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  • Apple Won’t Be Sending Funds to GOP Convention Because Trump Hurt Their Feelings!

    06/18/2016 4:57:34 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 55 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-18-16 | Wayne Dupree
    This is a no-brainer. Donald Trump is a serious threat to Apple's slaves in China. Apple, if you're serious about being 'good citizens' you'd fix the conditions you force workers over there to endure and pay them a competitive wage the same as an American would make. You're exploitive, and it's sick. Don't be a bunch of globalist hypocrites. Hey, Apple, boycotting Trump and the RNC is so petulant. Man, that is some political courage right there. Tim Cook, you want to impress me? STOP SELLING YOUR PRODUCTS IN COUNTRIES THAT OUTLAW AND KILL HOMOSEXUALS! Put your money where your...
  • How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M Full List Of Organizations That Paid Hillary C

    In its article titled, How Corporate America Bought Hillary Clinton for $21M, The New York Post details the companies and organizations that paid Hillary in speaking fees from 2013-2015. The total comes to $21.7 million, which is a remarkable sum for one of the least charismatic and unimaginative orators the world has ever known. The New York Post reports:
  • Shareholders Outraged At BP, Shell CEO Pay Packages

    05/23/2016 11:52:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 21-05-2016 | ANgry Bird
    The massive revolt against the pay of BP’s chief executive, Bob Dudley, where almost 60 percent of the shareholders rejected the £14m (US$20 million) pay package is a stern warning to oil companies that investors aren’t pleased with the gaping disconnect between performance and pay structure. Similarly, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden’s 2015 pay package, including pension and tax equalization of 5.576 million euros (US$6.1 million), is likely to face resistance from shareholders as two shareholder-advisory firms have urged them to oppose the CEO’s pay.
  • How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M

    05/23/2016 9:41:08 AM PDT · by LonePalm · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/22/3016 | Michael Walsh
    “Follow the money.” That telling phrase, which has come to summarize the Watergate scandal, has been a part of the lexicon since 1976. It’s shorthand for political corruption: At what point do “contributions” become bribes, “constituent services” turn into quid pro quos and “charities” become slush funds?
  • JUSTICE: Look What Happened to Target CEO Right After He Defended Pedophile Bathrooms

    05/16/2016 6:43:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 97 replies
    conservativetribune.com ^ | May 13, 2016 | Kristen Campbell
    In an attempt to calm the anger of the more than 1.2 million consumers who have pledged to boycott the store, the CEO announced the store’s plans to implement family bathrooms in all of its stores for people who may not feel comfortable in the traditional stall-by-stall bathrooms. “We’re committed over the next few months to make sure every one of our stores has that option, because we want to make sure that our guests be welcomed in our stores,” he explained. “But if there’s a question of safety, I can tell you and others, our focus on safety is...
  • Intel Lays Off 12,000 People After Lobbying For More Foreign Workers

    04/19/2016 5:27:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/19/16 | Blake Neff
    One of the top users of foreign workers imported via the H-1B visa program announced Tuesday it’s laying off about ten percent of its global workforce.Tech giant Intel is laying off some 12,000 workers, although it’s one of the country’s 15 largest users of H-1Bs, which are temporary visas that allow companies to hire foreign workers for American tech jobs. The big-time layoffs come even as the company has called for hikes in the number of foreign workers it is able to hire using H-1B visas.The chip-making giant said the mass firings are part of a “restructuring initiative” that will further its shift away from the PC...
  • Verizon is offshoring jobs, records say [moving call center and IT work overseas]

    04/19/2016 3:02:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    IT World ^ | 04/19/2016 | Patrick Thibodeau
    A key issue raised by labor unions in their weeklong strike against Verizon is the offshoring of work. The unions say Verizon has plans to send more jobs overseas. Verizon isn't saying what it is doing in this respect, but there is a paper trail of documents filed by its employees that point to offshoring. The union contends that Verizon wants, in a labor contract, to shift more jobs to contractors. Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers are on strike. "They want the ability to contract work -- as much as 50% -- the great majority of that is offshore," said Marilyn...
  • Marriott CEO: Anti-'gay' laws are not OK

