Category: Leadership

How Congress Could Cut The Charitable Deduction Without Hurting Philanthropy

How Congress Could Cut The Charitable Deduction Without Hurting Philanthropy

Howard Gleckman, Contributor       Photo credit: Wikipedia If income tax deductions are capped or limited—ideas that often come up in the debate over both the fiscal cliff and long-run tax reform—the biggest losers...

Greece In Default Once Again On Troika-Imposed Bond Buyback, S&P Says

Greece In Default Once Again On Troika-Imposed Bond Buyback, S&P Says

      Greece is in default once again – Image credit: AFP via @daylife And so it happened.  Greece is once again in selective default, at least according to Standard & Poor’s.  The...

Libor Scandal Extended To UBS: Bank Reportedly Near $450M Settlement With Regulators         (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Swiss bank UBS is reportedly near a settlement with American and British regulators over interest-rate...

Delta Seeks Virgin Share as Doorway to Heathrow

Delta Seeks Virgin Share as Doorway to Heathrow

     Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747-400 (G-VBIG, “Tinker Belle”) landing at London Heathrow Airport. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Delta has approached Singapore Airlines about buying its 49% stake in the British airline Virgin Atlantic...

Lion of American labor: A final conversation with Marvin Miller

Lion of American labor: A final conversation with Marvin Miller

November 27, 2012: 1:59 PM ET   Marvin Miller, baseball legend and renowned labor organizer, died Tuesday. In his last in-depth interview, Miller spoke to Fortune last month about everything from steroids to Bud...

5 silver linings in Egypt’s turmoil

5 silver linings in Egypt’s turmoil

November 27, 2012: 9:20 AM ET   Egypt’s political and economic future is challenging, and for understandable reasons. But it is too early to give up on the country. By Mohamed A. El-Erian Egypt...

Debunking private equity’s debt ‘problem’

Debunking private equity’s debt ‘problem’

By Dan PrimackNovember 27, 2012: 1:00 PM ET   Study argues that debt doesn’t destroy private equity-backed companies. FORTUNE — Private equity has a reputation for bankrupting companies, by using copious amounts of debt...

From Hooters To Hot Buns: How Kat Cole Turned Cinnabon Into A $1 Billion Brand

From Hooters To Hot Buns: How Kat Cole Turned Cinnabon Into A $1 Billion Brand

by Jenna Goudreau, Forbes Staff  Kat Cole, 34, got an unlikely start in the food industry. While in high school in Jacksonville, Fla., she worked part-time as a Hooters girl, serving beer and chicken...

How Facebook and Twitter changed disaster relief

How Facebook and Twitter changed disaster relief

Thanks to social networks, grassroots relief efforts scaled quickly and efficiently in Sandy’s aftermath, giving them a bigger presence in many places than even the established aid agencies. FORTUNE — Here’s to Andy Wandilak,...

Is the U.S. Set for an Era of Slow Growth?

Is the U.S. Set for an Era of Slow Growth?

Is the U.S. Set for an Era of Slow Growth? The mood surrounding the U.S. economy is finally picking up.  The housing market is recovering, consumer sentiment is getting off the floor and, most importantly, unemployment is falling....