President Barack Obama, who has vowed to make fighting global warming a focus of his remaining years in office, yesterday unveiled initiatives to mitigate what aides say are the effects of an already changing climate.
Some of the largest U.S. business groups are lining up behind President Barack Obama to pressure Congress to clear the way for a pair of trade deals that could set rules for more than half the world’s economy.
After Murilo Ferreira helped Vale SA win a takeover battle for Canadian miner Inco Ltd. in 2006, his boss, Chief Executive Officer Roger Agnelli , promoted him to head the unit and build a global nickel business from Toronto.
“I am told I cannot talk about industrial policy in polite American company,” Dow Chemical Co. Chief Executive Officer Andrew Liveris told a business audience last March. “I’m not sure why, since the world’s two strongest economies, Germany and Japan, both have such policies.”
U.S. labor unions will support the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations because the protests spreading nationwide have tapped into the anger of unemployed Americans, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said.
President Barack Obama’s top economic aides are meeting with chief executives from Honeywell International Inc., Alcoa Inc. and others to spotlight U.S. gains in manufacturing as a path to creating jobs.