Veterans are getting a helping hand in developing their "personal brand" and hopefully raising their chances for employment.
Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional "to-do-list," refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies that "insource" jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.
House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama doesn't care about middle class Americans looking for work.
When gas prices are climbing, as they are now, there's an equivalent surge in talk of tapping the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve
A big business group opposed to the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday it won't file suit challenging the bureau's powers -- for now.
With President Obama's recess appointment of a new chief to run the consumer bureau, the agency can flex new powers regulating financial products from non-banks -- including student loan providers, debt collectors, payday lenders, and mortgage originators and servicers.
The National Labor Relations Board -- a top target of Republicans and business critics of the Obama administration -- could be sidelined early next year.
After a spate of speed bumps this year, the U.S. economy is starting to pick up the pace -- but the 2.5% growth forecast for 2012 still seems sluggish to most Americans, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce economist said Tuesday.
At least eight people were arrested Thursday by U.S. Capitol police after demonstrating outside a room in the Rayburn House Office Building, police said.
A panel of economists at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the nation will continue to chug along with sluggish job growth, with a recession unlikely, according to a forecast released Wednesday.
It sounds like the latest Apple product, but it has the power to create far more jobs with little government money.
As the clock ticks down to the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling, Big Business is beginning to panic.
Senate Democrats and officials from leading business groups have been warned that the country's credit rating could be downgraded even before an interest payment is missed.
Hiring and the mood among small business owners continued their downward spiral, according to survey results from an industry group.
In a nod to Big Business, President Obama on Monday issued an executive order asking independent agencies to rid their books of old and outdated regulations.
When it comes to hiring, the engines of job growth -- small businesses -- are sitting idle.
Washington's most powerful business lobby panned the Obama administration's decision to tap the nation's strategic oil reserve Thursday, calling the move "ill-advised."
Big business has publicly jumped into the debt ceiling debate, warning lawmakers of dire consequences if they wait too long to raise the legal cap on government borrowing.
Big Business economists said Tuesday that the economy is slowly recovering, but that the housing market could put a damper on growth for another year.
After a high-profile effort to smooth things over with Big Business, the Obama administration has hit a bump in the road.
General Electric dismissed as a hoax a Wednesday press release that claimed the company has a multi-billion dollar tax refund that it will be giving back to the U.S. Treasury.
The head of JPMorgan Chase said Wednesday that banks would not consider writing down mortgages for homeowners who can make payments, an idea at the center of talks aimed at fixing the mortgage mess.
Elizabeth Warren extended an olive branch Wednesday to the group that has been her arch-nemesis in creating a new consumer financial protection bureau.
Can the federal government leverage $10 billion in spending into $640 billion in funding to build new roads and bridges?
As WikiLeaks pulls out all the stops for fundraising, CNN's Atika Shubert breaks down the organization's finances.
President Obama made the case Monday to business leaders that ramping up spending on education and infrastructure will promote economic growth and put the economy back on track.
U.S. stocks were set to open higher Monday, as investors welcomed a spate of corporate mergers ahead of President Obama's speech at the Chamber of Commerce.
The Senate failed Monday night to pass two measures that would have repealed a law that businesses big and small say will cost jobs.
After months of all-out political war with the nation's most powerful business lobby, President Obama appears to be on the verge of launching a dramatic peace offering to the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday it was beefing up its arsenal in the face of what it called a "regulatory tsunami of unprecedented force" from the Obama administration.
Unprecedented uncertainty about the nation's economic direction has stymied investment and hiring by U.S. companies, the head of Travelers Insurance said Monday.
If former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina's bid to become the next senator from California succeeds, she will owe a giant "thank you" to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Editor's note: There are 19 days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.
Sorry, Mr. President. Nobody's listening.
Senate Democrats this week will push legislation they say will create jobs and discourage companies from shipping jobs overseas.
The Senate voted Tuesday to move the $42 billion Small Business Jobs Act forward, bringing the bill one step closer to passage.
A new Congressional cyber security proposal would give the president emergency powers to protect critical private networks under attack, but the bill's sponsors insisted it does not allow the government to take control of any private cyber-network.
Want to reward -- or bribe -- your workers for healthy lifestyle choices? Provisions in the new reform law offer aid, and even some cash, to small businesses that run wellness and prevention programs for their employees.
Some of the richest and most powerful people in the United States are arguing about money and the world has trillions of dollars invested in the outcome.
Whatever happened to bonus rage?
