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OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare

OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare

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What industry is yelling loudest about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? Meet the trade group leading a charge to water down and repeal Obamacare.
September 26, 2013 in Retail Center
Why California Can't Be Home to the Hyperloop

Why California Can't Be Home to the Hyperloop

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Forget Los Angeles to San Francisco. Given California's brutal regulatory climate, Elon Musk has a much better chance linking Austin to Dallas, writes Ray Hennessey.
August 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Free Trade Bad for Workers? Don't Believe It

Free Trade Bad for Workers? Don't Believe It

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There has been much angst over the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement, but the argument that freer trade is bad for workers doesn't hold water, writes Ray Hennessey.
August 5, 2013 in Innovation
Why Exxon's Lower Profit is Bad for Taxpayers

Why Exxon's Lower Profit is Bad for Taxpayers

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While some lawmakers are quick to join in the chorus of complaints about 'Big Oil', it's companies like Exxon that send the bags of cash to Washington for Congress to squander, writes Ray Hennessey.
August 1, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
OPINION: For Employers, Obamacare Penalties Abound

OPINION: For Employers, Obamacare Penalties Abound

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When it comes to the increased trend of adding part-time jobs under Obamacare, what looks like a 'win-win' is actually a 'lose-lose' for businesses.
July 29, 2013 in Tax Center
In Turkey, a Strange Dance Between Government and Entrepreneurs

In Turkey, a Strange Dance Between Government and Entrepreneurs

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Turkish startups receive substantial support from the government, yet many entrepreneurs disagree with state policies, writes Case Western's Michael Goldberg.
July 26, 2013 in Financing

Arctic Melting Won't Kill Your Business

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You may have read that the recent acceleration of Arctic melting will lead to $60 trillion in global economic losses. Don't believe it.
July 25, 2013 in Management & Operations
Six Flags as Regulator: Why It Matters

Six Flags as Regulator: Why It Matters

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In a single move, Six Flags Entertainment could usher in a new era of smart regulation or set the free markets back decades.
July 24, 2013 in Management & Operations
The Real Demon of Detroit (Opinion)

The Real Demon of Detroit (Opinion)

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An anti-business mindset is the real reason the Motor City finds itself in bankruptcy court. A federal bailout would be further evidence of its bad bets.
July 19, 2013 in Location

Don't Force Businesses to Pay Interns (Opinion)

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Business strategist Carol Roth argues that forcing businesses to pay interns ignores both the costs incurred by the host business and the value interns receive.
June 19, 2013 in Human Resources
Entrepreneurship Is a Midlife Game (Opinion)

Entrepreneurship Is a Midlife Game (Opinion)

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Contrary to popular opinion and the media's fascination with young entrepreneurs, baby boomers are more likely to run their own businesses than 20-somethings.
February 15, 2013 in Lifestyle
Jesse Jackson: Turn Big-Company Tax Dodging into Small-Business Funding (Opinion)

Jesse Jackson: Turn Big-Company Tax Dodging into Small-Business Funding (Opinion)

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The liberal activist recently proposed using multinationals' overseas cash to fund U.S. small businesses.
February 8, 2013 in Tax Center
Delay in Crowdfunding Rules Hurts Foreign Entrepreneurs (Opinion)

Delay in Crowdfunding Rules Hurts Foreign Entrepreneurs (Opinion)

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Startups in emerging markets like Vietnam want to tap U.S investors, but capital won't flow until crowdfunding moves forward, writes Case Western's Michael Goldberg.
January 21, 2013 in Financing
We Need Smarter Business-Owner Retirement Plans, Not More (Opinion)

We Need Smarter Business-Owner Retirement Plans, Not More (Opinion)

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Small-business owners' optimism often hinders their retirement planning. Behavioral economics has some ideas about what it would take to get you to plan for your golden years.
January 18, 2013 in Retirement Planning
It's the Uncertainty, Stupid (Opinion)

It's the Uncertainty, Stupid (Opinion)

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Washington policy makers would like nothing more than for small business to boost hiring and investment. The best thing they could do is come to some agreement on the deficit and enact rules about all the laws they've passed.
January 14, 2013 in Tax Center
Are Small-Business Owners Going to Spoil the Mood? (Opinion)

Are Small-Business Owners Going to Spoil the Mood? (Opinion)

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Despite the headlines about rising consumer confidence, the U.S. economy isn't looking up. Business owners' pessimism remains a drag on the recovery.
December 4, 2012 in Go Forward
Love Obamacare? Get Ready for More Health-Care Legislation

Love Obamacare? Get Ready for More Health-Care Legislation

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Most Americans don't like the 'market solution' to the problem of escalating health-insurance costs. The best option for employers and employees alike is to push for government policies that lower the cost of care.
November 28, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

Closing the African-American Startup Gap (Opinion)

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Targeted minority-lending programs have had only limited success in encouraging new-business creation among minorities. Could crowd-funding help close the startup gap?
November 15, 2012 in Starting a Business
Should Small Business Fear the Fiscal Cliff? (Opinion)

Should Small Business Fear the Fiscal Cliff? (Opinion)

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Think concerns over the coming federal spending cuts and tax increases are overblown? Think again. Here's why.
September 27, 2012 in Tax Center
Is an MBA Still Necessary?

Is an MBA Still Necessary?

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Two outspoken academic leaders offer opposing views on the relevance of a traditional business education.
September 24, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)

Incentives Needed to Spur Federal Agencies to Meet Small-Business Contracting Goals (Opinion)

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The SBA reports that it has tried to increase the share of federal dollars going to small businesses by implementing new contracting provisions. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be working.
August 22, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Young Entrepreneurs: Not the Cure for What Ails the Economy (Opinion)

Young Entrepreneurs: Not the Cure for What Ails the Economy (Opinion)

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Interest is high in supporting youth entrepreneurship and often seen as a way to help create jobs and turn the economy. But a closer look at the issues shows that these notions may be little more than wishful thinking.
August 13, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
The Twisted Logic Behind the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act (Opinion)

The Twisted Logic Behind the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act (Opinion)

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To spur job creation, Congress is voting soon on a moratorium on regulation. Columnist Scott Shane says it's not the answer to our business problems.
July 18, 2012 in Growing Your Business
Should the U.S. President Have Business Experience? (Opinion)

Should the U.S. President Have Business Experience? (Opinion)

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Why success in the private sector doesn't necessarily translate into an effective leadership.
July 16, 2012 in Leadership

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