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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...

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...

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.

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, ...

Minimum Wage Doomsayers Are Still Wrong After 74 Years

Donald Cohen | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business
Donald Cohen

Few American institutions have been subjected to such a consistent stream of vitriol and assault as the minimum wage that celebrates its 74th birthday this week.

Cutting Regulations Is Not the Top Priority for Small Businesses

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 08.13.2012 | Small Business
J. Kelly Conklin

Small businesses like mine need regulations to balance our interests against those of powerful special interests -- and there is nothing naive about that.

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, ...

Who Represents Small Business Matters

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 07.30.2012 | Small Business
J. Kelly Conklin

While we may not all share the same political ideology, we all do have one thing in common: every day we get up, leave home and head to our respective enterprises. That is how we survive and hopefully prosper.

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 Slows In April: NFIB

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Hiring by small businesses slowed in April, but there was an increase in the number of employers planning to create new jobs and those rep...

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...

How We All Got Stuck Paying the Medical Bills of the Woman Who Sued to Kill Obamacare

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

It is people who have decided not to buy coverage -- but who nevertheless get sick or injured and seek medical care when they do, even if they don't have the money to pay for it -- that make health insurance so expensive for the rest of us.

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...

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 Business Optimism Continues To Rise

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 01.10.2012 | Small Business

Small business optimism is on the rise, according to a survey of 725 small businesses by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). T...

2012 Will Be Better

Harlan Green | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

The elements seem to be in place for a better 2012 economy. Why? Banks are lending again, and it was tight bank credit after bursting of the housing bubble that basically stopped businesses from growing.

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...

Dave Jamieson

Video Mocks GOP, Business Groups For 'Hysteria' Over Unions | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Back in August, federal regulators issued a rule requiring businesses to hang posters informing employees of their rights to collective ...

Recycling a Front Group to Cheat Us Out of Benefits

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The insurance industry last month brought the Health Benefits Coalition out of storage. It is now the Essential Health Benefits Coalition, and its goal is to allow insurers and employers to continue selling policies that are swelling the ranks of the underinsured.

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...

Zach Carter

Small Business Owners Demand Repeal Of Bush Tax Cuts | Zach Carter | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Michael Teahan, like his father, mother, and uncles before him, is a small business owner. The 52-year-old has spent most of his adult l...