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Why Wait for Healthcare Reform?

Finding the best healthcare plan for your company is no easy feat, but there are ways to tailor a plan to your needs, as well as pitfalls to avoid in navigating the healthcare marketplace.

Ralph de la Torre Governance/Compliance , Health/Benefits , Regulatory March 5 2012

How Much—and Why—Industries Lobby

Critics complain that lobbying is rampant in Washington and special interest groups get in the way of political progress. But facts suggest that the relationship is symbiotic.

Jennifer Pellet Regulatory February 24 2012

CEOs Should Take the First Steps on Financial Reform

The financial crisis that erupted in September 2008 taught us all a very hard lesson. It became apparent that no one had a line of sight on institutional and counterparty risk at Lehman or at any other major financial firm. Corporate issuers are now waking up to the fact that preventing another financial meltdown is their issue as well.

Allan D. Grody Governance/Compliance , Leadership , Regulatory October 25 2011

Garrotted By Red Tape

While the country’s attention has been riveted by the debt ceiling and downgrades, there is a more ominous phenomenon that has largely gone unremarked: overregulation.

ChiefExecutive.net Governance/Compliance , Regulatory October 5 2011

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.

Hank Nothhaft Governance/Compliance , Legal , Regulatory September 26 2011
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Kill Economic Freedom; Kill Job Creation

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.

ChiefExecutive.net Governance/Compliance , Legal , Regulatory July 29 2011
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VIDEO: Ford’s Alan Mulally on Gov’t Regulations for Businesses

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).

ChiefExecutive.net Governance , Governance/Compliance , Manufacturing , Operations , Regulatory , Videos July 18 2011

States and Tax Incentives — What You Need to Know

When deciding where to establish or relocate a business, tax rates, credits, and incentives are an important consideration. And as corporate and income tax rates vary by state, it’s crucial to know the landscape before entering a market. Here’s an in-depth guide and what you should focus on.

Dean Zerbe Governance/Compliance , Legal , Regulatory July 14 2011
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How to Revitalize Our Innovation Engine

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.

JP Donlon CEO Interviews , Governance/Compliance , Regulatory July 5 2011
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Making the United States Less Competitive

The United States has the second-highest overall tax rate for companies in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Chief Executive magazine compares U.S. rates to the rest of the world.

Jennifer Pellet Global Business , Governance/Compliance , Regulatory June 15 2011

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