The number of large US corporations with a climate, energy strategy has soared in the past five years, a new survey says. Customers, employees are the two major forces pushing change.
IKEA 'deeply regrets' using forced labor of political prisoners in East Germany to make some of its furniture during the 1980s, the company's country manager in Germany said. Embarrassed by media reports, IKEA launched an internal investigation a year ago into whether it had used forced labor behind the Iron Curtain.
A new study estimated the effects of the policy advocated by President Obama that would allow for higher tax rates for small-business owners starting next year. The study found that such a tax increase would lead to fewer jobs.
While a new crop of May flowers may be blooming in Dr. Cornwall's garden, our entrepreneurial expert is less than sunny about the recent lack of growth shown by US small businesses, as measured by a variety of indices.