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Truckers Sidelined by Safety Regulations

In the trucking world, safety comes first, but continued concerns about lengthy workweeks and driver health are sending some truckers back to bed instead of onto the road. New regulations by the Obama administration, which will limit truckers’ workweek to 70 hours from 82, were announced in December 2011, but the industry had 18 months [...]

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Obama Care is Coming

Change is a-coming on the health care front. Obamacare is making sure of that. Otherwise known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, this 2400-page bill, passed into law in 2010, is confusing and worrying an awful lot of small business owners.   What Does it Mean for Business ? The Act originally stipulated [...]

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Obama Held on to the Presidency… What Does This Mean for Small Business?
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Now that the presidential election is over, and the dust has settled a bit, we are left to speculate about what the next four years will bring. Whether or not you supported President Obama, it is hard to deny the uncertainty that still reigns supreme. There is much ado about fiscal policy, about staggering national [...]

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Are Obama’s Efforts Enough for Small Business?
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Last week, the Obama Administration announced that it is taking a series of “immediate actions to help small businesses” survive and thrive in the challenging economic conditions we, as a nation, continue to find ourselves in. But many small business owners are left wondering if Obama’s efforts are either immediate or enough to make any [...]

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20+ Unbelievable Facts About the National Debt… That Will Make You Cry
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Irregardless of which side of the political camp you place yourself, chances are the recent “agreement” to raise the debt ceiling probably brings little comfort, and with good reason. Analysis of the deal reveals that the proposed $2.4 trillion in deficit reduction over ten years is a mere drop in the bucket compared to the [...]

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Does Obama Really Care About Small Businesses?
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For numerous small business owners who are being heavily affected by the current economic turmoil, the road ahead remains tough. Though the Fed (with a lot of help from the media) has been all too happy to call an end to the U.S. recession, the statistics paint a grimmer picture: the rates of unemployment, home [...]

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The $787 Billion Recovery Package: How Can Small Businesses Benefit?

After all the politicking, President Obama finally signed into law last week the $787 billion recovery package designed to give a much needed boost to the U.S economy. Contained in the hundreds of provisions and over 1,000 pages of this bill are many opportunities for small businesses. You just need a little patience to sift through it [...]

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An Obama Presidency = A Headache for Small Businesses?

[image source: Anthony Baker] With a sputtering economy and an uncertain future, issues such as tax reform, health insurance, and worker’s benefits are weighing heavy on the minds of entrepreneurs and small business owners. For many, how the candidates for the US Presidency stand on these issues alone can be the deciding factor come voting [...]

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