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Small Businesses

Small Businesses
News, articles and information about small businesses, starting and owning and operating a small business, employment law, employment taxes, minimum wage. (Photo iTOWNS)
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  • Obama to name L.A.'s Maria Contreras-Sweet to top small-business post

    Obama to name L.A.'s Maria Contreras-Sweet to top small-business post
    President Obama intends to nominate Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles and a former state Cabinet secretary, to head the Small Business Administration. Contreras-Sweet, who is highly regarded in the L.A....
  • Obama names L.A.'s Maria Contreras-Sweet to head SBA

    President Obama named Los Angeles businesswoman Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of a community bank and a former California Cabinet member, as his nominee to head the Small Business Administration. Obama said Contreras-Sweet, who has worked with...
  • Settling the estate tax [Editorial]

    Settling the estate tax  [Editorial]
    Last week, the two top leaders of the Maryland General Assembly expressed interest in reducing the estate tax for the heirs of wealthier residents. It's an idea that's been trotted out before, usually by Republicans, and it seldom gets very far in...
  • As Square considers IPO, rancor from merchants is a trouble spot

    SAN FRANCISCO — Square came in handy for Camilla Barry in accepting payments at her bed-and-breakfast in the Northern California town of Rumsey — until a guest disputed a room charge in May. That's when Barry discovered that Square Inc.,...
  • Two groups that used secret political donations haven't paid penalties

    SACRAMENTO — State authorities have yet to receive $15 million in penalties they imposed on campaign groups after a headline-making investigation into secret political donations. The money is owed to California's general fund, where it could...
  • CFPB's new 'qualified mortgage' rule now in effect

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) new qualified mortgage (also known as the ability-to-repay) rule went into effect. The new rule is about helping borrowers understand the true costs of...
  • Local banks jockey for new customers

    Local banks jockey for new customers
    Central Florida's financial institutions are jockeying for position in what could be the banking industry's most competitive year yet since the end of the Great Recession. With many businesses investing in expansion, consumer confidence strengthening...
  • John Ryan files to run for Sheriff

    John Ryan has announced that he filed with the Harford County Board of Elections as a Republican Candidate for Sheriff on Jan. 10. He reports that, according to election officials, he is the only candidate to have filed for that office. Ryan said he...
  • San Francisco approves new regulations for 'Google buses'

    SAN FRANCISCO -- City transportation officials gave the green light to a new pilot program that will regulate private shuttles operated by Google and other tech giants and charge fees for the buses to use city bus stops. The pilot program, slated to...
  • Man gets 4 years in scheme defrauding churches, businesses

    Man gets 4 years in scheme defrauding churches, businesses
    A Georgia man who defrauded three Chicago churches and scores of churches and small businesses throughout the country, along the way promising them more than $650 million in loans, was sentenced to more than four years in prison today, according to...
  • Prince George's council lacks authority to raise minimum wage [Letter]

    Prince George's County Council member Mary Lehman and her colleagues have no authority to raise the minimum wage, to mandate what private businesses must pay their employees. That is a matter solely between employer and employees. Lehman says, regarding...