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  • 14 Times American Companies Self-Censored Or Apologized To Appease Communist China: It's The Money!

    10/10/2019 8:51:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/10/2019 | Madeline Osburn
    The recent controversy about China’s public censure of the NBA has opened American eyes to the longtime practice of many U.S. companies bending over backwards to appease the Chinese government, lest they face the financial cost of losing business in overseas markets.When the NBA apologized on Monday for the Houston Rockets’ general manager’s pro-Hong Kong tweet, and China retaliated by prohibiting broadcasts of NBA preseason games played in the country, Americans on the left and the right were united in anger that a U.S. institution would abandon principles so quickly for the sake of their wallet. But in reality,...
  • Some Of Our Senators Have A Lot Of Money Invested In Companies They Oversee

    09/21/2019 7:20:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/21/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Well, it’s really not just some of our Senators. It’s more than half of them. Some fine investigative work by Sludge in partnership with the Guardian has produced a deep dive into the investment portfolios of United States Senators and their spouses, finding troubling alignments between the companies they are profiting from and the ones they are charged with overseeing. Does that sound like it should be illegal to you? Would you be terribly shocked if I told you it wasn’t? (insider.com) Fifty-one US senators and their spouses have up to $96 million invested in corporate stocks, raising conflict...
  • Here Are the 25 Highest Paying Companies in America

    09/20/2019 11:55:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Fortune ^ | 09/20/2019
    Cybersecurity expertise might be the key to a generous salary, according to a new ranking of company salaries.Palo Alto Networks tops a list of the 25 highest paying companies in America from career site Glassdoor, coming in with a median salary of $170,929. That puts it ahead of Nvidia, where the average employee takes home $170,068 per year.Here's how the rest of the Top 10 shakes out, with median total salaries listed. Palo Alto Networks: $170,929Nvidia: $170,068Twitter: $162,852Gilead Sciences: $162,210Google: $161,254VMware: $158,063LinkedIn: $157,402Facebook: $152,962Salesforce: $150,379Microsoft: $148,068 (See the complete list on Glassdoor.)Tech companies dominate the list and many are based...
  • In A First, China Has More Companies On Fortune Global 500 List Than The US

    07/23/2019 11:14:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 07/22/19 | Zheng Yangpeng
    The number of US companies on the list has declined to 121 from 126 last year The contribution of state-owned enterprises has risen to 80.2 per cent of Chinese companies on the list from 76.3 per cent last year In a first, more Chinese companies have made it to Fortune magazines list of the worlds top 500 firms this year, than from the United States. A total of 129 companies, including 10 from Taiwan, were ranked among the worlds biggest firms by operating revenue, according to a list released on Monday. Their number rose from 120 last year, while the...
  • Elizabeth Warrens bizarre anti-tech billboard

    05/30/2019 7:30:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 30, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was one of the earlier 2020 candidates to propose breaking up the largest tech companies and potentially having the government regulate them like utilities. It’s a mantra she’s repeated on the campaign trail on a regular basis. But now she’s doubling down on the message with a campaign tactic that may not make the most sense. Her team has put up a massive billboard on the subject, which isn’t all that unusual for a political campaign. It’s the location that makes it peculiar. She put it up right in Silicon Valley near many of the Big...
  • The most popular companies in America, ranked by partisan leaning

    03/12/2019 2:12:57 PM PDT · by Twotone · 26 replies
    Axios.com ^ | March 10, 2019 | David Nather
    The red-blue divide has a big impact on Americans' views of companies, with only two Wegmans and Publix Supermarkets appearing on the top 10 list of favorite companies for both Democrats and Republicans, according to an Axios-Harris Poll survey of corporate reputations. The big picture: People's political views lead them in different directions. Democrats favor the Kraft Heinz Company, while Republicans like Chick-fil-A. But they agree more on the companies they hate because bad performance affects everyone.
  • 2 companies offer to pay for the funerals of all 23 Alabama tornado victims

    03/06/2019 10:30:52 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    WSMV ^ | 3/6/19 | Staff
    Two large corporations that declined to be named offered to pay for the funerals of all 23 victims who died during Sunday's tornadoes in eastern Alabama. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris confirmed the offer Tuesday, saying "it came out of the blue." "What a wonderful blessing this will be for the families who have lost loved ones!" the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook. "To these corporations we thank you! We're told these are national companies and officials are still working out the details. The names and ages of all 23 victims who died in what is said to be the...
  • Turkish vice president says govt took over 1,004 companies across 42 provinces

    11/01/2018 3:58:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | November 1, 2018 | TM
    Turkeys Vice President Fuat Oktay has said the state-run Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) had appointed trustees to 1,004 companies across 42 provinces as of Oct. 25 over their alleged links to the Glen movement under a crackdown that began following a coup attempt in July 2016, Turkish media reports said on Wednesday.Speaking in the Turkish Parliament about the presidency budget, Oktay said the value of assets of the seized companies as of Sept. 30 was TL 55.74 billion, while their total turnover was TL 21.95 billion, total owned resources TL 21.05 billion and period income TL 1.53 billion.The government...
  • What Employers Want From Cities; What Factors Do Companies Consider When They Relocate?

