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American Jobs Act (1 to 2 Million Jobs) Would Cost Romney $109,000 (on $13.7 Million Income)

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

America's children could have smaller class sizes. Cities and towns could have more police. Roads and bridges would be repaired and rebuilt. The foundation for a new economy could begin to be cobbled together.

Gerry Smith

How Will The U.S. Found The Next Facebook? Obama And Romney Weigh In

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.12.2012 | Technology

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney say they want to support the next Google or Facebook. But like they do on most issues, the presidential candidate...

Senator: JOBS Act 'Inexplicably Ignores Such Common Sense Practices'

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business

By Alexandra Alper WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - An influential U.S. lawmaker has called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to ...

Crowd Funding Injects Up to $1 Million Cash Equity Into Your Business and Increases Your Borrowing Power

Jerry Chautin | Posted 11.18.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

In part, the JOBS Act permits entrepreneurs to raise up to $1 million in any 12-month period with much less stringent requirements. Moreover, non-accredited investors will be permitted to invest up to $2,000 each.

Will Cost-Benefit Analysis Seal the SEC's Fate as an Industry Lap Dog?

Barbara Roper | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business
Barbara Roper

Today the SEC stands at a crossroads. The decisions it makes, and the decisions that are made for it by Congress, will determine whether the agency can reemerge as a credible investor watchdog or whether it will be permanently relegated to industry lap dog status.

Looking Out For Mom And Pop

Reuters | Suzanne Barlyn | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business

By Suzanne Barlyn CORONADO, California (Reuters) - Critics of U.S. state securities regulators say they are out of touch with the needs...

Warning Issued On Crowdfunding

Reuters | Beth Pinsker Gladstone | Posted 08.22.2012 | Small Business

State securities regulators have put the relatively new investment phenomenon of crowdfunding at the top of their annual investment scams list, highli...

Businesses Should Be Cautious With Crowdfunding, Experts Say

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2012 | Small Business

When President Obama signed the JOBS Act in April, it opened the door for entrepreneurs to fund their businesses via crowdfunding websites, a digital-...

Bankers: New Law Will Increase Likelihood of Accounting Scandals

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business

By Olivia Oran July 10 (Reuters) - A majority of bankers believe the U.S. Jobs Act may open the door to accounting scandals by looseni...

Crowdfunding Isn't Legal Yet, Regulators Say

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Some entrepreneurs are becoming so anxious to sell securities in their companies through crowdfunding sites that they are courting investo...

Demystifying the JOBS Act: What It Means for Small Businesses

Mary Dent | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business
Mary Dent

The JOBS Act at least has initiated a shift from heavier regulation to smarter regulation -- regulation that strikes a good balance between protecting investors and stimulating a more robust, fluid, and effective capital market.

Impact Investing + Policy = Collaboration Needed

Ben Thornley | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Ben Thornley

Whether we like it or not, government is an increasingly central player in social and environmental markets. After all, there is a clear public interest in the positive benefits impact investing can bring.

Republicans' Amazing Achievement in Walker Recall Provides Object Lesson for Obama and Democrats

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

When it comes to campaigning and messaging -- as opposed to governing and solving real-life problems -- Republicans almost always surpass expectations. If Democrats "get it," they could use the same strategy to their great advantage.

Obama Ad Calls On Congress To Pass Jobs Plan

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama's campaign goes after Congress in a new ad out Thursday, calling on the Senate and the House to pass his proposed jobs plan. "The pre...

A House Undivided

Robert E. Litan | Posted 08.07.2012 | Small Business
Robert E. Litan

It's amazing for Congress to do much in any election year, let alone in this particular highly partisan environment. But the amazing is happening.

Small Biz Owners Not Excited About Crowdfunding

AP | Posted 07.21.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners aren't excited about a new law that will allow them to raise money by soliciting investors on the Internet, ac...

Crowdfunding Secrets: Five Ways to Build an Amazing Campaign

Scott Steinberg | Posted 07.17.2012 | Small Business
Scott Steinberg

While no equity or ownership stake has previously changed hands in exchange for contributions, the recent passage of the JOBS Act may prove a game changer for entrepreneurs.

Observations From the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Fan-Funded Feature Films Established Their Presence

Steven C. Beer | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Steven C. Beer

As the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival closed with several successful fan-funded films, we can only expect to see an increase of crowdfunded films at next year's festival.

The JOBS Act Is Now Law -- So Now What?

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

Thousands of us entrepreneurs will benefit from the JOBS Act. This could become a very viable and exciting way for small companies to raise capital. But not yet. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has nine months to draw up the regulations.

Two Cheers for the JOBS Act

Michael H. Shuman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business
Michael H. Shuman

Like it or not, Wall Street's stranglehold on investment is over. We now have a new legal landscape that we can play a pivotal role in shaping. Everyone who cares about the vitality of Main Street needs to step up, not out.

Nate C. Hindman

Former FBI Agent: How To Spot A Startup Scam

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Small Business

Signed into law earlier this month, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act makes it easier for the general public to invest in startups by removing r...

How the JOBS Act Will Disrupt Funding for Small Businesses

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 06.18.2012 | Small Business
Ryan Caldbeck

The law eases restrictions for small businesses to raise capital, most notably through the introduction of equity based crowdfunding, the process of aggregating small individual investments to meet a larger financial goal for a small business.

Tax Day Doesn't Belong to the Tea Party Anymore

Mark Engler | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Mark Engler

This year, if you say "Tax Day" and "social movement," the Tea Party isn't necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. And if you go looking for a protest, you'll likely find folks protesting against the tax evaders of the top 1 percent.

New Crowdfunding Law Helps Small Businesses Find Investors

AP | Joyce M. Rosenberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Small Business

(AP - Joyce M. Rosenberg) Finding investors is probably the biggest challenge that business startups and small companies face. But small businesses ar...

Now the Really Hard Work Begins

Sara Hanks | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
Sara Hanks

With the ink still drying on the just signed JOBS Act, we are witnessing a new phase in America's economy that will democratize access to capital and change the landscape for investors.