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  • Construction stocks could rally as California's $52 billion roads plan clears major hurdle

    04/27/2017 8:04:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 7, 2017 | Jeff Daniels
    California's $54 billion plan to fix roads and fund highway improvements cleared a major hurdle late Thursday, passing in the state legislature and setting the stage for what could become a massive spending spree. Positive comments last week from analysts about the state transportation plan sent shares of several construction-related companies sharply higher. Some of them continued to trend higher this week and with passage in both houses of the legislature it's possible they could rally Friday. Analysts have suggested beneficiaries of the state spending could include Summit Materials, a construction materials producer, and AECOM, an engineering firm. Summit's stock...
  • Five Companies Worse Than United Airlines

    04/14/2017 12:01:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/14/2017 | Kimberly Ross
    Much has been written about the United Airlines fiasco which occurred on Sunday involving passenger Dr. David Dao. As you are well aware, United needed to find room on the flight for some of its employees, so the airline “re-accommodated” Dao by dragging him out of the plane and injuring him in the process. Hopefully, United will learn from their egregious blunder.But let’s not act as if they’re the worst company in America. Here are five companies which are worse than United.After bloodthirsty Planned Parenthood, clearly the worst of all, these are in no particular order.Planned ParenthoodYou can’t get...
  • Donald Trump Warns of 35% Tariff For Companies That Move Abroad

    12/04/2016 11:27:46 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 86 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 2016-12-04 | Mahita Gajanan
    Trump warned companies of retribution or consequences for leaving the U.S. Donald Trump warned U.S. companies of retribution or consequences, such as a massive tariff, if they leave the country. In a series of early morning tweets Sunday, Trump said companies with offshore factories would face a 35% tax on products they want to sell back in the U.S. The U.S. is going to substantialy [sic] reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will...
  • Companies havent fudged their numbers this much since the financial crisis

    03/21/2016 8:50:20 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 13 replies
    Yahoo Finance.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Sam Ro
    Almost all of the companies in the S&P 500 (^GSPC) have announced their quarterly earnings, and now Wall Streets number crunchers are finalizing their conclusions as to what actually happened during the last three months of 2015. Unfortunately, its become an increasingly challenging task to understand the true financial performance of the big publicly traded companies because of the widening of something called the GAAP gap. Dont worry: this topic isnt as scary a concept as it sounds. In a nutshell, theres a standard known as generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, which encourages some uniformity in how companies will...
  • China is buying up American companies fast, and it's freaking people out

    02/21/2016 11:20:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/21/2016 | Portia Crowe
    Here's a story you'll be hearing about a lot this year. Chinese companies have been buying up foreign businesses -- including American ones -- at a record rate, and it's freaking out lawmakers. There is General Electric's sale of its appliance business to Qingdao-based Haier, Zoomlion's bid for the heavy-lifting-equipment maker Terex Corporation, and ChemChina's record-breaking deal for the Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta, valued at $48 billion. Most recently, a unit of the Chinese conglomerate HNA Group on Wednesday said it would buy the technology distributor Ingram Micro for $6 billion. And the most contentious deal so far...
  • Zero tax bill for UK big six

    01/31/2016 4:22:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    The Sunday Times ^ | 01/31/16 | Jon Ungoed-Thomas
    AT LEAST six of Britain's 10 biggest multinationals -- including Shell, British American Tobacco (BAT) and Lloyds Banking Group -- paid no UK corporation tax in 2014 despite combined global profits of more than £30bn. The disclosure comes as the Tories are embroiled in a row over a deal with Google that allowed it to pay just £130m in corporation tax since 2005. The other companies that paid no UK corporation tax in 2014 were Lloyds, brewer SABMiller and drugs company AstraZeneca. BP and drugs company Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) declined to reveal how much UK corporation tax they paid,...
  • Power Grab: STIB Directly Paying Companies Millions

