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Democratic Rep. Andy Levin says corporate America should support the PRO Act and 'get excited about making money the old-fashioned way'

Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI) visited Amazon's warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, in March to meet with workers ahead of their historic vote over whether to unionize. Megan Varner/Getty Images Democratic Rep. Andy Levin co-sponsored the PRO Act, which would give workers more power on the job. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act passed the House and faces steep odds in the Senate. Levin said supporting the bill would show companies are invested in workers and communities. See more stor...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, News, Corporate America, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Alabama, America, Trends, Workers, Joe Biden, Economy, Bureau of Labor Statistics, House


Daunte Wright killing: Biden calls for ‘peace and calm’ as Minneapolis sets curfew – live

President says he viewed body-cam footage of officer shooting black man28% of American adults now fully vaccinated, says White House adviserMichigan should again shut down to combat surge, says CDC directorBiden to meet with bipartisan group to discuss infrastructureSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.26pm BST The majority of US CEOs think Biden’s corporate tax rate hike will have a negative impact, a new survey has shown. Influential business lobbying group Busin...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Florida, Minneapolis, Cdc, White House, Politico, US, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump


A majority of CEOs say Biden's proposed corporate tax hike could undo the economic gains from Trump's cuts

Uncle Sam. Ben Sklar / Stringer/Getty Images Ben Sklar / Stringer/Getty Images A majority of US CEOs are saying Biden's corporate tax increase would negatively affect business. Wage growth, hiring, and research and development spending would slow as a result, the CEOs said. Biden proposed upping the corporate tax rate to 28% from 21%, but has since said he may compromise. See more stories on Insider's business page. American business leaders are warning a corporate tax rate hike ...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Taxes, News, Corporate America, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Coca Cola, Brookings Institution, Trump


Bezos endorsed higher corporate tax rates. But it won't cost him much

A year ago, Joe Biden, then the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, was picking a fight with Amazon over how little it paid Uncle Sam. Now Biden is president, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is on a lonely island supporting the White House's plan -- to raise corporate taxes.
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Jeff Bezos endorsed higher corporate tax rates. But it won't cost him much

A year ago, Joe Biden, then the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, was picking a fight with Amazon over how little it paid Uncle Sam. Now Biden is president, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is on a lonely island supporting the White House's plan -- to raise corporate taxes.
Tags: Amazon, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, Sam Now Biden


Bernie Sanders applauds the 'courage' of Amazon workers for taking on the tech giant, says failed union vote will inspire other unionization efforts

Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, right. Getty Images Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders said Amazon workers will inspire other union-organizing efforts. Workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, Amazon plant voted the union down 1,798 to 738. Sanders has previously criticized Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for trying to stop unionization efforts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded Amazon workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, factory for taking on t...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Alabama, Trends, Retail, Union, Jeff Bezos, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Bessemer, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, Congressional, Dave Clark


Biden could agree to a 25% corporate tax rate as a compromise with business groups, rather than the 28% he wanted, according to a report

President Joe Biden. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Lawmakers and businesses could settle on a corporate tax rate of 25%, White House officials told Reuters. President Biden has pushed for a 28% corporate tax rate to fund his $2 trillion infrastructure plan. But Biden has said he's open to negotiations, and sources said 25% was a reasonable compromise. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden may not achieve his proposed corporate tax ri...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, White House, US, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Irs, Reuters, SBA, Business Roundtable, Morning Consult Politico, Reuters If, Juliana Kaplan


Biden starts selling major corporate tax hikes while opening the door to a compromise with Republicans

President Joe Biden meets with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, January 29, 2021. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The Biden administration released a sales pitch for its proposed corporate tax hikes. They project raising $2.5 trillion over 15 years to finance the entire proposed infrastructure package. Biden said he is willing to hear ideas from the GOP on infrastructure, opening the door to possible compromise. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Economy, Cnn, Gop, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Jeff Bezos


Biden starts selling major corporate tax hikes while opening the door to a compromise

President Joe Biden meets with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, January 29, 2021. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The Biden administration just released a sales pitch for its proposed corporate tax hikes. They project raising $2.5 trillion over 15 years to finance the entire proposed infrastructure package. Administration officials are already saying they could compromise on raising the corporate tax rate to 28%. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Commerce, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Donald Trump, Chamber of Commerce


Amazon’s Bezos supports infrastructure bill, corporate tax hike

By Matt Day and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg Amazon.com’s Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos said he supported investing in U.S. infrastructure and a hike in the corporate tax rate to help pay for it. Weighing in as lawmakers debate the Biden administration’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan, the Amazon founder said his company backs “making bold investments in American infrastructure,” but stopped short of endorsing the president’s proposal. “We recognize this investment will require concessions...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Business, Taxes, Obama, Congress, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Southern California, Forbes, Bezos, Jay Carney