    04/11/2016 5:47:28 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 91 replies
    WND ^ | 4/10/2016 | Staff
    'We shouldn't judge people by ... who they love, what gender they identify with' (Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International) For Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, it was an “easy call” when it came time to voice his opinion on North Carolina’s HB2, the nation’s first state law limiting the bathroom options for transgender people. The law also excludes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from anti-discrimination protections, and blocks municipalities from adopting their own anti-discrimination and living wage rules. In first-person opinion piece on CNBC, Sorenson wrote: “I was asked to join a group of American business leaders...
  • Panama Law Firm’s Leaked Files Detail Offshore Accounts Tied to World Leaders

    04/04/2016 9:45:35 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03 March 2016 | Mmichael S. Schmidt, Steven Lee Myers
    A group of news media outlets published articles on Sunday based on what they said were 11.5 million leaked documents from a Panama law firm that helped some of the world’s wealthiest people — including politicians, athletes and business moguls — establish offshore bank accounts. The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung said its reporters had obtained the documents from a confidential source. The newspaper then shared the files with other media organizations, like The Guardian and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. In an article, the investigative journalism organization said the documents revealed the offshore accounts of 140 politicians and public...
  • Corporate profits fall for the first time since the Great Recession

    03/25/2016 10:57:13 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    MSN Money ^ | March 25, 2016 | Jeffry Bartash
    American companies have been squeezed by falling exports, cheaper imports and continued caution on the part of savings-minded consumers. Firms have also incurred higher labor costs. Adjusted pretax profits sank by 7.8% in the fourth quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday. Profit figures are adjusted for depreciation and the value of inventories.
  • BOYCOTT COCA COLA OVER THE GA'S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL

    03/24/2016 8:05:44 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 116 replies
    vanity | 03-24-2016 | ealgeone
    Please call Coca Cola's corporate HQ in Atlanta, GA to express your displeasure over their opposition to Georgia's Religious Freedom Bill. Please be polite when you call. 1-800-438-2653
  • Manny Pacquiao Defiant After Nike Firing: 'I'm Happier That People Hear the Truth' About Gay People

    02/21/2016 5:51:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/20/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has said that he has no issues with sportswear giant Nike terminating his contract after his controversial comments about gay people, and insisted that it is more important for people "to hear the truth." "Whatever decision Nike makes is its decision and I respect that," Pacquiao said, according to USA Today Sports. "Its sponsorship of me now only involves my clothes for my fight. Our contract had already ended aside from sponsoring the boxing." "I am not condemning the LGBT (community)," the Christian fighter and Filipino politician added. "What I am condemning is the act....
  • Greenfield: Dear Corporate America

    08/27/2015 11:40:22 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Dear Corporate America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Dear Corporate America, I haven't written to you in a while. At least not since my television broke down, my toaster developed a taste for human flesh and my phone company ran away with my phone number to Mexico. Rachel Maddow says we're both on the right and are really close together. But then again Rachel Maddow also says the Republican Party drinks the blood of small children. So she can be a little factually challenged on occasion. Still I'm on the right and...
  • More Companies That Have Donated to Planned Parenthood

    08/19/2015 7:34:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/19/15 | Kate Scanlon
    The Daily Signal obtained the 2013-2014 annual report for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England—an affiliate of the national organization that operates in Connecticut and Rhode Island— which lists companies who have contributed to the organization.Planned Parenthood is in the midst of a controversy following the release of seven videos by the Center for Medical Progress showing senior executives of the organization discussing the sale of fetal organs at affiliates of the nation’s largest abortion provider. Planned Parenthood has denied any wrongdoing.Profiting from the sale of fetal organs is a federal felony in the United States.Planned Parenthood of Southern New...
  • Nike Erased Red, White, and Blue from U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

