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  • EPA's proposed ozone limit faces political, cost hurdles

    EPA's proposed ozone limit faces political, cost hurdles
    The Obama administration's long-awaited announcement Wednesday that it wants to toughen limits on smog-forming ozone immediately generated questions about whether the plan can survive the current political climate and how much its cost will factor in...
  • Business groups fight Obama executive order on federal contractors

    Business groups fight Obama executive order on federal contractors
    Business groups are fighting an executive order signed by President Barack Obama to crack down on federal contractors with histories of labor-law violations. They say the measure signed by Obama in July is unfair, and will drive up costs for industry...
  • 'OUR Walmart' is a union front

    'OUR Walmart' is a union front
    The Friday after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, is reliably one of the busiest shopping days of the year. And, just as reliably, you can expect a group called OUR Walmart, which is financed by the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW)...
  • Democratic candidates seek gains from Republicans' tarnished business image

    Democratic candidates seek gains from Republicans' tarnished business image
    Rep. Scott Peters of San Diego had a major disadvantage in seeking the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for November's midterm election: He's a Democrat. The views of the nation's largest business group are closely aligned with the Republican...
  • Robert B. Reich: Politicians plagued with Empathy Deficit Disorder

    Commenting on a recent student suicide at an Alaska high school, Alaska's Republican congressman, Don Young, said suicide didn't exist in Alaska before "government largesse" gave residents an entitlement mentality. "When people had to work and had to...
  • Politicians plagued with Empathy Deficit Disorder

     Politicians plagued with Empathy Deficit Disorder
    Commenting on a recent student suicide at an Alaska high school, Alaska's Republican congressman, Don Young, said suicide didn't exist in Alaska before "government largesse" gave residents an entitlement mentality. "When people had to work and had to...
  • Big out-of-state money pours into Missouri judicial race

    The scales of American justice are supposed to be balanced. Judicial candidates' campaign war chests, however, don't have to be. Consider the largely rural Cole County, Mo., circuit judge race, which received a financial jolt of hundreds of thousands of...
  • Voters are left in the dark on campaign spending by corporations

    Voters are left in the dark on campaign spending by corporations
    Voters are usually inclined to vote their pocketbooks. But that's become more difficult with every election, as the pocketbooks that carry the most weight aren't those of the individual voter, but corporations and plutocrats. Recent history tells us...
  • Congressional races in California remain tight in late-night returns

    Congressional races in California remain tight in late-night returns
    Buffeted by lackluster turnout and President Obama's sagging ratings, three of California's first-term Democrats were locked in congressional contests too close to call Tuesday night. But a fourth Democratic freshman, Rep. Raul Ruiz of Palm Desert,...
  • GOP's Senate takeover could facilitate tax reform, trade accords

    GOP's Senate takeover could facilitate tax reform, trade accords
    The Republican takeover of the Senate raised the business community's hopes that stalled efforts to overhaul the tax code and enact other top priorities finally could move forward. A key will be the common ground that President Obama and the GOP share...
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens American business sovereignty

    Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens American business sovereignty
    Recently, there was an article explaining why Guatemala can no longer exercise sovereignty over a business corporation. The decision as to whether or not a company will be able to mine for silver and gold below the surface of Guatemala will be made in...