The economic indicators, including The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index®, Consumer Confidence Index®, Employment Trend Index™, the Help-Wanted-Online Data Series® all signal the U.S. economy is getting fundamentally stronger.
Last year’s health care reform legislation, although still up for further debate in Congress and facing a constitutionality ruling later this year in the U.S. Supreme Court, will result in major changes for companies and their health care insurers.
That’s the essence of the message sent out in early March by the Business Roundtable, an elite institution of leaders of major U.S. companies with more than $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 14 million employees.
For the second time in a year, workplace health and safety advocates are saying the White House is unnecessarily holding up a key workplace safety regulation that could have already saved workers’ lives if it had been implemented.
Last August while trolling for votes at the Iowa State Fair, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney created a little media stir when, egged on by an irate protestor, he said, “Corporations are people, too, my friend.”