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Thawing the Credit Crunch at the SBA

A number of small business and franchisor advocates are chiming in about the need to prime the lending pump at the Small Business Administration.

Obama Says Small Businesses to Benefit from Health Reform

Pres. Obama discusses small business health reform
Pres. Obama addressed small business health care concerns

Treasury Says, 'No Siree, CIT!'

Small business and franchise lender CIT Group announced late Wednesday that it had failed in its bid for U.S. Treasury Department aid, setting it on the likely path to bankruptcy.

Dr. Doom Says Good Times To Resume

I have been a fan of editor James Fallows and economist Nouriel Roubini.

Destructive Exploitation: Entrepreneurial Opportunity

I’m in Silicon Valley at a conference of entrepreneurs—it’s an annual event and what’s remarkable is that attendance this year is 20% higher than last year!

Explaining How Easy Credit Created This Bust

Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson of NPR’s “Planet Money,” discuss the U.S. economy with NBC’s David Gregory on “Meet the Press." (Video 2:19)

Senator Specter Unchecks Card Check

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Specter says bad time for EFCA. Photo/C-Span

The Forgotten Sector: The Crumbling Small Business Economy

The lack of small business loans is decimating small businesses and the economy.

Small Businesses Stifled by Drop in SBA Loans

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SBA 7(a) approved loans drop. Chart/Blue MauMau