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Payroll Tax Extension Passes Senate: Congressional Wrangling Dampens Small Business Optimism

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The Paryoll Tax Extension bill finally passed Congress, but the arguing among Republicans and Democrats is hurting small business confidence--63% said it is making them more pessimistic....

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Hispanic Businesses are Hit Hardest by the Recession

The recession hurt employment in Hispanics/Latino-owned small businesses more than it did for any other race or ethnic group; 55% of Hispanic businesses cut their work force while 29% cut it by 50% or more....

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Eurozone Debt: Chickens Come Home to Roost

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Two decades ago, European countries were very critical of Latin American and African countries that were saddled with tremendous debt. Now, Europe is facing the same problem--the chickens have come home to roost....

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2012 Hiring to Increase in Black, White, Women Businesses, but not Hispanic

According to the Gazelle Index, more than twice as many small businesses plan to hire workers than to lay off workers over the next three months. This is true for businesses owned by blacks, whites, men and women--but...

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Blacks, most Optimistic among all Small Business Owners

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African American small business CEOs expressed the greatest optimism about the economy's future and they plan to engage in the more hiring over the next three months than will any other race or ethnic group....

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.6%, Lowest and 2 1/2 Years: What’s behind the Numbers?

November unemployment report is an encouraging sign that the economic recovery is solid. The economy is avoiding the triple threat to growth: European debt crisis, Congressional stalemate on the debt, and lack of...

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December Jobs Report and the Economic Triple Threat

The US economy is facing a triple threat: fallout from the European sovereign debt crisis, the stalemate in Washington surrounding the budget deficit, and consumer and investor uncertainty....

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Gazelle Index: Q1 2012 Outlook

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The Gazelle Index is a national survey of small businesses owned by whites, blacks, Hispanics, men and women. Small business hiring will increase in 2012 in all regions except the West and for all groups except...

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How the November Jobs Report is linked to Greek Debt

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Large US financial institutions are heavily invested in euro zone countries; Bank of America, J.P. Morgan and Citigroup each have over $14 billion invested in the five worst countries. If they default, US bank lending...

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