Lobbying appears to be recession-proof, according to a report out by the Center for Responsive Politics today.
Would credit card companies consider adopting a one page contract? CNN's Jessica Yellin takes a look.
Have you ever read your credit card contract? If not, you're not alone. Most cardholders never read the long complicated legalese in a credit card agreement.
President Obama on Friday made his strongest push yet for the creation of a new consumer protection agency, lashing out against those who have lobbied hard to stand in its way.
This summer, when Obama administration officials talked about overhauling financial regulation, they threw around a catchy phrase sure to appeal to consumers: "Plain vanilla" mortgages and credit cards.
In 2008 a lucky engineering firm snagged the top spot on a list of leading small business contractors to the federal government. Based in Alexandria, Va., the company had signed an impressive 39 contracts with government entities ranging from the U.S. Navy to the Department of Energy. The catch? The "small business" in question, VSE Corp., employs 1,920 workers and posted $1 billion in revenues last year.
In the debate over how to prevent the next financial crisis, the first fight has already erupted -- and it's over a proposal to create a new agency to protect consumers.
As the debate on how to fix health care picks up pace, so does discussion about one of the most lucrative ways to pay for it: Scale back the tax break that workers enjoy for health insurance.
President Bush on Friday defended recent federal intervention in the financial system as necessary to ward off a wider economic crisis and said the actions were not just a Wall Street bailout.
Job losses have been mounting, and the slowing economy and credit crunch is likely to take an even greater toll in the coming months.
Responding to intense criticism from corporations, legal groups, and key members of Congress, the Justice Department announced Thursday that federal prosecutors will no longer be able to strong-arm corporate targets to reveal protected conversations with their attorneys.
A high-profile push by business groups to double the number of U.S. bachelor's degrees awarded in science, math and engineering by 2015 is falling way behind target
The Americans with Disabilities Act is about to get a major facelift. For small business owners, this means a raft of new regulations, and some familiar questions: What do I need to do to comply with the ADA? Do I risk a lawsuit if I don't make changes?
Nearly 20 years after the terror bombing aboard Pan Am Flight 103 killed 189 Americans, the Bush administration is trying to resolve a bitter dispute between U.S. terror victims and Libya -- while still boosting oil supplies.
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On Wednesday small business owners nationwide caught a break of sorts when a federal judge blocked the implementation of a recent Bush administration initiative that would use the Social Security system to go after employers of illegal immigrants.
Franchising is anything but a sure thing. Just like starting any new business from the ground up, success is far from guaranteed.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to float two options on Wednesday as it crafts rules aimed at clarifying how investors access a company's proxy statement.
STEVE WREN IS THE kind of yeoman inventor that the drafters of the Constitution had in mind when they commanded Congress to write a patent law "to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts." In exchange for publishing patents and sharing their knowledge, little guys like Wren got exclusive rights to the use of their ideas for 20 years. The system helped make the U.S. the innovation capital of the world.
Tax-writing committees in Congress are weighing a curtailment of a little-known tax break that helps private equity firms and hedge funds cut their tax bills, according to a newspaper report published Thursday.
Research in Motion, which makes the BlackBerry wireless device, announced on April 11 that net income was up from a year earlier thanks to a 66 percent increase in sales.
A dream team of American business and government pushed Tuesday for changes in regulations they say are necessary to keep U.S. financial markets from falling behind the rest of the world.
This new Congress was supposed to be different. Instead, it is being led by a gaggle of partisan hacks pandering to the same special interests and corporate masters as the previous Republican-led Congress.
The House is expected to pass a piece of legislation Thursday that seeks to significantly rebalance the playing field for unions and employers and could possibly reverse decades of declining membership among private industries.
Counterfeit auto parts are costing Ford Motor Co. $1 billion a year, according to a published report.
The AFL-CIO announced Wednesday it will spend $40 million on get-out-the-vote operations for the midterm elections in an effort to try to drive congressional Republicans from power as well as win governorships in 21 states across the country.
With the debate over immigration heating up in Washington and across the country, hundreds of thousands of people skipped work and avoided trips to stores and restaurants Monday to demonstrate the economic power of immigrants.
Meaningless elections, where the outcome is decided in advance, fell out of favor after the collapse of the Berlin Wall -- except in corporate America.
Those who run the White House and Congress make in the low- to mid-six-figures. Those who run the organizations that seek to influence public policy easily can make more -- in some cases far more.
