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Nelson Davis | Posted 05.26.2012 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

But alas, in the real world even the smallest business owner needs to realize that we are in a co-dependent relationship with office holders in our cities, counties, states and even at the head office in Washington, DC.

Anti-Small Business Corporate Giants Want the Small Business Administration Closed

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Make no mistake -- anyone that talks about closing the SBA is anti-small business and is simply marching to the beat of the Fortune 500 firms that unfortunately have tremendous control over Congress.

Do Apple, Bank of America, GM and Chevron Sound Like Small Businesses to You?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

The most recent data from the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) shows that last year the Obama administration diverted billions of dollars in federal small business contracts to some of the biggest companies in the world.

Small Business Financing May Suffer From Obama's Proposed Budget and Political Wrangling

Jerry Chautin | Posted 04.22.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Small-business owners are holding their collective breaths as the Obama Administration's proposed budget wends its way through the politically-charged Congress.

And the Oscar Goes to... a Man: Gender Bias at the Top

Joan Williams | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment
Joan Williams

The myth of the meritocracy reigns supreme. But the top of the top is still dominated by men, in Hollywood and elsewhere -- and what's worse, progress may be stalling across the board.

Help Me Save Your Retirement

Jane White | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Jane White

In a logical world, retirement reform would be Obama's reelection campaign promise given that retirement inadequacy affects 80% of the population. But we clearly don't live in a logical world, and the biggest corporations are laughing all the way to the bank.

Top 6 Reasons Obama's Economic Policies Failed in 2011

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Judging by his actions, it seems that Barack Obama is becoming one of the most anti-small business presidents in U.S. history. People need to stop listening to what he says and start watching what he does.

Act Now

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Ilene H. Lang

Change has flatlined -- women are no further toward achieving top ranks in business than they were last year, or even six years ago. Yet equality can't wait.

Define Your Own Legacy, Don't Leave it to Everyone Else

Glenn Llopis | Posted 01.29.2012 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

Leaders must commit themselves to a cultural promise in order to define their legacy. Why? Because the challenges that we face today require focusing on others, not just ourselves.

Social Media -- 4 Trends to Watch in 2012

Beverly Macy | Posted 12.29.2011 | Business
Beverly Macy

You are at a competitive disadvantage if you do not embrace the power of social media and understand how it applies to the enterprise. Your competitors are already there.

Green Energy, Jobs and Minority Businesses: Wall Street Is Paying Attention

David Kirby | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
David Kirby

Last week in New York, for the first time ever in the same room, Fortune 500 Corporations, some 200 minority owned small businesses and more than 40 p...

Dukes Puts 'Em Up Again

Martha Burk | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Martha Burk

Remember Dukes v. Walmart, the case that the Supreme Court threw out because the company claimed it was too big to be sued for sex discrimination. Well, like Freddy Krueger every Halloween, it's ba-a-a-ck.

Obama Jobs Bill Ignores Basic Principle of Job Creation: Small Businesses Create All the Jobs

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Small businesses need those contracts, not the tax cuts proposed in the president's jobs bill.

Female Fortune 500 CEOs At Record High

Posted 12.26.2011 | Fifty

With Mylan Pharmaceuticals' announcement today that Heather Bresch -- company president and daughter of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin -- would suc...

Changing Marketplace, Changing Workforce

Beverly Macy | Posted 10.05.2011 | Technology
Beverly Macy

I tuned in to the Teens in Tech Ustream, being broadcast from PARC in Palo Alto today, and was riveted by the opening comments from Andrew Hsu, founde...

Women Leaders Behind the Headlines

K. Sujata | Posted 08.17.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

While leadership is important at the highest echelons, we also need strong women at the community level. I'm encouraged by the programs here in Chicago that engage women as grassroots leaders.

The New Dad: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Working Fathers

Rex Flexibility | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business
Rex Flexibility

Dads today are both more committed -- and more conflicted -- than ever before. They feel compelled to give 100% to both their jobs and their families, and like moms before them, they're saying they shouldn't have to sacrifice one for the other.

Fame, Fortune and Cool Stuff

Steve Lehto | Posted 07.14.2011 | Books
Steve Lehto

Ask someone why writing might be a fine vocation and you will hear the usual trifecta: Fame, Fortune, and getting to do Cool Stuff. The wonderful thin...

WATCH: HuffPost's Alex Wagner Discusses John Boehner On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Alex Wagner spoke with Cenk Uygur Wednesday night on MSNBC to discuss claims about the economy made by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R...

Fortune 500: Walmart Keeps Top Spot, But Exxon Is Profit King

Posted 07.05.2011 | Business

The going might be tough for America's citizens, but more and more evidence, most recently the newest Fortune 500 rankings, suggests the corporations ...

Women's Empowerment Principles Make It Clear: Equality Means Business

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

Let's face it, while the glass ceiling may have hundreds of thousands or even millions of cracks, it is made of sturdy silica and has yet to crumble at our feet.

America Is Not Broke

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot.

'Messy Capitalism' Drives Innovation -- And Economic Growth

Carl J. Schramm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carl J. Schramm

Economists often boil the mechanics of economic growth down to sterile-sounding categories such as capital, labor, and "the residual" -- essentially, technological change.

Climbing the Ropes to Get Ahead

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ilene H. Lang

Mentors can show you the ropes, but sponsors help you climb them.

Pentagon Wants Secret Blacklist for Suppliers

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

In December, Congress is expected to consider legislation that may allow senior Department of Defense (DoD) officials to create a secret "blacklist," ...