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American Jobs Act

A Street-Smart Plan to Create 3 Million New Jobs

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
Paul Abrams

This is not just an economic imperative, but a social need as an increasing number of young adults get no chance to burnish their resumes and experience for their later lives, and near-retirement boomers have no opportunity to rebuild their nest-eggs.

Crowdfunding Is Not an F-word

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.10.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

Equity crowdfunding (or crowdfund investing) is not operational and not legitimate in the United States yet and for those who are growing comfortable with the concept, there are three essential facts to remember.

Make 'Em Talk, Harry!

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appears to be working on filibuster reform designed to end the invisible filibuster and to make senators once again speak. This is nothing less than a restoration of the filibuster to its rightful place in the Senate.

Senator: JOBS Act 'Inexplicably Ignores Such Common Sense Practices'

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business

By Alexandra Alper WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - An influential U.S. lawmaker has called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to ...

Debates Should Probe Romney's Economic Insanity

Karl Frisch | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Is it any wonder that Republicans have become the Party of 'no'? If they had said yes, our unemployment might be in the range of 5.5 to 6.5 percent by now and the president would be kicking Mitt Romney's rear end even more thoroughly than he is already.

On November 6th, Send Republican Obstructionists Home for Good

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Today's Republicans refuse to act. They refuse to consider that maybe, just maybe, Americans want to see action and compromise and progress rather than this political doublespeak and nonsense.

Obama, Yes... and Win the House, Too

Roger Hickey | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Roger Hickey

With large leads among women and people of color, and the stark contrast on economic issues building movement toward Obama even among white males in key states, the prospects for Obama winning a second term are starting to look pretty good. But what about the House?

Jobs Are an American Issue, Not a Republican or Democratic Issue

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business
Kay Koplovitz

I am also a product of the middle class whose only real path to success was through my education, my imagination and my ability to execute. Honestly, these values I believe are basic human values and basic American values. That's why I believe in a strong middle class.

Obama Explains How He'll Help Small Biz

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.30.2012 | Small Business

President Obama had the Internet buzzing on Wednesday with an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") session on social news website Reddit. The thread throttled ...

It's Still the Economy, Stupid, and You Can't Build That Without Us

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Forget the ABCs of the GOP Campaign coverage -- Akin, Birthers and Conservatives -- the fundamentals of election 2012 remain jobs, jobs and jobs. It's still the economy, stupid, and you can't build that without us. 

Helping Vets Make Sound Business Bets

Heather Rosen | Posted 08.20.2012 | DC
Heather Rosen

As Labor Day gets close, it's a time to remember those struggling to join the workforce, for military personnel returning home. The franchising industry is committed to helping returning veterans.

Joy Resmovits

Class Sizes Rise As 300,000 Fired Educators Won't Be Going Back To School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education

Hundreds of thousands of teachers have lost their jobs in recent years. And as U.S. students go back to school amid a presidential campaign with clash...

2012: The 'Stockholm Syndrome' Election

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

So, here we are, all "you people," being deliberately targeted for pain so we will feel so anxious, so unhappy and so angry that we will embrace anyone else, even those who have deliberately screwed us for their political gain.

Infrastructure Investments and the Latino Jobs Recovery

Algernon Austin | Posted 09.22.2012 | Latino Voices
Algernon Austin

Infrastructure investments are a good way to put significant numbers of Latinos back to work. Latinos need to mobilize to make their elected officials do the right thing and support greater investments in America's infrastructure.

Bankers: New Law Will Increase Likelihood of Accounting Scandals

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business

By Olivia Oran July 10 (Reuters) - A majority of bankers believe the U.S. Jobs Act may open the door to accounting scandals by looseni...

A Bipartisan Solution to Jobs

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

I do not enjoy being forced to do something at gunpoint because a group of crazies stand in the way of better policies. But, I also do not think that my pique ought to prevent 3M people from getting jobs. Here, then, is the modest bipartisan compromise, entirely focused on jobs.

Are We Now a One-Party System?

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

The Progressive Republican Party of Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln is long dead and buried. For the past 40 years, their crude replacements have conducted an unrelenting assault on our nation's democracy, values, humanity and rights.

Mad Men Meets Wall St. -- Hedge Funds Will Be Allowed to Advertise

April Rudin | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business
April Rudin

Mad Men, the wildly popular AMC TV show about the fictional 1960s advertising agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, is set in a haze of cigarette smoke...

Mitt Romney's Job-less Plan

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

While Romney and tea party Republicans are busy scoring cheap political points by demonizing workers, they've failed to support key pieces of the American Jobs Act, which would boost hiring in the public sector, a critical component of ensuring that our economic recovery continues.

Republicans Attempt to Actively Sabotage U.S. Economy to Win Fall Election

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Today the surest way to make certain that a piece of legislation is deep-sixed by the Republicans in Congress is to demonstrate that it will help create jobs in the American economy.

America's Economic Death Panel: The Republican Congress -- European Austerity Produces European Job Growth

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It is not really worth arguing the point. As the stimulus wanes in the U.S., so does job growth. As austerity pinches in the U.S., job growth declines.

Small Biz Owners Not Excited About Crowdfunding

AP | Posted 07.21.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners aren't excited about a new law that will allow them to raise money by soliciting investors on the Internet, ac...

What Bipartisanship Looks Like

Robert Kuttner | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Given the Republican strategy of take-no-prisoners, the only bipartisanship is capitulation. It's hard to tack back and forth between leadership and appeasement without looking like a captain who's not sure where he's taking the ship. More leadership, please.

JOBS Act Crowdfunding: Introducing New Sources of Capital to Low-Wealth Entrepreneurs

Connie Evans | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Connie Evans

Yesterday, I attended President Obama's signing of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act at the White House. The JOBS Act, which passed in Co...

The 'JOBS Act' Is a Fraud on America

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

How many of those who voted for it knew what was in it? And how many of those who read it connected its provisions to the lessons of the last decade? The answer must be very few.