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ACICS Terminated, Agency Allowed Predatory For-Profit Colleges To Thrive

ACICS Terminated, Agency Allowed Predatory For-Profit Colleges To Thrive

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, or ACICS, has been under scrutiny for continuing to accredit colleges whose students had strikingly poor outcomes. By Annie Waldman ProPublica, Sep. 22, 2016 — The Education Department announced today (Sept. 22) that it is stripping the powers of one of the nation’s largest accreditors of for-profit schools. The […]

Analysis Finds No Real Shortage Of U.S. STEM Workers

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Analysis Finds No Real Shortage Of U.S. STEM Workers

The so-called shortage of U.S. workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields may be creation of multi-national companies that want to keep wages low. Contrary to many industry claims, the study finds that U.S. colleges and universities provide an ample supply of highly qualified science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) graduates. In new […]

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What Would Peter Drucker Say? Workers Pay For High Executive Salaries

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What Would Peter Drucker Say? Workers Pay For High Executive Salaries

By SAM PIZZIGATI— Peter Drucker, the analyst who founded modern management science, died in 2005 at age 95. When he died, business leaders worldwide hailed this Austrian-born American for his enormous contribution to enterprise efficiency and effectiveness. But Peter Drucker also cared deeply about enterprise morality. In his later years, he watched — and despaired — […]

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Misclassifying Employees To Avoid Health Care Reform In 2014 Can Backfire

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Misclassifying Employees To Avoid Health Care Reform In 2014 Can Backfire

While the Affordable Healthcare Act doesn’t go into full effect until 2014, the employee count to determine which employers meet the threshold of 50 full-time employees will be based on 2013 numbers. That has some employers scrambling now to find ways to stay below the 50 person mark, a number which actually includes employees working […]

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German Corporate Governance Laws: More Down-To-Earth CEO Pay Plans

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German Corporate Governance Laws: More Down-To-Earth CEO Pay Plans

By Sam Pizzigati— Tree huggers and power suits are finding some surprising common ground. When do societies start taking a new idea seriously? Easy. New ideas gain traction when starkly different sorts of people champion them. This process is beginning to unfold with the notion of a “maximum wage,” the idea that we should limit the […]

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Business Leaders Applaud Obama Strategy For U.S. Economy

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Business Leaders Applaud Obama Strategy For U.S. Economy

In his State of the Union address, President Obama focused attention on creating good jobs and growth in the U.S. economy. For the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), a national coalition of business organizations that together represent more than 160,000 small and medium businesses, the clear commitment to policies of investment versus austerity was welcome. […]

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Court Rules Kansas Strippers Entitled To Unemployment Benefits

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Court Rules Kansas Strippers Entitled To Unemployment Benefits

It’s the law: Strippers in Kansas are entitled to unemployment benefits. In a labor law case that took eight years to dance its way through the state legal system, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that strippers are employees and are entitled to unemployment insurance. Siding with the state Department of Labor, the Kansas Supreme Court […]

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Americans For Job Security: Nonprofit’s Election Year Spending Spikes, Opposes Obama

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Americans For Job Security: Nonprofit’s Election Year Spending Spikes, Opposes Obama

By DAVE LEVINTHAL, The Center For Public Integrity— Pro-business powerhouse Americans for Job Security cannot, by federal law, make politics its primary purpose. But as contentious federal elections and state-level ballot initiatives raged during 2012, the nonprofit organizationʼs income spiked at least tenfold compared to 2011, a non-election year, records show. The cash windfall fueled tens […]

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How Will Business Build Consumers Trust In 2013?

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How Will Business Build Consumers Trust In 2013?

Global onfidence in business is low. The effects of banking scandals, the resulting global financial crisis and Great Recession continue to reverberate across the globe. Royal Bank of Scotland is facing more fines over it manipulation of the LIBOR, we are once again reminded of the scandals that have served to further erode public trust […]

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Counterpart Joins UN Global Compact

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Counterpart Joins UN Global Compact

Nonprofit Counterpart International has joined the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiativive www.counterpart.org. “Engaging with the UN Global Compact is a great opportunity and a reflection of our values,” says Joan Parker, Counterpart’s president and CEO. “This initiative allows Counterpart to do what it does best: forge meaningful partnerships to drive sustainable […]

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