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Maclean’s on the Hill: Bring on the endgame

Listen to the Maclean's Ottawa bureau make sense of a busy week on the campaign trail The post Maclean’s on the Hill: Bring on the endgame appeared first on

Barriers to Small-business Success

Starting a business is risky. Data the U.S. Census Bureau has gathered show maybe 20 percent of businesses do not last through the first year, and 70 to 80 percent will not be around five years after starting. While that information may be depressing and suggest you not even try, you have ways to increase […]

9 Things We Learned About Why Better Business Bureau Ratings Don’t Mean Much

In a lengthy nationwide investigation of Better Business Bureaus across the country, CNN interviewed businesses, consumers, and watchdogs, ultimately learning that how consumers see the organizations as something different, and a good...Show More Summary

Ad Blocking Companies Are Like Highway Robbers, IAB Says

The Interactive Advertising Bureau, an online advertising trade group, said it strongly opposes ad-blocking, which it blames for compromising the businesses of publishers.

AP's Coverage of Govt's Wholesale Report Treats Bloated Inventories As a Positive

Today's Monthly Wholesale Trade report from the Census Bureau covering July was the latest in a wave of disappointing reports on business activity this year. Wholesale inventories remained very high, while sales turned in a seventh consecutive...Show More Summary

Seib Video: New Hampshire Voters Get Down to Business

As summer comes to a close, New Hampshire voters are busy deciding who to vote for in the primary election. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains three impressions he came back with about the state of the race after a recent trip to the Granite State.

BLS: Jobs Openings increased to 5.8 million in July, New Series High

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings again rose to a series high of 5.8 million on the last business day of July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The number of hires and separations edged down to 5.0 million and 4.7 million, respectively. Show More Summary

7 Ways Businesses Can Surf the Silver Tsunami and Survive

The Silver Tsunami refers to the take-over of an aging workforce. By 2020, 25 percent of the United States workforce will be comprised of workers age 55 and older (The Bureau of Labor Statistics). For the first time in history, there will be four generations of employees in the workforce. Show More Summary

Oklahoma State Senator Indicted For Embezzling Nearly $2 Million

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug 20 (Reuters) - An Oklahoma state senator was indicted on Thursday on charges of using his senior position with the Better Business Bureau of Tulsa to embezzle nearly $2 million from the organization, court papers filed...Show More Summary

BLS: Jobs Openings decreased to 5.2 million in June

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.2 million on the last business day of June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The number of hires and separations...Show More Summary

How to Succeed at Building a Million-Dollar Home Business

Based on the last US Census Bureau numbers, there were over 30,000 $1+ million home-based businesses. Here's what you can do to be successful like them.

The FBI Wants Twitter To Become A Better Terrorist Fighter

If FBI officials in Washington, D.C. have their way the executives at Twitter will do a better job of fighting terrorism. In an exclusive interview with Fox Business, officials at the bureau say Twitter “needs to do more in setting up teams to troll, monitor and review all terrorist-related tweets and content. Show More Summary

FBI arrests animal-rights activists for releasing 5,740 minks

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested two animal rights activists and charged them with terrorizing the fur industry as they released about 5,740 minks from farms and ranches, and vandalized the homes and businesses of members of the industry. The activists, who were on cross-country...

FBI Launches Campaign to Combat Economic Espionage - US Justice Department

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched an awareness campaign designed to educate US business leaders on the dangers of economic espionage, the US Justice Department stated in a press release on Thursday.

Why Twitter Is The New Better Business Bureau

Finally, a use for social media I can wrap my head around: If you have a consumer complaint, just put it out on Twitter. Twitter, for all intents and purposes, is the new Better Business Bureau. The ability to publicly shame a company for its bad service is a weapon in the consumer arsenal that shouldn't be overlooked. Show More Summary

Want to Improve Your Business Revenue? Buy More TV Ads

There is one surefire way for companies to increase their business performance: up their TV ad spending. A new study from the Video Advertising Bureau looked at the correlation between TV investment (based on Nielsen-measured national cable and broadcast media) and key financial indicators. Show More Summary

BBB claims about its own ratings process not protected by First Amendment

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Caribbean Cruise Line, Inc. v. Better Business Bureau of Palm Beach County, Inc., No. 4D13-3916 (Fla. Ct. App. June 3, 2015) Expect more detailed analysis from Ann Lipton soon. CC received an F grade from BBB and sued for defamation and violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA). Show More Summary

Tax Bill to Help Ag, Other Small Businesses

The Senate Finance Committee has moved forward legislation seen as important to agriculture and other small businesses. Farm Bureau is praising committee passage of the measure to extend important tax provisions through 2016. The legislation...Show More Summary

The Better Business Bureau Can't Help You

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Every day I hear from consumers looking for help with defective cars they have bought. They often mention that they might call the Better Business Bureau, as if that might accomplish something. The problem is this: The BBB will not help you in a meaningful way. Read more...

Seib Video: Three Problems Facing the Iran Nuclear Deal in Congress

Congress gets down to business this week on the debate over the Iranian nuclear agreement that was reached last week. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib discusses three immediate hurdles to the agreement on Capitol Hill.

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