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  • Trading places: U.S. Chamber pledges to use lawsuits to tackle Obama regulation Friday, October 8, 2010 � by eric

    The traditionally anti-litigation business umbrella group decides to embrace the art of legal weaponry to overcome regulation it considers bad for business.

  • The latest from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (and Mark Twain) Thursday, September 23, 2010 � by eric

    We all know that old Mark Twain saying that “figures don’t lie, but liars figure.” Was he envisioning the Chambers ILR as he penned that enduring insight?

  • “5 ways the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shills for BP” Thursday, July 1, 2010 � by jg

    Mother Jones: The Chamber is opposed to a ban on deepwater drilling, lobbied against a bill that would allow victims of the gulf explosion to sure for damages, and opposes lifting the cap on BP’s liability for damages caused by the gulf catastrophe.

  • How a corporate remake of the Ohio Supreme Court reduced protection for injured workers Thursday, March 25, 2010 � by jg

    Millions of dollars in corporate campaign spending led to the election of sympathetic judges who upheld the law after it had been struck down earlier.

  • U.S. Chamber backs off “membership” claim Wednesday, February 17, 2010 � by jg

    Mother Jones: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has stopped saying it represents more than 3 million businesses on its news releases.

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce math: 52% = 8% Tuesday, January 19, 2010 � by jg

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is running a false ad claiming that “52 percent of all lawsuits” target small businesses. The claim is contradicted by the very study the Chamber cites as its source, and it’s not even close to the truth. The study shows the true figure is somewhere between 5 percent and 8 percent.

  • Help Wanted: ‘Respected’ economist seeking fat pay check Monday, November 16, 2009 � by jg

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce is seeking $50,000 to pay a “respected” economist to report on the impact of federal health care legislation on jobs.