Obama: Small Business Key to Economy

  Government and Economy Obama: Small Business Key to Economy In a speech welcoming winners of an SBA award to the White House's East Room, President Obama acknowledged that small business is responsible for half the nation's private sector jobs and so deserves support from Washington. Google.com/AP Congress Failing American Small Business While they talk a fine game, when it comes to action on supporting what they, themselves, describe as the “backbone of the economy” our legislators seem happier to play possum. HuffingtonPost.com [Read Full Article]


The Real Corporate Tax Bill—How Much Do Companies Really Pay the IRS?

  Government and Economy The Real U.S. Corporate Tax Bill A new study commissioned by BusinessWeek shows that Corporate America pays the IRS anywhere from zero to 400% of income. Where does your business fall on that line? BusinessWeek.com Banking Industry Bracing for Stress Test Results In a slow-motion move designed to blunt market reactions, federal regulators will soon tell the banks—privately—the results of their stress tests and to release the test methodology, which could point to the banks that may be in trouble and alarm depositors and investors. The results will be r... [Read Full Article]