Jeff Bezos Comes Out in Support of Increased Corporate Taxes

As the White House considers raising taxes on corporations for the first time in more than 25 years, the head of one of America's largest companies is backing such a plan. From a report: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement Tuesday that the company is "supportive of a rise in the corporate tax rate." Bezos said, "We support the Biden Administration's focus on making bold investments in American infrastructure. Both Democrats and Republicans have supported infrastructure in the past, and it'...
Tags: Amazon, White House, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Warren, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Bezos, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Biden Administration


Lyft President joins Amazon in supporting a higher corporate tax rate to pay for Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan

Lyft's John Zimmer in New Orleans in 2018. Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images Lyft cofounder John Zimmer voiced support for Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan. He also backed the proposed 28% corporate tax rate that would help fund it. Lyft is now one of the first public companies to support the increased taxes, joining Amazon. See more stories on Insider's business page. Lyft president and cofounder John Zimmer voiced his support for President Joe Biden's pr...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Politics, News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, New Orleans, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Zimmer, Ride-sharing, John Zimmer


CEOs like Jeff Bezos are grappling with new political realities

The political forces governing Washington have changed dramatically this year, with Democrats in control of both the White House and Congress. That's forcing some of the country's most powerful corporations to rethink their approach to contentious policy debates.
Tags: Congress, Washington, White House, Cnn, Jeff Bezos


Jeff Bezos comes out in support of increased corporate taxes

As the White House considers raising taxes on corporations for the first time in more than 25 years, the head of one of America's largest companies is backing such a plan.
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Amazon says it supports expanding voting rights but it gave $500,000 to lawmakers who oppose those efforts

Amazon funds candidates who support policies that have made it harder for Americans - particularly African Americans - to vote. Jon Cherry/Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Amazon said in a statement Tuesday that it supports efforts to "protect and expand" voting rights. But the company spent more than $500,000 last election cycle funding politicians who oppose those efforts. It also gave money to the Texas GOP, which has been passing restrictive voting laws for years. See more ...
Tags: Amazon, Home Depot, Politics, Texas, Congress, California, Virginia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Pr, Gop, House, Cigna, Tim Cook


Elizabeth Warren clashed with Amazon over unionization, and said she'd break up Big Tech so that it can't 'heckle senators with snotty tweets'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Mandel Ngan/Pool/Getty Images, Elif Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed Amazon's anti-union tactics on Thursday night. Warren also said Amazon exploited tax loopholes and "heckled" senators with "snotty tweets." "You make the tax laws @SenWarren; we just follow them," Amazon tweeted. See more stories on Insider's business page. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren clashed with Amazon on T...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Politics, Elizabeth Warren, US, Alabama, Trends, Atlanta, Tax, Treasury, Warren, Jeff Bezos, National Labor Relations Board, Sanders, Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders


A GOP congresswoman said Facebook, Google, and Twitter's platforms 'are my biggest fear as a parent'

Energy and Commerce Committee/YouTube A GOP congresswoman said Google's YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are her "biggest fears as a parent." The comment was made during a congressional hearing about online misinformation. The CEOs of these companies are testifying to defend their companies See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington said Facebook, Twitter, and Google's platforms are "my biggest fear as a parent."The...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Congress, Youtube, Washington, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Gop, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump


Amazon is ripping into Bernie Sanders as pressure builds in the final days of a union vote led by workers in Alabama

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during an event to introduce the Raise The Wage Act in the Rayburn Room at the US Capitol on January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Amazon consumer chief Dave Clark attacked Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday morning. Clark said Sanders "should save his finger wagging lecture" until he raises the minimum wage in Vermont. Sanders is traveling to Alabama to speak with Amazon workers voting on the company's first union. V...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, UK, Alabama, Trends, Minimum Wage, Washington Dc, Retail, Union, Jeff Bezos, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Bessemer, Sanders, Clark, Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders


Amazon's consumer chief says the company is 'like the Bernie Sanders of employers' but that 'we actually deliver a progressive workplace for our constituents'

Dave Clark, Amazon's chief of worldwide consumer. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Amazon's Dave Clark issued a fiery response to Bernie Sanders' visit to its Alabama warehouse. "We actually deliver a progressive workplace for our constituents," Clark said. Sanders has come out in support of the union and criticized Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' fortune. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon's consumer chief is firing back at Sen. Bernie Sanders ahead of the Vermont po...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, News, Alabama, Trends, Retail, Birmingham, Jeff Bezos, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Bessemer, Sanders, Clark, Birmingham Alabama, Amazon Warehouse, Dave Clark


55 influential business and leadership books that can instantly boost your management skills

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Reading is a common denominator among successful people in business.New information and perspectives help us grow smarter, more innovative, and more resilient over time.Below, you'll find 55 of the most influential business books ever - including memoirs and psychology books.If you want to be successful, you should read about 500 pages per day. Or, that's what you ma...
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Bernie Sanders tells Elon Musk to 'focus on Earth' and pay more tax rather than spend his wealth on space travel

