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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week
Technology

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Jay Z bails on the Nets, parsing the weird productivity tips of historical figures, Twitter and GoDaddy get together, online merchants ditch credit-card processing, tips for delivering a knockout speech. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
As Startup Visa Bill Languishes, Entrepreneurs Leave the U.S.
Entrepreneurs

As Startup Visa Bill Languishes, Entrepreneurs Leave the U.S.

Innovators drawn to the U.S. for education and research don't have time to wait for legislative action that would help them stay.
Joseph Adinolfi
SBA Gets a Temporary Chief
Leadership

SBA Gets a Temporary Chief

Jeanne Hulit, the Small Business Administration's associate administrator in the Office of Capital Access, will take over as interim head of the agency when Karen Mills departs at end of the month.
Catherine Clifford
Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration
Leadership

Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

Karen Mills announced last week that she will be leaving her post at the helm of the SBA. Here's a look at potential candidates to replace her.
Catherine Clifford
Growth Strategies

U.S. Federal Spending at Small Businesses Misses Mark. Again.

The Small Business Administration releases its scorecard measuring federal procurement in fiscal year 2012.
Catherine Clifford
Still Waiting for Obama's SBA Chief Nominee
Growth Strategies

Still Waiting for Obama's SBA Chief Nominee

The White House has yet to select a replacement for Karen Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Catherine Clifford
Growth Strategies

Entrepreneurs, Politicians Join in a Virtual March on Washington for Immigration Reform

A group of lawmakers and innovators press Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.
Catherine Clifford
Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)
Finance

Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)

The Marketplace Fairness Act, expected to pass in the Senate on May 6, requires online retailers to charge shoppers their state's sales tax. Is the law a poor political move?
Scott Shane
The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line
Finance

The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

The Senate is expected to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 this week. If passed, online retailers would have to collect sales tax in all states, even if they don't have a physical footprint in the state.
Catherine Clifford
What 'Gang of Eight' Immigration Reform Would Mean for Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

What 'Gang of Eight' Immigration Reform Would Mean for Entrepreneurs

A bipartisan group of Senators has established a blueprint to overhaul the immigration system.
Catherine Clifford
Obama's Budget: What's In It for Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

Obama's Budget: What's In It for Entrepreneurs

The White House released its fiscal year 2014 budget proposal today. Here's a look at what's in it for small-business owners and entrepreneurs.
Catherine Clifford
Entrepreneurs Support a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants
Growth Strategies

Entrepreneurs Support a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants

The majority of small-business owners want to see comprehensive immigration reform include a way for newcomers to the U.S. to achieve permanent legal status.
Catherine Clifford
Why Americans Love Small Business
Entrepreneurs

Why Americans Love Small Business

The latest studies show consumers are willing to pay more to buy from a small business than a big one. Here's a look at five reasons why Americans are rooting for entrepreneurs.
Scott Shane
SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration
Finance

SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

The Small Business Administration's budget has to be chopped by 5 percent across the board as a result of forced budget cuts.
Catherine Clifford