Bumble Bee Foods and two managers were charged by Los Angeles prosecutors Monday in the death of a worker who was cooked with tons of tuna.
“This tax incentive has encouraged financial firms to compensate executives with massive bonuses – bonuses that too often reward short-term risk-taking instead of sustained, long-term growth,” she said. “We can close that loophole and stop pushing companies to reward short-term thinking.”
Lynn Stout, a law professor at Cornell University and an outspoken skeptic of today’s corporate governance, says the Clinton-era shift led executives to try to boost stock prices in the near term by laying off employees and spending less on research and development. These measures, according to this line of thinking, made firms more profitable in the short term because their costs were lower, which resulted in high stock prices, but less able to generate value in the long term for investors and the economy.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign of authenticity faces yet another challenge – approximately 62% of her Twitter followers are potentially either bogus or inactive. By this measure, of her nearly 3.4 million followers, 2.1 million likely never view her tweets. Irrespective of your political affiliation, one must admit that nearly two-thirds is an […]
The protests followed the government’s long-awaited and highly controversial blueprint for the city’s 2017 leadership election.
It has recently come out that Virginia’s voting machines in previous elections had security systems that were seriously flawed.
We’ve gracefully sidestepped not one but two potential online dystopias, and it’s not even May.
Comcast’s $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable is officially dead, and the companies may have the fiery Net neutrality debate that raged this past year to blame.
Graham has some personal reasons for speaking out against big money—he’ll struggle to match the top-tier GOP candidates’ fundraising—and has voted for campaign-finance laws in the past, but he’s not the only one doing so. As The Washington Post’s Matea Gold notes, Chris Christie has been offering a tempered critique of the emerging world of campaign finance in the aftermath of the Citizens United, SpeechNow, and McCutcheon court cases. Graham and Christie may come from the more moderate side of the party, but Ted Cruz—who most assuredly does not—also seems to find the whole business distasteful.
Super PACS that get nearly all of their money from one donor quadrupled their share of overall fund-raising in 2014.
A Russian court jails three women for performing a twerking dance in front of a World War Two memorial and posting it online.
Two U.S. senators are calling on the president to declassify details of the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Baltimore police in full riot gear tackled and beat Baltimore City Paper Photo Editor J.M. Giordano at the Freddie Gray protest. The paper published video shot by its managing editor, Baynard Woods, in which Giordano is being beaten as Woods yells: “He’s a photographer! He’s press!”
Protesters clash with armed police in capital city of Bujumbura after ruling party nominates Pierre Nkurunziza to run for third term
Mark Halperin took aim at the Clinton Foundation’s controversial donation disclosures on Sunday morning, telling George Stephanopoulos that an assistant secretary of state would have been fired if he or she had engaged in similar practices as Hillary Clinton.
As for what we don’t yet know, Halperin said it is unclear what kinds of conversations Clinton had on her private email account about Bill Clinton‘s speeches and foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation that might have influenced her actions as the nation’s top diplomat.
As presidential campaigns for the 2016 election start to demonize candidates, a study finds a sharp rise in American voters disliking those in opposing camps. This coarsening of society can end if politics stop relying on ‘negative partisanship.’
In other words everyone is on their own. The government is too inept and indifferent to protect Americans:
The Obama administration is considering changing a U.S. policy prohibiting families of hostages held overseas from making ransom payments to abductors, according to a television report on Sunday.
“Under recommendations contained in an ongoing White House review of U.S. hostage policy, there will be absolutely zero chance … of any family member of an American-held hostage overseas ever facing jail themselves, or even the threat of prosecution, for trying to free their loved ones,” according to the report aired on ABC’s “This Week.”
The report said three senior U.S. officials told of the policy review, but it did not indicate when a decision might be made.
Those convenient toll-paying tags on your windshield may be coughing up more information than drivers realize. According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, the state’s E-ZPass tollbooth transponde
A grand jury decided not to indict two officers who shot and killed a Black man who, based on a video, did nothing to provoke them. This time, a Dallas County grand jury did not see enough in a video that showed a mentally ill man, Jason Harrison, standing in the doorway of his home …
Protesters and police clashed in Baltimore amid growing tension over the unexplained death of Freddie Gray, who died after he was injured in police custody.
Late Saturday night, Baltimore police said they had made at least 12 arrests. Five, if not…
A Michigan girl who fought off cancer has been kicked out of school because she did not attend enough classes while she received treatment.