Local Economies – Local Currencies

  Government and Economy Local Economies – Local Currencies Borrowing from a Depression-era idea, more and more communities are aiming to help consumers make ends meet and support struggling local businesses by printing and circulating their own currencies. USAToday.com Energy Tax Breaks to Benefit Small Businesses...Eventually It may take a little while, but most of the small business energy incentives in the economic-stimulus plan will eventually trickle down from state and local governments. WSJ.com Management and Financial Issues [Read Full Article]

Small Business May be Exempted From Card Check Rules

  Government and Economy Can Small Businesses be Exempted from Card Check Unionization? While small business groups are readying their opposition to new card check legislation, many are hopeful that after compromise negotiations in Congress, small business will be exempt. WSJ.com Local Economies Seeking Their Own Stimulus Cities, counties and states across the nation are launching home-grown economic-stimulus plans aimed at spurring local spending and keeping small businesses afloat during the recession. WSJ.com [Read Full Article]