Payment Data Could Become Evidence of Abortion, Now Illegal in Some States

Financial companies collect a lot of payment data from customers. Prosecutors could subpoena those records for evidence of abortion, legal experts say.

#abortion, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #bernard-tara-siegel, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporations, #credit-cards, #debit-cards, #fourth-amendment-us-constitution, #law-and-legislation, #lieber-ron, #mobile-applications, #national-advocates-for-pregnant-women, #personal-finances, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #privacy, #subpoenas, #women-and-girls

We Know How America Got Such a Corporate-Friendly Court

Can the right really be realigned with the working class?

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #arbitration-conciliation-and-mediation, #bork-robert-h, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporations, #federalist-society, #republican-party, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

New F.T.C. Majority Gives Lina Khan a Chance to Push an Aggressive Agenda

The confirmation of a third Democrat creates an opportunity for Lina Khan, the Federal Trade Commission’s chair, to advance efforts to rein in corporate power.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bedoya-alvaro, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-protection, #corporations, #democratic-party, #federal-trade-commission, #khan-lina, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-politics-and-government

What DeSantis and His Republican Allies Are Doing Will Have Grave Costs

Discarding core commitments is not a small concession to changing times but an abject desecration of everything the G.O.P. long claimed to believe.

#carlson-tucker, #citizens-united, #citizens-united-v-federal-election-commission-supreme-court-decision, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporations, #cruz-ted, #desantis-ron, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #florida, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #shapiro-benjamin-a-1984, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d

What Does the Right Do When Big Business Turns Against Conservatism?

How conservatives put their hope in Elon Musk and Ron DeSantis.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporations, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #domenech-ben-1981, #florida, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #liberalism-us-politics, #musk-elon, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #warren-elizabeth

Wonking Out: Russian Gas, Acid Rain and Industrial Scaremongers

Why you can’t trust economic advice from big business.

#acid-rain, #clean-air-act, #corporations, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #germany, #internal-sub-only-nl, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states

Ukraine Made Big Tech Pick a Side — But Who Are the Losers?

The Russia-Ukraine war has made clear, yet again, the dominance that platforms like Apple, Facebook and Google have. Is it time we finally take away that power?

#audio-neutral-informative, #corporations, #propaganda, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #science-and-technology, #social-media, #ukraine

When Nokia Pulled Out of Russia, a Vast Surveillance System Remained

The Finnish company played a key role in enabling Russia’s cyberspying, documents show, raising questions of corporate responsibility.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporations, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #nokia-oyj, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #text-messaging

Twitter Bot Highlights Gender Pay Gap One Company at a Time

Britain requires companies with 250 or more employees to report gender pay gap data. On International Women’s Day, one couple used it to raise awareness about lingering discrepancies.

#corporations, #discrimination, #england, #gender, #great-britain, #income-inequality, #social-media, #twitter, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

Larry Summers Shares the Blame for Inflation

The Democratic economist is deeply implicated in building the system at the heart of our current predicament, and setting up our economy for failure.

#corporations, #democratic-party, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #ships-and-shipping, #summers-lawrence-h, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Companies Donated Millions to Those Who Voted to Overturn Biden’s Win

One year after the Capitol riot, many businesses resumed corporate donations to lawmakers who voted against certifying the 2020 election.

#campaign-finance, #citizens-for-responsibility-and-ethics-in-washington, #corporations, #midterm-elections-2022, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Democrats Blast Corporate Profits as Inflation Surges

Politicians are placing more blame on greedy companies as prices stay high. But booming consumer demand is enabling firms to charge more.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #corporations, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #price-gouging, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy

Corporate Board Diversity Increased in 2021. Some Ask What Took So Long.

Some executives say corporate boards have often overlooked qualified women and nonwhite people. That may be changing.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #boards-of-directors, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #women-and-girls

Johnson & Johnson Will Break Itself Up Into Two Companies

The corporate giant said it would spin off its consumer products division, leaving the company to manufacture and market drugs and medical devices.

