Is There a Small Business Bailout in the Works?

  Government, Politics and the Economy Will Small Business Get a Bailout Afterall? The Obama Administration is considering a plan to use money from the $700 billion TARP program assist millions of small businesses, which officials now say are essential to any economic recovery because they employ so many people. WashingtonPost.com Employment Legislation: Two Ways to Get it DoneThere are two bills making their way through Congress, and they illustrate the starkly different ways that important employment-related legislation is created in Washington. Workforce.com Management and Operations [Read Full Article]


Is the Corner Pharmacy Down for the Count?

Government, Politics and the Economy Perhaps California is Not Too Big to Fail With the legislature in gridlock and $24 billion in red ink, California lawmakers have not been able to persuade the Obama Administration to bail out the state, and California isn't alone. BusinessWeek.com Economic Trends: The Death of the Independent Pharmacy With more customers filling their prescriptions online, the small independent pharmacies we grew up with are struggl... [Read Full Article]


White House Pushes Bailout as Senate Republicans Balk

Government and Economy Economy shrinkage Rate is 3.8% in Q4 The economy shrank at a rate of 3.8% at the end of 2008, the worst showing in a quarter-century, the result of consumers and businesses throttling back their spending. Obama: Bailout Will Deal With Executive BonusesThe White House promises that the upcoming financial plan will clamp down on the salaries and bonuses paid to Wall Street executives from companies receiving taxpayer money. Republican Senators: We Will Fight... [Read Full Article]