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Our Progress Report on the JOBS Act

Our Progress Report on the JOBS Act

Two years after President Obama signed the act into law, we lay out the good and the bad.
White House Hires Ex-Googler to Make Government Websites Suck Less (We Hope)

White House Hires Ex-Googler to Make Government Websites Suck Less (We Hope)

Uncle Sam: If at first you don’t succeed, hire former Google wizard and HealthCare.gov resurrector Mikey Dickerson to clean up your mess. Again.
10 Inspirational Robin Williams Quotes

10 Inspirational Robin Williams Quotes

The comedic genius and award-winning actor died yesterday of an apparent suicide. Here, we look back at 10 of his most poignant statements in life and film.
Yes, Patent Trolls Are Hurting Your Business

Yes, Patent Trolls Are Hurting Your Business

They're just as bad as everyone says they are. Here's why.
Massachusetts Hikes Minimum Wage to $11

Massachusetts Hikes Minimum Wage to $11

The state's lawmakers passed legislation that will raise the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $11, the highest minimum wage in the country.
10-Year-Old Boy-Genius is One of the Youngest High School Graduates Ever

10-Year-Old Boy-Genius is One of the Youngest High School Graduates Ever

Sacramento, CA's Tanishq Abraham joined Mensa at age four and expects to graduate from college by 12 or 13.
School Cancels Kindergarten Show to Prepare Kids for 'College and Careers'

School Cancels Kindergarten Show to Prepare Kids for 'College and Careers'

An elementary school in Elwood, N.Y., has cancelled its year-end kindergarten play in order to better equip its five and six-year-old students with real-world skills.
Obama Puts Down $600 Million to Train Up Your Future Employees

Obama Puts Down $600 Million to Train Up Your Future Employees

The president is traveling to a community college in Pennsylvania later today where he will announce new initiatives aiming to bolster the U.S. labor force.
Samsung Can't Have All the Fun: 5 Other Mega Brands Rocking the Selfie

Samsung Can't Have All the Fun: 5 Other Mega Brands Rocking the Selfie

Ellen, Big Papi and LeBron -- Samsung's all-stars -- aren’t the only big names snapping promotional selfies. Tons of other brands are cashing in on selfie marketing mania, too.
Obama Picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA

Obama Picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA

Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of ProAmerica Bank, is the White House's pick as head of the government's Small Business Administration.
The Anti-Main-Street President

The Anti-Main-Street President

Most of this administration's policies have been hostile to the interests of Main Street business owners, particularly those running labor-intensive businesses with low-wage employees.
To Help Small Business, Cut Regulation

To Help Small Business, Cut Regulation

The regulatory burden on small businesses is now higher than it was when President Obama took office. Circumstances must change.
Can This Tech Entrepreneur Fix Obamacare?

Can This Tech Entrepreneur Fix Obamacare?

The White House is bringing in some big guns in the world of health-care tech to help fix the broken federal insurance exchange.
With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses

With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses

In Day 4 of the federal government shutdown, many D.C.-area businesses are struggling to cope with reduced sales.

New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches

President Obama is expected to sign a new student loan bill into law today. While it stands to reduce costs for many in the near term, students could face higher costs down the road.

Why Obama Asked Amy Poehler and Jon Bon Jovi to the White House. Hint: It's Not a SNL Sketch

For millions of young Americans who don't now have health insurance, the president is leaning on celebs to spread the word about signing up.

Obama's 3 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs on How to Live the American Dream

During his commencement speech this past weekend, President Barack Obama provides tips on succeeding as entrepreneurs.
Lessons in Leadership From the Latest D.C. Debacle

Lessons in Leadership From the Latest D.C. Debacle

Of course, getting Congress to move in lockstep with the White House is obviously a challenge. But the latest impasse could offer some lessons for entrepreneurs in similar predicaments.
The Power of Huge Goals -- And How to Achieve Them

The Power of Huge Goals -- And How to Achieve Them

As the President prepares to give his State of the Union address -- replete with outsize goals -- consider making your own ambitious wish list too.
Obama: American 'Initiative and Enterprise' Are Key to Future

Obama: American 'Initiative and Enterprise' Are Key to Future

In President Obama's second inaugural address, he praised a national character of "hard work and personal responsibility."
Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda

Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda

Barack Obama won his reelection bid last night. See what his second term holds for small businesses.
Young Entrepreneurs Weigh in on the 2012 Presidential Election

Young Entrepreneurs Weigh in on the 2012 Presidential Election

It's often hard to pigeonhole a generation of business owners, but as a voting block they do seem to come together -- at least on one issue.
Obama and Romney Get Tough on China

Obama and Romney Get Tough on China

In their final debate, the presidential candidates laid out aggressive stances on China in a debate Monday that focused on foreign-policy issues.
Shelly Sun on the Burden of Health Care (Opinion)

Shelly Sun on the Burden of Health Care (Opinion)

No matter who wins in November, our next president must work to get small-business health-care costs under control, writes Shelly Sun, co-founder of the BrightStar Care franchise.
Save for Tax Clash, Veep Debate Mum on Small Business

Save for Tax Clash, Veep Debate Mum on Small Business

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan touch on the role of small businesses in economic recovery but stop short of outlining entrepreneurship policies.

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