Stories in the category Business

Trump and Boeing

By Muckety

December 6, 2016 at 10:57am

Bloomberg, eTrade and the other online financial news and trading sites are going to need a new sort of chart tracking both stock prices and Donald Trump’s tweets.

A basket of billionaires

By Laurie Bennett

November 30, 2016 at 9:00am

Today’s billionaires-in-the-cabinet count: One and a fraction, not including the boss.

Mnuchin picked as Treasury secretary

By Laurie Bennett

November 30, 2016 at 6:53am

Steven Mnuchin, the national finance chairman for the Trump presidential campaign, is Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, the New York Times reports.

Kochs win Madoff suit

By Muckety

November 23, 2016 at 7:05am

Koch Industries, owned by the libertarian Koch brothers, will not have to return $21.5 million in profits from the Madoff Ponzi scheme, because the funds were deposited in offshore accounts.

Peterson Institute: Trump’s trade policies would be terribly destructive for the U.S.

By Laurie Bennett

September 20, 2016 at 10:34am

In a new study, the Peterson Institute says Donald Trump’s proposals on trade “could unleash a trade war that would plunge the US economy into recession and cost more than 4 million private sector American jobs.”

Companies to avoid if you want to cut the NRA lobby budget

By Laurie Bennett

December 5, 2015 at 11:50am

We urge those who are fed up with gun violence in the U.S. to take personal steps toward reducing the NRA’s money flow.

Hillary Clinton & the big banks

By Laurie Bennett

November 15, 2015 at 10:36am

To hear her Democratic opponents tell it, Hillary Clinton is the darling of Wall Street.

Alphabet Inc. - the new billionaires’ club

By Laurie Bennett

October 31, 2015 at 4:02am

When Google restructured this year to create Alphabet as its new parent company, it drew praise from investors and analysts.

VW ‘an accident waiting to happen’

By Laurie Bennett

September 26, 2015 at 7:53am

Experts on corporate governance tell the New York Times they’re not surprised by the troubles at Volkswagen.

The long arm of Blackwater

By Laurie Bennett

April 15, 2015 at 8:27am

Four former Blackwater guards were sentenced this week to long prison terms for killing Iraqi citizens in 2007.

Pharma and medical centers

By Laurie Bennett

January 4, 2015 at 12:02pm

In addition to spending millions to maintain a high profile in Washington, the pharmaceutical industry has a strong presence on the boards of hospitals and research centers around the country.

Sony Pictures chair has many ties to Obama

By Laurie Bennett

December 22, 2014 at 9:29am

It was more than a little surprising to hear President Obama criticize Sony Pictures last week, given the company chairman’s longtime support of the White House.

Olympia Snow finds a place in the corporate world

By Laurie Bennett

December 4, 2014 at 7:32pm

After 34 years on Capitol Hill, Republican Olympia Snowe of Maine has found a new niche in business.

Sheila Bair builds a network

By Laurie Bennett

October 6, 2014 at 11:20am

It takes top-shelf connections to increase one’s influence after heading the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Jeff Bezos’s reading list gets shorter still

By Muckety

September 29, 2014 at 8:35am

The literary world’s response to the battle between Amazon and Hachette is reaching near-epic proportions.

Urban Outfitters lives up to its reputation

By Laurie Bennett

September 16, 2014 at 9:14am

Once again, Urban Outfitters is in the news for an offensive product.

Fitbit hires a connected lobby firm

By Laurie Bennett

September 14, 2014 at 9:04am

Fitbit, maker of health-monitoring devices, has joined the legions of companies lobbying Washington.

Top U.S. government contractors are also investors in Russia

By Muckety

September 5, 2014 at 1:36pm

So far, U.S. sanctions designed to punish Vladimir Putin for his aggression in the Ukraine have targeted Russian individuals and companies.

The Education Department & its ties to the learning industry

By Laurie Bennett

August 13, 2014 at 9:34am

For many, the recent collapse of Corinthian Colleges, Inc., demonstrated the pitfalls of moving America’s education system to the for-profit sector.

From regulators to riches

By Laurie Bennett

August 12, 2014 at 9:25am

The revolving door turned quickly for Scott O’Malia.

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