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‘Living Wage’ Movement Beckons CEOs To Respond

While the ‘Living Wage’ issue seems to affect only the largest retailers and fast-food giants, the effort, if successful, will alter every business’ ability to enter into basic agreements with individuals resulting in a benefit for both parties.

Dale Buss CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance , Leadership & Strategy December 1 2013
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Your Company Has Changed,Why Hasn’t Your Board?

When Stephen Hemsley took over as chief executive of United – Health Group in December 2006, he inherited a bit [...]

C.J. Prince Governance/Compliance June 22 2009

Will Government Crush Economic Recovery?

There is little question that if the US is to recover from this recession and if unemployment is to be driven down, small business will lead the way. Unfortunately, intentionally or unintentionally, the government is crushing our one hope of recovery.

Doug and Polly White Global Business , Governance/Compliance December 7 2011

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

Why Unions Are Shrinking

According to recently released 2012 Department of Labor data the rate of unionization — the percentage of American workers belonging to unions — declined faster under President Obama’s first term than during two terms of President George W. Bush. Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor and senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, argues that the President’s own anti-business policies are largely to blame. This is not as counterintuitive as it sounds.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance January 31 2013

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.

ChiefExecutive.net Regulatory January 20 2011

Why Regulation Punishes IPOs

Are our capital markets broken? The global economy is operating on one cylinder and economic data from the U.S. continues to disappoint. A dangerous disconnect exists between the real economy and financial markets threatening the emergence of young companies and the jobs that they normally create.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance August 23 2012
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Why Legal Reform Must Be a Part of Healthcare Reform

According to Dr. Stuart Weinstein of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, we could save at least $200 billion a year from simple legal reforms.

JP Donlon Governance/Compliance , Legal September 15 2009

Why CEOs Should Be Worried About Patents Based on Software

Companies whose businesses rely on patented software or patented business methods are increasingly at risk of chaotic court decisions and a real chance their patents will be declared invalid. The resulting unpredictability is hindering new innovation, threatening well-established patents and discouraging capital investment. Without confidence that intellectual property rights are secure, investors are reluctant to fund companies, undermining the innovation for which the technology industry is known. Here are several ways to protect your company.

Katharine Wolanyk CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance December 15 2013

Why CEOs Are More Vulnerable

From board clashes to activist investors more leaders find themselves besieged and many find it necessary to yield to insurgent demands—or be deposed. Some like H.J. Heinz’s Bill Johnson find a middle path.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance October 25 2012

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