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  • Corporations That Sponsor Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention

    04/19/2015 11:19:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Despite questions of the Rev’s financial irregularities and allegations of shakedowns, they support him. Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharpton’s in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review.
  • Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff proclaims 3rd political party of CEO's

    04/03/2015 7:43:04 PM PDT · by StoneWallJack · 33 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 04/02/2015 | Charles Riley
    "This is a really important point that, you know, CEOs have a lot of power and control on investment in states and we want to invest in states where there is equality," Benioff said. "One thing that you're seeing is that there is a third [political] party emerging in this country, which is the party of CEOs," he said
  • Why Ted Cruz is Fighting ‘the Fortune 500’ on Gay Marriage

    04/03/2015 1:10:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | April 3, 2015 | David Weigel and Heidi Przybyla
    Link only due to copyright issues:,http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-03/why-ted-cruz-is-fighting-the-fortune-500-on-gay-marriage
  • Nike president & CEO condemns Indiana’s new RFRA law

    03/31/2015 11:24:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WLFI-TV ^ | March 31, 2015 | Alexandra Kruczek
    As major corporations, business leaders and organizations continue to speak out against Indiana’s Religious Free Restoration Act, Nike President and CEO Mark Parker said this new law “is bad for business.” Parker released his statement to the Human Rights Campaign — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization. He said Nike proudly stands for inclusion for all and he hopes Indiana will quickly resolve this issue. “We believe laws should treat people equally and prevent discrimination. Nike has led efforts alongside other businesses to defeat discriminatory laws in Oregon and opposes the new law in Indiana...
  • Stockman: Corporate America Is Cannibalizing Itself

    04/01/2015 12:35:16 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 13 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 9, 2015 | John Morgan
    American businesses are borrowing at historic high levels, but the only thing growing as a result is how fast their equity capital is vanishing, according to David Stockman, White House budget chief during the Reagan administration. Stockman blamed the Fed and the Fed's Wall Street cheerleaders. He said the Fed’s balance sheet has ballooned by nine times since 2000, yet real net investment in the business sector has cratered by 33 percent during the same time period. “Once upon a time businesses borrowed long term money — if they borrowed at all — in order to fund plant, equipment and...
  • OPEN LETTER TO WALMART PRESIDENT AND CEO MR. C. DOUGLAS MCMILLON RE: CUSTOMER SERVICE AND CHRISTMAS

    12/10/2014 9:38:21 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    December 10, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Mr. C. Douglas McMillon President and Chief Executive Officer Walmart Corporate Office Headquarters 702 SW 8th Street Bentonville, AR 72716 Dear Mr. McMillon, This is a happy letter that I'm so pleased to be writing, because it's about a very positive experience I had at one of your stores in the Chicago suburban area on Saturday December 6, 2014, and the experience left me very hopeful about the future of Christmas in America. Like many others, I had been under the impression for a number of years now that Walmart customer service associates were "not allowed" to wish their customers...
  • Watch Out, Apple; Microsoft Now Second Most Valuable Company In The World [bumping out Exxon]

    11/17/2014 1:39:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 11/17/2014 | Mike Upton
    The air is beginning to get a bit thin for the Redmond tech giant, as reports released Friday showed Microsoft climbing to the number two spot on the list of most valuable companies in the world, bumping out Exxon by roughly $9 billion. The cause for Microsoft and Exxon swapping places is two-fold, in that while the price of oil has been dropping, along with Exxon’s share price, Microsoft has been on the rise since October following reports of strong fiscal first-quarter gains with its cloud computing business at its heart. Microsoft has also been making waves recently with its...
  • Gay Christmas: Tim Cook's gift from God

    11/03/2014 8:15:11 AM PST · by theBuckwheat · 48 replies
    Provocative Vanity | Today | theBuckWheat
    I see that Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that he is gay and thanks God for this gift. In a separate story, I see that he is widely quoted in the business press as anticipating an "iPad Christmas". I also notice a picture of a Christmas tree at Apple Headquarters in an insider newsletter. Recall earlier this year that Brenden Eich was forced to resign as CEO of Mozilla because it was revealed that he had donated to a ballot initiative that opposed same-sex marriage. It was claimed that his donation showed that he deserved to lose his job...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: “Being Gay Is Among The Greatest Gifts God Has Given Me”

