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The Fortune 500 are raking in the profits as never before. Indeed, corporate profits overall are back to pre-recession levels. The Fortune 500 generated a total of $824.5 billion in earnings last ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 48 comments on Mon May 07, 2012 at 11:02 AM PDT with 80 Recommends
And he does it with humor and keen observations of the 'stupid stuff' we tell ourselves, as working class Americans. {... Obligatory 'Course Language' warning ...} Last Week Tonight with John ...
by jamess
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Jan 13, 2015 at 07:32 PM PST with 45 Recommends
With recently failed attempts to enact discrimination laws against LGBT persons under the guise of “religious freedom” in Kansas, Arizona, Idaho, South Dakota and Tennessee, you don’t have to ...
by QueSyrah
Comment Count 31 comments on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 02:40 PM PST with 38 Recommends
Houston is kicking off its 175th anniversary festivities this week. That’s not old, as cities go, but as you’ll see below, we’ve gotten a lot accomplished in a short time. Yesterday’s ...
by cassandracarolina
Comment Count 54 comments on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 12:15 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
It's April 15th -- tax day. The day of reckoning for many Americans, unless you are really rich or a Fortune 500 company. Today Bernie Sanders spoke at a Capitol news conference in front of a photo ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 10:22 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Two years ago the Washington Post reported that the longtime CEO and co-founder of Costco , Jim Sinegal, announced his retirement while earning $350,000 a year. At the time Costco’s stock was up ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST with 22 Recommends
It's a great time in America--if you are the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Not so much if you are a regular American. The profit gains of the Fortune 500 registered ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu May 05, 2011 at 10:27 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Up to now, whenever anyone talked about the so-called “privatization” of the war, I automatically thought of security for visiting dignitaries, mercenaries, truck convoy drivers, and ...
by markthshark
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Aug 01, 2007 at 03:59 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
This has been a record setting winter in the Eastern United States: record cold and record snowfall. And this has prompted conservatives to declare climate change a hoax. Never mind the fact that ...
by Mike Coblenz
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Mar 07, 2015 at 10:13 AM PST with 17 Recommends
A short dissertation on proposed laws to cap excessive CEO pay, reforming the economic imbalance in wealth inequality, rebuilding the U.S. middle-class, dispelling Republican talking points, and ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 03:22 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
CEOs and 1 percenters have elevated that old bait and switch con to a whole new level. To them, bait is not a lure to a store but a taunt about the poor. “Look over there, a welfare queen!” they ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 06:48 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Supposedly ' Uncertainty ' is the new Corporate buzzword. ' Uncertainty ' is the Mantra that keeps them FROZEN with inaction. Well I guess, a lot depends on what kind of '...
by jamess
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 01:50 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
If Forbes Magazine's monthly "Layoff List" feature (see links, below) is any indication of the upcoming unemployment figures for January, 2009, it is more than likely that "official" Federal ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jan 30, 2009 at 12:14 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Call the Small Business Administration (SBA) Press Office and tell them you have some questions about why Fortune 500 firms have received billions of dollars in federal small business contracts for ...
by LChapman
Comment Count 66 comments on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 03:50 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Wealthy people do not have your best interests at heart. 1. The well-to-do feel deserving of their riches and see no need to excuse themselves for having such material wealth—which gives ...
by Doc Paranormal
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Oct 04, 2010 at 08:52 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
by qrswave
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Jan 18, 2006 at 01:13 PM PST with 5 Recommends
President Obama will nominate Sylvia Mathews-Burwell, the head of the Wal-Mart Foundation , to be the new director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) --- the largest office within the ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 08:14 PM PST with 4 Recommends
(Cross posted from The Bilerico Project , by Mattilda aka Matt Bernstein ...
by The Bilerico Project
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Aug 04, 2007 at 09:07 AM PDT with 2 Recommends