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  • Business lobby pressures Graham, Scott on Ex-Im

    08/25/2017 9:53:53 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    Upstate Business Journal ^ | August 25, 2017 | Rudolph Bell
    We just havenít gotten assurances if they had to cast the votes how they would vote.ĒĖTed Pitts, president of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce The business lobby has turned up the heat on U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina to reject President Donald J. Trumpís nominee to run the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The National Association of Manufacturers said on Aug. 22 that it had launched radio and online ads in South Carolina calling on the senators to oppose the White House pick, former New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett. A radio script released by NAM says...
  • EU risks breakup without overhaul of cheap labor rule, says Macron

    08/24/2017 10:43:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 24 August 2017 17:40 CEST+02:00
    The EU risks breaking up unless it overhauls a controversial rule allowing firms to send temporary workers from low-wage countries to richer nations without paying their local social charges, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. ďSome political or business circles seek to use the EUís funds while at the same time developing a system of social and fiscal dumping,Ē he said in Bucharest during a whistle-stop visit to eastern and central Europe. ďThis will lead to the dismantling of the European UnionĒ if there is no reform agreement at a Brussels summit in October, he added after holding talks with...
  • Made in America* -- How the U.S. auto industry was built with foreign labor

    08/05/2017 8:27:32 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 48 replies
    CBSNews ^ | July 31, 2017 | Emily Rand
    When Gerald Greiner walked into his first job as a safety manager for Eisenmann Corporation, a subcontractor building the paint shop at the Mercedes plant in Vance Alabama back in 2013, he was surprised to see Eastern Europeans pouring concrete, erecting steel and fitting pipe at the company's expansion project. "There was Polish and Slovenian and Croatian people there it was hard for me to believe because I just didn't understand why they would be here," Greiner told "CBSN On Assignment" correspondent Vladimir Duthiers during an interview at a neighborhood park near Greiner's home in San Jose, California. "The cars...
  • Nobel Prize winner Yunus revered by poor `telephone ladies' of Bangladesh

    10/14/2006 7:39:08 AM PDT · by Valin · 14 replies · 524+ views
    AP ^ | 10/14/06 | Beth Duff-Brown
    Walking alongside rice paddies and water buffalo on the outskirts of Dhaka with Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus was like walking down the red carpet with a Hollywood movie star. Women in saris grabbed at the handsome man with thick gray hair, flirting and addressing him with ease. I was surprised, given we were in a conservative Muslim country where rural women typically take a backseat to men. But this man, who won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, had taught them to stand up to their husbands by giving them small loans that now put them in the driver's seat....
  • Starbucks Pledges to Hire More U.S. Military Veterans

    03/22/2017 4:25:56 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/22 | Julie Jargon
    Starbucks Corp. plans to hire more U.S. military veterans and their spouses after facing backlash over its promise to hire refugees. Presiding over his last annual shareholders meeting as chief executive on Wednesday, Howard Schultz said Starbucks will hire 15,000 veterans and their spouses by 2025, on top of more than 10,000 hired since a pledge he made four years ago. The new drive comes after some customers threatened to boycott Starbucks for its January pledge to hire 10,000 refugees globally over the next five years. The coffee giant made the commitment following President Donald Trumpís first executive order, banning...
  • Trump's foes on immigration: corporations

    02/07/2017 1:07:15 PM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/7/17 | Chris Isidore
    Dozens of companies worked together to file court papers. Others used Super Bowl ads to promote messages of inclusion and tolerance to 111 million viewers. Starbucks promised to hire 10,000 refugees. Opposition to President Trump's immigration order isn't just coming from Democrats or judges. It's coming from corporate America. The companies are concerned about access to skilled foreign workers and foreign markets. But corporate opposition to the order goes further, in some cases calling it unconstitutional or suggesting it conflicts with American values.
  • Colorado chambers, business groups form coalition for immigration reform

