President Obama, in his latest effort to patch frayed relations with businesses, signed an executive order Tuesday intended to "strike the right balance" between health, safety and environmental regulations and economic growth.
There will be a limit to the nascent thaw between President Barack Obama and his leading antagonist in the business community, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. That was the subtext of a speech Chamber president Tom Donohue delivered today, putting the administration on notice that the big business lobby plans to aggressively check moves they view as hostile to growth.
After months of all-out political war with the nation's most powerful business lobby, President Obama appears to be on the verge of launching a dramatic peace offering to the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue.
Top White House officials believe expectations were set so low for Democrats that they just may keep control of the House and Senate by grinding out victories in individual races, and there are signs emerging that the most powerful Republican business lobbyist may privately agree with that assessment.
A New York judge denied a request Wednesday for a temporary restraining order barring the state from mandating flu vaccines for health care workers but left open that possibility pending another hearing on the matter next week.
President Bush has selected a new leader for the Small Business Administration: Santanu "Sandy" Baruah, who currently heads the Economic Development Administration at the Department of Commerce and has been a member of the Bush administration since 2001.