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2 hrs ago | Politico

2014's sleeper issue: Ex-Im Bank

The Export-Import Bank, a federal entity that has handed out loans to American businesses in relative obscurity for years, is suddenly a political flashpoint - either a symbol of government-sponsored corporate welfare, as some tea party Republicans argue, or a critical force for small business, some Democrats and establishment Republicans say.

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Related Topix: US News, Personal Finance, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Eric Cantor

6 hrs ago | The Age

Carbon tax going, but don't expect big savings

The carbon tax will be repealed within days after a breakthrough in talks between the government and cross bench senators who were concerned at what they believed were draconian provisions in the repeal bill.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

11 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Susan Tompor: Scammers lurk behind names of government agencies

For scam artists, some rip-off strategies work so well that they just keep going with the same old tricks.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Tax

15 hrs ago | Martinsburg Journal

Opportunity Can Cost Big

In life, we must make choices. And, these choices or tradeoffs have consequences.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Times Leader

Shopping in the cyber-market

Social media, two little words that encompass the ability to connect with more than a billion people worldwide for free.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Social Software, Personal Finance, Startups, Facebook, Internet, Science / Technology

Daily Mail

Small businesses forced to wait longer for payment than big companies

Concern: Despite the Government putting pressure on big firms to sign up to the Prompt Payment Code, a wait of 71 days for small businesses is a week longer than in 2006 Small businesses are forced to wait an average of 23 days longer for payment by customers than the biggest companies, new research has found.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

The Macon Telegraph

Small businesses at risk for data breach

WOODY MARSHALL/THE TELEGRAPHBrad Spiegel, owner of Quality Computer Systems Inc. in Macon, says his business is seeing more cyberattacks affecting home computers and those belonging to small businesses.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Macon, GA, Bibb County, GA, Social Security

Detroit News

Automakers, others pledge to help small suppliers grow

President Barack Obama met with two dozen companies Friday, including several major foreign automakers, that have agreed to help suppliers with access to financing - in a bid to help many small companies grow.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Automakers, Honda Motor Co, Toyota Motor, Personal Finance, Dublin, OH

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Stevens holds forum to help small businesses use social media

More than 400 small-business owners, entrepreneurs and social media gurus Friday descended on Stevens Institute of Technology to attend a tech and social innovation forum, whose goal was to show small businesses how companies such as Facebook and Yelp can help them grow.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Stevens Institute of Technology, Education, Startups, Yelp, Social Software, Facebook

The Boulder County Business Report

Banksa community lending small, but mighty

During the past four years, as the worst financial crisis in decades hit Colorado and the nation and as banks were hammered publicly for making risky loans and bad business decisions, a small band of eight regional banks in Northern Colorado and the Boulder Valley were out making loans to the smallest of small businesses and others in their ... (more)

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Mortgage, Home

Fri Jul 11, 2014

TechCrunch

Apple Spent Over $3B With 7,000 U.S. Small Business Suppliers In 2013

Today, Apple SVP of Operations Jeff Williams attended a meeting with President Obama following the company's adoption of the White House's 'SupplierPay' initiative .

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Elk Grove Village, IL

Bellingham Herald

$900K in debt, Nienow files for bankruptcy

Sen. Sean Nienow, of Cambridge, and his wife, Cynthia, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last month, according to court records.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Personal Finance

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

House Republicans vote for business tax cut

House Republicans, who fervently pound the podium against the deficit, didn't blink Friday at passing a whopping $287 billion business tax cut measure with no effort to pay for or offset that amount.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Personal Finance, George Bush, Lloyd Doggett, Democrat, Sander Levin

Cult of Mac Blog

Apple signs White House pledge to speed up payment to small businesses

While Apple is making hand over fist today, it's not that long ago that it was a new business with the same cash flow problems faced by all small companies.

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Business Journal

Milwaukee-area small business loans up, dollars down midway through 2014

The applicants will be eligible for up to $1.5 million in grant funding to pursue the ideas.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Non-Profit

Duct Tape Marketing

Bridging the Small Business Marketing Gap

It's guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today's guest post is from Dan Faggella - Enjoy! Email marketing and marketing automation software often fails to achieve business goals of enhancing revenue and profitability, creating a "marketing gap" for businesses.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Personal Finance

The CPA Technology Advisor

Retirement Plans for Small Businesses: The Keogh Plan Is Not Extinct

In the not-so-distant past, the Keogh plan was the hottest retirement planning commodity around.

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Black Enterprise

$52 Billion At Stake: Loan Declines for Small Businesses Hindering Advancement

Roughly 8,000 business loan requests are declined every day in America. "Daily business loan denials are symptomatic of a massive market failure," says Connie Evans, president and CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity .

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US Senate, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, Democrat, US News

ThinkProgress

The Majority Of Small Businesses Support A $10.10 Minimum Wage

The poll contacted 555 owners of for-profit small businesses. They supported increasing the wage, which has stayed at $7.25 an hour for five years, to $10.10 over two and a half years, and then letting it automatically rise as inflation rises.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US News, Liberal Political News

The Globe and Mail

Next: When a small business wants to sell farther afield

The #Takeoff series is about crowdsourcing issues important to Canadian small businesses.

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