#corporations, #johnsonjohnson, #medical-devices

The Developing World Is Falling Short on Emissions Reductions

Plans for new power generation won’t meet global climate goals.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #china, #coal, #corporations, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-energy-agency, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #mexico, #pakistan, #south-africa, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vietnam

Corporate Climate Pledges Often Ignore a Key Component: Supply Chains

Many companies do not account for the emissions from their supply chains, which can be a significant majority of their contributions to greenhouse gases.

#amazon-com-inc, #bristol-myers-squibb-company, #corporations, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #target-corporation, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #walmart-stores-inc

Biden Finds Raising Corporate Tax Rates Easier Abroad Than at Home

As the Group of 20 seals a new global minimum tax for companies, the president has scaled back his plans to tax U.S. corporations more.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #corporate-taxes, #corporations, #donohoe-paschal-1974, #europe, #federal-budget-us, #federal-taxes-us, #foreign-investments, #group-of-twenty, #house-of-representatives, #income, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #national-assn-of-manufacturers, #organization-for-economic-cooperation-and-development, #patriotic-millionaires, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #tax-shelters, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #yellen-janet-l

How $2 Trillion in Tax Increases in Biden’s Bill Target Companies and the Rich

The proposal to fund the president’s sprawling spending plan mostly turns up the dial on more conventional tax policies, while trying to curb maneuvers that allow tax avoidance.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #corporate-taxes, #corporations, #executive-compensation, #federal-budget-us, #federal-taxes-us, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #stock-buybacks, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tax-shelters, #treasury-department, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Biden’s $2 Trillion in Tax Increases Target Companies and the Rich

The proposal to fund the president’s sprawling spending plan mostly turns up the dial on more conventional tax policies, while trying to curb maneuvers that allow tax avoidance.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #budgets-and-budgeting, #corporate-taxes, #corporations, #executive-compensation, #federal-taxes-us, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #stock-buybacks, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tax-shelters, #treasury-department, #united-states-politics-and-government

As Western Oil Giants Cut Production, State-Owned Companies Step Up

In the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, government-owned energy companies are increasing oil and natural gas production as U.S. and European companies pare supply because of climate concerns.

#africa, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #argentina, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #corporations, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #latin-america, #middle-east, #nasser-amin-h, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #production, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #saudi-arabia, #saudi-aramco, #shale, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Inside Republicans’ Policy Rift With Corporate America

Corporations learn that extremism is not their friend.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #corporations, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #internal-sub-only, #republican-party

‘Black Capitalism’ Promised a Better City for Everyone. What Happened?

In the wake of nationwide protests, corporate America has pledged to fight racism and support Black Americans. But a similar initiative started decades ago in Rochester shows it is a promise that is difficult to sustain.

#black-people, #corporations, #eastman-kodak-co, #police-department-rochester-ny, #race-and-ethnicity, #rochester-ny, #xerox-corporation

Worrying About Your Carbon Footprint Is Exactly What Big Oil Wants You to Do

The only way to really address the climate crisis is through politics, policymakers and legislation.

#carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #carbon-dioxide, #corporations, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states

Rand V. Araskog, Former Chief of ITT Corp., Dies at 89

Over two decades, during a tumultuous time for American business, he winnowed an unwieldy corporation and fended off corporate raids.

#araskog-rand-v, #corporations, #deaths-obituaries, #itt-corporation, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures

Few Women Ascend Japan’s Corporate Ladder. Is Change Finally Coming?

Only 6 percent of board seats at Japanese companies are held by women. After years of unkept promises, these businesses are now facing pressure both at home and abroad to diversify.

#boards-of-directors, #corporations, #japan, #women-and-girls

Who Discriminates in Hiring? A New Study Can Tell.

Applications seemingly from Black candidates got fewer replies than those evidently from white candidates. The method could point to specific companies.

