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Corporate Profits

Companies Feel Your Pain, Sort Of

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

Though you cannot roll each one of them up and smoke them, you still need to know seven and a half things each day, and here they are: Thing One: S...

Corporations Plan for Post-Middle-Class America

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Bernard Starr

American business has eliminated untold numbers of other middle class jobs. That's why the employment and housing markets are struggling, food stamp use is at an all-time high and the ranks of the working poor are swelling, while corporate profits soar.

Bringing the Money Back Home

Jim Worth | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Jim Worth

The Hagan/McCain legislation falls short of its potential and should be rejected and replaced by a fairer, more equitable bill that truly begins to rebalance this country.

We Should Raise Corporate Taxes (Not Lower Them)

Harlan Green | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Raising corporate taxes -- or closing all the loopholes -- is a first step if we want to create a sustainable recovery, rather than more busted bubbles.

The Three R's of Boosting Profitability

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 05.20.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If sales volumes aren't improving or are volatile, business owners can still grow profits. Here are three ways to generate more bang for the bucks your business brings in.

Where Is Obama's Windfall Profits Tax On the Oil and Gas Industry?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

The promise was displayed prominently at the top of the "economy" section of Obama's campaign website. However, the language regarding the windfall profits tax vanished in an unceremonious and abrupt manner.

Corporate Taxes As Percentage Of Profits Now Lowest In Decades

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

As a percentage of ever-growing profits, corporations are paying less in taxes than they have in decades. Thanks in part to federal tax breaks, cor...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Wages Fell In 2011, While Corporate Profits Surged | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business

A new report out Tuesday shows that working Americans made less money last year, as real wages fell about two percent in 2011, when accounting for inf...

The Five Republican Myths About Inequality

David Morris | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
David Morris

Recent comments by Mitt Romney, still the probable Republican nominee for president, all but guarantee the inequality issue will remain front and center this election year.

In Defense of Capitalism: Profit Is Not a Dirty Word

John Friedman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
John Friedman

Wanting a better life for one's self and one's significant others is the strength behind capitalism. The quick-buck-and-the-heck-with-the-consequences attitude that became so vogue in the era was not and is not typical. For most of the history of capitalism 'built to last' was the norm.

Government Has to Work -- or Else

Harlan Green | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

What we need to do instead is embark on a massive investment program -- as we did, virtually by accident, 80 years ago -- that will increase our productivity for years to come, and will also increase employment now.

Both Public And Private Sector Wages Barely Grew Over Twelve Months

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Whether you work for the government or the private sector, it's likely your salary didn't go up much in 2011, but federal workers saw their wages grow...

Dear Supercommittee: "It's Consumer Spending, Stupid!"

Harlan Green | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

It isn't consumer debt, as much as the lack of income that has prevented consumers from spending enough to boost economic growth.

Just Say No to Corporate Greed

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Marian Wright Edelman

One solution being proposed by some of our Congressional leaders is a rehash of an old experiment: a repatriation tax holiday that would temporarily allow U.S.-based companies to bring home profits they currently hold overseas.

Income Inequality Is the Achilles Heel in the GOP Strategy to Demonize Occupy Wall Street

Mitchell Bard | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Give Rick Perry credit for his honesty. He just articulated out loud what is the accepted dogma of the modern Tea Party-owned Republican party, completely dedicated to protecting the wealthy and corporations on the backs of the (rapidly shrinking) middle class.

Spending Big On Lobbying May Help Net Bigger Profits

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.17.2011 | Business

You need to spend money to make money, as the saying goes. It's an idea lobbyists might find particularly resonant: Companies that spend money on appe...

A Housing Market Divided: The Rich And Everyone Else

AP | By MICHELLE CONLIN | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

-- In America, it's starting to feel as if there are two housing markets. One for the rich and one for everyone else. Consider foreclosure-ravaged D...

The 'New Normal' Does Not Have to Be Slower Growth!

Harlan Green | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

Republicans are, in a word, trying to convince us what is in effect a 'new normal' of ignorance, a wholesale ignorance of reality based facts -- whether economic or scientific.

Labor Day: Have We Forgotten What It Means?

Harlan Green | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

Make no mistake: as the public becomes better informed on the causes of the current employment malaise, they will seek out leaders who can correct the imbalance between growing corporate profits and declining payrolls.

How Often CEOs Earn More Than Company Pays In Income Taxes

Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Twenty-five of the 100 highest paid U.S. CEOs earned more last year than their companies paid in federal income tax, a pay study said...

Citi Executive: 'Corporate Sector Cannot Continue To Simply Cut Costs'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

High corporate profits have been one of the few bright spots for the global recovery. One high-level financial executive isn't so sure that success ca...

How Many Pumpkin Lattes Will Warren Buffett Earn for His $5 Billion BofA Investment?

Pamela Yellen | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business
Pamela Yellen

When banks and other financial institutions can borrow unlimited amounts from Ben Bernake and the Federal Reserve, while paying almost zero interest, they have no business charging consumers over 15% on the money we borrow.

Alexander Eichler

'Essentially Stagnation': Economic Growth Slows To A Crawl | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business

Two years after the official end of the Great Recession, the economy is still struggling to build momentum, and a full-fledged recovery remains a dist...

U.S. Profits Per Employee Jump Even As Raises Remain Modest

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Companies are squeezing greater profits out of their employees, even as layoffs rise and the outlook for hiring and raises remains mixed, a recent stu...

Warren Buffett's Truth -- No Shared Sacrifice

Harlan Green | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

As Americans become more hopeless about their economic futures, they become more passive. And passivity means they don't vote, as is evidenced by progressively declining voter roles since the 1970s.