Obama: Trying to Clear the Economic Wreckage

  Government and Economy Obama: Working to Clear the Economic Wreckage President Obama tried to reassure Americans during his Wednesday evening press conference that he is making real progress in dealing with the recession and improving the US image abroad. However, he urged patience in dealing with these and other issues. Yahoo.com/Reuters Taxes Coming on Digital Goods A number of states are looking to tax digital goods, yet enacting these taxes while trying encourage broadband adoption and develop a low-carbon economy sends the wrong message, according to opponents. ZDNet.com [Read Full Article]


Hopes for Card-Check Rise With Specter's Switch to the Democrats

  Government and Economy Specter's Party Switch Raises Hopes for Card Check Senator Arlen Specter claims that his move to the Democrat Party will not change his vote when it comes to the union-organizing legislation, but a compromise that could allow the bill to slide through may now be easier. BusinessWeek.com House Leader Pushes for Mileage Tax Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, wants Congress to enact a mileage-based tax on cars and trucks to pay for highway programs now, rather than wait the results of a pilot program, to make up f... [Read Full Article]


Card-Check One Vote Short in Senate

  Government and Economy Key Republican Changes Position, Now Opposes Card-CheckSenator Arlen Specter's vote may determine the fate of the pro-union card check bill, which would make it easier for workers to form unions. He declared his new opposition to the bill in a March 24 th Senate floor speech. Workforce.com SBA Launches Online Community for Small Businesses SBA’s Business Gateway Program has launched the first government-sponsored online community built specifically for small businesses, Community.Business.gov. Small Business Administration [Read Full Article]