Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation in California.

The long party for commodity producers is so over

Aug 24, 2015
Commodities run in long cycles, with booms sustained by a historical event.
Posted In: China, commodities, stock markets, Economy, corporations

Firms, organized labor wait for major ruling

Aug 14, 2015
The case is about employees working for subcontractors or franchisees.
Posted In: labor, NLRB, standards, corporations

The activists are coming!

Apr 21, 2015
Spring is shareholder meeting season — and primetime for activist investors.
Posted In: activist investor, share buybacks, investment, board of directors, corporations, AGM, business, shares, stock, whiteboard

Target attracts new customers by downsizing

Jul 23, 2014
Target opened it's smallest store in Minneapolis. What's a Target if it's not big?
Posted In: Target, big box stores, corporations

Why high earnings aren't translating into jobs

Jul 23, 2014
Corporate earnings are up. But will these cash-rich companies give you a job?
Posted In: corporations, Earnings, hiring
Hobby Lobby

'Family-like' Hobby Lobby has religion, Court rules

Jun 30, 2014
Hobby Lobby does not have to comply with the ACA's contraception requirement.
Posted In: ACA, Hobby Lobby, corporations, Supreme Court, contraceptive

How much would Apple's overseas cash help the U.S. economy?

May 21, 2013
Apple’s $100 billion in overseas cash is just part of the nearly $2 trillion in U.S. corporate funds that are beyond the reach of the IRS. What difference could that money make if it was brought home?
Posted In: tim cook, apple, corporate tax, corporations

Corporations report 1st quarter earnings

Apr 19, 2012
Big banks and other companies are reporting their earnings for the first three months of the year. What do they mean for the year ahead?
Posted In: Earnings, stock, corporations

New plan to be outlined for U.S. corporate tax code

Feb 22, 2012
The Obama administration today will outline a broad overhaul of the nation's corporate tax code that will lower the tax rate that businesses pay, but could increase to amount of tax revenue heading to Washington.
Posted In: corporate, corporate tax, corporations, Obama

Corporate tax hits 40-year low

Feb 3, 2012
Thanks to “bonus depreciation,” corporations paid the feds only 12.1 percent of their profits in taxes in 2011.
Posted In: Corporate Tax Cuts, Taxes, corporations