    10/30/2014 7:18:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 146 replies
    Business2Community ^ | 10/30/2014 | By Steph Bazzle
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out about his sexuality, for the first time openly since he was accidentally outed by a CNBC anchor back in June. He’s coming out publicly to announce that he is proud to be gay, and to speak about the things his sexuality has taught him — and how his coming out may help others. Back in June, a CNBC anchor was discussing the story of John Browne, a former CEO of BP, who left his job after being publicly outed by a tabloid paper. In response, host Simon Hobbs commented that there are many...
  • 50 Things About Millennials That Make Corporate America Uncomfortable

    Per usual, no one knows what to make of us. Our parents scorn us, then praise us. They lament over our technological dependency, then ask us to set up their iPads. They tell us we’re lazy, then ask us for a loan. Our generation is an anomaly. We refuse to do things their way, so they call us entitled. We refuse to sit in cubicles, so they call us spoiled. We refuse to follow their plans, so they call us stubborn. What they are slowly realizing, however, is we’re not lazy, stubborn or entitled. We just refuse to accept things...
  • Larry Ellison to Step Aside as Oracle CEO

    09/18/2014 2:35:48 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 18, 2014 | Shira Ovide
    Larry Ellison, a college dropout who built Oracle Corp. ORCL +1.00% into one of America's largest companies, is stepping down as chief executive, in one of the momentous corporate handovers in the history of Silicon Valley. Mr. Ellison, aged 70, has been the only CEO in the history of Oracle, which he founded in 1977 and turned into a dominant seller of database software with a market value of $182 billion. Oracle shares fell 2% in after-hours trading following the CEO news and the company's disappointing quarterly results. Mark Hurd, 57, and Safra Catz, 52, two of Mr. Ellison's deputies,...
  • Do Corporations Rule America?

    07/29/2014 5:34:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    I suppose it's natural that the average American believes that the Crash of 2008 was caused by greedy bankers and that the problem with health insurance is insurance company profits. After all, most Americans work for big companies, and they know that at any moment corporate security could appear at their cubicle to escort them to the exit. Employees know the power their bosses have over them; why shouldn't the bosses have the same power to work their will over politicians? Not only that, but politicians pose as the worker's friend. We'll protect you from the ravishings of your lascivious...
  • At shareholders meeting, Boeing CEO questioned on Clinton ties (politics and profiteering)

    04/29/2014 6:49:12 AM PDT · by Liz · 8 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/28/14 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    EDITED Boeing's CEO faced pointed questions about its charitable donation to the Clinton Foundation in the same year that then-Secy of State Hillary Clinton advocated on its behalf on an official tax-financed trip to Russia. David Almasi, shareholder and representative of the National Center for Public Policy Research think tank, asked the question, and gave an indication of the kinds of challenges that companies could face as Hillary weighs a run for president. Dozens of major corporations have made charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation in recent years. Almasi called the Boeing donation a "clear conflict of interest" that seemed...
  • Fun Number; Apple Has Twice As Much Cash As The US Government

    04/13/2014 8:19:56 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/13/2014 | Tim Worstall
    And, for good measure, Microsoft has more cash at hand that Uncle Sam does. [snip] It’s a very fun number, to be sure, but it’s not quite right for a number of economic reasons. It’s true that when you look at the balance sheets then Apple, say, has $160 billion in cash available, that Microsoft MSFT has a little under $85 billion and the Treasury only has $49 billion to hand to keep the government working. But it’s not really true for a couple of reasons that we’ll get to. [snip] The first and most obvious being that the government...
  • Lockheed cuts ties with Boy Scouts

    12/19/2013 1:07:21 PM PST · by madprof98 · 123 replies
    Marietta (GA) Daily Journal ^ | 12/19/13 | Jon Gillooly
    The Lockheed Martin Corp. is cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America because the group does not allow gay Scout leaders, officials told the MDJ on Wednesday. “While we applaud the mission of the Boy Scouts and the good things they do in our communities, their policies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and religious affiliation conflict with Lockheed Martin policies,” said Lockheed spokesman Gordon Johndroe. The reference to “religious affiliation” has to do with the Boy Scouts’ ban on atheist members.
  • Kraft Will Take Some Dyes Out Of Its Macaroni And Cheese Lines

