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Small Banks More Likely to Give Businesses the Funds They Need, Fed Says

Business owners were more positive in 2015, but cash flow and retaining good employees remain large concerns.

Nina Zipkin

· 2 min read

Wall Street Dreads a Fed Rate Hike but Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Worry

The smallest businesses that most need financing rarely qualify for a standard bank loan. An uptick in interest rates doesn't change that.,

Tor Constantino

· 3 min read

New Locations Are Being Opened, But By Established Businesses

The fall in new company starts does not necessarily mean that the American economy is less dynamic than it used to be, or that Americans are opening up new establishments at a lower rate than they did in the late 1970s.

Scott Shane

· 4 min read

Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return

Customers tend to stay home in extreme weather conditions like the U.S. is now facing. But data show they are more likely to come back during cold snaps like this one.

Ray Hennessey

· 3 min read

Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Head Federal Reserve

President Obama nominated Janet Yellen, who currently serves as vice chair of the Federal Reserve, to serve as the central bank's next chairman.

Lyneka Little

· 2 min read

Fed Throws Latest Punch in Swipe-Fee Brawl

The U.S. Federal Reserve says it will appeal an earlier decision from the U.S. District Court that challenged the swipe-fee regulations set by the central bank.

Catherine Clifford

· 4 min read

Why the Fed Should Ease Up on Weak Small Banks (Opinion)

Lending to small businesses has dropped, but experts disagree on the reason.

Scott Shane

· 3 min read