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MAR 02, 2015 - Washington Business Journal

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Historic day: SBA kicks off national LGBT outreach in San Francisco

The U.S. Small Business Administration kicked off national outreach program to increase opportunities for LGBT-owned businesses in San Francisco on Monday. "This is personal to me," SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet said in a speech to LGBT business owners gathered at PG&E's (NYSE: PCG) auditorium Monday afternoon. She recalled coming to the United States from Mexico at a young age as ...

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MAR 02, 2015 - Huffington Post

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How Jeb Bush's Big Bet On Florida Economy May Come Back To Haunt Him

br>By Jason Szep JUPITER, Florida, March 2 (Reuters) - In October 2003, Jeb Bush unveiled one of the largest economic projects in Florida history: a $500 million plan to bring Scripps Research Institute to the state and build a biomedical hub he said would generate nearly 50,000 jobs in 15 years. As governor, he described it as a "seminal moment," ...

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FEB 27, 2015 - Washington Business Journal

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SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet: Baltimore reminds me of Detroit

U.S. Small Business Administration leader Maria Contreras-Sweet drew parallels Friday between Baltimore and the rust-belt city of Detroit — but she actually meant it in a positive way. Contreras-Sweet, the SBA's administrator, was in Baltimore and took questions about the administration's work in the city and its overall direction. Baltimore has many highly skilled workers who can pivot to new ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - Washington Business Journal

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Credit unions to help SBA offer more sub $50,000 loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is teaming with the National Associations of Federal Credit Unions to re-energize commercial lending of up to $50,000. The government wants to get more capital into the hands of small businesses after seeing such small money lending from credit unions drop nearly in half since 2010. Why? Too much regulatory paperwork and other compliance costs, ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - Zero Hedge

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FCC Votes In Favor Of Obama's Net Neutrality - Has The Slippery Slope To Web Censorship Begun?

"An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life," according to President Obama and it appears his perspective on the heavy hand of government regulation inserting itself into the last bastion of freedom and dynamism in the US economy, is how best to achieve "openness." Having pressured FCC's Tom Wheeler, the vote ...

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