    11/06/2013 6:36:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    CBSLA.com/AP) ^ | November 5, 2013 11:51 PM
    The change doesn’t affect Kraft’s plain elbow-shaped macaroni and cheese with “original flavor.” Kraft’s new recipes, which begin shipping early next year, will be for its macaroni and cheese varieties that come in the SpongeBob Squarepants, Halloween and winter shapes. Two new shapes will also be added. The company said it plans to replace the artificial dyes with spices such as paprika for coloring.
  • 10 Corporations Control Nearly Everything You Buy

    11/03/2013 6:51:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    PolicyMic has a very interesting chart that shows how 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy. click on chart for huge image The chart was posted on Reddit as illusion of choice. I could not locate the original source. PolicyMic explains ... Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to batteries. These corporations create the chain of supplies that flow from one another. Each chain begins at one of the 10 super companies. Here's just one example: Yum Brands owns KFC and Taco Bell. The company was a spin-off of Pepsi. All Yum...
  • Gosnell trial: List of advertisers for NBC Nightly News

    04/24/2013 7:07:09 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 6 replies
    These are well-known companies that advertised on the NBC Nightly News tonight. Please consider contacting some or all of them to complain about the lack of coverage of the trial. It will make a difference! And if anyone can confirm that NBC didn't mention the Gosnell trial tonight, as there was about 15 seconds that I missed trying to see advertisers on the other networks, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks. NBC Nightly News: Fidelity United Healthcare Capital One Xarelto (missed the drug maker) Mass Mutual Alka Seltzer Infiniti Dr. Scholls GE CBS: Miracle Gro ABC: Merck Chrysler/Dodge
  • Why Hewlett-Packard is hiring dancers (Dump any HP stock you might have)

    04/23/2013 12:49:44 PM PDT · by tje · 19 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 23, 2013: 5:51 AM ET | Cheryl Strauss Einhorn
    Most dance companies make money by selling tickets to their performances. Boise-based troupe Trey McIntyre Project has a more expansive business model: "We've decided that we have a real asset, which is the creative process itself. We're selling that," says John Michael Schert, the company's co-founder and executive director. Companies are buying the pitch. Corporate giants such as Hewlett-Packard (HPQ, Fortune 500) and Aetna (AET, Fortune 500) have signed on, and The University of Chicago Booth Business School recently hired Schert for advice on getting inspired.
  • 15 Major Brands That Unabashedly Support Gay Marriage

    04/02/2013 8:29:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/27/2013 | Laura Stampler
    While the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the legalization of gay marriage this week, some of the biggest companies in the world risked isolating its conservative consumer base to come out in loud support of marriage equality. Brands from Bud Light to Martha Stewart Living riffed on the Human Rights Campaign red equal sign that has gone viral on Facebook. Although the image of Paula Deen riding the symbol — with the caption "It's like two sticks of butter, y'all" — that has been going around is clearly a parody, many other companies have created legitimate social media campaigns to...
  • 278 employers against the defense of marriage

    Addis Creson Adobe Systems Inc. Aetna Inc. Aggregate Supply Akamai Technologies, Inc. Alaska Air Group, Inc. Alaska Airlines Alcoa Inc. Alere Inc. Amazon.com, Inc. A. L. Nella & Company, LLP, CPAs American Benefits Council American International Group, Inc. (AIG) Ameristar Casinos, Inc. Apple Inc. AppNexus Inc. ARC Design Artify, Inc. Avanade, Inc. A|X Armani Exchange, LLC Axcel Law Partners Bain & Company, Inc. Baker & McKenzie LLP The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon) Bankers Trust Company Big Duck Studio, Inc. Bigelow Villa LLC Biogen Idec, Inc. BlackRock, Inc. Blu Homes, Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts,...
  • Starbucks CEO Doesn’t Want Your Money If You’re Against Gay Marriage

