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Where New York Mayor Candidates Stand on Business and Entrepreneurship

From former Congressman Anthony Weiner to Gristedes owner John Catsimatidis and the first openly gay New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the slate of candidates in the Big Apple primary is diverse and opinionated.

A Look at NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Legacy (Interactive Timeline)

A timeline of Michael Bloomberg's memorable moments as New York City's mayor.

New York's Business Community Waxes Sentimental for Its Departing Billionaire

Despite bans on sugary drinks, smoking and trans fats, the 'nanny mayor' is looking a lot better these days.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Mayor Bloomberg's Tenure

In their own words, NYC-based entrepreneurs and business owners say what 12 years under the billionaire mayor was like for their companies and what their prognosis is for the city after Bloomberg leaves office at the end of this year.

Startups Creating Fewer Jobs -- Not a Problem

The decline in new jobs created by small businesses could be a good thing. Here's why.

Scoring Government Contracts Takes an Increasing Amount of Time and Money

A new report from American Express on small-business owners doing business with the U.S. government shows that active contractors spent almost $129,000 in the past year seeking out those opportunities.

Obamacare Delay Estimated to Cost U.S. $12 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the increased cost of giving large employers an additional year before they are hit with fines.

10 Leaders Who Overcame Scandal -- A Playbook for Anthony Weiner

We round up noteworthy politicians, entrepreneurs and business leaders who survived (and thrived) after public scandals.

Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

After a two-year standoff, lawmakers vote to formally install the former Ohio Attorney General at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Entrepreneurs Make Most of New Freedom in Cuba

The growing nest of small businesses in Cuba could be a sign of a society less dependent on the state.

George W. Bush Becomes Latest High-Profile Supporter of Immigration Reform

In a speech at the George W. Bush Institute, the former president became the latest leader to publicly voice his support for immigration reform.

Immigration Reform Clears Senate, Faces House Fight

The U.S. Senate's passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill is a victory for tech-startup advocates such as Steve Case and others.

Twitter Reacts: Historic Gay Marriage Ruling

In the wake of the Supreme Court's historic ruling on laws affecting gay marriage, Twitter erupted.

Patent Trolls Hit With a One-Two Punch

Several lawmakers took action and proposed anti-trolling bills in the months leading up to Tuesday's White House crackdown.

Obama Goes After 'Patent Trolls'

The White House announces executive actions and legislative recommendations Tuesday that aim to protect innovators from frivolous lawsuits.

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.

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.

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?

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.

What Employee Stock Ownership Plans Mean For Entrepreneurs

Partial ownership of your business is one way to reward employees. A new bill proposed in Senate this week encourages such employee stock ownership plans. Here are the pros and cons for your business.

Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion)

The America Invents Act, which went into effect March 16, has changed the process for patenting. These developments might not help entrepreneurs after all. Here's why.

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

A bipartisan group of Senators has established a blueprint to overhaul the immigration system.

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.

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.

White House to Delay Health-Care Marketplace Options for Small Businesses

The Obama Administration has proposed a change in the deadline for states to have multiple health-insurance exchange options available for small-business owners.

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