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The “America Destroys Jobs” Act

President Obama's signing of the "America Invents Act" is supposed to spur job creation, but in reality, the act will destroy jobs. Successful entrepreneur and author, Hank Nothhaft, writes exclusively for Chief Executive on why this act will only make the U.S. unemployment problem worse.

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Kill Economic Freedom; Kill Job Creation

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After Boeing announced its plans to locate a Dreamliner production site in South Carolina, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) stated its position that Boeing should restrict production to Washington state. The NLRB was against the airline manufacturer creating jobs in South Carolina (there were no plans to eliminate the jobs in Washington) where there are lower costs and business conditions are stable.

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VIDEO: Ford’s Alan Mulally on Gov’t Regulations for Businesses

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Chief Executive magazine's CEO of the Year, Ford Motor's Alan Mulally, serves on President Obama’s export council, specifically leading the manufacturing section. In this video, Mulally discusses Ford’s involvement in formulating government regulations, the importance of a business – government relationship, corporate tax rates, and how to bring America back to the top in manufacturing (something he knows more than a little about).

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How to Revitalize Our Innovation Engine

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As the former CEO of Danger, a wireless company that was sold to Microsoft for $500 million, and Tessera, a $300 million company that makes semiconductor casings for companies like Intel, Henry (Hank) Nothhaft knows a thing or two about innovation. Nothhaft sees a direct correlation between innovation and creation of jobs, but also sees that US regulations are stifling the job creation we so desperately need.

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Legacy Main Street Solution Proposed for Wall Street

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As required by the Dodd-Frank legislation, the US Treasury established the Office of Financial Research (OFR). This organization is focused on regulating financial infrastructure and imposing identification systems on corporations. The OFR must choose its approach by mid-July, so it's about time to start figuring out how new regulations could affect your company.

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Maybe Jeff Can Do It

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Since Chief Executive published its previous issue's cover story on why CEOs are fed up with Washington, President Obama signaled a possible attitudinal shift, with the appointment of GE Chief Executive Jeff Immelt to head the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. The new group replaces an advisory board headed by Paul Volker that the President established just after he took office.

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Why Tax Policy Is a Dissembler’s Paradise

All politics is the art of deception, none more so than the oft-repeated claim about "tax cuts for the rich." First, the extension of the rate cuts of 2003 that President Obama grudgingly agreed to in exchange for an extension of unemployment benefits is not in any way a reduction of income tax. The only question was whether everyone’s tax liability was going to increase in January.

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