    12/03/2016 9:33:14 AM PST · by snarkpup · 14 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Updated Dec 2, 2016, 8:32pm MST | Monica Mendoza
    Twelve Colorado chambers of commerce, trade groups and business organizations are teaming up in a new coalition to push for reform of U.S. immigration policy. ... Brough said the chamber is supportive of reform that includes components like increased access to short-term workers for critical industries like tourism and agriculture; increased H-1B visas to support a knowledge-based economy; a clear path to citizenship; and increased border security.
  • Wall St. Journal Trying to Manipulate Small Biz Yeomanry into US Chamber/Biz Rountable Thinking

    11/25/2016 12:13:20 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    11/25/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    'Small Businesses Lament There Are Too Few Mexicans in U.S., Not Too Many' is the poison pill they're currently pedaling. The US Chamber and the Business Roundtable have made themselves the class enemies of small business yeomanry. (I live by an upper-middle-class neighborhood heavy with craftsmen and tradesmen; they are just as substantial as elite Ivy League 'Boaters' and Wall St. "We Ripped Their FACES Off!" Sharks.) Latino small biz owners don't need the Wall St. Journal's take on immigration, they are equally substantial with 'white' biz, if anything, more conservative. The Journo/Chamber/Rountable Axis only promotes defiance of law. Small...
  • Exclusive: Armitage to back Clinton over Trump

    06/16/2016 10:41:18 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | Michael Crowley
    Richard Armitage, the deputy secretary of state under George W. Bush, says he will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, in one of the most dramatic signs yet that Republican national security elites are rejecting their partyís presumptive nominee. Armitage, a retired Navy officer who also served as an assistant secretary of defense under Ronald Reagan, is thought by Clinton aides to be the highest ranking former GOP national security official to openly support Clinton over Trump.
  • Carly Fiorina emerges as GOP candidate to watch. (Older article w good info)

    04/28/2016 11:52:51 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 26 replies
    The Mercury News Health ^ | Aug 7,2015 | Tracy Seipel
    Hardly anybody was watching what Carly Fiorina did Thursday, but just about everybody was talking about it Friday morning: The former Hewlett-Packard executive crushed her six male counterparts in the JV debate of Republican presidential hopefuls. Her sharp command of everything from foreign policy to cybersecurity issues and her presidential poise had Rush Limbaugh and MSNBC's liberal pundits gushing about her performance, virtually guaranteeing her highly improbable campaign a big-time bump and a spot in the varsity lineup... ...Limbaugh replayed her closing statement: "Hillary Clinton lies about Benghazi. She lies about emails. She is still defending Planned Parenthood.... 2016 is...
  • John Kasich defends immigration stance at Ohio rally

    03/14/2016 2:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Seth McLaughlin
    Gov. John Kasich defended Monday his support of an immigration overhaul that includes the legalization of nonviolent illegal immigrants, telling supporters on the eve of the Ohio primary that it is unrealistic to think that the federal government is going to boot illegal immigrants out of the country. The issue of illegal immigration has been a dividing line in the GOP presidential campaign, including here in Ohio, where businessman Donald Trump has vowed to finish the fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border and make the Mexican government pay for it, and promised to make people living in the country illegally to...
  • Are we be better off with the thousands of factories shut down and millions of jobs lost?

    Are we be better off today with the thousands of U.S. factories that have shut down and millions of American jobs lost and the trillions in accumulated debt that we've run up in the last couple decades of free trade? And, of course, this is due to many factors including such things as: Big government Regulations High taxes Unions driving up costs Cheap labor overseas Fewer regulations overseas Lower taxes overseas Trade deficits etc., And doubly exasperated by poor trade deals? Or is this all a myth? Are we better off with cheaper foreign (cheap) goods, fewer U.S. factories, fewer...
  • Donald Trump Suits And Ties Are Made in China

    03/08/2016 2:26:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 263 replies
    CNN ^ | March 8, 2016 | Heather Long
    Donald Trump Suits And Ties Are Made in China by Heather Long March 8, 2016 Donald Trump blasts companies like Ford and Apple for manufacturing products outside the United States. He even threatened to stop eating Oreo cookies after he learned some production was moving to Mexico. But Trump does the same thing. Many of his products are made outside the United States. Most Donald J. Trump ties are made in China. Some Donald J. Trump suits are also made in China. Donald J. Trump signature men's dress shirts are made in China, Bangladesh or "imported," meaning they were made...
  • Trump Only Candidate to Address 1,400 Indianapolis Workers Whose Jobs Are Being Sent to Mexico

