that are available for delivery without significant restrictions.

CEOs Push To Limit Taxes On Record-Breaking Offshore Profits

Posted 03.19.2013 | Business

At a time when major U.S. corporations have a record amount of cash stashed abroad, a group of influential CEOs want to make it even easier for compan...

So Much Corporate Cash, So Little Use

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Job Vacancies Taking Longer To Fill Even As Millions Are Unemployed: Study

Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

Millions of unemployed workers are struggling to find jobs and employers across the country are looking to hire -- but they’re having trouble connec...

Private Manufacturers Growing Sales, Profitability

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 04.27.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Private manufacturing companies in Sageworks' database have an average net profit margin of 6.5 percent, according to current estimates for 2012. That compares with an average net profit margin of just over 5 percent in 2011 and a recessionary low average of 2.7 percent in 2009.