    03/26/2013 9:34:13 PM PDT · by GilGil · 77 replies
    Investorplace.com ^ | 3/26/13 | Nate Wooley
    At question was whether it was prudent for the company to risk the return for its investors by advocating for gay marriage. The questioner also expressed disappointment with the company’s most recent results and claimed they were partly driven by the boycott Starbucks faced about the gay marriage issue. Schultz later said that if the shareholder remained unhappy with the 38% annual return on value the company provided, “You can sell your shares of Starbucks. It’s a free country.”
  • Look which companies dumping Boy Scouts

    02/05/2013 10:50:39 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 81 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | 2-5-2013 | Art Moore
    Major corporations that have donated to the Boy Scouts of America in recent years are largely remaining quiet ahead of the highly anticipated vote Wednesday on the organization’s policy on homosexuals, but some have made it clear their money will go only to groups that don’t discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. In 2010, the latest year for which figures are available, the top donors to the Scouts, listed in descending order according to amount, were Intel, Emerson, Verizon, 3M, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Pfizer, Valero, UPS, U.S. Bank, Eli Lilly and Co., GE, Monsanto, Medtronic, PNC, Nationwide,...
  • Intel pulls funds from Boy Scouts over policy barring gay scouts and leaders

    09/24/2012 1:09:17 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 75 replies
    ABC15.com ^ | 9/24/12 | abc15 staff
    The Boy Scouts of America has lost one of it's biggest corporate donors, Intel, who announced Sunday they will no longer fund the organization until gay Scouts and leaders are welcome within the organization. Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, founder of Scouts for Equality, launched a campaign urging Intel to pull funding from the Boy Scouts after a report revealed the company gave nearly $700,000 to the Boy Scouts in 2010. "Intel made the right decision here, in order to live up to their corporate values of diversity, equality and individual liberty," said Wahls. "Companies that support the LGBT community simply...
  • Starbucks, The Tech Sector, And The State Of American "Progressivism"

    08/12/2012 6:13:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2012 | Austin Hill
    Something exciting just happened in San Francisco. And it should pose an intellectual challenge for those who call themselves “progressives.” Starbucks, the Seattle-based coffee beverage giant, announced that they will soon allow mobile telephone purchases in their stores. Get the new app from San Francisco-based Square, Inc. on your smart phone, order your drinks in the store, and – presto! - pay the bill with your iPhone or Android. Along with this new approach to sales, Starbucks is also investing $25 million in Square Inc., and Starbucks C.E.O. Howard Schultz (a bona fide “food and beverage revolutionary”) will soon join...
  • Chick-Fil-A Gay Flap A 'Wakeup Call' For Companies

    07/27/2012 4:25:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    NPR ^ | July 27, 2012 | Elise Hu
    Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has long stood by its Bible-based roots, keeping stores closed on Sundays and donating millions to Christian causes. But when its president, Dan Cathy, went public to defend his company's stance against gay marriage, he set off a considerable controversy that has everyone from politicians to puppets weighing in. First telling the Baptist Press his company supported the "biblical definition of the family unit," Cathy then told the radio program The Ken Coleman Show, "I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try...
  • Retailers See Gay Population as Next Audience to Court

    07/16/2012 8:12:42 AM PDT · by kevcol · 61 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 9, 2012 | Karen Talley
    Retailers are becoming a lot less closeted. They are turning their attention to gays and lesbians, a group that wields substantial buying power but isn't fully integrated into mainstream advertising. Similar to other moves to attract different minority groups, the push comes with risks, as it could threaten the retailers' relationships with some of their longtime shoppers. Nonetheless, from J.C. Penney Co.'s (JCP) high-profile hiring of openly gay television personality Ellen DeGeneres as its spokeswoman to Target Corp.'s (TGT) selling of same-sex greeting cards, retailers are testing ways to cozy up to a community that by one estimate is as...
  • Sears and Happy LGBTQ Pride

    07/02/2012 4:04:15 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 41 replies
    Who Talking ^ | June 30 2012 | Who Talking
    Sears in Toronto , CA displays pride flags
  • Now Oreo Cookies Celebrate Gay Pride (Gag)

    06/26/2012 12:37:52 PM PDT · by geege · 75 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 06/26/2012 | Zip
    Celebrate your pride for love! #dailytwist pic.twitter.com/ryqS3HyK Oreo Cookies Go Fabulous......More
  • General Mills Comes Out Against Minnesota Marriage Amendment, Cites ‘Inclusion’

