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Chief Executive magazine (published since 1977) is the definitive source that CEOs turn to for insight and ideas that help increase their effectiveness and grow their business. Chief Executive Group also produces e-newsletters and online content at chiefexecutive.net and manages Chief Executive Network and other executive peer groups, as well as conferences and roundtables that enable top corporate officers to discuss key subjects and share their experiences within a community of peers. Chief Executive facilitates the annual “CEO of the Year,” a prestigious honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of peers, and is known throughout the U.S. and elsewhere for its annual ranking of Best & Worst States for Business. Visit www.chiefexecutive.net for more information.

5 Reasons Why Bernie Sanders Is Bad for Business

Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls himself a democratic socialist. He is for small business and the middle class, and against big business. Also, as Emily Stewart of TheStreet says, most of the senator’s ideas—economic and otherwise—have been focused on spending, without a clear picture on how he would pay for his proposals. In Chief Executive’s recent CEO ...

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5 Risks Associated with the Trans Pacific Partnership Deal

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is designed to promote trade between 12 countries; Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam. The TPP aims at trade liberalization in goods and services, including the reduction of over 18,000 specific tariffs. Of particular interest to the U.S. are the reduction of tariffs on agricultural products, lower barriers in services, and intellectual property (IP) protections. Despite the benefits of access to new markets and increased trade, there are still risks associated with the TPP.

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10 Predictions for Middle Market Oilfield Services Companies in 2016

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Last year began with high hopes for a reset to the oilfield activity levels of mid-2014, which did not materialize. Market conditions appeared to stabilize in the middle of 2015 at an activity level to support an oil price of $60 per barrel, but that stability did not last long since 2015 concluded with oil below $40 per barrel, according to Haynes and Boone LLP, who published 10 oil industry predictions for 2016 for Lexology.

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