    07/10/2015 6:01:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/2015 | Robert Wilde
    Although USA fans in Vancouver dressed themselves in red, white, and blue, the U.S. Women 2015 World Cup Champions conspicuously did not. The team did, however, wear their black, white, neon green, and yellow—Nike colors. New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick asserts that the corporate take over of the uniforms by Nike, the enabling by Fox for not denouncing the team’s wardrobe, and the diminution of national pride, reminds him of the message in one of Charlie Chaplin’s most iconic silent movies.
  • CVS leaving US Chamber of Commerce in tobacco tiff

    07/07/2015 3:28:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 7, 2015 5:47 PM EDT
    CVS Health is leaving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, saying the trade group’s position on tobacco products is incompatible with CVS’ focus on health. The Chamber of Commerce said its position on tobacco products is being misinterpreted and it’s unfortunate that a company is leaving the organization over the issue. A New York Times article published June 30 said the Chamber of Commerce is fighting anti-smoking laws around the world at the behest of the tobacco industry, which is facing increased regulation aimed at reducing smoking. …
  • Donald Trump: I didn't expect business backlash to be "quite this severe"

    07/04/2015 8:23:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 112 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 4th, 2015 | By Reena Flores
    On the heels of several major corporations distancing themselves from Donald Trump's various business interests, the Republican presidential candidate admitted Saturday that he didn't think the corporate backlash to his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants would be "quite this severe." "I knew it was going to be bad because I was told this. All my life I have been told this: If you are successful, you don't run for office," Trump said in an interview on Fox News, addressing the recent spate of businesses that have severed their relationships with his brand. "I didn't know it was going to be...
  • Response to Gay Pride Supreme Court Ruling

    07/04/2015 6:36:54 AM PDT · by Galactica · 38 replies
    Coca-Cola Email | Karla
    This is Coca-Cola's response when emailed about their support for the Supreme Courts decision on gay marriage: As a believer in an inclusive world, The Coca-Cola Company is pleased with the decision on marriage equality. We have long been a strong supporter of the LGBT community and have advocated for inclusion, equality and diversity through both our policies and practices.KarlaIndustry and Consumer AffairsThe Coca-Cola Company
  • Walmart, Comcast Celebrate Gay Pride

    07/01/2015 6:36:14 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://www.aim.org ^ | June 30, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    “Homo is Healthy” was one of the signs on the official gay pride website for the big march celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage on Sunday, June 28, in New York City. It was brought to you, in part, by Walmart, a high-level Platinum sponsor that happens to be America’s largest private sector employer. The giant retailer was among a “Who’s Who” of corporate America that also included sponsors Coke, Netflix, Hilton, PBS, Macy’s and Comcast Universal (NBC). Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth covered the event, publishing photos of nearly naked men and a “leather” contingent on...
  • Macy's dumps Donald Trump

    07/01/2015 7:43:08 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/01/2015 | MJ Lee
    Macy's is pulling Donald Trump brand merchandise from its stores after the Republican presidential candidate's recent controversial remarks created a public uproar. The department store has come under intense pressure to cut ties with the real estate magnate and businessman after he referred to immigrants from Mexico and other countries "killers and rapists." In a statement Wednesday morning, Macy's said the company "stands for diversity" and that it had no tolerance for discrimination. "We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico. We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of the many Mexicans,...
  • Mega-Retailers Confirm That Pushing Liberal Agenda Comes Before Making Money

    06/25/2015 7:25:41 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | JUNE 24, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Mega-retailers have confirmed their loyal membership in the liberal Establishment and their willingness to join in an ideological war of annihilation against the very concept of the South by refusing to sell Confederate flag merchandise. This confirms that like Big Advertising, Big Retail is far more concerned with advancing the liberal agenda than with making money, because thanks to the authorities’ big push to suppress it, the rebel flag is selling better than ever:
  • Highest-Paid Chiefs in 2014 (CEOs)

    05/16/2015 1:46:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 3 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 16, 2015
    Here are 200 of the highest-paid chief executives in American business. The list comes from the Equilar 200 Highest-Paid CEO Rankings, which lists the compensation of the chief executives of 200 public companies with a market capitalization of at least $1 billion, that filed proxies by April 30.
  • 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