    09/20/2015 10:17:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Nerve ^ | June 1, 2015 | Rick Brundrett
    Most folks probably think of the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank as just that – a bank that finances major highway and bridge projects. S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse, R-Charleston and a member of the Infrastructure Bank (STIB) Board of Directors, described the bank, created by the Legislature in 1997, as a “funding arm” in a recent (Charleston) Post & Courier story. But in addition to providing funding to the state Department of Transportation and local governments, STIB in recent years also has assumed the role of a general contractor or project manager, paying millions of dollars directly to certain companies for...
  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 1:21:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, its not only the government that fills Planned Parenthoods coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthoods $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions. 2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more...
  • Companies can't find workers who can hold a conversation or show up on time

    04/19/2015 7:35:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/19/2015 | Myles Udland
    It's not about finding workers; it's about finding the right workers.According to the latest supplemental survey from the New York Fed's manufacturing and business leaders surveys, employers in the New York area are facing two main problems: finding workers who can show up on time and workers who can hold a conversation.The survey showed that in April, 65% of manufacturing employers had difficulty finding punctual workers and 60% had trouble finding workers with interpersonal skills.Among business leaders, a broader survey group, 42% had trouble finding punctual workers while about 48% had trouble finding workers with interpersonal skills. These results also...
  • Americas 15 Highest Paying Companies [And the industries they represent]

    04/16/2015 9:40:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Glassdoor ^ | 04/15/2015 | Glassdoor Team
    Do you dream of earning a six figure paycheck? If so, Glassdoor has compiled its newest report identifying Americas 15 Highest Paying Companies, in which the median annual total compensation starts at more than $140,000. This report evaluates salary and compensation information shared by employees over the past year on Glassdoor. The ranking of companies by median total compensation takes into account annual base salary, cash and stock bonuses, commissions and other forms of financial income. Check out the top 15 companies below, along with insights from Glassdoor Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain explaining why these companies pay so well....
  • The 15 highest-paying companies in America, 2015

    04/11/2015 5:50:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/11/2015 | JACQUELYN SMITH AND MIKE NUDELMAN
    Companies like Netflix and Google aren't just fun places to work. They're also two of the highest-paying employers in the US. Glassdoor, an online jobs and careers community, just released a new report which identifies the 15 companies with the highest median total compensation which includes base salary and other forms of income, such as commissions, tips, and bonuses as reported by US-based employees on the Glassdoor website over the past year. Turns out the average employee at the No. 1 company, New York-based law firm Skadden Arps, rakes in over $180,00 a year. That's nearly four times...
  • Sorry Robert Reich, Companies Are Not Charities

    02/23/2015 6:57:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    RCM ^ | 02/23/2014 | By Jeffrey Dorfman
    Recently, I have been having a bit of a back-and-forth with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about labor markets (his, mine, his). While Secretary Reich stands out for obvious reasons, he is hardly alone in terms of criticizing my past columns about jobs and labor markets (if you want to join in, see my positions, for example, here, here, and here). Basically, the two main issues are that many people want jobs to serve as a delivery mechanism for social welfare benefits while I (and other conservatives) would prefer to keep the two separate and that liberals seem to have...
  • Why Its Worrying That U.S. Companies Are Getting Older

    08/04/2014 4:44:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/4/14 | Asma Ghribi
    <p>Not only is the American population aging, businesses in the U.S. also are growing older.</p> <p>Older firms are increasingly controlling the largest market share in different sectors of the economy, according to a paper by the Brooking Institutions Robert E. Litan and Ennsyte Economicss Ian Hathaway. By 2011, the portion of U.S. businesses aged at least 16 years reached 34%, compared to 23% in 1992. Moreover, those mature companies went from employing only 60% of private-sector workers in 1992 to employing nearly three quarters of the private-sector labor force in 2011.</p>
  • How to stop companies from deserting America before its too late

