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GOP Rep Hits Groups For Petitioning For 'Special Privilege'

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - A Republican House committee chairman scolded Boeing Co and a large U.S. trade group on Monday for lobbying to keep ...

White House Backs Export-Import Bank One Day After Kevin McCarthy Says He Won't

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House and an influential pair of business organizations both called for renewal of the Export-Import Bank on Monday, one ...

Christina Wilkie

Conflict Minerals Disclosure Rule Struck Down By Appeals Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Business groups won a partial victory Monday when a U.S. appeals court struck down part of a regulation designed to discourage the trade...

Kate Sheppard

Sidetracked Senate Energy Efficiency Bill Will Be Back Next Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan energy efficiency bill that got sidetracked last fall in the Senate is expected to come into play again next week. Sens...

Manufacturing Continues On a Roll

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

There is a growing movement in our country to buy American. Major retailers are making a big splash out of shifting to domestic suppliers. This movement was a long time in the making, but it is real.

NGOs Need to Keep Pressing Business to Be Transparent Taxpaying Global Citizens

Judith Samuelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Judith Samuelson

I have been both a lobbyist and a banker, and I understand the instincts of the business associations to protect their members, but from a societal perspective, exposing the money behind the politics is just common sense.

Business Groups Assail Political Transparency

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Three of the nation's most prominent trade associations are striking back at a corporate disclosure study that concludes large companies are increasingly more transparent about their politicking.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Takes Up Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

The Senate is debating a bipartisan energy bill this week that if passed would become the first substantial energy legislation in six years. The En...

Manufacturing: A Pathway to Prosperity

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Whether it's the Krups you use for your morning coffee, the garage door you close with the touch of a button, or the computer you log onto that signif...

Free Trade With Europe

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

It is something Washington can work together on, and a viable TAP would give a real boost to the economies of the U.S. and the EU. It would be, in Shakespeare's timeless phrase, a consummation devoutly to be wished.

The Usual Suspects Who Will Benefit From Gutting Obamacare Now Want You to Worry About 'Disruption'

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Disruption. Get ready to hear that word many times in the coming weeks, especially if you hang out inside the Washington beltway.

Deregulation For Businesses and the Election

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business are working to...

Children v. Dirty Business

William S. Becker | Posted 06.11.2012 | Green
William S. Becker

On May 11, a group of children will face off against the Obama administration and the NAM, arguing that common law requires governments to protect critical natural resources on behalf of current and future generations.

'Time Fixes All Wounds'

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy is improving faster than economists had expected. They now foresee slightly stronger growth and hiring than they did tw...

GOP and Chamber of Commerce's War Over the Bulletin Board

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Peter Dreier

Even with such lopsided pro-management laws, big business isn't satisfied. America's employers would prefer to keep their workers' rights a well-guarded secret. Thus, the corporate outrage over the 11-inch by 17-inch poster.

Tyler Kingkade

U.S. Chamber Joins Liberal Groups Against GOP Loan Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce finds itself on the same side as environmental groups and labor unions on a budget cut that House Republica...

Creating Private Sector Jobs

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

I suggest a cooperative program, jointly funded by government and business, to train unemployed workers for specific jobs that need filling now.

Corporate Lobby To Blame For Economic Mess

Washington Post | Steven Pearlstein | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business

The economy is flatlining. Global financial markets are in turmoil. Your stock price is down about 15 percent in three weeks. Your customers have lost...

Republican Rift: Big Business vs. Tea Party

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The tension between the two wings of the GOP rose to the surface during the recent battle over the debt ceiling, which then exploded into a war of words between former Republican Senator Alan Simpson and Grover Norquist, head of the right-wing outfit, Americans for Tax Reform.

China Edges Ahead Of U.S. In Manufacturing, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After over a century of dominance, U.S. manufacturing has dropped into second place behind China, according to estimates released Monday by IHS Global...

The Cloud on the Horizon

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

There is a grave fiscal cloud gathering on the horizon. Like most economists who do not have their heads in the sand, I have for many years warned of a pending fiscal crisis driven by excessive debt and unrealistic government commitments.

Manufacturing in Decline; Establishment in Denial

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

The use of bad arguments to defend a position is a fairly strong telltale that the position cannot be defended with good arguments. This seems to be the case with the Korea FTA. NAM must think the public is fairly dumb to fall for its claims.

Sam Stein

Business Lobby Opposes Bil That Cuts Taxes For Middle Class

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The largest manufacturing association in the United States on Thursday blitzed the House of Representatives with a letter urging them to...

Jobs & Exports: New Report Highlights Obama Peril with Bush Trade Pacts

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lori Wallach

The growth rate of U.S. exports to the countries with whom we do NOT have Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) has been over double that to U.S. FTA partners....

Business Steps Up Efforts To Block Expiration Of Bush Tax Cuts

Reuters | Kim Dixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The biggest U.S. companies stepped up their lobbying on Monday to block Democrats' plans to let taxes on wealthier Americans rise at year's end, askin...