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Corporate flags of convenience, sorry CEO, Mary quits…


Monday, July 28, 2014   CORPORATE DESERTERS   ► In today’s NY Times — Corporate artful dodgers — Apologists for “inversion,” the tax-avoidance strategy du jour, tend to claim that high taxes are driving businesses out of America, are indeed talking nonsense. These businesses aren’t moving production or jobs overseas — and they’re still earning […]

‘For’ but against, corporate deserters, Mr. Big Stuff…


Friday, July 25, 2014   AIRLINES   ► In today’s News Tribune – Alaska Air Group announces record second quarter earnings — Earnings were up 50 percent over the same quarter last year and the company’s pre-tax margins grew from 13.5 percent in the same quarter last year to 18.5 this year. ALSO TODAY at The […]

Cowering at Boeing, Bring Jobs Home, teachers turning tide…


Thursday, July 24, 2014   BOEING   ► In the P.S. Business Journal — SPEEA claims Boeing engaged in age discrimination on ‘breathtaking scale’ — The union claims that Boeing is getting rid of older union workers to outsource work to Russia and India. SPEEA filed the third-party charges Wednesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity […]

Boeing profits, shying from Shea, bad boss tax…


Wednesday, July 23, 2014   BOEING   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Boeing profit rises, but tanker program worries analysts — Boeing increased its full-year profit forecast after reporting an 1 percent increase in commercial jet revenue,but a $272 million after-tax expense for the KC-46A aerial tanker program overshadowed the raised forecast. Second-quarter earnings […]

Judicial activism, offshored Walgreen, truck safety…


Tuesday, July 22, 2014   HEALTH CARE   ► This morning from AP — Federal appeals court delivers serious setback to Obama health care law — A federal appeals court delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law Tuesday, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people […]

Free trade fail, labor’s mojo, Hall & Hootie…


Friday, July 18, 2014   INTERNATIONAL TRADE   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Seoul searching: How KORUS is working out (by Jon Talton) — The South Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement went into force in March 2012. So how is America’s first free-trade agreement with a major Asian economy working out? American goods exports to […]

Laying off thousands, closing bridges, stiffing tipped workers…


Thursday, July 17, 2014   STATE ECONOMY   ► In today’s Seattle Times — Microsoft laying off 18,000; 1,351 in Puget Sound area affected — Microsoft announced the biggest layoff in its history Thursday as CEO Satya Nadella said the company will cut 18,000 jobs — about 14 percent of the company’s workforce — over the next year. […]

State emergency, IAM 751 delivers, against its religion…


Wednesday, July 16, 2014   LOCAL   ► In today’s Yakima H-R — State of emergency declared in Yakima County and 19 others — Multiple wildfires are threatening homes, businesses, public property and natural resources in many parts of the state as fire crews face continued severe fire weather conditions. ► In today’s Seattle Times […]

Staples stops, Macrocuts, AFSCME grows, WTO rules…


Tuesday, July 15, 2014   POSTAL SERVICE   ► From AP — Staples, USPS end program to set up mini-post offices in stores — Staples Inc said it will end a pilot program with the U.S. Postal Service to set up mini-post offices in the company’s retail outlets, after several protests outside the stores. Postal […]

Contempt, who’s the boss, what’s the matter with Kansas…


Monday, July 14, 2014   STATE GOVERNMENT   ► In the (Everett) Herald — AG office acts to take heat off lawmakers on education funding — State lawmakers know they violated an order of the state Supreme Court earlier this year when they failed to turn in a “complete plan” for fully funding public schools […]


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