#corporations, #discrimination, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #hiring-and-promotion, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kline-patrick, #labor-and-jobs, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #rose-evan, #university-of-california-berkeley, #university-of-chicago, #walters-christopher

Global Tax Overhaul Gains Steam as G20 Backs New Levies

The approach marks a reversal of years of economic policies that embraced low taxes as a way for countries to attract investment and fuel growth.

#corporate-taxes, #corporations, #europe, #european-union, #federal-taxes-us, #foreign-investments, #group-of-twenty, #organization-for-economic-cooperation-and-development, #tax-shelters, #taxation, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yellen-janet-l

Yellen’s New Alliance Against Leprechauns

Is the world finally ready to take on tax havens?

#apple-inc, #corporate-taxes, #corporations, #european-commission, #ireland, #tax-shelters, #taxation, #yellen-janet-l

Looking for Bipartisan Accord? Just Ask About Big Business.

In surveys and political discourse, Republicans are increasingly critical of corporations, but not for the reasons Democrats have long held that view.

#corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #mcconnell-mitch, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #surveymonkey, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Antitrust’ by Amy Klobuchar, and ‘The Tyranny of Big Tech’ by Josh Hawley

The senators are on opposite sides of the aisle, but both speak out on the dangers of big tech in their new books. It’s weird, really, how alike they sound.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #antitrust-taking-on-monopoly-power-from-the-gilded-age-to-the-digital-age-book, #books-and-literature, #corporations, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #klobuchar-amy, #law-and-legislation, #senate, #the-tyranny-of-big-tech-book, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Samsung Family to Pay South Korea’s Largest Inheritance Tax Bill

The Samsung family in South Korea will also donate billions of dollars’ worth of art, including Picasso and Monet.

#art, #corporations, #family-business, #inheritance-and-estate-taxes, #lee-jae-yong-1968, #lee-kun-hee, #samsung-ct-corp, #samsung-electronics-co, #samsung-group, #south-korea, #tax-evasion, #wills-and-estates

Marco Rubio’s ‘Woke Capital’ Tantrum

Republicans are mad at big business, but not mad enough to raise taxes.

#amazon-com-inc, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporate-taxes, #corporations, #georgia, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #organized-labor, #republican-party, #rubio-marco

N.A.A.C.P. Leader Says ‘a Few Checks’ Can’t Fix Structural Racism

“There is a responsibility of corporations to ensure that we maintain a stable democracy,” Derrick Johnson said.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #content-type-personal-profile, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #executives-and-management-theory, #johnson-derrick-1968, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people

A Different Way of Thinking About Cancel Culture

Social media companies and other organizations are looking out for themselves.

#computers-and-the-internet, #corporations, #cyberharassment, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #social-media, #twitter, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Corporations of the World, Unite!

The internal contradictions of “woke capitalism” are a mixed blessing for the Democratic Party.

#conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #democratic-party, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

After Pandemic, Shrinking Need for Office Space Could Crush Landlords

Some big employers are giving up square footage as they juggle remote work. That could devastate building owners and cities.

#boston-properties-inc, #buildings-structures, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporations, #dimon-james, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #property-taxes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #recession-and-depression, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #sl-green-realty-corporation, #stocks-and-bonds, #telecommuting, #united-states, #urban-areas, #workplace-environment

Democrats Prepare Plan to Raise Taxes on Multinational Corporations

The proposal from Senators Ron Wyden, Mark Warner and Sherrod Brown could be a blueprint for financing part of President Biden’s infrastructure plan.

#corporations

Biden Tax Plan Charts New Path to Economic Growth

The president sees public spending, rather than relying on businesses to turn tax cuts into investment, as the key to competitiveness.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #corporate-taxes, #corporations, #federal-taxes-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Corporations, Vocal About Racial Justice, Go Quiet on Voting Rights

“They are complicit in their silence,” one activist said, as bills that would disproportionately affect Black citizens across the country stir public debate.

