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The Wrong Fix for Small Business Lending

In a speech last week, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said banks across the country are systematically denying loan requests from financially credible small businesses. Bernanke implored community banks to lend more to small businesses, saying they are “crucial to America’s recovery,” FORTUNE reported. Reading the speech, Dr. William Dunkelberg, the chief economist at the … Read More »

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Small Businesses Go After Offshore Tax Havens

Offshore tax havens have a new critic: small businesses. On Tuesday, hundreds of these businesses will join in the announcement of a grass-roots campaign against tax avoidance that has already drawn support from a prominent lawmaker, The New York Times reported. The campaign, Business and Investors Against Tax Haven Abuse, is backed by Senator Carl … Read More »

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U.S. Could Lose $37B per Year to Tax Havens

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government loses $37 billion per year in tax revenues because multinational corporations stash money in overseas tax havens, Democratic Senator Carl Levin and a group of small businesses said in a report. Levin, who for years has pushed for a tough law to fight tax evasion among corporations, has enlisted some … Read More »

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Survey Says: Why Customers Aren’t Buying and What Might Convince Them

When it comes to the future, the only thing consumers know for sure is that they plan to keep being frugal. Marketing via e-mail has become a feast or famine situation. And when you decide not to call a job candidate’s references, you could be making a big mistake. Here’s a closer look at some … Read More »

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Obama: GOP Blocking Unemployed, Small Business Aid

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says Senate Republicans are playing politics with bills that would extend benefits to the unemployed and increase lending to small businesses, reported The Associated Press. Striking a deeply partisan tone in his weekly radio and online address, Obama said the GOP leadership has chosen to “filibuster our recovery and obstruct … Read More »

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Death and Taxes: Why Now Is a Great Time to Die

Much was made about the timing of George Steinbrenner’s death — the longtime owner of the New York Yankees passed away on the eve of baseball’s All-Star game, and a fitting tribute ensued. But perhaps more noteworthy for his family, “The Boss” also died in a year when the estate tax has temporarily lapsed, which … Read More »

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