    07/10/2018 10:48:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Manhattan Institute ^ | 07/10/2018 | Aaron M. Renn
    There are various dueling popular narratives about what drives economic growth in a city or region. One narrative focuses on business climate factors such as taxes and regulation. Others stress the importance of locally available talent or affordable housing and commercial property. But the reality is that economic growth is multi-factorial. Theres no single component that drives every outcome. Places have to pay attention to many things, not just one. Consider, for example, the recent announcement that the investment management firm AllianceBernstein will relocate its headquarters and more than 1,000 jobs from New York City to Nashville. If talent were...
  • DNC bans donations from fossil fuel companies (Why not ban the use of fossil fuels?)

    06/13/2018 9:38:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/12/2018 | John Sexton
    The DNC has voted not to accept any donations from fossil fuel companies. From HuffPost: The resolution ― proposed by Christine Pelosi, a party activist and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughter ― bars the organization from accepting contributions from corporate political action committees tied to the oil, gas and coal industries. The executive committee voted unanimously to approve the motion. “We talk about how climate change is real and climate change is a planetary emergency, what we need to do is stop taking money from the institutions that have created this crisis,” said RL Miller, president of the super...
  • Tax Reform Is Boosting Take-Home Pay for Millions of Americans. Heres the Proof.

    03/30/2018 10:44:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 22, 2018 | Mary Kate Hopkins
    For a nation accustomed to instant gratification, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a winner.Before President Donald Trump even signed the bill, companies were announcing employee pay raises, bonuses, and increased investments to grow their businesses and bring operations back from overseas.Among the first out of the gate was AT&T, which said it would give $1,000 bonuses to more than 200,000 nonmanagement employees and make an additional $1 billion investment in the United States. Boeing put $100 million toward training, education, and other workforce development. Walmart expanded paid parental leave and boosted starting wages to $11 an hour.Then in...
  • The Trickle-Down Mythmaking Begins

    12/22/2017 6:53:08 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 17 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/21/2017 | Annie Lowrey
    The Trickle-Down Mythmaking Begins Several companies gave out raises after tax cuts passed Congress. But that was probably already going to happen anyway. After Congressional Republicans passed their $1.5 trillion package of tax cuts on Wednesday, a number of companies responded by announcing raises or bonuses for their workers. Comcast said it would give $1,000 bonuses to more than 100,000 workers. Fifth Third Bancorp said it would give out bonuses and boost its minimum wage, with the cut giving the bank, in its words, the opportunity to reevaluate its compensation structure and share some of those benefits with its talented...
  • Blogger Embraces Her Natural Beauty By Not Shaving For One Year

    11/24/2017 12:39:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 115 replies
    The Huffington Post Canada ^ | April 19, 2017 | Isabelle Khoo
    Thanks to our societys narrow standards of beauty, women are expected to have no body hair whatsoever (except, of course, on their head). But after being fed up with how much time it took to shave, one fitness blogger decided to throw away her razor and embrace her natural beauty instead. In a YouTube video that has now been viewed more than 460,000 times, Morgan Mikenas revealed that she hasnt shaved her legs or armpits in over a year! The purpose of this video is not to shame people who do shave, Mikenas wrote in the video's info section. I...
  • Trump Says Sets Measure To Punish Companies That Outsource

    10/10/2017 6:58:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/10/17 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he has prepared an "economic-development" measure that would punish companies that globally outsource jobs. The bill would provide economic incentives for companies, Trump said in an interview published on Tuesday, and reward firms that maintain jobs in the United States, and deliver punitive measures against those that move operations offshore. "It's both a carrot and a stick," Trump said. "It is an incentive to stay. But it is perhaps even more so - if you leave, it's going to be very tough for you to think that you're going to...
  • The Donors of Anti-Trump Resistance PAC Uncovered

    10/04/2017 9:25:25 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 21 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Oct 4, 2017 | Warner Todd Huston
    The secret group of left-wing foundations and millionaire donors to an anti-Trump resistance group has been revealed to include the left-wing W.K. Kellogg Foundation, according to a report.
  • 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...