    06/19/2012 5:54:31 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 42 replies
    AFTAH ^ | June 18 2012 | Peter LeBarbara
    Remember when Big Business was conservative and was protested by hippies and leftists? Well now, socially speaking, corporate titans are siding with the Left against historic Judeo-Christian values – and God-fearing Christians and Jews are chiding the soulless, capitalist sellouts. The latest Behemoth to kick the Creator to the curb is General Mills — seemingly right up there with apple pie and motherhood as a symbol of American wholesomeness, but no more. General Mills is maker of these iconic breakfast cereals: Cheerios Chex Cinnamon Toast Crunch Fiber One Kix Lucky Charms Monsters Total Trix Wheaties In bowing to the revolutionary,...
  • J.C. Penney says President Francis is leaving

    06/19/2012 8:13:51 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/18/2012 | AP
    In the latest sign of turbulent times at J.C. Penney Co., the mid-price department store chain said Michael Francis, the former Target Corp. executive brought in to help redefine the brand, is leaving the company. In a terse statement issued late Monday, the department store operator gave no reason for the abrupt departure of Francis, who had been on the job for a little over eight months. As president, Francis was responsible for the marketing of a controversial new pricing plan that aims to get rid of hundreds of sales events. He was also oversaw merchandising and product development. Shares...
  • China firm buys AMC [theaters] to form world's largest cinema chain

    05/21/2012 3:04:15 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 58 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 21 May 2012 | Kevin Voigt
    China's Dalian Wanda Group and AMC Entertainment announced Monday a $2.6 billion deal to take over the U.S. theater group, forming the world's largest cinema chain, according to a new release on the deal. The move is the latest in a raft of deals between U.S. entertainment companies and Chinese firms, linking the world's largest theater market with the world's fastest growing. "This acquisition will help make Wanda a truly global cinema owner, with theatres and technology that enhance the movie-going experience for audiences in the world's two largest movie markets," said Wang Jianlin, chairman and president of Wanda.
  • AMC Theaters Purchased By Chinese Conglomerate

    05/21/2012 2:58:04 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Inquisitr.com ^ | May 21, 2012
    AMC Theaters Purchased By Chinese Conglomerate Posted: May 21, 2012 AMC Theaters Bought By China CompanyU.S. owned AMC Theaters is being sold to Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co. for $2.6 billion, marking the largest China takeover of an American company to date. According to the Dalian Wanda Group the purchase will place them directly in charge of the world’s biggest movie theater operation. Based in Beijing the group says it will immediately invest $500 million to help expand AMC’s development, creating a much bigger machine. According to Wanda chairman Wang Jinlin: “We support AMC becoming bigger, not only in...
  • J.C. Penney stock sinks on falling sales

    05/16/2012 5:27:00 PM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | May 16, 2012 | Maureen Farrell
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- J.C. Penney gave investors two reasons to ditch the stock: the retailer said Tuesday that it is suspending its dividend and that sales are dropping dramatically. The budget-conscious chain said same-store sales dropped roughly 19% in the first quarter of 2012.
  • Activist firm takes $600 million stake in PepsiCo (prepares to dump Obama-loving CEO Indra Nooyi)

    05/16/2012 4:50:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    KPVI ^ | 5/15/12 | AP
    Activist investor Ralph Whitworth says his firm has taken a $600 million stake in PepsiCo Inc., a move that could ramp up pressure on the company to make changes.
  • Limbaugh Denies He’s Lost 28 Sponsors: How Can They Say it? Because They Lie!

