November 6, 2010 |
Many Americans resent India as a "land of call centers and back offices," President Obama said Saturday, a magnet that has siphoned jobs out of the U.S. economy. While Indians also feel threatened by American products and companies, Obama said, both countries should set aside their stereotypes and engage as economic partners. "I'm here because I believe that in our interconnected world, increased commerce between the United States and India can be and will be a win-win proposition for both nations," Obama told a group of American and Indian executives gathered here for a business summit.
December 16, 2010 |
Hoping to mend fences with business leaders and spur more hiring, President Obama spent more than four hours with chief executives of 20 major companies in a "working meeting" that both sides said paved the way for better cooperation. "We feel very confident we made some good progress," Obama told reporters as he walked back to the White House after the Wednesday meeting at nearby Blair House with the heads of such major companies as Boeing Co., Comcast Corp., General Electric Co. and Google Inc. The session was another step in Obama's move toward the political center after big Republican gains in last month's mid-term elections.
September 18, 2011 |
"The rich world has a poor conscience," wrote Christopher Hitchens in one of his assaults on the reputation of Mother Teresa, "and many people liked to alleviate their own unease by sending money to a woman who seemed like an activist for 'the poorest of the poor.'" He has called Mother Teresa a friend of poverty, rather than the poor, and a Roman Catholic fundamentalist. His view is rhetorically harsh, but worth reflecting on as one reads "Mother Teresa, CEO: Unexpected Principles for Practical Leadership," a paean to the leadership talents of history's most famous Albanian.
September 18, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will try to enlist help from business leaders in his standoff with congressional Republicans over government spending and a looming vote to raise the debt limit, a White House official said. At a meeting with the Business Roundtable on Wednesday, Obama will ask corporate leaders to urge Republicans to give up plans to negotiate cuts in government spending, or a repeal of Obama's healthcare law, in return for an increase in the debt limit, said the official, who asked not to be named discussing the president's remarks before the meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2012 |
Los Angeles business leaders Wednesday pressed elected officials to address ballooning city employee pension costs, pushing for salary freezes as well as a ballot measure that would let voters - instead of lawmakers - decide how much employees should collect in retirement. A brigade of civic leaders that included former Mayor Richard Riordan took their pitch to a closed-door meeting of City Hall's labor negotiations committee, which has spent months mulling a proposal by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to scale back benefits and increase the retirement age for newly hired civilian employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2012 |
Vernon has long been a nirvana for business: Easy access to freeways and rail lines. Low taxes. Cheap, abundant supplies of electricity. Manufacturers, chemical factories and even a giant slaughterhouse thrived in Vernon's friendly confines for much of the past century, free of the protests about noise, exhaust and odors that bedeviled neighboring communities. Largely free, too, of the hordes of pesky residents that can make it so difficult for industry in California towns. But these days, the party seems to be ending.