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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.

There is No Such Thing as a 'Naked Credit Default Swap'

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

There is no such thing as a 'naked credit default swap.' Buying and selling avatars on Second Life using virtual money has more economic legitimacy.

National Small Business Groups Bristle in Response to ASBL Blog

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Yesterday, I posted an article to the Huffington Post. This morning both the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce and the National Small Business Association fired back.

Have Gun, Will Travel

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Here go the GOP and Blue Dog Dems again with the Thune Amendment, which assaults both the federalism they cherish in rhetoric and the common sense we cherish post-Enlightenment.

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.

Obama Should Provide Financial Options to CIT Customers

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

Obama should take a closer look at his administration's policies involving CIT and the over 40 million voters that could be impacted by those decisions. 2012 will be here before you know it.

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.

Government Cracking Down On Get-Rich-Quick Scams

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The economic downturn appears to be bringing out the worst in some people. The Federal Trade Commission has announced a major crac...

Ruth Madoff Won't Be Prosecuted For Ponzi Scheme: NY Post

NY Post | MURRAY WEISS, BRUCE GOLDING and DAN MANGAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ruth Madoff is in the clear -- for now. Ruth will not be prosecuted for the massive Ponzi scheme that won her husband Bernard Madoff a 150-year pris...

Mrs. Madoff, I've Been There

Karen Weinreb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Karen Weinreb

My life had been turned upside down just a few months before, when my financier husband told me that he was pleading guilty to a charge of wire fraud. Before that, I had been leading a life of affluence that many people would have envied.

Private Banker Talks About How He Managed To Steal Millions Undetected

New York Times | LYNNLEY BROWNING and DIANA B. HENRIQUES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

He grew up in elite circles in Buenos Aires, acquiring the polish and privileged connections that paved the way for him to become a star private banke...

Madoff: More Money Laundering than Ponzi

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Madoff is more than just a sociopath. Too much of this story doesn't hang together and he was too functional in other aspects of his existence.

Ticketmaster Takes Artists' Web Content and Runs

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

In an under-reported move, Ticketmaster-owned Echomusic dumped a whole bunch of artists with 30 days notice, took their content, and in effect cast them into the netherworld of cached pages and lost content.

Inside Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's Head

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There's been a lot of talk about the key players in the Iranian election saga, but little mention of their psychological motivations. So we decided to...

A Coup Manual: What We Should Know About Iran's Election

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

No matter what happens in the coming days, Obama should not congratulate Ahmadinejad for his victory. He did not win the election, he stole it.

Iranian Elections Were Obviously Rigged

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cenk Uygur

Mousavi was leading 54-39 in the one poll before the election. Heavy voter turnout favored him. And instead he loses 63% to 34%. That's an absolute joke.

Obama is Selling the Small Business Administration to the Venture Capital Industry

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I'm going to sound the alarm on the latest threat to federal small business contracting programs: Obama is going to support legislation that will allow the venture capital industry to dominate them.

Why Mozilo Was Charged With Insider Trading

Michael Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Martin

The SEC has charged Angelo Mozilo with civil fraud and insider trading. Civil fraud charges also were filed against Countrywide's former chief operat...

Online Lenders Fight Regulation (VIDEO)

David Murdock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Murdock

Payday loan offices were sprouting up in strip malls across America for years before Wall Street collapsed last fall -- quiet evidence that hard times began hitting working families long ago.

Profiting From a Non-Profit

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

Several employees of a non-profit that helps victims of child sexual abuse pilfered more than $50,000 from the organization. This is not the first time we've heard about such unscrupulous fraud.

Get Rich Cheating

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Everyone's doing it--from sleazy CEOs to 'roided-up home run kings, silicone-enhanced starlets, and backroom-dealing congressmen--so why not you?

Lenski: Lessons From Iran's Northern Neighbor

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Joe Lenski, whose Edison Research has been the sole provider of exit polling to the U.S. television networks since 2003, recounts his experience condu...

Mebane Update: Ballot Box Data Shows "Significant Distortions"

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Walter Mebane has once again updated his analysis of the official vote count in Iran (via Gelman), having now obtained ballot box data in 23 of 30 pro...

Roundup: Analyses of Fraud in Iran

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

In addition to the turmoil and tragedy in Iran over the weekend, there were two new notable analyses of the official turnout, plus one bizarre concess...

Obama "Looks Forward" On Financial Fraud, Too | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama just issued a signing statement to the bill establishing the "Pecora Commission," mandated to investigate the financial meltdown. The statement ...