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DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Lady Liberty to the World: 'Eines Tages Alles' or 'Just Kidding'

Michael Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Ford

American history is loaded with varying degrees of resistance to immigrants. It's, therefore, ironic that in America immigration could be stridently resisted by native-born citizens.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Shahien Nasiripour

Dem-Sponsored Loophole In Financial Reform Bill Could Hurt Seniors

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This report was updated at 6:00 p.m. ET. House Democrats provided the key votes to help adopt a measure that critics argue will hurt senior citizens ...

Using Apps in Web 3.0 Marketing

Michael Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Tasner

Use apps to aid in the experience your prospects/clients receive, make communication easier and faster, and help with the fun factor in your marketing.

Shahien Nasiripour

Five Times As Many Homeowners Bounced From Obama Plan To Slow Foreclosures As Granted New Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than five times as many homeowners were kicked out of the Obama administration's primary foreclosure-prevention program last month than were gran...

A Small-Business Bank with National Impact Has Died

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.26.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

I lost a friend last week. Innovative Bank of Oakland, Calif. is kaput. Just like with other bank failures, the regulators swooped down on the floundering bank after the stock market closed on Friday.

The Next Thing to Go Wrong

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Investors who should be looking for safe haven are, oddly, convinced that Washington will honor its long term fiscal obligations. That false sense of security is dangerous, because we are vulnerable to a crisis of confidence in the dollar.

Let Cities Put Funds Where They Want

Jonathan B. Mintz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan B. Mintz

It is time to end the anticompetitive restrictions limiting local governments from depositing their funds in institutions that provide the greatest benefits to their residents.

The Robins Are Blooming

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Despite the pessimism, which is trendy these days, there are already plenty of robins around -- that is, there is good economic news that's generally overlooked.

Arthur Delaney

Goldman Sachs' Alleged Fraud Explained: How It Worked (PHOTOS)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs defrauded investors by failing to disclose a conflict of interest on mortgage investments it sold as the housing market went sour, accor...

A Surprising Alternative Investment Better Than Gold

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

There is little evidence that adding gold to a portfolio improves diversification or provides a hedge against inflation in stock and bond portfolios. Here's a suggestion for an alternative investment that may be superior to gold.

The Obama Administration is Discouraging Entrepreneurship by Preaching That Taking Risk is Evil

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

President Barack Obama and his risk-aversive legislators are sending the wrong message to America's entrepreneurs. They equate risk taking with wanton greed and evildoing.

A Job Can't Be "Good" If It Doesn't Last Long

Frank Koller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Frank Koller

I have long been fascinated by Joseph Schumpeter's portrayal of capitalism as a "perennial gale of creative destruction." First used in 1942, the Germ...

Banks Are Reluctant To Recognize Their Bad Deals

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Once again, lenders are making believe that defaulted-loan problems will go away if they wait long enough. Industry jokesters call it "extend-and-pretend."

Do Business Schools See Why CDOs Are Compared to "Springtime for Hitler"?

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

New reporting offers hard evidence that Magnetar, a hedge fund group based in Chicago, had designed a series of subprime mezzanine CDOs that were all but guaranteed to fail.

Real Estate Financing for Businesses and the New Secondary Market Will Create Jobs but the Dybbuk is in the Details

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

A new secondary market for the U.S. Small Business Administration's 504 loan program is up and running.

Credit-Card Borrowing Is Hurting Small Businesses

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Once upon a time loans from friends and family ranked as the most prevalent way for entrepreneurs to fund business start-ups. Now, credit cards have jumped to the top of the list.

Fear and Grieving on the Protest Trail

Michael Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Ford

The recent State of the American Dream Survey by Xavier University's Institute for Politics and the American Dream shows a predictable overall decline of faith that the American Dream can be achieved in our time.

10 Mistakes Businesses Make Daily...and 10 quick-fix solutions

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Laermer

During the last mercurial cycle, I asked several super-successful types what killed businesses. If we can somehow work on eradicating a few simple mis...

Gulf Oil Spill: Do We Want to Be Right Or Win?

Paul David Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul David Walker

Believing we are the greatest nation, sports team or business on Earth does not change the flow of cause and effect that has the momentum of a runaway freight train.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Don't Trust SBA or Lender Endorsed Business Plans

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Falsely promoted business plans and "plug-in-the-number-templates," will not help you get financing. There are no shortcuts to circumvent the lengthily process of doing it the right way.

Where Did Inflation Go?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

For those concerned about incipient inflation resulting from the gargantuan monetary expansion and the budget deficits we are still running, the lack of inflation is confounding.

Small Business & Credit Unions: A Valuable Partnership

Fred R. Becker, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred R. Becker, Jr.

In honor of National Small Business Week and with all the recent discussion about small business lending initiatives on Capitol Hill, I thought it was...