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Obama Signs Key Legislation

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed bipartisan jobs legislation Thursday that will help small businesses and make it easier for startups ...

Small Business Bill Heads To Obama

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite warnings that less government oversight might mean more investment scams, Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama l...

Senate Passes Bill To Help Small Businesses

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Legislation to help startup companies raise capital by reducing some federal regulations won easy passage in the Senate Thursday de...

Senate Leaders Drop Standoff

AP | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican and Democratic leaders ended their standoff Wednesday over President Barack Obama's judicial nominations and agreed to...

Senate Set To Introduce Bipartisan Measure

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is set to come out with its version of legislation to help small businesses raise capital, paralleling a measure that cleared...

JOBS Act: Small Business Bill Passes In Congress

Posted 03.13.2012 | Small Business

(By Alexandra Alper - Reuters) - In a rare display of election-year bipartisanship, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to m...

States To Recieve $1.5 Billion In Small Business Aid

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reuters) - The Treasury Department on Friday announced a $1.5 billion lending initiative to promote small businesses at the state level. To receive...

Small Businesses, Banks May Not Want Any Part Of Obama Aid Plan

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama's $30 billion small community business lending program faces one big challenge: many of the community banks an...

$30 Billion Small Business Aid Bill Set To Clear Senate

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — In a win for President Barack Obama and his political allies, Senate Democrats on Tuesday won a crucial vote to clear the way for a...

3 Reasons Why This Small Business Owner Thinks the $30B Small Business Program Will Be a Bust

Kevin O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin O'Connor

Congress is encouraging banks to move up the "risk curve" by helping banks make loans which, without the "stimulus program", they would never make because the loans don't make economic sense.

Small Business Lending Bill Still Foundering In Senate

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's election-year jobs agenda suffered a new setback Thursday when Senate Republicans blocked a bill creating ...

Small Business Bill To Be Sent By Congress To Obama's Desk

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled Congress on Thursday sent President Barack Obama a long-delayed bill to help struggling small businesses with...

Lucia Graves

Small-Business Aid Bill Advances In Senate, Dems Praise Voinovich | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A bill to help support lending to small businesses advanced in the Senate on Tuesday, clearing a critical Republican hurdle. The vote was 61-37. The l...

George Voinovich and the Republican Stampede

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Republicans may give lip service to being the Party of Business, but when it comes time to actually show it, those lips are blowing raspberries.