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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s cautious if not hostile approach to climate control legislation isn’t just putting it at odds with the Obama administration. Progressive corporations like Apple and Pacific Gas & Electric have resigned their memberships over the issue. And there’s a fresh breeze blowing at the grassroots too. A growing coterie of local chambers of commerce is pushing both members and their communities to think and act “green,” to surge ahead of the curve in cutting carbon emissions. And why? It’s because “they see green as a huge marketing opportunity ...
Gulf Oil Spill Criminal Case Difficult Against Execs
Prosecutors could seek serious jail time – five years or more – if they charge anyone with obstruction of justice, making false statements to the FBI or other U.S. officials or conspiracy to hinder a federal probe. But there's got to be evidence that a person was aware of the wrongdoing, well beyond mere negligence or incompetence, experts said. "You've got to be really bad, far beyond the norm of ongoing carelessness," said Robert Wiygul, a Mississippi attorney who, after the disaster, sued the U.S. Minerals Management Service over its regulation of offshore drilling. "The standard of proof ... market research, surveys and trends
t r u t h o u t | Eager to Tap Iraq's Vast Oil Reserves, Industry ...
Two years before the invasion of Iraq, reports suggested invading to end Saddam Hussein's control of the oil. (Photo: Getty Images)     Two years before the invasion of Iraq, oil executives and foreign policy advisers told the Bush administration that the United States would remain "a prisoner of its energy dilemma" as long as Saddam Hussein was in power.     That April 2001 report, " Strategic Policy Challenges for the 21st Century ," was prepared by the James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy and the US Council on Foreign Relations at the ... market research, surveys and trends


Compensation rises for college execs | Marketplace From American ...
A Chronicle of Higher Education survey shows the median salary for a public university president rose to $436,000 last year, up 2.3% from the previous year. The Chronicle's Jeff Selingo shares the details of the survey with host Tess Vigeland. University of Louisville President James R. Ramsey turned down a $314,858 bonus last year. (Tom Fougerousse / University of Louisville) More on Education Tess Vigeland: We heard earlier about the populist anger over huge salaries and bonuses for bankers. Well university presidents can relate. They've been the targets of similar anger over ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
National Journal Magazine - The Envy List
This is our 10th biennial salary survey of the leaders at Washington's biggest trade associations, professional societies, think tanks, and interests groups. When we told prominent K Street insiders the compensation numbers we found in reporting this story, they responded: "Breathtaking!" "Astonishing!" "Every boy and girl hopes the person in high school that rejected them gets a hold of this National Journal salary list!" The most over the top: "That idiot is making what?! " The compensation of 89 top executives exceeded the $1 million mark, according to 514 tax forms recording pay ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Chamber of Commerce Aims to Boost Trade With China
It seems fitting that Avis, the “We Try Harder” car rental firm, advertises on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website, including on the page that features bios of top execs. Because nobody tries harder to promote the cause of America’s companies than the chamber’s President Thomas Donohue . “I love what I do,” says the white-haired 71-year-old. “I am more consumed than I have ever been because there’s so much going on.” If Donohue seems winded lately, it might be because of the chamber’s tussling with the Obama administration. Several times they’ve nearly come to ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
The Senate unemployment bill founders
Before talking about what's happened to the Senate jobs bill, it's worth first talking about what's in the Senate jobs bill. The biggest and most important item is the extension of unemployment insurance. This comes in a few different parts: One part extends the insurance programs that deal with the long-term unemployed. Another extends the $25 boost to unemployment insurance checks that we've had in place since the beginning of the recession. And a third allows workers who find part-time work but need full-time work to remain eligible for some unemployment benefits. Then there's the extension of the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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The head of one major Chamber of Commerce in Silicon Valley commented that ... in Washington D.C., had left her posts in government after her son arrived in ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Governor Locke's Speeches | Association of Washington Business ...
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you all for inviting me here to speak with you today. And, thank you for that kind introduction. I don’t know how many of you had the opportunity to hear Alan Mulally’s comments last week before the House Commerce and Labor Committee, but if you didn’t I’m sure you’ve all had a chance to read what he said. It’s been widely publicized. His eloquent remarks about this state’s competitiveness and transportation system carry the weight of 70,000 Boeing employees who live in our region, our neighbors and our family members. And while we may quake in our shoes at ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Regional Economic Development Organizations
MEP is a nationwide network of more than 70 not-for-profit Centers whose sole purpose is to provide small and medium-sized manufacturers with the help they need to succeed. The Centers, located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, are linked together through the Department of Commerce�s National Institute of Standards and Technology. USNet: A Consortium Promoting Competitiveness Through Interfirm Collaboration USNet is a consortium of business assistance organizations in 11 states working cooperatively to accelerate collaboration among small- and medium-sized firms. Tools and Techniques to Manage Growth
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What jobs for a History and Political Science Major? | LinkedIn ...
I have a Physics/Math degree and I went straight into marketing and management consulting for the healthcare industry (never took a biology class in college). Other than specific degrees (which are usually post-grad), we tend to end up in a career as a result of who we know and what we discover to be our gifts. So let's see, history . . . Oh, it would probably be good to decide whether the grad wants to follow the heart or net worth. If it is net worth and the person in question has some social skills – I would say sales leading to owning a business and investments. If it is the heart, only the grad will know the ...
Google Answers: Operations Managers in Banking
I am looking for a list of Operations Managers with a financial services background (banks, thrifts, finance company, credit union, etc). Some of the banks I would be interested in would be Sovereign Bank, Ohio Savins Bank, Western Bank, United Bank, Chevy Chase Bank, Associated Bank, Household Finance, HSBC, Bank of America and others. Generally the titles would be operations Manager Request for Question Clarification by guillermo-ga on 06 Dec 2005 20:04 PST Hello Maggiep-ga, I'm willing to start working on your question as soon as I finish another project I'm already engaged in. In the meantime, the ...