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Four Apps to Help You Run Your Business

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 06.16.2014 | Small Business
Shane Paul Neil

For most small business owners the day to day can be a hodgepodge of responsibility as you are forced to play marketing expert, accountant, and customer service all while selling a product you can be proud of and the public needs.

4 Reasons Why Your Payroll Costs Will Soon Be Exploding

Gene Marks | Posted 06.03.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

In the next few years you will see an explosion in your payroll costs. They will rise, overall, between 5 to 10 percent depending on your industry and your region. Why?

In New York Times, Prepaid Fee Story Misses The Mark

Patrice Peyret | Posted 09.01.2013 | Business
Patrice Peyret

Finding a few people to say they're upset and citing the general growth of prepaid cards as a proof of the problem's scope just places all payroll programs under the same umbrella and paints them with a black brush.

A Big Payroll Doesn't Guarantee a Big Payoff

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 07.15.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

It would appear that building a strong minor league system that produces a consistent flow of young, homegrown stars who stay with a team for their careers is a formula which produces more winning franchises than relying on high spending for aging free agents.

John Celock

GOP Legislator's Unconventional Payment Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in Montana who once supported U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) for president is asking to be paid in gold and silver coins t...

Obama, Romney Mum On Looming Issue

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

By STEPHEN OLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama isn't talking about it and neither is Mitt Romney. But come January...

Optimism Sours Among Small Business Owners

AP | Posted 12.09.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK — Small business owners may be pessimistic about the economy and their own companies right now, but they're getting optimistic about th...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Worry Obama Will Do Lame-Duck Deal On Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concern is mounting among some Senate Democrats that President Barack Obama will make a deal with Senate Republicans during the lame-duc...

Sam Stein

Obama Says He's Open To Raising Social Security Tax Cap

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama revived a 2008 campaign promise on Friday, telling the crowd at an AARP forum that he would be open to raising th...

City's Workers Get Back To A Full Wage

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

July 18 (Reuters) - City workers in cash-strapped Scranton, Pennsylvania, will receive their full pay this week, the first paychecks they will have ...

Small Businesses Remain Optimistic But Aren't Hiring

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.01.2012 | Small Business

Small businesses remained optimistic in May, but few had plans to hire more workers, according to a poll released Thursday by online payroll services ...

April Employment Showers

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

The first quarter of 2012 has been a wild ride. After an inexplicably strong late 2011 and early 2011 the flow of macro data has turned dramatically less encouraging.

Luke Johnson

House GOP Offers Deal In Big Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House GOP leaders announced Monday they were putting forward a "backup plan" that would extend the payroll tax cut for 10 months, while ...

Top White House Economist On The Job Market's 'Encouraging Sign'

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - January U.S. jobs data shows the economy continues to heal, top White House economist Alan Krueger said on Friday, str...

Catherine New

Saving, Not Spending, For the Holiday

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

FLUSHING, N.Y. -- On the Wednesday morning before Christmas, there were no fir trees for sale in New York City's Flushing, Queens. The sidewalks were ...

Friday Talking Points -- Fine With Me!

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to devote all the talking points this week to the efforts by Democrats to pass both the payroll tax holiday extension and a desperately needed unemployment insurance payment extension before the January 1 deadline.

When Is It Best To Hire A Contractor?

Donna Fenn | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Donna Fenn

When is it better to work with contractors rather than hire employees?

Prosecutors Charge CityTime Employees With $80M Fraud

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

That federal prosecutors charged consultants of CityTime, the city's payroll timekeeping program, in an $80 million fraud scheme is but the latest pro...

Weekly Audit: Tax Cuts for the Rich Extended

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Tax Cuts for the Rich ExtendedBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger Congressional Republicans and the White House struck an ...

Open Letter to IRS: End Employee Misclassification Now

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

It's time for the IRS to get serious about the practice of employee misclassification, which will continue to add billions in tax losses if left unchecked.

Dean Baker: Job Sharing Could Ease Unemployment

The Atlantic Business Channel | Derek Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Paul Krugman today solidifies his membership in the Job Squad, that growing contingent of bloggers and policy mavens calling for a new stimulus direct...

Employment Drops in a Pink Slip Blizzard

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — In a shower of pink slips, U.S. employers cut jobs last month for the first time in more than four years, the starkest signal yet t...