Social Security system reforms may have to wait until 2009, the Republican Senator leading the effort said Tuesday.
Armies of the left and right are massing for the battle over President Bush's new Supreme Court nominee (or nominees--plural--if Chief Justice Rehnquist also resigns). But don't be surprised if one...
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor wasn't the Supreme Court's greatest champion of big business, but she was considered a very close friend.
Big business has been winning big in Washington this year -- including the biggest prize of all.
It's the American way. Trip and fall, find a fast-talking lawyer and a gullible jury, and you too can sue somebody and get rich. Kind of like that grandma who spilled scalding-hot coffee on herself...
The staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission is trying to find compromise language to win approval of a proposal to make it easier for shareholders to nominate corporate board members, according to a published report.
FORTUNE might be expected to applaud--as did the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the insurance industry--a June U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled that HMOs can't be sued for malpractice in state ...
The Securities and Exchange Commission is weighing a new rule making it possible for dissident shareholders to place their own board candidates on a company's proxy statement, according to a published report.
Key Senate primaries take place Tuesday for both parties in a Midwestern state that Sen. John Kerry must win in order to beat President Bush.
With overseas outsourcing a hot U.S. election-year issue, big business is quietly mounting an offensive against state and federal efforts to keep jobs at home and otherwise restrain globalization, Monday's Wall Street Journal reported.
To hear Jessie Brairton tell it, there's no way on earth small businesses could possibly oppose association health plans (AHPs). "Small businesses want premium reform and consumer choice, and throu...
It isn't often you see a battle on Capitol Hill in which, from the minute it starts, you already know the players, you know their arguments, and you know who's right and who's wrong. But that's wha...
If there's a consensus about anything in Washington, it's that 401(k)s have to be better protected. But beneath the accord, there are deep divisions. Democrats are eager to impose new restrictions,...
Hold on to your Aeron chairs and ergonomically correct keyboards. Employees who yearn for a more comfortable workplace may be in for a bumpy political transition. A controversial set of ergonomic s...
Despite constant talk about the unseemly influence of money on politics, campaign contributions alone don't necessarily determine elections. For example, even though business interests have outspen...
There has been much--perhaps too much--said about the approach of the new millennium. After all, what real change will Jan. 1, 2000, bring other than the resolution of our Y2K anxiety? Well, small ...
Given the actuarial odds -- three Justices over 70 and several in poor health -- President Clinton will almost certainly appoint one new Supreme Court Justice, perhaps more. We've heard plenty abou...
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Businessmen and the National Taxpayers Union all have given Senator Jesse Helms excellent ratings. But MONEY doesn't agree? How ...
Despite White House efforts to quash New York Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan's plan to slash payroll taxes by $62 billion over two years, support is spreading like wildfire on both side...
A typical ''you're wrong -- we're right'' American attitude, fumed Masaya Miyoshi, head of Keidanren, a business group, in New York for the 26th annual U.S.-Japan Business Conference. He got mad af...
-- WILLIAM REED, 45, director of the U.S. Defense Department's Contract Audit Agency, on an investigation that showed defense contractors had billed the taxpayers millions of dollars for questionab...
What labor is to Democrats, big business is to Republicans, right? Not when it comes to money. Corporate America is backing Democrats over Republicans in November's Senate and House elections. Prag...
Do you remember ''comparable worth''? It's the proposition that jobs as disparate as truck driver and librarian should be evaluated and compared, with pay for predominantly female jobs boosted to t...
Nobody knows if Congress's multi-tentacled bill will actually curb illegal immigration, but it will surely confuse and complicate hiring for U.S. companies. Says labor lobbyist Virginia Lamp of the...
Simplification: that was definitely the name of the game. That Senate Finance Committee tax bill was going to simplify the tax code. The Keeping Up Simplification File, as we have labeled this moun...
LIKE GOOD SOLDIERS, business lobbyists have rushed to Capitol Hill year after year to defend Ronald Reagan's budgets. Not this time. Even before the President unveiled his 1987 budget, business was...
At the top of business's legislative agenda for 1986 is a new push for an old wish: reform of the nation's product liability laws. The crisis in the availability of business insurance has given the...
The Reagan Administration's apparent new willingness to force down the dollar and vigorously enforce U.S. laws against unfair trade has given congressional moderates a much needed counter to propos...
PIONEERED years ago by a few groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, high- tech lobbying has really taken off. It starts with the tedious chore of polling an organization's members to set up a da...