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The Business Of Divorce: Separating Can Be 'Painful,' 'Costly' For Small Businesses

Posted 11.28.2011 | Small Business

When Glenn Phillips went through a contentious divorce, his company unwittingly came along for the ride. Phillips, the founder of software consulti...

Poll: Majority Of GOP Voters Favor Raising Taxes On Wealthy

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they support President Barack Obama's proposal to tax households making $1 million or more at the same or highe...

EU: Taxing Financial Transactions Would Raise Billions

Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

STRASBOURG, France, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The European Union's executive proposed a bloc-wide tax on financial transactions that would set a rate of 0.1...

Study: Boost In Union Membership Would Be A Boon To Middle Class

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

If the incomes of the union rank-and-file rose by just a tenth, middle-class incomes would go up $1,479 per year -- even for those who aren’t member...

Low On Cash? Stay Away From These Five Cities

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

Note to those low on cash: Stay away from Denver. At $2.75, the mile-high city has the highest average ATM fee of any place in the country, 35 cen...

Gauge Of Labor Market Falls To Lowest Level Since 1983

Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence was little changed in September amid concerns about income as a gauge of labor market conditions deter...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Europe Threatens U.S. Economic Recovery

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

As the European Union enters a financial crisis in slow motion, the fragile American economic recovery hangs in the balance. With Greece almost ce...

Women Business Owners Get the Shaft, Again

Jerry Chautin | Posted 11.27.2011 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

In February, the SBA published its final rules to set aside $6.5 billion in federal government spending for Women-Owned Small Businesses or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses. But on September 9, the Washington Business Journal said to date, women-owned businesses only got $500,000.

How The Tax System Became 'Complex' And 'Often Arbitrary'

The Wall Street Journal | JOHN STEELE GORDON | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

Whether the "millionaires and billionaires" are actually paying their fair share of taxes is a matter for the electorate to decide. After all, fairnes...

Bartlett: I'd Rather Be An Unlucky Ducky

The New York Times | Bruce Bartlett | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

During Thursday’s Fox News debate among Republican presidential candidates, Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota was asked how much money pe...

Johnson: Why The U.S. Needs To Pursue A Large Settlement In Robo-Signing Cases

Bloomberg | Simon Johnson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

Discussions around this weekend’s International Monetary Fund annual meetings in Washington made it clear that the standard macroeconomic toolkit ha...

People Over-Value That 'Lousy Mug' They Made In College, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

Treating that cheap, self-assembled IKEA coffee table like it's a prized heirloom? You're not alone, according to a recent study from the Harvard Busi...

Man Sues BofA After He's Locked In Connecticut Branch

Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

Already this year Bank of America has allegedly dealt with depositing $30,000 of Social Security payments into the wrong account and asking a man to p...

'Governments Don't Rule The World, Goldman Sachs Rules The World'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs rules the world and the Euro zone is poised to crash, according to trader Alessio Rastani. "This is not a time right now for wishful...

Moody's: Obama's Deficit Reduction Plans Unlikely To Be Adopted

Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's deficit reduction plan would be positive for the United States's credit ratings but chances of its imp...

Toyota Mulls Shifting Korea-Bound Camry Production To U.S.

Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is considering shifting production of South Korea-bound Camry autos to the United States from Japan to he...

German Finance Minister: Greece Will Be Competitive In a Decade

Posted 11.24.2011 | Business

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a magazine interview published on Saturday that Greece would not be able to return to capital marke...

SoCal Grocery Workers To Vote On Strike-Averting Deal

Posted 11.24.2011 | Business

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Southern California shoppers should soon learn whether their grocery aisles will remain open as another wave o...

Geithner: 'Threat Of Catastrophic Risk' Must Be Stopped In Europe

Posted 11.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told European governments on Saturday to eliminate the threat of a catastrophic financial c...

Dow Sees Worst Week Since 2008

Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones industrial average on Friday suffered its worst week since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008, stung by sev...

Bill Gates's Plan For Raising Money For Poorer Nations

Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A report by Microsoft founder Bill Gates to Group of 20 ministers on Friday proposes raising new funding for poorer countries b...

WATCH: Chicago Labor Leader Re-Hired For One Day Nets $158K Pension

Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

Chicago, a city notorious for political corruption, now has one more scandal to add to its list. Thanks to a change in the city’s pension code p...

Goldman Sachs Could Be Headed Toward First Loss Since Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

Growing concerns about the weakness of economic growth around the world are increasingly dimming prospects for American financial institutions, amplif...

Federal Government Pays Dead Workers $120 Million A Year: Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

As politicians debate the best way to address the national deficit, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has found one line-item that would seem ea...

Konczal: Why Liberals Should Join GOP In Bashing The Fed

The New Republic | Mike Konczal | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

It’s hard to interpret the letter that Congerssional Republicans sent on Tuesday evening to Ben Bernanke as anything other than an attempt to politi...