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  • Obama to discuss economic ideas with CEOs

    12/03/2014 3:30:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2014 3:08 AM EST
    President Barack Obama is meeting with leading CEOs to discuss ways to promote the economy and create jobs during his last two years in office. Obama on Wednesday will attend the quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs. Obama plans to give a speech and take questions. …
  • Hill Poll: Gloomy voters say US on wrong track, kids will be poorer

    12/17/2012 5:14:48 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2012 | Sheldon Alberts
    A mood of economic gloom hangs over the nation as President Obama and Republican leaders scramble to strike a deficit deal that avoids automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, according to a new poll for The Hill. The poll, conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, found nearly 6-in-10 people (59 percent) feel the country is on the wrong track. It also showed people are deeply pessimistic about their chances for future prosperity, with 54 percent saying they believe their children will be worse off as adults than their parents.The poll results cast a shadow over talks in Washington aimed at averting...
  • U.S. Business Leaders Release Economic Recovery Plan

    03/07/2012 6:09:13 PM PST · by bizlawnews · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON March 7 (LID) – A group of top U.S. business leaders released a plan Wednesday they said is aimed at jumpstarting the lagging American economy. The Business Roundtable (BRT) plan — designed to spur economic growth and job creation — calls for an overhaul of the corporate tax structure, reduction in federal regulations on business and forging a national energy strategy, among other suggestions.
  • The NLRB Fear Factor: How the Boeing case poisons investment.

    08/13/2011 12:38:18 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | August 13, 2011
    The National Association of Manufacturers asked its members last month how the National Labor Relations Board's decision against Boeing's Sourth Carolina plant case is affecting their decision-making. Some 60% said the government's case already has—or could—hurt hiring. Sixty-nine percent said the case would damage job growth. And 49% said capital expenditure plans "have been or may be impacted by the NLRB's complaint." Around 1,000 of the association's 11,000 members contributed to the survey. That's a lot of lost jobs. When CEOs or entrepreneurs fear political intervention that might impose higher costs, they are more reluctant to invest or to hire...
  • Behind the Amnesty Agenda - Time to go to the source!

    06/17/2007 8:56:21 AM PDT · by PlainOleAmerican · 87 replies · 2,271+ views
    Small Government Times ^ | 06/16/07 | JB Williams
    The American people are up in arms over the current push to legalize illegal migration from south of our border. But unless they are prepared to take up arms, they are likely to lose the battle over immigration reform. (snip) Washington is not listening - at least not to the American people. So who are they listening to? (snip) Democrats are fully behind illegal immigration and they have been for many years. It is a vital ingredient in their effort to build an unbeatable proletariat voting majority that will insure Democrat victories at the ballot box for decades to come....
  • CA: Small business faces big problems--and the Chamber's not helping

    01/12/2006 6:48:25 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 4 replies · 345+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | January 12th, 2006 | Adam Probolsky
    Small business beware, your larger cousin, big-business has dropped their arrows, washed off their war paint and even shot their horses (presumably for food since there will be a long cold winter ahead). Recent media reports suggest that business and industry in California are no longer going to put up a fight against union demands that hurt our overall economy and end up costing jobs. Bill Dombrowski is the President and CEO of the California Retailers Association. He recently told the Orange County Register that the governor's proposal to increase the minimum wage in the state by $1 an hour...
  • WSJ: Private FEMA - Wal-Mart and Home Depot to the rescue.

    09/08/2005 5:51:05 AM PDT · by OESY · 19 replies · 992+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 8, 2005 | Editorial
    ...The straightforward generosity of the corporate sector has been well reported. [D]onations had exceeded $200 million. Besides cash, companies have handed out free drugs, suspended finance payments on cars and mortgages and helped emergency personnel with equipment. As interesting, though, has been the application of corporate best practices-- from supply-chain management to logistics-- to a natural disaster. The private-sector planning began before Katrina hit. Home Depot's "war room" had transferred high-demand items -- generators, flashlights, batteries and lumber -- to distribution areas surrounding the strike area. Phone companies readied mobile cell towers and sent in generators and fuel. Insurers flew...
  • U.S. CEOs see higher sales, neutral on job growth

    12/17/2003 12:09:41 PM PST · by Starwind · 6 replies · 93+ views
    Biz.Yahoo/Reuters ^ | December 17, 2003
    U.S. CEOs see higher sales, neutral on job growth Wednesday December 17, 2:31 pm ET NEW YORK, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Leading U.S. chief executives overwhelmingly expect their companies to post higher sales in the first half of next year, but only a minority see higher capital spending or more jobs created by their companies, according to a survey by the Business Roundtable released on Wednesday. The survey, conducted by the country's main association of CEOs, reflects the cautiously optimistic outlook of most economists, who see the economy improving but held back by sluggish growth in jobs. As a result...
  • Kerry to unfurl plan to halt Bush tax cuts

    12/03/2002 7:50:10 AM PST · by GeneD · 54 replies · 301+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 12/03/2002 | Glen Johnson
    <p>WASHINGTON - Senator John F. Kerry is kicking off his presidential campaign with an economics speech today that will flesh out his proposal to freeze Bush administration tax cuts in favor of a payroll tax cut for workers and new investment incentives for businesses.</p>