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Joe Biden discusses foreign policy during a presidential campaign speech in New York on Jan. 7, 2020. The president on Sept. 9, 2021 announced sweeping new COVID-19 vaccine requirements, including a mandate for employers with more 100 workers that requires them to be vaccinated or test weekly for the virus.
Government & Politics

Biden Warns US Companies of Potential Russian Cyberattacks

He said there's "evolving intelligence" that critical infrastructure could be targeted. read more >
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon participates in a Business Roundtable forum in 2019.
Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Retail

Finding a Middle Road In the CEO’s Suite

Corporate and business leaders can fill a non-polarizing role as moderator while legislatures like Arkansas’ stoke the culture wars. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Investments / Public Companies

Future Shock (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

BlackRock won’t be betting on climate change denialists — or on companies that refuse to plan for a future economy that is different from the one we’re all accustomed to. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Public Companies

Redefining Corporate Governance (French Hill Commentary)

Rather than continue to add more hot air to the BRT debate, let’s embrace the reality that corporations can, and should, focus on both what’s best for shareholders and the larger community. read more >
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon participates in a Business Roundtable forum in 2019.
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Education / Energy / Government & Politics / Insurance / Public Companies / Retail

Companies Can Act Responsibly and Innovate Too (Rodney Ferguson Commentary)

Fighting policies that protect workers from disruption should unite the left, right and center — and should bring into clear focus the point at which corporations should rightly cede responsibility for employee protections to government. read more >
Business Services / Insurance / Investments / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Retail

Upside Down World (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

It’s almost like the Business Roundtable heard Olivia Farrell’s speech when she accepted the Little Rock Rotary Club’s Business & Professional Leader of the Year award in June and decided to get on board. read more >
Business Services / Investments / Media & Marketing / Public Companies

Customer Value, Shareholder Value (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

In essence, giving management a stake in outcomes encouraged shorter-term (think quarterly reporting) focus and left customers holding the bag. That strategy is efficient, but not sustainable. read more >
The new survey showed that companies' sales expectations dropped 9.6 percentage points in the first quarter of the year.
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Investments / Legal / Public Companies

Survey: Top CEOs Report Weaker Economic Outlook for 1Q

Top U.S. CEOs are reporting that their economic outlook weakened in the first three months of the year although it remains above its historical average. read more >
Warren Buffett (file)
Investments

Buffett, Dimon Urge End to Quarterly Profit Forecasts

Investor Warren Buffett and JP Morgan Chase's Jamie Dimon are encouraging public companies to stop predicting their quarterly earnings and focus on long-term goals. read more >
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More US CEOs Plan to Boost Hiring in Next 6 Months

Chief executives at the largest U.S. companies expect sales to keep growing in the next six months and also plan to step up hiring. read more >
Government & Politics / Investments / Public Companies

US CEOs Less Optimistic About Hiring, Spending

Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter. read more >

U.S. CEOs More Optimistic on Hiring, Sales This Year

Optimism among chief executives of large U.S. companies has reached a two-year high, driven by greater optimism about hiring and sales. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Investments / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Retail / Transportation

US CEOs’ Optimism on Economy Reaches 2-Year High

U.S. chief executives have grown more optimistic about economic growth this year, and more of them plan to boost spending and hiring within the next six months. read more >
Jeff Gardner, Windstream's CEO, said the company continues to "perform well."
Government & Politics / Investments / Public Companies

Windstream’s Jeff Gardner Meets With Obama, Urges Tax Reform

Windstream CEO Jeff Gardner was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as part of a group of CEOs meeting with the president and members of Congress about the nation's economy. read more >
Government & Politics / Public Companies

Windstream CEO Jeff Gardner: We Need to Deal with the Deficit and Simplify the Tax Code

Windstream Corp. of Little Rock CEO Jeff Gardner appears in a video for the Business Roundtable and makes recommendations for America's economic growth. read more >