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J.P. Donlon
JP Donlon is the Editor-in-Chief of Chief Executive magazine.

Thorns and Roses: The EPA and Bernie Sanders

THORNS Tarred by a Brush With Toxicity The Environmental Protection Agency spilled 3 million gallons of toxic sludge into a tributory of the Animas River in Colorado. The stinky yellow flume of old mine waste—rife with cancer-causing mercury and arsenic—threatens to pollute the drinking and recreational water of three states. Had a private oil company acted so incompetently and negligently, it would have been fined billions of dollars ...

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Thorns and Roses: The Donald and NBC Go Toe to Toe

Thorn The Donald and NBC Go Toe to Toe As pissing contests go, the dispute between Donald Trump and NBC has been a dilly. NBCUniversal ended its relationship with Donald Trump after the Republican presidential aspirant made anti-Mexican immigrant remarks. The network said it would no longer air the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Trump retaliated by banning all ...

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A Slow Start for START-UP

THORNS Companies that began operating in START-UP NEW YORK’s tax-free areas during 2014, the program’s first year, created just 76 jobs, according to a new report from Cuomo’s own economic development agency. The long-term growth projections aren’t much more impressive. Over the next five years, the 54 companies that were granted START-UP status in 2014 are committed to creating 2,085 jobs—not even a rounding error in a statewide economy ...

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Cornell: Cool with ISIS

THORNS They have strange sports brackets in Ithaca, New York. JOSEPH SCAFFIDO, assistant dean for students at Cornell University, was captured on a Project Veritas hidden camera advising a journalist how to start a pro-ISIS and pro-Hamas club on campus. He also advised how to obtain funding to have a member of ISIS run a “training camp,” astonishingly equating the latter to “bringing in a coach to do ...

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Chief Executive Names Boeing’s Jim McNerney ‘2015 CEO of the Year’

As complex organizations go, there are few companies with as many moving parts as Boeing, which Jim McNerney has transformed since he became CEO in July 2005. McNerney also successfully overcame challenges at 3M and GE to become one of the U.S.’s most respected business leaders. After dealing with the air-pocket concerning the Dreamliner, he has been on a smooth flight path for the world’s biggest producer of aircraft and the nation’s largest exporter.

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