    07/25/2014 6:09:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Fortune ^ | 07/24/2014 | Allan Sloan
    Sometimes even journalists get it right. My essay about companies incorporating overseas to dodge taxes, Positively Un-American, featured in our last issue, clearly struck a nerve. Since its publication, these corporate inversionsa euphemism for desertionshave taken on a life of their own. Barely a day seems to pass without a corporation announcing that it plans to leave the U.S. to save taxes but wants to continue having its business, its employees, its directors, and especially its top executives benefit from our rule of law, democratic system, and the other great things that make America America. It just doesnt want to...
  • Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less

    06/23/2014 12:08:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/23/2014 | Cameron King
    The worst kept secret is that employees are making less on average every year. There are millions of reasons for this, but were going to focus on one that we can control. Staying employed at the same company for over two years on average is going to make you earn less over your lifetime by about 50% or more. Keep in mind that 50% is a conservative number at the lowest end of the spectrum. This is assuming that your career is only going to last 10 years. The longer you work, the greater the difference will become over your...
  • Microsoft: NSA security fallout 'getting worse' ... 'not blowing over'(Double-digit declines)

    06/22/2014 10:23:16 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 46 replies
    The Register ^ | 6/19/2014 | The Register
    Microsoft's top lawyer says the fallout of the NSA spying scandal is "getting worse," and carries grim implications for US tech companies. In a speech at the GigaOm Structure conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith warned attendees that unless the US political establishment figures out how to rein in its spy agencies, there could be heavy repercussions for tech companies "What we've seen since last June is a double-digit decline in people's trust in American tech companies in key places like Brussels and Berlin and Brasilia. This has put trust at risk," Smith said. "The...
  • American Companies Think The Unthinkable Leaving The U.S.

    04/15/2014 5:23:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    IBD ^ | 04/15/2014
    Walgreen, America's venerable drug-store chain, is thinking the unthinkable: relocating to Europe. Not because it sees growth and opportunity there, but because of onerous taxes here in the U.S. It's an ominous trend. The Financial Times of London calls it "one of the largest tax inversions ever." That is, a company seeking to avoid punitive taxes in one market by moving to another. No doubt the FT is right. And after its recent $16 billion takeover of Swiss-based Alliance Boots, it would be easy for Walgreen to remake itself as a Swiss company. If it did, the Democratic Party's liberals...
  • The 15 Highest-Paying Companies in America

    03/18/2014 9:21:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 03/18/2014 | Douglas A. McIntyre, Alexander E.M. Hess, Thomas C. Frohlich and Vince Calio
    Median income for Americans was $34,750 in 2012. At some companies, however, the median is more than five times the national number. Based on figures provided by Glassdoor, 24/7 Wall St. examined the highest-paying companies in America. The companies that pay their employees the most fall primarily into two industries: management consulting firms and tech companies. These companies employ graduates of elite schools who have skills that are in high demand and have high salary expectations to match.Click here to see the 15 Highest-Paying Companies in AmericaConsultancies can afford to pay high salaries. Generally, they are high-margin businesses, relying on...
  • More Companies Dump Employee Insurance for Obamacare

    01/23/2014 10:03:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 1/23/14 | Brianna Ehley - The Fiscal Times
    This week, another major U.S. retailerTargetannounced that it will be cutting health coverage for its part-time workers in response to changes stemming from the presidents health care law. The Minneapolis-based company now joins the likes of Home Depot and Trader Joes, among others, that have decided to dump part-time employee coverage to save on health care costs.
  • The 10 Most Hated Companies in America

    01/13/2014 1:50:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 01/13/2014 | By Douglas A. McIntyre
    A company can become broadly hated if it alienates a large enough group of people. It may frustrate customers with poor service, anger employees with unpleasant working conditions or low pay, and fail shareholders with poor returns. Often, these shortcomings are intertwined and it’s usually enough for a company to antagonize one of these groups for its reputation — and even its operations and finances — to suffer. Many of the most-hated companies have millions of customers and hundreds of thousands of workers. With this kind of reach, it’s important to keep employees happy in order to maintain decent customer...