    03/07/2012 3:03:54 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 59 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 7, 2012 | James Crugnale
    On his show Wednesday, radio host Rush Limbaugh denied he was hemorrhaging advertisers over the Sandra Fluke incident as has been widely reported. “People are reporting things that, A, are not true, and B, I don’t even think the people reporting it have the slightest idea what they’re talking about, nor do they have the ability to understand it,” Limbaugh fumed and shared that his own brother had asked him if he was bleeding sponsors. “No, we have not lost 28 sponsors! ‘Well, how can they say it?’ Because they lie and because they don’t understand how it works, and...
  • Obama agency rules Pepsi use of cells derived from aborted fetus ‘ordinary business’

    03/05/2012 2:19:36 PM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 5, 2012 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    LARGO, FL, March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Pepsi Company, which is set to release the new product Pepsi Next in the coming weeks, is facing a more robust boycott as pro-life activists protest the company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research. But Pepsi has succeeded, with help from the Obama Administration, in keeping its controversial operations from consideration by its shareholders. In a decision delivered Feb 28th, President ObamaÂ’s Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that PepsiCoÂ’s use of cells derived from aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to...
  • Alaska Airlines ends decades-old prayer card tradition

    01/26/2012 12:45:38 PM PST · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Alaska Airlines, America's seventh-largest carrier in terms of passenger traffic, said on Wednesday that it would end a decades-old tradition of handing out prayer cards with its in-flight meals. The prayer cards, which the Seattle-based airline began offering in the 1970s after an executive spotted them on another airline, were intended to serve as a marketing strategy and to put passengers at ease, a spokeswoman said. The airline sent an e-mail to its frequent flyers on Wednesday explaining the change, which takes effect February 1.
  • (Janet) Robinson exit to cost New York Times over $15 million

    12/21/2011 5:44:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/21/11 | Peter Lauria - Reuters
    Janet Robinson, who will step down as chief executive of the New York Times Co on December 31, will receive an exit package in excess of $15 million, according to people familiar with the situation. In addition to a $4.5 million consulting fee, the Times Co will pay Robinson $10.9 million in pension benefits that she accrued over 28 years of service, they said. According to a regulatory filing, Times Co's policy previously stipulated that Robinson, 61, would not be eligible for full pension benefits until she was 63 and had been with the company for 30 years. But people...
  • Google’s 3 Top Executives Have 8 Private Jets

    12/12/2011 7:05:44 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 29 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 2011-12-12 | Jon Orlin
    A surprising piece of news was buried in an article this week. Friday, The Mercury News reported the three top executives at Google, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, are offering to pay $33 million to finish the restoration of the historic airship hangar at Moffett Field. The giant structure, built in the 1930s and called Hangar One, sits a few miles from the Googleplex and it’s well known the Google executives have special permission from NASA to park their jets at Moffett.
  • Bank of America, Cisco back down after firing traditional marriage supporter

    11/22/2011 11:01:27 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-22-11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, November 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) — In a rare successful pushback against the pro-gay rights corporate culture, customers of Bank of America and the Cisco Corporation have won a promise from the two companies not to discriminate against employees or vendors who publicly oppose same-sex “marriage.” The National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Corporate Fairness Project announced Nov. 7 that both companies, which the leading gay rights group Human Rights Campaign had rated favorably, backtracked on a decision to cancel seminars by Frank Turek, who is a traditional marriage advocate. Frank Turek was 'fired' by both Cisco and Bank of America...
  • Starbucks CEO: Don't donate to pols (Big Obama supporter)

    08/15/2011 6:50:42 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/15/2011 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The CEO of Starbucks is urging fellow business leaders to join him in getting Washington’s attention by refusing to give money to political campaigns until there is a serious plan to rein in deficits. “I am asking that all of us forgo political contributions until the Congress and the president return to Washington and deliver a fiscally disciplined long-term debt and deficit plan to the American people,” Howard Schultz wrote Sunday in an email to business honchos obtained by POLITICO. Schultz called on CEOs and other corporate executives to “voice your perspective publicly,” and he has done the same in...
  • MSNBC Contributor Goldie Taylor Says Corporate America Is "Literally Raping" Minorities (VIDEO)

    07/27/2011 2:30:05 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies
    TBI ^ | 7-27-2011 | Megan Angelo
    MSNBC Contributor Goldie Taylor Says Corporate America Is "Literally Raping" Minorities (VIDEO) Megan Angelo Jul. 27, 2011, 4:40 PM MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor just made a very questionable word choice. When Martin Bashir asked her about the recession's "catastrophic" effect on minorities, this was her answer: "Catastrophic is right, you know. If you look at african-american and hispanic households, fully a third of them report zero wealth. Not even a dollar in positive wealth. A lot of that wealth was tied up in the homes that they spent more than 75% of their income either buying or maintaining, and so...
  • Democrats Way Out There With Waivers

