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Obama says White House, business must work together

President Barack Obama prodded American businesses to do their share to help the economy, calling on executives to “get in the game” and begin investing nearly $2 trillion accumulating on their balance sheets. The president, in a speech Monday to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, called for a cooperative relationship with the private sector and… Continue Reading Obama says White House, business must work together

U.S. Chamber turns on former allies

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During the worst of the economic crisis, the nation’s most powerful business lobby pleaded with Congress to prop up financial institutions and stimulate the economy with hundreds of billions of dollars in borrowed money. “Make no mistake: When the aftermath of congressional inaction becomes clear, Americans will not tolerate those who stood by and let… Continue Reading U.S. Chamber turns on former allies

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Obama memo returns rights to states

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President Barack Obama has issued a statement that limits the federal government’s ability to preempt state law – overturning a practice put in place by former President George W. Bush. According to the memo no regulatory agency can issue rules that have the force of law over current state law. Instead, the agencies must go… Continue Reading Obama memo returns rights to states

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Both sides have launched extensive advertising  campaigns in the fight to approve the Employee Fair Choice Act, also known as the Card Check legislation.  Business is on one side, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launching a $1 million television ad campaign in five states, including Colorado, to oppose the bill, which would change the… Continue Reading Card check legislation debated via airwaves, whistlestop campaign

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Cuba travel means business for local agencies

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Local travel agencies believe the United State’s decision to open Cuba to tourist travel will boost their business – both for tourist and business travel. “Just to go, after it being closed for 50 years, I think it will gain a lot of interest,” said Russ Knight, manager at Globe Travel Services. “People are going… Continue Reading Cuba travel means business for local agencies

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