Elon Musk. Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images Bernie Sanders responded to Elon Musk's claim that he needs his vast wealth to fund interplanetary space travel. Sanders said "we need to focus on earth" and called for a progressive tax system. Sanders was responding to Musk's claim that "I am accumulating resources to help make life multiplanetary and extend the light of consciousness to the stars." See more stories on Insider's business page. Senator Bernie Sanders has responded t...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Politics, News, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Bernie Sanders, Musk, Sanders, Bezos


10 Things in Politics: White House links Trump anti-Asian rhetoric to violence

Law enforcement outside a massage parlor where a person was shot and killed on March 16, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP via Getty Images Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. Send your tips and suggestions to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. Here's what you need to know:Top Democrats blame Trump and others for the spike in crimes against Asian Americans.These are the 14 Rep...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Texas, Washington, Senate, White House, China, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Nasa, Beijing, Pennsylvania, Gop


Bernie Sanders rips into Jeff Bezos: 'You are worth $182 billion ... why are you doing everything in your power to stop your workers' unionizing?

MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty/Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS Bezos declined Sanders' invitation to testify, but the senator had harsh words for the CEO. The senator criticized Amazon countering a union drive in Alabama amid the CEO's record wealth. The hearing included testimony from a pro-union worker at Amazon's Bessemer warehouse. See more stories on Insider's business page. At a hearing on Wednesday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke critically about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, w...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Politics, News, Unions, Labor, Alabama, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Musk, Bessemer


Bernie Sanders rips into Jeff Bezos: 'You are worth $182 billion ... why are you doing everything in your power to stop your workers' from unionizing?

MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty/Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS Bezos declined Sanders' invitation to testify at a hearing, but the senator had harsh words for him. Sanders criticized Amazon's countering of a union drive in Alabama despite the CEO's record wealth. The hearing included testimony from a pro-union worker at Amazon's Bessemer warehouse. See more stories on Insider's business page. At a hearing on Wednesday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke critically about Amazon ...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Politics, News, Unions, Labor, Alabama, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Musk, Bessemer


Florida Teenager to Spend 3 Years in Prison for Twitter Hack That Affected Apple

A Florida teenager who was accused of being the "mastermind" behind a July 2020 Twitter hack that affected Apple has agreed to a plea deal that will see him spending three years in prison, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Graham Ivan Clark, alongside others, compromised the Twitter accounts of 130 prominent companies and individuals to solicit Bitcoin, scamming people out of more than $100,000. Apple's official account was accessed, as were the accounts of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, former U.S. Pr...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Twitter, Elon Musk, Florida, UK, Microsoft, Mac, Barack Obama, Tesla, Rumors, Jeff Bezos, Clark, Tampa Bay Times


Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos has turned down an invite from Bernie Sanders to testify before the Senate about income inequality

Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, invited Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, right, to appear before the Senate Budget Committee. Getty Images Billionaire Jeff Bezos has snubbed Bernie Sanders' invite to testify before the Senate on inequality. At the hearing, an Amazon employee who is part of a unionization push is scheduled to speak. Sanders criticized Bezos for not attending and for trying to prevent workers from unionizing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has tu...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, News, Senate, Alabama, America, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Unionization, Jeff Bezos, Inequality, Bernie Sanders, Bessemer, Sanders, Bezos


American billionaires could fund two-thirds of Biden's COVID-19 relief package just using profits generated during the pandemic, a report shows

Bill Gates and Elon Musk. Susan Walsh/AP; Joshua Roberts/Reuters; Axel Schmidt/Getty Images The total wealth of US billionaires rose $1.3 trillion amid the pandemic, the ATF and IPS said. This could fund two-thirds of Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan. The momentum for measures that address wealth inequality has grown during the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. American billionaires have earned so much money during the pandemic that they could fund tw...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Politics, Congress, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Billionaires, Bill Gates, Argentina, Jeff Bezos, Biden


Marco Rubio: I Literally Just Don't Like Jeff Bezos

In an incoherent op-ed published by USA Today on Friday morning, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voiced support for a union drive by Amazon warehouse workers he clearly cares nothing about in an attempt to paint Amazon as a “woke” demon and shame it into backing Republicans in the “culture war.”Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Labor, Marco Rubio, Jeff Bezos, Usa Today, Sen Marco Rubio, Ryan T Anderson, Businesspeople, Harry Became Sally, Economy Of The United States, Industry Economics


Elon Musk lost $27 billion in a rough week for the electric vehicle sector

Elon Musk. Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk is no longer the world's richest person.  The magnate's wealth dropped $27 billion in the first week of March amid a selloff in Tesla stock.  EV stocks across the board had a rocky week after surging at the beginning of the year.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Electric vehicle stocks have been on a tear in 2020, fueled by a storm of reverse-mergers, technical breakthroughs, and potential political help.But hea...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, White House, China, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Bloomberg, Electric Vehicles, Jeff Bezos, Musk, SPAC, Wedbush Securities, NIO



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