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Strong Rules on Payday Lending Could Help Small Businesses

Amanda Ballantyne | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Amanda Ballantyne

In this time of partisan gridlock, it's rare to see a federal policy move than can be of real help to small businesses and their customers. The rule r...

Give Small Business Owners an Even Break, Pass a Minimum Standard for Paid Sick Leave

Amanda Ballantyne | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business
Amanda Ballantyne

For many small businesses -- especially those who operate on razor-thin margins -- they can only afford to offer it if their competition does as well. A minimum standard, which levels the playing field, is essential for small businesses to compete in crowded markets.

One Percenters Stuff Their Pumpkin Pie Holes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Working Americans haven't seen a real raise in 35 years. Meanwhile, every year, their health care costs rise. Their employers eliminate pensions. And their kids struggle with rising college tuition and debt. By contrast, on the other side of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the richest 1 percent are supersizing their feasts.

Small Businesses Believe Wealthy And Big Corporations Not Paying Their Fair Share Of Taxes

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 02.06.2012 | Small Business

Small-business owners don't think big corporations and the wealthy are paying their fair share of taxes, with nine out of 10 small-business owners say...

How Success Cost a Small Business Owner His Health Insurance

Richard Kirsch | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Small business is iconic in America. For years, big business has cleverly used small businesses to be messengers for campaigns financed by corporate America. At Health Care for America Now, it was a lesson that we took to heart.

Tyler Kingkade

Small Businesses To Super Committee: Tax Large Corporations | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outraged by a new report about America's largest corporations dodging their taxes, small business owners are orchestrating a new campaig...

The Kennedy Legacy vs. Glenn Beck's Lies About Reform "Murdering" Small Businesses

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Contrary to conservative myth-making, it's not just workers who would benefit from the right to get accessible, affordable health-care, but small businesses too.