    02/13/2016 9:35:55 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 175 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 13
    During tonight's CBS Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump was the only candidate to address the news that Carrier will be sending hundreds of American jobs to Mexico. The GOP frontrunner said that under a President Trump, Carrier would stay and "build in the United States because we are killing ourselves with trade pacts that are no good for us and no good for our workers." Video footage emerged yesterday, which went viral, capturing the anger and heartache of 1,400 Indianapolis workers who were informed that they soon would be out of work, as their company will be sending their jobs...
  • Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate who wants to increase the H-1B cap by 500%

    02/09/2016 7:51:07 AM PST · by xzins · 116 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | 23 Mar 15 | Patrick Thibodeau
    It's going to be hard for the Republicans to field a presidential candidate as enthusiastic about the H-1B visa as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Cruz, who announced his presidential bid this morning, once proposed an immediate increase in the base H-1B cap from 65,000 to 325,000. Cruz offered the H-1B increase as an amendment in 2013 to the Senate's comprehensive immigration bill. Cruz's amendment was defeated by the Senate's Judiciary Committee, which approved an 180,000 H-1B cap increase in the comprehensive immigration bill. The House never acted on this legislation. Cruz's H-1B amendment, however, proposed increasing H-1B fees from...
  • Cruz 2013 Tweet: Any bill this body passes should have border security first & then legalization.

    9:37 AM - 19 Jun 2013 We need to secure the border. Any bill this body passes should have border security first & then legalization. Not the other way around.
  • Foreign operatives and foreign-owned businesses changing America by changing the people

    01/15/2016 8:24:11 AM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | January 13, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    Foreign operatives and foreign-owned businesses changing America by changing the people Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 13, 2016 The Wall Street Journal‚Äôs Miriam Jordan gives us a peak inside the employment services that the nine major refugee resettlement contractors offer American businesses. I just want to scream when I see stories like this‚ÄĒwhat about Americans who might like to own a small business or need work? Everyone working in ‚Äėpockets of resistance‚Äô must begin to expose the businesses in your city and state that work with refugee contractors to displace American workers. And, don‚Äôt forget the Chamber of Commerce!...
  • Head of business lobby slams Trump, GOP candidates for immigration rhetoric (US Chamber of Amnesty)

    01/14/2016 9:18:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/14/16 | Lydia Wheeler
    The leader of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday assailed the "very loud" voices in the Republican presidential race who advocate "walling off America," taking what appeared to be a swipe at Donald Trump. While Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue did not mention Trump by name, he denounced candidates who he said "are attacking whole groups of people based not on their conduct but on their ethnicity or religion." "This is morally wrong and politically stupid," Donohue said in his annual State of American business address. Donohoue later denied that his remark was aimed directly at Trump,...
  • Charles Koch bemoans lack of influence over 2016 race

    01/08/2016 11:01:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | January 8, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Charles Koch is ‚Äúdisappointed‚ÄĚ with the line-up of Republican candidates in the 2016 cycle, and is surprised by the lack of influence he and his brother have wielded so far. In an interview with the Financial Times, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist, said he‚Äôll eventually support a candidate who he agrees with on some things with, but that it‚Äôs hard to get excited. He said a list presented to all the candidates about the Kochs' political arm's priorities ‚Äúdoesn‚Äôt seem to faze them much. You‚Äôd think we could have more influence.‚ÄĚ
  • Paul Ryan's Christmas Warning: American Companies Will Shut Down Without More Foreign Workers

    12/24/2015 5:35:22 AM PST · by maggief · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 23, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    In a Tuesday morning interview with radio host Bill Bennett, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% defended his omnibus bill's controversial expansion in the H-2B visa program, which would allow foreign workers to fill blue-collar American jobs, by arguing that if the provision were not included, American companies would be forced to shut their doors. Bennett pressed Ryan on the details of the H-2B visa expansion, slipped 700-pages into Ryan's 2,009-page omnibus spending bill-asking Ryan directly, "Do you believe there are not enough Americans to fill these jobs?" In response, Ryan described the H-2B visa expansion as "a very small, discrete provision."...