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Aetna Flips the Script on Obamacare Policies

Aetna

Listening to opponents of the Affordable Healthcare Act, one of the constant siren songs is all the insurers who are pulling out of the system. There have been a good many, and in several states, but none of them got the same buzz as did Aetna when the company announced it would be pulling out […]

Al-Jazeera Under Siege at Home

Al-Jazeera Under Siege at Home

When you take a stand as a brand, especially as a media company, you’re going to get some pushback and criticism. When you do so in the Middle East, that pushback is going to be substantial. And, often, when you don’t take a stand where you should … or if you refuse to … the […]

GE CEO Makes a Bold Political Statement

GE CEO Makes a Bold Political Statement

Despite a blistering barrage of recent criticism from investors, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt isn’t shying away from sharing his vision for the future of GE. In a recent speech, Immelt made it clear that he believes US companies need to step up and change their attitude if they hope to compete with foreign firms.

Girls Who Code Founder Fires at Ivanka Trump

Girls Who Code Founder Fires at Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump wants to highlight and celebrate women in business, but at least one prominent businesswoman is saying “count me out.” Reshma Saujani, who founded Girls Who Code, is making no bones about not wanting anything to do with Ivanka, at least as long as she’s working for her father.

Congresswoman Slammed for Misusing Charity Funds

Congresswoman Slammed for Misusing Charity Funds

Former US Representative Corrine Brown is on the hot seat in Florida. Prosecutors have accused Brown of misappropriating funds donated to a charity set up to help poor children, using those funds to live a “lavish lifestyle” of high-end shopping and fancy parties. The 70-year-old former representative pled not guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges.

Got Dystopia? The Bookstore Sure Does!

Got dystopia The bookstore sure does!

Fiction sales go through trend cycles just like any other kind of fashion. For a while Westerns were all the rage. Then Science Fiction or Mysteries, Fantasies or Chick Lit. These days, you can’t toss a bookmark in a bookstore without hitting a dystopian novel. From George Orwell’s celebrated work, “1984” to the smash hit […]

Disney’s New Gay Character – PR Hit or Miss?

Disney's New Gay Character - PR Hit or Miss

It’s not that Disney hasn’t had characters with some gay subtext before. They have; in fact, several of their villains seem to nod to a less than straight life, but LeFou, Gaston’s somewhat prancing and foolish (his name actually means the fool or madman) sidekick is the first character that is openly gay and making […]