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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.

Eric Cantor Contradicts Romney Attack Line

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

After Barack Obama signed the JOBS Act into law on Thursday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) made comments that appeared to contradict one o...

After JOBS Act, Steve Case Turns To Immigration

Reuters | Sarah McBride | Posted 04.05.2012 | Small Business

* Immigration key to creating U.S. jobs, Case believes * Action by Congress this year is possible -Case * Case rules out run for political offic...

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 ...

JOBS Act: Crowd Funding Could Give a Boost to Small Business

Jenny Kassan | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Jenny Kassan

Today the president will sign the JOBS Act in to law, a complex and by no means perfect bill that contains at least one 'no-brainer' win for both businesses and investors: crowd funding.

The Importance of JOBS

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Jeff Jarvis

The JOBS act helps more people, entrepreneurs and investors, find more opportunity. That, more than bailouts, is the wise role for government to play in the shift from an industrial to a digital economy.

The 'JOBS Act' Is a Fraud on America

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

How many of those who voted for it knew what was in it? And how many of those who read it connected its provisions to the lessons of the last decade? The answer must be very few.

Zach Carter

Obama's New JOBS Act Friends Leave Longtime Democratic Ally Furious

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will sign the JOBS Act into law Thursday, clinching a rare and hard-fought bipartisan victory for his presidency....

Is Regulation Really Strangling Start-ups, and How Much Would the JOBS Act Do to Keep It Under Control?

Scott Bittle | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Scott Bittle

Whether regulation is hampering business and stymieing job creation is just as important as whether the public interest is being served and what would be lost if the regulations were rolled back or pruned.

Here's Another Financial Regulation Under Assault

Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Amnesia is bipartisan. The one thing, apparently, that can get Democrats and Republicans working together is a desire to wreck protections for the economy and investors that were put in place not long ago.

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...

JOBS Act: The Winners And Losers

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 05.26.2012 | Small Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

This pending law is a game-changer for the biggest risk-takers in American Capitalism: the entrepreneurs who are creating jobs by starting and growing companies and the investors who provide them with the financial resources to do so. I'm one of the winners of this bill -- but that doesn't mean I'm not attuned to the losers.

As JOBS Act Advances, Debate Explodes On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 03.24.2012 | Small Business

Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are dancing in the streets. Academics and regulators are grinding their teeth. Why? On Thursday, the U.S. Se...

Senate Startup Bill Tweaks Could Cause U.S. Brain Drain

Kevin Lawton | Posted 05.23.2012 | Small Business
Kevin Lawton

Why on Earth, would we want to limit the amount that Americans can invest in their own country? Let's please not make the JOBS Act the "Suck America Dry Act."

The Dumbest 'Bipartisan' Move Since Repealing Glass-Steagall

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Once again the 'bipartisan' consensus in Washington, fueled by an intoxicating brew of conventional wisdom laced with campaign cash, has repealed some of those 'cumbersome regulations' that do nothing of value -- nothing, that is, except prevent catastrophes.

JOBS Act Passes, Massive Back-Door Deregulation Rolls Back Financial Reforms, Sets Stage For Wall Street Malfeasance

Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Demonstrating that disregard for sound financial regulation knows no party, the Senate on Thursday passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act.

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...

Fiscal Affairs: "JOBS" Disaster Looms

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

The Senate will vote today on whether to adopt the main provisions of the House bill. Passing this bill would be a major public policy mistake -- akin to the disastrous (and bipartisan) deregulation of the financial sector in the 1990s.

Which Lobby Wrote the "JOBS" ("Jivers' Opportunity to Bilk Suckers") Act? Solving a "Bipartisan" Mystery

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's hard to figure out who's behind the bill when many wealthy and powerful interests stand to benefit from it.