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Fortune Magazine and State Dept. Celebrate Young Women from Around the World

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Taylor Marsh

It wasn't an ordinary Wednesday night for the young women chosen by the U.S. Embassy in their home country to be part of Fortune magazine and the U.S. State Dept.'s Most Powerful Women mentor program.

PHOTOS: Chris Ware's REJECTED Fortune Cover

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Fortune magazine asked comic book artist and Oak Park resident Chris Ware to design the cover of their "Fortune 500" issue, they were probably no...

Walmart Tops The Fortune 500 List - Again

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's Walmart's world -- and we're all just shoppers. The world's largest retailer has once again ascended the the top spot on the Fortune 500 list, su...

Black box

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

I'm feeling a little bleary-eyed these days, and it's not just from staring at my computer screen to read the usual menu of news stories and blogs and...

New In-depth Report Challenges Obama Small Business Track Record

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) has concluded an examination and report on President Barack Obama's track record for small businesses, and u...

Obama Small Business Task Force Will Likely Threaten Small Business Programs

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The largest recipient of federal small business contracts last year was Textron, Inc., a Fortune 500 firm with over 43,000 employees and over $14 billion a year in annual revenue.

The Impact of Cell Phones on Psychology, Community, Culture, Arts and Economics

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

To harness power, one must first acknowledge power. To some people, the ubiquitous cell phone is still 'just' a phone. To others, it is so much m...

Obama Administration Destroys Incriminating Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

At some point in the near future it is going to be clear that the GSA destroyed evidence of hundreds of billions of dollars in fraud. Congress and the FBI need to investigate.

C.E.O. Brooke Partridge Helps Lead Technology Thought in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Brooke has been quietly moving behind the scenes for many years now helping technology companies strategize and tool up for successful revenue growth in emerging markets.

We're All in This Together

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Schwartz

It saddens me that we have learned so little from the meltdown. It astonishes me that CEOs of large companies don't see that paying themselves millions of dollars while laying off thousands

Top 10 SLOWEST Loading Websites Of The Fortune 500 (PICTURE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Speed matters on the web and as fast is getting faster, few users have the patience to wait on sluggish websites. Fortune 500 companies may be giants...

Obama's Exemption from Capital Gains Tax Will Benefit Investors More than Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Barack Obama has stated he will back an exemption from capital gains tax for small businesses. He has also stated he will support an exempti...

Davos, Jobs and Talent

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Blythe McGarvie

Thousands of people aren't waiting for others to ease their economic pain. If you're seeking a job, consider learning about the needs of this new economy and matching your talents to those needs, in a business you start yourself.

Obama Small Business Forum Will Ignore the Number One Challenge

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

If President Obama is serious about helping small businesses, then he should use this week's forum to address the absurd flow of federal small business contracts to Fortune 500 firms.

Add Women and Prosper

Shifra Bronznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Shifra Bronznick

There is a simple way to improve business performance without government bailout or vast corporate investment: Appoint more women to company boards and top management teams.

Obama Small Business Plan Falls Short of Real Solutions

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today, President Barack Obama held a press conference in Landover, MD to announce the administration's plans for a, "New Small Business Lending Initia...

Winning: A Talk with Carla Harris

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martha St Jean

"I knew that I would do something that was important. I always wanted to have power, in order to motivate others to reach their goals," says Harris.

Obama Officials Avoided Questions from Press on Misleading Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

According to information in the Federal Procurement Data System, eight of the top ten recipients of federal small business contracts were actually large businesses or divisions of large businesses.

Obama Administration Policies Will Divert Funds From Middle Class Economy

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

We project that by counting big businesses in the United States and Europe as small businesses the Obama Administration may be shortchanging middle class firms out of as much as $100 billion a year in contracts.

Who Are the Real Small Business Advocates in America?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The ASBL is the only national small business group that does not take money from Fortune 500 firms or big businesses. We only fight for small businesses.

Rep. Johnson Applauds American Small Business League for its Work on Small Business Contracting

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Gunn

Johnson proposed the "Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act of 2009," to provide small businesses across the country with billions of dollars in additional contracting opportunities.

Jack Welch Sounds False Note on Women in Corporate America

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Julie Menin

We have a long way to go in providing opportunities for women in corporate America, but we'll never get there if the attitude is that a woman "can't" have it all.

Handling the "Whoopses": Judge Sotomayor and The Art of Fixing a Misspeak.

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

In today's age of the media microscope, every judge, politician or CEO has at least one "whoops" that they wish they hadn't said or done. The challenge is in how well you handle your critics.

U.S. Hispanic Chamber Challenged on Its Small Business Credentials by ASBL

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has shown no commitment to removing corporate giants from small business contracting programs.

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Challenged to Put Up or Shut Up on Contracting Abuses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

I have talked to hundreds of Hispanic business owners and Hispanic chambers of commerce across the country that want nothing to do with the USHCC.