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U.S. Economy Added Jobs, But Small Businesses Cut Workers

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.03.2012 | Small Business

Even as the overall economy managed to add jobs in July, small businesses continued cutting employees, numbers from the National Federation of Indepen...

The Return of the Nullifiers

Josh Horwitz | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

In this era of polarized politics, it is not surprising that some on the right are up in arms about the Supreme Court's recent decision on health care. And I do mean -- literally -- up in arms. But the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. It was enacted by duly constituted authority. It was passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. It was signed by President Barack Obama. It was upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court. There is only one place for frustrated citizens to pass judgment on the wisdom of the law; at the ballot box in November. Calls for nullification, as the Court noted in Cooper v. Aaron, render our Constitution a "solemn mockery." Such calls also embolden the actions of others who will throw the bricks, sticks, and rocks; issue the threats; and brandish the guns.

Worried About Profits, Insurers Launch Propaganda Campaign to Scare Consumers Away From Important ObamaCare Provisions

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Among the most important provisions of the Affordable Care Act are those that try to get us back to something close to the good old days of community rating.

Who Speaks for Small Business? Not the NFIB

Ellen Bravo | Posted 07.23.2012 | Small Business
Ellen Bravo

Many small business owners maintain the NFIB's agenda doesn't address their priorities, and say the lobbying group even fights against policies that small businesses need.

Small Business Hiring Edges Up In February

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Hiring at small U.S. businesses edged higher in February as the number of firms laying off workers fell to its lowest since 2007, although...

Small Businesses Split Over SOTU

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters - By By Carla Tonelli) Last night’s State of the Union address from President Barack Obama left small business owners divided over his plan...

Small Businesses More Confident In November

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 12.14.2011 | Small Business

Small business owners are feeling more optimistic, albeit marginally, according to the National Federation of Independent Business' Optimism Index. Th...

Small Business Confidence Rises In September: NFIB

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Small businesses in the United States grew more confident in the economy's future for the first time in seven months during September as t...

Small Business Optimism Continues To Decline Amidst Uncertainty

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

Amidst anemic consumer spending and national uncertainty over the fate of the debt ceiling, small-business optimism declined for the fifth straight mo...

Small Businesses Cut Jobs In July: NFIB

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - Small business owners cut jobs in July for the second straight month because of weak housing starts and meager spending on services, the N...

Startups Are Starting Smaller, Adding Fewer Jobs To The Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

The American economy is in a sorry state, if last week's grim jobs report is anything to go by. But startups are unlikely to provide the key to any br...

Small Businesses Plan To Cut Payroll As Confidence Wanes: Survey

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

Confidence might be essential for an economic recovery, but for the 77 percent of small businesses reporting that they were negatively effected by the...

Small Business Confidence Slips In March: NFIB

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

Small businesses grew less optimistic about the economy in March but raised prices for a second straight month, a potential warning sign about inflation, a survey showed on Tuesday.

NC Consumer Advocates Seeing Red Over Bait and Switch by One of the Blues

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Health insurers are demonstrating once again -- this time in state capitals -- that they cannot be trusted to do the right thing for consumers when health care reform is up for debate.

William Alden

For Small Businesses, Credit Is Still Tight | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a sign that the economic recovery still faces challenges, small businesses continue to report difficulty getting loans. More than 10 percent of sm...

Entrepreneurs and Investors Will Make a Better World for All of Us

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

If there was one common thing linking the entrepreneurs I met at the LeWeb Technology conference, it was that uplifting, optimistic feeling of individuals taking their passions and turning them into realities.

Shahien Nasiripour

Small Business Confidence Deteriorates; Economy 'Mediocre At Best' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Small business confidence plummeted last month by the largest amount since the height of the financial crisis as lackluster economic growth and anemic...

Health Care Costs Take Enormous Toll On Small Businesses | SIMONA COVEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For entrepreneurs trying to start or run a business, the obstacles are huge. But few loom as large as one: health care. For years, small businesses...