The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday charged that Hewlett-Packard had violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when subsidiaries in three countries made improper payments to government officials to obtain or retain lucrative public contracts. H-P will pay more than $108 million to settle the SEC’s charges and a parallel criminal case announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice.
When President Obama permanently grounded America's space shuttles a couple of years ago, he made a huge mistake. He gave Russia carte blanche over the International Space Station, and we now pay $70 million each for our astronauts to hitch a ride.
Ron Trujillo drove a forklift for many years until the company was sold and he was out of a job. Unsure of what was next, he applied to be a paratransit driver at Golden Chariot Specialty Transport Service. There, Trujillo takes customer service to the highest level. “I like the challenge and responsibility of meeting new people who have challenges in their lives,” he says. “I make it a point to make them feel comfortable and safe.”
Bryce Helgerson, the new chief administrative officer at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, learned the value of a community hospital as a high school student living in a small farming town in northeast Iowa.
The game of economic development promises job- and tax revenue-creating benefits to communities. To players, deploying certain policy and tax-incentive tools are integral parts of a smart government's capacity to win new employers and secure business expansions.
The American Empress riverboat, set to launch its first full Columbia River cruise on Sunday, docked briefly today in Vancouver in advance of its formal christening Saturday on the Willamette River in downtown Portland.