During the first half of the year in state legislatures, drug companies have fought bills to reduce medicine prices; the financial industry has tried to stop legislation to end special state tax breaks; and oil and gas firms have pushed to block environmental regulations.
Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Labor personally owes millions of dollars to a convicted bank that is relying on the same department to waive sanctions for its crimes. The ties between embattled appointee Andrew Puzder and the multinational bank UBS were listed in federal documents, but they were not explicitly acknowledged in Puzder’s ethics agreement with federal regulators.
With the U.S. tax code now permitting companies to use brazen tax avoidance schemes in true tax havens, the real question is now whether corporations should have to pay any taxes on their profits at all.
Will Andrew Cuomo listen to the criticism? Or will he stand by as a corporate behemoth refuses to remove all of its pollution from the Hudson?
Just a few years after the financial crisis, a new report tells an important story: Federal prosecution of white-collar crime has hit a 20-year low.
While some Democratic activists are pining for a Biden-Warren ticket, Warren’s writing suggests such a political marriage would be awfully complicated.
Charles Koch said politicians must end taxpayer-funded subsidies and preferential treatment for corporations. Surprising, given how much he has benefitted from them.
Why has Clinton attempted to distance herself last week from a controversial 12-nation trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
Corporations may still be considered people under U.S. domestic law — but under American trade policy, they get far more rights than almost everyone else.
On the second anniversary of Snowden’s historic act of civil disobedience, it is worth reviewing what has changed — and what has not.
Jeb Bush’s last name comes with advantages that are difficult to overstate. In a presidential race, he gets, among other things, instant name recognition and a built-in fundraising apparatus from his father and brother. Those assets alone explain why a man who hasn’t won an election in more than a decade is nonetheless considered a […]
This could be the trade show for any well-established industry — only this is a new kind of business conference with a special Colorado theme: legal weed. The marijuana economy is here and out in the open.
If after last week’s Bridgegate indictments you thought Chris Christie was finally done as the focus of government investigations, think again.
Democrats were outraged with the Citizens United ruling. But after learning about the firms donating to Clinton’s foundation, they’re suddenly OK with it
Wall Street fees paid by public workers’ pension systems have kicked off an intensifying debate over whether such expenses are necessary. Now, a report from an industry-friendly source says those huge levies represent only a fraction of the true amounts being raked in by Wall Street firms from state and local governments.
A funny thing is happening on the way to the Republican primaries: The whole notion of small government libertarianism has been hijacked by politicians who often represent the opposite.
Many of the companies speaking out against religious freedom bills have donated cash to politicians who very publicly led the fight against LGBT rights.
For those pining for a Democratic Party that tries to represent more than the whims of the rich and powerful, these are, to say the least, confusing times.