Congress: Page 7

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Should Small Business Fear the Fiscal Cliff? (Opinion)

Think concerns over the coming federal spending cuts and tax increases are overblown? Think again. Here's why.

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Senate Bill Would Undermine University Tech Inventions (Opinion)

A proposed measure intended to encourage more high-tech startups is misguided, our columnist argues. Increasing academic research funding is the better route for fostering innovation.

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

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.

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SEC to Miss JOBS Act Deadline

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro says it's more complicated than it seems to write the rules.

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Democratic Lawmakers Question NFIB's Motives for Small Business

The small business organization that is leading the case against President Obama's health care reform act is asked to disclose its donor list.

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Why Congress Shouldn't Fund Business Incubators (Opinion)

Before spending money on business incubators, Congress should first figure out whether we really need more in the U.S. and whether they actually help create jobs.

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Entrepreneurs: 'One Percenters'?

As part of Entrepreneur Week in New York, entrepreneurs walk to put a face on their chapter of the American dream.

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What the 'Buffett Rule' Means to Small-Business Owners

The Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would impose a minimum tax of 30 percent on all individuals with incomes of more than $1 million.

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Senate Offers Its Own Small-Business Tax-Cut Plan

A few days after the House introduced its tax-cut proposal for small businesses, the Senate responded with its own plan to reduce the tax burden on the coveted demographic.

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How Does a 20 Percent Tax Cut Sound? Don't Hold Your Breath

Next week, Congress will take up a piece of legislation that would give businesses with fewer than 500 employees a one-year tax break.

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Small-Exporter Support Facing Uncertainty

The charter for the Export-Import Bank is set to expire at the end of May without Congressional action.

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Crowdfunding's Wild West Awaits a Stampede

Legislation headed to the President's desk could transform the way entrepreneurs access capital and the number of investors able to fund startups.

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Senate Passes JOBS Act, Clears Way for Crowdfunding

After intense debate, the Senate adds a number of investor protections to the small-business bill. The Obama Administration indicated its support.

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JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

A bipartisan bundle of legislation aimed at increasing entrepreneurs' ability to access capital sailed through the House, but has been slowed down in the Senate.

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On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce

Credit unions and the banking industry spar over the right to make loans to small businesses.