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The Candidate Big Business Fears the Most

Kevin Price | Posted 01.28.2017 | Politics
Kevin Price

U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) seem to have very little in common. They are in different generations, running for the nominations of different parties, and seem to be on the exact opposite of the ideological spectrum.

Critical Months Ahead for Single-Payer Advocates

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Whether the Green Mountain State keeps moving forward with its goal of achieving universal coverage while also reducing the growth of health care spending depends largely on how the state's residents and businesses react to what Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has in mind.

Why Do We Put Up with Washington's Cynical Misinformation Game?

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

There is one arena in which misleading the public not only is abided but is the norm: politics. In fact, much of what constitutes political discourse in this country is now built on a foundation of dishonesty.

Survey Debunks Major Health Care Concern

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business

By Lewis Krauskopf Oct 31 (Reuters) - The number of U.S. small businesses planning to start to offer health coverage for their employe...

Paul Blumenthal

Small-Business Lobby Linked To Billionaire Koch Brothers | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Federation of Independent Business received a $500,000 contribution from a group funded by the daisy chain of conservative ...

New Study Bolsters Case For Small Business Tax Relief

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 08.08.2013 | Small Business

The businesses that sponsor your local little league team and pour your morning coffee may end up paying higher tax rates than some of America’s lar...

Small Businesses Cut Jobs

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2013 | Small Business

WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) - U.S. small businesses cut back on staff slightly in May, the first decline in six months and a sign of weakness in th...

Guess Who Funded This Small Business Group's Anti-Obamacare Message

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.15.2013 | Small Business

The insurance industry helped one of the nation's leading small business groups to push its anti-Obamacare message with a hefty financial donation, th...

Need to Start the Small Business Engines

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 06.27.2013 | Small Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

"Struggle" seems to be the operative word for the condition of small business today. Is there anything that can be done to help them in that struggle?

Bad News For Small Business Owners

Reuters | Lucia Mutikani | Posted 02.10.2013 | Small Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment tumbled to its lowest level in more than 2-1/2 years in November as owners grew very pessimistic ...

The Usual Suspects Who Will Benefit From Gutting Obamacare Now Want You to Worry About 'Disruption'

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Disruption. Get ready to hear that word many times in the coming weeks, especially if you hang out inside the Washington beltway.

Time for the NFIB to Change Its Name

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
J. Kelly Conklin

Here's a suggestion for the National Federation of Independent Business, the group that led the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act and has now spent over $1 million in the 2012 elections, every dollar of it either supporting Republicans or attacking Democrats.

Mollie Reilly

Conservative Group To Instruct Business Owners On Telling Workers How To Vote | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

The National Federation of Independent Business will hold a training session for business owners next week instructing how to talk to employees about...

Romney: Business Owners Should Tell Employees How To Vote

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

In a June conference call hosted by the conservative-leaning National Federation of Independent Businesses, Mitt Romney encouraged business owners to ...

Sarah Bufkin

'Legitimate Rape' Rep. Todd Akin Endorsed By Business Group | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

The right-leaning National Federation of Independent Business endorsed Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) Monday in his Senate race against incumbent Sen. Claire ...

Dan Froomkin

NFIB Exposed: 'Voice Of Small Business' Is A Front, Group Charges | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The same group that exposed the previously little-known American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as a dominant force advancing corpo...

Good News On Main Street

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment rose in August for the first time in four months as more owners anticipated better bus...

Small Business Optimism Plummets

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses' confidence in the economy's future declined in June by the most in two years, increasing the threat that an economic slo...

Small Businesses Cut Workers: Report

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses in June reported cuts to their staff for the first time this year, the National Federation of Independent Business said o...

Greg Rosalsky

'Small Business' Plaintiff In Supreme Court Lawsuit Against Obamacare Refuses To Disclose Mega-Donors | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Federation of Independent Business, one of the lead plaintiffs in a Supreme Court lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, ...

How Women Business Owners Fared In The Recession

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.07.2012 | Small Business

Women are a force to be reckoned with, especially in business. In the first comprehensive report of the recession's effects on women business owners, ...

In Search Of The Next Steve Jobs

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.27.2012 | Small Business

The National Federation of Independent Business' Young Entrepreneur Foundation gave out 130 scholarships to high school seniors, ranging from $1,000 t...

U.S. Small Business Morale Ebbs In March

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - U.S. small business confidence dropped in March for the first time in six months amid widespread pessimism, adding to evidence suggesting ...

Small Business Confidence Hits Year-High In February

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small business confidence rose to a one year high in February as more owners reported plans to rebuild stocks after 56 months of inventory...

Janean Chun

Real Estate Deals A Double Blow To Small Businesses | Janean Chun | Posted 03.13.2012 | Small Business

Randy Truckenbrodt has just as many headaches as he does properties. The co-owner of Randall Industries, an Elmhurst, Ill.-based company that rents an...