#black-people, #black-voters-matter, #brown-latosha-1970, #coca-cola-company, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #delta-air-lines-inc, #georgia, #groh-wargo-lauren, #law-and-legislation, #motion-picture-assn-of-america, #sonnenfeld-jeffrey-a, #voter-registration-and-requirements

Countries Tried to Curb Trade in Plastic Waste. The U.S. Is Shipping More.

Data shows that American exporters continue to ship plastic waste overseas, often to poorer countries, even though most of the world has agreed to not accept it.

#basel-action-network, #center-for-international-environmental-law, #corporations, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indonesia, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kenya, #malaysia, #plastics, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states, #vietnam, #waste-materials-and-disposal

Companies Shouldn’t Require Employees to Get Vaccines

Let the government make the policy.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporations, #medicine-and-health, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-environment

Companies Say They Care About the Climate. Their Actions Fall Short.

Many big businesses have not set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Others have weak goals.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #blackrock-inc, #boards-of-directors, #brazil, #carbon-dioxide, #carbon-disclosure-project-cdp, #cargill-inc, #corporations, #electric-light-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #google-inc, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #institutional-shareholder-services-inc, #levi-straussco, #microsoft-corp, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states

AT&T, JPMorgan and Coca-Cola Pull Back Political Giving Following Capitol Riots

AT&T and Marriott were among companies that will stop campaign contributions to lawmakers who objected to certifying the election. Other companies, such as JPMorgan, paused all political donations.

#att-inc, #charles-schwab-corporation, #citigroup-inc, #corporations, #cruz-ted, #facebook-inc, #fedex-corporation, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #lincoln-project, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #marriott-international-inc, #morgan-stanley, #political-action-committees, #politics-and-government, #presidential-transition-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

After Riot, Business Leaders Reckon With Their Support for Trump

Many in corporate America endorsed the president’s economic policies, which were good for them and gave him mainstream business credibility. It was “fool’s gold,” one said on Thursday.

#corporate-taxes, #corporations, #national-assn-of-manufacturers, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walker-darren-1959

N.J. Approves $14 Billion in Corporate Tax Breaks in Less Than a Week

The incentive package was pushed by Gov. Philip D. Murphy, a progressive Democrat who has railed against similar tax breaks in the past. His allies are not happy.

#corporate-taxes, #corporations, #law-and-legislation, #new-jersey, #state-legislatures, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions

Tesla, Profitable at Last, Bulls Its Way Into the S&P 500

The electric-car maker will be the biggest addition in the history of the benchmark index. Will that settle down its swings?

#corporations, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #musk-elon, #records-and-achievements, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

Supreme Court Seems Ready to Limit Human Rights Suits Against Corporations

Six citizens of Mali sued Nestlé USA and Cargill, saying the firms had profited from child slavery on Ivory Coast cocoa farms.

#agriculture-and-farming, #alien-tort-statute-1789, #child-labor, #cocoa, #corporations, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #ivory-coast, #mali, #supreme-court-us

H. Jesse Arnelle, Pathbreaker in Corporate Law, Dies at 86

Thirty years after he led the Penn State basketball team to the Final Four, he and a friend started one of the few Black-owned firms catering to blue-chip clients.

#arnelle-h-jesse, #arnellehastie, #black-people, #corporations, #deaths-obituaries, #legal-profession, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

These Are the Perks Companies Use to Get Workers Back to Their Offices

Free lunch. Discounted parking. Learning pods for children. Some New York City companies are offering incentives to workers who are required to return to the office.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporations, #hudson-yards-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #sl-green-realty-corporation

Paid Time Off, Free Fries: How Corporate America Is Getting Out the Vote

Spurred by recent social unrest, many U.S. companies are trying to make it easier for workers, and urging their customers, to cast their ballots.

#amazon-com-inc, #burch-tory, #citigroup-inc, #coca-cola-company, #corporations, #diageo-plc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #kenna-corley, #paid-time-off, #patagonia-inc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements