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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.

Eliot Spitzer: JOBS Act Would 'Return Fraud To Wall Street'

Slate | Eliot Spitzer | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

Originally published in Slate Once again, the Puppets on Capitol Hill are about to slam the Muppets on Main Street. The country still hasn’t reco...

Why Credit Unions Matter

Gary Oakland | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Gary Oakland

Credit unions serve more than 90 million Americans and play a key role in supporting our economic recovery. Unfortunately, current law imposes requirements which unfairly penalize healthy credit unions for growing to meet the needs of their members.

The Wisdom of the Crowd

Tim Rowe | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Tim Rowe

It's time to return to a world in which we can help each other get to work. The JOBS Bill will substantially increase business and job growth in ways we can only begin to imagine.

Fiscal Affairs: CFA Institute Against the "JOBS" Bill

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

Overwhelmingly, members of the CFA Institute are against the "JOBs" bill as it currently stands. According to a survey released yesterday, and available through MarketWatch, 33 percent of CFA members in the U.S. think that the Senate should "not pass this bill."

The JOBS Act Is So Criminogenic That It Guarantees Full-Time Jobs for Criminologists

William K. Black | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
William K. Black

The "Jumpstart Our Business Startups" Act, the comically forced effort to create a catchy acronym, is the most cynical bill to emerge from a cynical Congress and administration. It is an exemplar of why congressional approval ratings are well below those of used car dealers. The JOBS Act is something only a financial scavenger could love. It will create a fraud-friendly and fraud-enhancing environment. It will add to the unprecedented level of financial fraud by our most elite CEOs that has devastated the U.S. and European economies and cost over 20 million people their jobs. Financial fraud is a prime jobs killer.

As Senate Vote On Crowdfunding Looms, A Call To Action

Kevin Lawton | Posted 05.19.2012 | Small Business
Kevin Lawton

We are on the precipice of a historical moment for entrepreneurs, and for America to set the precedent for innovation again. Crowdfunding is not only a win for the 99 percent. Allowing it is a veritable 1st Amendment for American business owners.

Fiscal Affairs: A Colossal Mistake of Historic Proportions: The "JOBS" Bill

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

With the so-called JOBS bill, Congress is about to abandon much of the 1930s-era securities legislation that both served investors well and helped make the U.S. one of the best places in the world to raise capital. We find ourselves again on a bipartisan route to disaster.