Obama Takes Health-Care Pitch to the Young

Government, Politics, and the Economy U.S. Stocks Advance, Extending Global Rally, as Dollar Weakens The global rally is predicted to stick around, as the dollar fell, while oil and copper advanced and Treasuries were little changed. Bloomberg.comManagement and OperationsTen Tips to Help Create More Time in Your DayHave a problem with time management? Learn how to earn the most out of your time, and even add more time to your day to get more accomplished. BusinessKnowHow.com Management and Operations [Read Full Article]


Turn the Buzz into Loyalty

  Government, Politics and the Economy Seidman: I Don't Want the Recession to End Yet According to Dov Seidman, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of LRN, we need more time to understand where our economy went wrong and to get Wall Street back into proper perspective. BusinessWeek.com Next Six Months Will be Tough for Obama In his first six months as President, Barack Obama got a $787 billion economic stimulus package, $750 billion for the financial crisis, and a down payment on a $1 trillion overhaul of the healthcare system. With greater policy hurdles before him, the next six mo... [Read Full Article]


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]


Obama's New Financial Oversight Plan Offers New Bailouts

  Government, Politics and the Economy Republicans: Obama's Financial Oversight Plan Would Continue Bailouts Leading Republicans on a House panel considering the Obama administration’s overhaul of financial regulations said the president’s plan would continue taxpayer-funded bailouts. Bloomberg.com Ownership, Management and Operations Make Sure Your New Hires are “Onboard” Once they've finished their HR paperwork, it's time to really bring your new hires “onboard.” They will be more engaged, more productive, and they will want to stay and be committe... [Read Full Article]


Bill Introduced to Restrict Small Business Contracts to Real Small Businesses

  Government and Economy Bill Restrict Small Business Contracting to Real Small Businesses Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), has introduced a bill that would ensure that small business government contracts go only to true small businesses, rather than being awarded to subsidiaries of large companies. WebCPA.com Emerging 200 Program: Training Entrepreneurs to Save Cities Starting its... [Read Full Article]


Community Banks: Safe and Profitable

  Government and Economy Is Obama Anti-Business? The weekly assault on business by President Obama is becoming a fixture of this administration, or is it, as some Democrats say, merely an assault on business-as-usual? Yahoo.com/USNews & World Climate Bill: It's On Its Way There is a compromise in the works on carbon caps and while it may not garner Republican votes, it could bring skeptical Midwestern and Southern Democrats on board. BusinessWeek.com [Read Full Article]


US vs. Them in the Chrysler Bankruptcy

Chrysler is entering bankruptcy, which—along with its wayward big brother GM—it should have done a long time and billions of wasted dollars ago. That is the good news. The bad news, and a troubling glimpse into how the President sees capitalists, is that he has decided that those investors who didn’t like the deal he and his car czar were offering are nothing more than speculators. Here is how Politico.com described it: The White House had offered Chrysler’s lenders a deal to take roughly 33 cents on a dollar to write off the company’s debt. Most took the deal, but a few holdouts said it wasn’t good enough — and their refusal to go along pushed the company into bankruptcy.  Now Obama is calling them out. “A group of investment firms and hedge funds decided to hold out for the prospect of an unjustified taxpayer-funded bailout. They were hoping that everybody else would make sacrifices and they would have to make none,” O... [Read Full Article]


Entrepreneurs Facing Heavy Tax Hikes

  Government and Economy The Push for Online Sales Taxes States and the federal government are working hard now to turn e-tailers into tax collecters. In these efforts, some powerful online entities like Overstock.com and eBay stand opposed, while others like Amazon.com are calling for uniformity. BusinessWeek.com Small Business Tax Cuts Dwarfed by Proposed Tax Increases Business owners are watching the President spend more money than any president in history while, at the same time, proposing an extra $1.3 trillion in taxes for business and high earners over the next decade to pay for it. Wash... [Read Full Article]