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BBB Says Fake RFP Emails are Targeting Small Businesses

The Better Business Bureau says fake RFP emails are circulating right now that target small businesses with malicious intent.

US Blames North Korea For Series Of DDoS Attacks

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a rare cybersecurity bulletin linking North Korea to a series of attacks that have targeted global businesses and critical infrastructure since 2009. More »      

Billion Dollar Blind Spot: How the U.S. Tax Code's Small Business Expenditures Impact Women Business Owners

Caroline Bruckner (Kogod Tax Policy Center), Billion Dollar Blind Spot: How the U.S. Tax Code's Small Business Expenditures Impact Women Business Owners: In 1976, the U.S. Census Bureau (Census) released its first ever report on the state of women's business ownership in the United States that counted 402,025 women-owned U.S....

Trump And Congress Are About To Ruin America's $220 Billion Economic Secret Weapon

WASHINGTON ? When most people think of the U.S. Census Bureau, they probably don’t think of an agency that supercharges the profitability and efficiency of American businesses. Nor do they realize that one of the economy’s best secret...Show More Summary

BLS: Job Openings "increased to a series high" in April

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings increased to a series high of 6.0 million on the last business day of April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires decreased to 5.1 million and separations edged down to 5.0 million. Show More Summary

Here's what to look out for in Friday's jobs report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday will release its report on America's employment situation in May. "I don't expect many shocks and negative surprises," Frank Friedman, the chief operating officer at Deloitte, told Business Insider. "We'll...Show More Summary

Yet Another Consumer Scam Threatens North Americans

The Better Business Bureau (“the BBB”) recently alerted the public to yet another consumer scam. This time, con artists posing as IRS-authorized debt collectors have called people across the United States and Canada using robocalls.Show More Summary

3 Ways to Be More Productive When Working From Home

Working from home used to be a privilege reserved for only the lucky few. But these days, a growing number of workers are conducting business without having to leave the house. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, 24% of employees performed some or all of their work from home, up from...

Moody's to Buy Amsterdam based publisher Bureau Van Dijk (BVD) for $3.3Billion

From Reuters: n">Credit ratings agency Moody's Corp ( MCO.N ) said on Monday it would buy Dutch financial information provider Bureau van Dijk for about $3.3 billion, to extend its risk data and analytical businesses. Moody's will fund the deal through a combination of offshore cash and new debt financing. Show More Summary

'This might rally them': Former FBI agent says Trump's move to fire Comey could backfire

A former FBI agent told Business Insider he was "surprised" at the timing of ousted FBI Director James Comey's firing last week, adding that the ordeal would lead to increased camaraderie at the bureau. The ex-agent, who spoke on background...Show More Summary

Former FBI agent: Here's who Trump should pick as the next FBI director

A former FBI agent with more than two decades of service to the bureau told Business Insider in a recent interview who they believed would be a great choice to be the bureau's next director: Fran Townsend, the former homeland security adviser to President George W. Show More Summary

How You Can Eliminate Three Toxic Segments That Complicate Your Company’s Workday

Productivity and employee satisfaction are still some of the biggest issues for most big, medium and small businesses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that employee productivity is still experiencing a steady decline, while according to recent research conducted by Gallup, 51% of all U.S. workers are looking to leave their current jobs.

Small business access to credit examined by federal regulator

Small business access to credit studied by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau        

BLS: Job Openings "little changed" in March

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.7 million on the last business day of March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were also little changed at 5.3 million and 5.1 million, respectively.... Show More Summary

The 16 best big cities for starting a business in 2017

Entrepreneurship is a fixture of the 21st century iteration of the American Dream. Today, about 10% of the US labor force works for themselves, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Still, it's no easy task to get a business off the ground. Show More Summary

4th Cir. affirms dismissal where P didn't allege specific lost consumers or quantify lost sales

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Wall & Associates, Inc. v. Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2017 WL 1437215, No. 16-1819 (4th Cir. Apr. 24, 2017) The court of appeals affirmed the dismissal of Wall’s complaint for false advertising based on statements by the BBB. Show More Summary

Portland 'open for business' on self-driving cars

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared the city "open for business" to companies developing autonomous vehicles. Wheeler and Transportation Commissioner Dan Saltzman directed the Transportation Bureau to draft policies for autonomous … Click to Continue »

BLS: Job Openings "little changed" in February

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.7 million on the last business day of February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were also little changed at 5.3 million and 5.1 million, respectively.... Show More Summary

5 Productivity Tips for Working from Home

Does the nature of your business require you to work from home? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24% of U.S. workers did their work partly or entirely at home. There are many who thrive in a home environment and actually find it to be quite conducive for productivity. Show More Summary

March Employment Report: 98,000 Jobs, 4.5% Unemployment Rate

From the BLS: The unemployment rate declined to 4.5 percent in March, and total nonfarm payroll employment edged up by 98,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services and in mining, while retail trade lost jobs.... Show More Summary

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