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A Stimulus We Can Believe In

Is President Obama’s stimulus working? A June Rasmussen Reports survey showed that 45 percent of those polled think the President [...]

JP Donlon Governance/Compliance , Regulatory June 15 2009
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Cap and Trade-offs

The Obama Administration has initiated plans to address climate change by introducing an economy-wide program to reduce the greenhouse gas [...]

JP Donlon Governance/Compliance , Regulatory July 7 2009

CEOs Say Enough Already

Alarmed by government policy—or the lack thereof—business leaders are having to devote more and more time to government issues.

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn Governance , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy , Regulatory January 3 2011

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

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
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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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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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Legacy Main Street Solution Proposed for Wall Street

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.

Allan D. Grody and Timothy P. Smucker Governance/Compliance , Regulatory May 17 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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