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Competing Family Leave Plans Emerge in Washington, D.C.

The D.C. Chamber of Commerce and the Consortium of Universities have pitched an eight-week paid family leave policy for the District. The groups' proposal comes as the 13-member D.C. council considers the Universal Paid Family Leave Act of 2015. The post Competing Family Leave Plans Emerge in Washington, D.C. appeared first on Rewire.

'Guac the Vote:' Houston taco trucks seek to register voters

The taco truck-based voter registration effort in the nation's fourth-largest city, along with a larger "Guac the Vote" drive by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, began a few weeks after a backer of Republican presidential candidate...Show More Summary

Five ways Paris is better than it was 15 years ago

Paris has changed a great deal in the last 15 years, says Martin Dixon from the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry. And here's five ways things have improved.

Texas and 20 other states are fighting federal rules extending overtime pay

Bad news f or workers making less than $50,000 a year — particularly if you clock long hours in an industry like retail. An alliance of 21 states and 50-plus business groups led by the Chamber of Commerce are suing to block federal regulations that would extend overtime pay to millions of low-wage earners. Show More Summary

Chamber of Commerce Targets Voter Turnout

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching an initiative Monday that enlists the business community to boost turnout and early voting ahead of the November elections.

“Some Republicans Acknowledge Leveraging Voter ID Laws for Political Gain”

Must-read Michael Wines NYT: A senior vice president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, Steve Baas, had a thought. “Do we need to start messaging ‘widespread reports of election fraud’ so we are positively set up for the recount … Continue reading ?

The deterioration of the NC Chamber of Commerce

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

No longer the visionaries they once were: In the last few years, things changed at the state Chamber. The main emphasis became lower taxes -- corporate and personal income taxes – along with a draconian approach to modifying the state’s unemployment insurance tax plan by reducing unemployment benefits. Show More Summary

Brexit will cost Britain £43.8 billion over the next 3 years

The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC), an influential business trade body, has drastically cut growth forecasts for Britain's economy in the wake of Brexit. In its first update since the vote to leave the European Union, the BCC on Monday...Show More Summary

Latinos Are Co-Opting the ‘Taco Trucks on Every Corner’ Threat to ‘Guac the Vote’

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has started an initiative centered on taco trucks and called "Guac the Vote.”

Cincinnati Chamber adds Transportation Exec, Brent Spence Bridge Cited

Cincinnati Business Courier reports, “The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce has hired a Cincinnati City Hall aide to help it improve the region’s transportation, signaling the importance of the issue to the region’s top business...Show More Summary

Guac the Vote Wants to Register Voters at Taco Trucks on Every Corner

Tasty and patriotic Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may be getting a boost from taco trucks on every corner. The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce wants to register voters at, yes, taco trucks. It's an initiative...Show More Summary

HRC & NGLCC Recognize IBM for its Pioneering Efforts in LGBTQ Supplier Diversity

Last week, HRC joined over a thousand LGBTQ business leaders from across the country and around the globe at the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s (NGLCC) 13th Annual National Business and Leadership Conference in Palm Springs, California. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: How Big Business dominates state supreme courts

Billy Corriher at the Center for American Progress writes—Big Business Is Still Dominating State Supreme Courts: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the billionaire Koch brothers, and their bigbusiness allies have engaged in a decades-long effort to elect pro-corporate judges to state courts. Show More Summary

Taco trucks on every corner? Business group wants them at every polling site instead.

A taco truck on every corner? How about a taco truck at every polling site instead. The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hopes that a new campaign to bolster taco truck vendors will serve as a strong symbolic response to a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who warned last week that the "dominant" […]

Amazon, Apple and Google Back Microsoft In Its Case Against The U.S. Government

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, BP America, the Washington Post, Fox News, the National Newspaper Association, Apple, Alphabet (Google), Amazon.com, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and many...Show More Summary

Rooftop Detroit: 1899

Detroit circa 1899. "Detroit N.E. from Chamber of Commerce." The elevated vantage affords an excellent view of at least a dozen of the city's celebrated "moonlight tower" carbon arc lamps -- giant electric fixtures 165 feet tall, each illuminating several blocks. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

Russian Business Ready for Increased German Investments

Russian business is ready for an increase in investments from Germany and localization of German manufacturing in Russia, Vladimir Dmitriev, the vice president of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said.

‘This guy is a complete clown’: Hispanic business leader unloads on Trump after immigration speech

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Hispanic leaders are weighing in on Donald Trump’s big immigration speech on Wednesday night — and the reviews are not good. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Javier Palomarez went on Morning Joe on Thursday and tore apart Trump’s rhetoric on immigration. In particular, he noted...

A New Boy Scout Program Is Creating the Next Generation of Business Leaders

One of the largest youth organizations in the world, Scouting has produced numerous prominent entrepreneurs. Now, the group in teaming up with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with an eye toward the future.

US Businesses Remain Committed to TTIP as France, Germany Show Reluctance

Policy officer for the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) Timothy Adamson stated that AmCham EU and business groups in the EU and US are convinced that TTIP would boost growth, jobs and standards on both sides of the Atlantic.

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