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Executive Order Could Slash Jobs Deficit

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Congress' focus is in the wrong place. The biggest challenge the U.S. faces right now is the jobs deficit, not the budget deficit. Unemployment rates determine a healthy and functioning economy, and those rates are reaching new heights.

Senate Probes Small Business Administration on Billions in Fraud and Abuse

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

In 2008, President Obama recognized the magnitude of the issue stating, "It is time to end the diversion of small business contracts to corporate giants."

Elimination of Loopholes for Pentagon Contractors Could Create Thousands of Jobs

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The elimination of a potentially fraudulent Pentagon subcontracting program could help spur job creation by increasing the amount of federal subcontra...

Why Did President Obama Hide Record Small Business Numbers

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Last Friday, as I predicted in my August 6 and August 24 Huffington Post blogs, the Obama Administration, right on queue, released the latest Small B...

An Open Letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I read your speech from Friday at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In the speech you stated, "the ...

No More Contracts with the Devil! What Obama Learned from Municipal Living Wage Laws

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Traub

Want to pay your employees less than it takes to support a family, force Medicaid and hospital emergency rooms to pay for their health care, and break...

Federal Contracting: End SBA's Procurement Role

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Should the U.S. Small Business Administration be in the business of helping small-business owners procure federal contracts?

Women and Minorities Bit Players, But Gaining in Selling to America's Biggest Customer -- the Federal Government

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

When it comes to stimulus-related government contracts for small business, women's business, and minority-owned businesses, there are but few happy campers.

Where To Find Stimulus Contracts

Real Time Investigations, Sunlight Projects | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A company that offers outsourcing services to federal and state governments got a a contract award for $2.8 million in funds from the American Recover...