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]


The 100 Fastest Growing Small Public Companies in America

  Government, Politics and the Economy The 100 Fastest Growing Small Public Companies in America These companies are fast movers, defying the recession they are busily growing, profiting and rewarding their investors. CNNMoney.com US Service Economy Contraction Slows Last month, US service industries ranging from retailers to homebuilders shrank at the slowest pace in nine months, bouyed by increases in new orders and employment. Bloomberg.com Management and Operations [Read Full Article]


Why is America Still Not Hiring?

  Government, Politics and the Economy Why Is America Still Not Hiring? With the release of two pieces of important employment data, we see that employers are simply not hiring, showing only on up month out of the last eight even with the economic picture improving. Why? CNBC.com Job Cuts Top 467K in June – Unemployment Now at 9.5% Unemployment reached a 26-year high in June at 95% as US employers cut a larger-than-expected 467,000 jobs, suggesting a tough road to economic recovery. BusinessWeek.com Management and Operations ... [Read Full Article]


Business Grappling with Approaching Climate Bill

  Government and Economy American Business Grapples with Pending Climate Bill The "American Clean Energy and Security Act," better known as the Waxman-Markey bill, isn't a law yet, but it has become the basis for the debate over how the US should respond to pressure to slash its carbon emissions. WSJ.com What Qualifies for an Emergency Business Loans? Not all businesses will be eligible for the SBA's forthcoming loan-relief program. For example, the loans cannot be used to pay down existing SBA loans. Past borrowers, however, will still be eligible for help with other debts. CNNMoney.com Management and Fi... [Read Full Article]


Electoral College Speaks: Obama is 44th President

Government and Economy It's Official: Barack Obama Elected 44th PresidentPresidential electors have formally elected Barack Obama the nation's 44th president. Electors gathering in state capitols across the country have pushed Obama above the 270 electoral votes needed to win, according to a tally by The Associated Press. US Deficit Would Top $1 trillion with New MethodThe federal deficit for 2008 would top $1 trillion if the government had to use the same accounting methods as private companies. And that doesn't even account for the huge costs of the Wall Street bailout, which didn't really start until the new budget year began on Oct. 1. [Read Full Article]