    05/16/2011 11:27:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2011 | Alex Cortes
    On Friday evening the Department of Health and Human Services posted on its website 221 newly approved waivers from various provisions of ObamaCare, and for some reason, chose to forego issuing a press release celebrating the occasion. That brings the total to 1,372 businesses and 7 entire states that have now received exemptions from the law, while the rest of America bears its full oppressive weight, as many plaintively plea: Where’s MY Waiver? The waiver fiasco presents a significant problem for ObamaCare’s supporters in that while many Americans are still largely unaware of many of its most burdensome provisions, as...
  • Diet Coke fizzes past Pepsi (America-hating, Obama-loving PepsiCo CEO flop)

    03/18/2011 3:22:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 3/17/11 | Charles Riley
    Score one for the Coca-Cola Company. Diet Coke unseated Pepsi as the second most popular carbonated soft drink in 2010, according to data from Beverage Digest. -snip- The switch marks a sea change in the industry. According to John Sicher, the editor and publisher of Beverage Digest, Pepsi has held the second position "for decades." Sicher attributed the decline in Pepsi's market share to its Pepsi Refresh Project marketing campaign, which is focused on community service.
  • How and When America Lost Its Way: Corporate America No Longer Represents “We The People”

    10/10/2010 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 14 replies
    RFFM.org ^ | October 9, 2010 | Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D.
    Editor's Note: Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D. is a frequent contributor to RFFM.org. Rapacki is an independent intelligence analyst. The head of SENTINEL INTELLIGENCE SERVICES, LLC, Rapacki receives and disseminates critical intelligence and policy information from and to law enforcement, intelligence and homeland security officials, and government and community leaders; Rapacki is the author of dozens of white papers, bulletins and briefings, and he is frequently called on to share his expertise with public and private security directors and organizations. A History Lesson: How Elite Replaced Founding Fathers' Grand Vision Of A Republic With Corporate America by Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D....
  • Obama slams 'corporate takeover of our democracy'

    08/21/2010 11:58:40 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 75 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August 21, 2010
    Washington (CNN) - President Obama used his weekly internet and radio address to once again call for passage of legislation regarding political advertising. "[W]e cannot allow the corporate takeover of our democracy," Obama says in the address. "So we’re going to continue to fight for reform and transparency. And I urge all of you to take up the same fight. Let’s challenge every elected official who benefits from these ads to defend this practice or join us in stopping it."
  • Political ads are tough sell for image-conscious corporations

    06/01/2010 11:07:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 137+ views
    WaPo ^ | June 1, 2010 | Carol D. Leonnig
    All over the country, corporate CEOs and trade groups are asking their lawyers the same question: How can we get our companies involved in this political election season without leaving tracks? After a landmark Supreme Court ruling this year freed executives to spend unlimited corporate cash on campaigns, some predicted that businesses would flood television airwaves with pro-industry political ads -- but that just hasn't happened yet. Image-sensitive corporations are still trying to make sure that, if they jump into 2010 politicking, they do so as anonymously as possible, according to Republican political operatives and trade group leaders. Many corporate...
  • WH releases list of CEOs who dined with Obama

    05/03/2010 8:57:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 856+ views
    the hill ^ | 5/3/10 | Jordan Fabian
    The list of attendees at President Barack Obama's dinner with CEOs was released Monday evening. Obama dined with members of the Business Council, a group of 150 chief executives of leading private-sector companies. The president was expected to make his pitch for financial regulatory reform legislation, as well as solicit advice on how to grow the economy. Guests convened at 6:45 p.m. in the State Dining Room, but a list of attendees was only released after the dinner began. Several participants have drawn attention during the Obama administration.
  • The Beck Factor at Fox: Staffers say comments taint their work

    03/29/2010 11:06:42 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 204 replies · 4,107+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 15 Mar 2010 | Howard Kurtz
    A handful of advertisers, such as Apple, have abandoned Fox altogether. Network executives say they believe they could charge higher rates if the host were more widely acceptable to advertisers.