Solis Promises More Job Training and Stricter Workplace Enforcement

  Government and Economy Solis Vows to Bolster Job Training, Enforcement New Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis won’t waste time making her presence felt by companies that her agency determines are subjecting employees to dangerous working conditions or are shorting their pay. How to Spot the Recovery Tech consultant Gene Marks describes the tools and bellwethers he uses to estimate when business will pick up. Management and Financial Issues [Read Full Article]

Some Small Business Benefits in the Stimulus

  Government and Economy A Pinch of Stimulus For Small Business There are some small business measures in the stimulus bill, but to find them you will have to look really hard. Senate Confirms Solis as Labor Secretary The Senate has confirmed Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-CA), as Secretary of Labor, approving her over Republican concerns about her long, pro-union voting record. Democrats Boost Domest... [Read Full Article]

The Strength of the Family Business

Government and Economy Labor Secretary Nominee Hearing Postponed Over Taxes A Senate committee today abruptly canceled a session to consider Rep. Hilda Solis' nomination for Labor Secretary after news that her husband only just paid about $6,400 to settle tax liens against his business, some of which had been outstanding for 16 years. Treasury Bilked in Bailout Bank Stock Buys A government watchdog group reported that under the $700 billion bailout program, the federal government overpaid for stocks and other assets from financial institutions to the tune of $78 billion. [Read Full Article]