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Economic Policies

Airbnb

Airbnb Hires Ex-U.S. Attorney General to Help Shape Policy

Eric Holder, the first African American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General, will be working on "fair housing and public accommodation issues."

U.S. Tech Firms Urge Presidential Candidates to Embrace Trade, High-Tech Visas

The tech industry plans to release an open letter charting a dozen policy recommendations for the candidates running in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

5 Trends Every American Small Business Owner Needs to Watch in 2016

Technology will continue to cost less but borrowing is becoming more expensive. Don't expect much substantial from Washington in an election year.

What It Takes to Build a Startup City: Meet 7 Mayors Promoting Entrepreneurship

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies aren't enough to develop the next tech hub.

When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources

With state budgets being cut, former SBA chief Karen Mills discusses how local economic growth does not necessarily need radical innovation to prosper. Rather governors can harness resources of existing institutions and people to attract capital and create jobs.

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Growth Strategies

Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers.

The percentage of adults thankful for the economic situation in the U.S. is lower than in 2010 and about a fifth of what it was in the mid-1980s, according to a new poll.
Finance

7 Consequences of the Potential Debt Default

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How This Car-Sharing Company Is Growing Up, Fast

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Silver Lining in Motor City: How Detroit's Startup Scene is Shrugging Off Bankruptcy

With the dubious honor of filing for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, cuts to various economic development programs may not be far off. Startups are unmoved, however.
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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.
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The World's Most Innovative Countries

Switzerland, Sweden and the U.K. top the Global Innovation Index for 2013.
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Obama vs. Romney: A Tale of Two Economic Plans

With the Presidential election just around the corner, we break down the candidates' stance on small business, jobs and the economy.
Entrepreneurs

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

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.
Entrepreneurs

Puzzle for Policy Makers: How to Increase Gender Equality in Entrepreneurship

The solution for policy makers looking to reduce the longstanding disparity between the sexes may depend largely on why the gap continues.