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U.S. Corporations Have Over $2 Trillion Stashed Overseas

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business

* U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Wyden calls for reform * Total of profits stashed abroad up 93 percent 2008-2013 ...

Congress Should Keep Lights Off on Tax Package That Nets GE Billions in Tax Breaks

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

Sometimes, the inability of Congress to get things done is a blessing in disguise -- like, for example, failing to renew a bevy of tax breaks that overwhelmingly benefit big corporations and wealthy individuals.

Organizational Culture Meets Porn

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Create a sense of purpose. Which is the dream? It must be something that wakes up emotions, that makes us jump out of bed every morning and run to work -- and don't dare tell me the dream is to increase sales by 10 percent.

Natural Gas No Fit for GE's Ecomagination

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Natural gas delays the transition away from fossil fuels and into a survivable future at a critical moment.

Occupation of Crimea, Is this a Sea of Change?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Elena Ulansky

One of the responses of the Obama administration to the largest crisis in contemporary relations between Russia and the United States might be to curtail America's largest oil company Exxon Mobil from continuing its joint venture with Russia's largest oil company Rosneft.

The Power of the Private Sector to Save Lives

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Good news travels fast. This week's announcement by CVS Caremark that they will stop selling tobacco products by October 1 was front-page news and a topic of conversation everywhere. My first thought? What a great example of a company voluntarily doing the right thing.

Obama To Visit Costco

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A steel plant and a Costco store are among the places President Barack Obama plans to visit on a four-state tour after the State o...

WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF WISDOM?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

There are not many people who have a lot of experience AND the fairly rare human capability to crystallize that experience into practical ideas which ...

Is Your Nest Egg Radioactive?

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.30.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

For investors, it's always a good idea to get out of the old and into the new. You wouldn't want to be invested in the horse and buggy when cars were invented, and you don't want to be left holding a bag of uranium when everyone else is solar gazing.

Tomorrow Is D-Day for Health Insurers: The Beginning of Disintermediation

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

I've often said that the Affordable Care Act is the end of the beginning of reform. Starting tomorrow, October 1, 2014, that law will signify the beginning of the end of the health insurance industry as we know it.

Rio Tinto's Opportunity: Leave the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Pebble Mine is opposed by over 80 percent of the region's residents who, along with the region's wildlife, depend on the health of the wild salmon fishery for their survival, as their ancestors have for millennia.

Zach Carter

Third Of Richest CEOs Were Getting Paid Taxpayer Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than one-third of the nation's highest-paid CEOs from the past two decades led companies that were subsidized by American taxpayers...

Racial Justice, Not Racist Justice

Carl Gibson | Posted 09.16.2013 | Crime
Carl Gibson

The sooner we acknowledge that the current justice system is a farce and only works for the privileged, the sooner we'll be able to change it for the better.

Inside Edison Nation: Charlotte's Willy Wonka-Style Warehouse Of Inventions

Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business
Nate C. Hindman

Hop the ragged chain-link fence behind Panthers stadium, scale a gravel embankment, and you'll come upon a nondescript warehouse with an unmarked door. This is Edison Nation, and inside, you'll find a winding labyrinth of high-tech design studios, 3-D printing labs, and ultra-modern offices.

Video: Comcast Aims to Bring TV Programming to the Web with NBC Deal

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

In a deal just announced, Comcast, the nation's largest cable operator, will buy a controlling stake in NBC.  The deal will take a a year to ...

Citi Settles Massive Mortgage Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business

* Federal Housing Finance Agency agrees to dismiss lawsuit * Agency will not say how much Citi will pay * Agency still i...

Apple's Tax Avoidance: 'Not Illegal' Does Not Mean Moral, Right or Acceptable

Brian Levin | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

Our government is not always going to protect us from everything that may be harmful or close loopholes to make our tax system more equitable and fair. That is just the way our system works. But, that is where all of us come in

GE To Invest Billions In Controversial Drilling

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 07.27.2013 | Business

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of America's corporate giants is investing billions of dollars in the new boom of oil and gas drilling, or fracking. General E...

GE To Pay Up Over Claims It Hid Billions In Troubled Assets During The Financial Crisis

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2013 | Business

* GE accused of hiding billions in troubled assets * About $200 bln market value lost during class period * GE says sett...

GE Takes Big Stand Against Gun Industry

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

By Ernest Scheyder April 24 (Reuters) - General Electric Co discovered it was financing a small number of firearm purchases in the wak...

Major Manufacturer To Let You Design New Gadgets

AP | Posted 06.11.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — GE says it is licensing thousands of patents to Quirky, a New York City startup that lets people collaborate on designing household ...

10 Companies Whose Offshore Profits Are Exploding

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

Sending profits away keeps the taxman at bay. That's the motto that Apple, along with dozens of other companies, has subscribed to in an effort to...

Report: GE Keeps Billions Overseas To Avoid Taxes

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business

The company with the most profits parked overseas is General Electric, according to a new Bloomberg analysis of 83 corporations. GE said in a Feb. ...

GE Nominates Former Regulator To Its Board

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business

March 11 (Reuters) - General Electric Co nominated Mary Schapiro, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, to its board. ...

March 1st Has Come and Gone - Now What?

Camille Rivera | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

Wwhile much of the pain may not be immediate, the sequester will soon take a horrible toll on all of us. To me it's just another reminder that the rich get richer while the rest of us just get screwed.