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

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.
Diana Ransom
Where New York Mayor Candidates Stand on Business and Entrepreneurship
Starting a Business

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.
Catherine Clifford
Growth Strategies

Startups Creating Fewer Jobs -- Not a Problem

The decline in new jobs created by small businesses could be a good thing. Here's why.
Scott Shane
Scoring Government Contracts Takes an Increasing Amount of Time and Money
Growth Strategies

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.
Catherine Clifford
Obamacare Delay Estimated to Cost U.S. $12 Billion
Growth Strategies

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.
Catherine Clifford
10 Leaders Who Overcame Scandal -- A Playbook for Anthony Weiner
Leadership

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

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.
Catherine Clifford
Entrepreneurs Make Most of New Freedom in Cuba
Starting a Business

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.
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
George W. Bush Becomes Latest High-Profile Supporter of Immigration Reform
Growth Strategies

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.
Brian Patrick Eha
Growth Strategies

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.
Brian Patrick Eha
Twitter Reacts: Historic Gay Marriage Ruling
Entrepreneurs

Twitter Reacts: Historic Gay Marriage Ruling

In the wake of the Supreme Court's historic ruling on laws affecting gay marriage, Twitter erupted.
Brian Patrick Eha
Patent Trolls Hit With a One-Two Punch
Growth Strategies

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.
Laura Entis
Starting a Business

Obama Goes After 'Patent Trolls'

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