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Trump tweet costs Lockheed Martin shareholders $4 billion in value

The presidency by social media has its downside, shareholders in a couple of major corporations have learned. One was Lockheed
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Labor Relations Board drops Boeing case

The National Labor Relations Board has dropped the case alleging unfair labor practice against the Boeing Corp. for locating a plant in South Carolina as retaliation against union workers in Washington.

Republicans attack labor law

On a mostly party-line vote, the U.S. House today approved legislation aimed at upsetting an ongoing NLRB case about Boeing's transfer of a production line from Washington to South Carolina as retaliation against union workers.

Who stole my country?

Don't know about you, but my scan of morning headlines was disheartening this morning. * LOATHING THE POOR: There's New York Times commentary on the Republican war on the poor.

Republican flavor of the day: Union bashing

Any day is a good day for labor bashing by the Republican Party. The latest gimmick is a Republican effort — a la the challenge to health care reform — to round up attorneys general from around the U.S. to sue over the National Labor Relations Board adverse decision on Boeing's move of a manufacturing line to South Carolina to get away from a union workforce in Washington.

Deconstructing Warren Stephens

Warren Stephens, CEO of Stephens Inc., wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal the other day about ways government could encourage corporate America to spend some of the cash it has amassed — more tax breaks, for example.

Gov. Beebe talks about the shale

Roby Brock's did a live Internet-streamed interview today with Gov. Mike Beebe, the first in a planned series of Q&As with politicians, and it sounds like the governor got quite a few questions about environmental protection in Fayetteville shale exploration.

Boeing-union clash heats up in South Carolina

Boeing's move of a production line to union-hating South Carolina in retaliation for strikes in Washington state looks like the next big fight on the anti-labor front.