By U.S. Rep. Ron Estes Published April 03, 2019 Opinion FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video France’s protest crisis grows amid Europe’s economic woes American Action Forum President Doug Holtz-Eakin and The Weekly Standard deputy managing editor Kelly Jane Torrance discuss the protests in France and the economic problems facing Europe. Facing economic woes, domestic revolts and street protests at home, the French government recently announced they would impose a retroactive tax, effective on January 1, 2019, targeting American-based multinational tech companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple. Continue Reading Below This is an unprecedented attack on American companies which would impose a 3 percent tax on revenues generated in France. The French government believes individual users – French citizens – create value for these companies and therefore the tax is justified. Bruno Le … [Read more...] about US must challenge France’s shakedown of American tech companies
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When Taiwanese giant Foxconn announced plans to build a massive factory for high-end televisions in 2017, many cheered, including President Donald Trump. Electronics manufacturers had long ago abandoned America for cheaper countries, especially China, so the investment seemed to mark a reversal, albeit one that came with a significant amount of subsidies. But what Foxconn will do in southeastern Wisconsin is now in question. The company has discovered that it is hard to get thousands of Midwesterners to work long hours at stressful assembly-line jobs for relatively low pay. Earlier this month, Trump personally intervened and persuaded Foxconn's boss, Terry Gou, not to pull out. Even so, Foxconn has scaled back its mass-manufacturing plans, and an insider confirms that it will now make only unspecified quantities of "high-value products." At first glance, the Foxconn reversal confirms that American manufacturing is in trouble. A closer look, however, suggests manufacturing is undergoing … [Read more...] about American manufacturing companies have a spring in their step
Cards Against Humanity recently conducted a series of political surveys, which have been shared exclusively with Business Insider. The findings highlight some of the hilarious, yet troubling inconsistencies in Americans’ political views, both on the Democratic and Republican side. Below are the Top 10 findings from Cards Against Humanity’s Pulse of the Nation. Cards Against Humanity – the game millennials love to play, just not always with their parents – conducted a series of political surveys over the past year and a half, which have been shared exclusively with Business Insider. Dubbed “Pulse of the Nation Poll,” the findings highlight some of the hilarious, yet troubling inconsistencies in Americans’ political views, both on the Democratic and Republican side. For instance, take liberals who think it’s fair for Hollywood actors to make millions of dollars for the films in which they star. According to the Pulse of the Nation … [Read more...] about Cards Against Humanity survey shows how absurdly inconsistent Americans can be with their political views
Half of American consumers want the companies they patronize to take a stand on social issues and will complain when they don’t. More than 40 percent will walk away from a brand if it frustrates them. And almost 20 percent will never come back, according to research by the consulting and accounting firm Accenture. Politics have permeated every aspect of American life, with extremists on both sides turning even benign issues into bludgeons for the culture war. Americans are angry, they want action, and they want it from everyone in their lives, including business leaders. On HoustonChronicle.com: Trust is down, but businesses can rebuild it Brand boycotts are no longer the realm of food co-op lefties or environmental and labor activists. Last week I wrote about how companies that do good will do better financially. This week I dive into what the public expects. Accenture polled 30,000 people in 35 countries, including 2,000 U.S. consumers. Globally, more than 62 percent said they … [Read more...] about Most Americans expect companies to stand up for their values
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Africa Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Africa | Hakuna Matata™? Can Companies Actually Trademark a Phrase Like That? Supported by ByKimiko de Freytas-Tamura Dec. 20, 2018 LONDON — Who wouldn’t like a highly anticipated remake of Disney’s “The Lion King,” starring Beyoncé and featuring a meerkat-and-warthog duo singing a song that includes the now ubiquitous Swahili phrase “Hakuna Matata”? As of Thursday, more than 74,000 people, and counting. The phrase means “no worries,” but for Disney, it’s not that simple. Angry about cultural appropriation, tens of thousands of people had signed an online petition that called on the company to drop its trademark of the phrase, which the company filed when the first version of the movie was released more than two decades ago. “The term … [Read more...] about Hakuna Matata™? Can Companies Actually Trademark a Phrase Like That?