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    Senior Entrepreneurship

    Two Senate committees held a hearing on the growing trend of older Americans starting their own businesses. Witnesses testified on ways to reduce barriers for senior-citizen…

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    Small Business Health Care Exchanges

    Business owners from around the country and federal officials testified on the impact of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on small business health insurance exchanges.

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    Small Businesses and Government Shutdown

    Owners of technology, health care, and tourism companies told their personal stories of the severe effects the federal government shutdown was having on their small businesses. Keith…

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    Small Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sandy

    Small Business Administration (SBA) employees and local officials from New Jersey and New York testified on the impact to small businesses of Hurricane Sandy. Much of the hearing was…

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    Job Creation Efforts

    Witnesses testified on a bill to provide tax incentives for small businesses, and to assist and bolster the entrepreneurial community. The committee examined legislative proposals and…

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    2010 Small Business Jobs Act, Part 1

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified on the implementation of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Questions from committee members covered a wide range of other topics including…

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    Small Business Jobs Act

    Witnesses testified on the implementation of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. The committee reviewed the act’s implementation and whether it was helping small businesses. The…

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    Small Business and Offshore Drilling Moratorium

    Witnesses testified about the offshore drilling moratorium imposed following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the impact of the moratorium on small business in the Gulf Coast region.

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    Expanding Small Business Internet Access

    Officials and business leaders testified about ongoing federal efforts to spur broadband deployment to small businesses and to include small businesses broadband providers in the…

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    Health Care Overhaul and Small Business

    Witnesses testified on current health care proposals and solutions to minimize costs for small business owners and entrepreneurs while providing the best coverage possible.

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    Small Business Growth

    Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee Chairman Landrieu held a roundtable titled “Investing in Small Business: Jumpstarting the Engines of Our Economy.” The…

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    Small Business Loan Fraud

    Witnesses testified about alleged small business loan fraud. Small Business Administration officials were questioned about oversight activities. The chief executive officer of…

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    Impact of High Gas Prices on Small Businesses

    Witnesses testified about energy policy, the impact of high gasoline prices on small businesses, fuel markets and capacity, added costs due to transportation of goods, and potential costs…

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    Office Supply Scams

    Witnesses testified about telemarketing office-supply scams on small businesses. The scams involved selling low-quality office supplies, such as printer toner, at grossly inflated…

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    E-Commerce Fraud

    Witnesses testified about the practice of “Internet cramming,” in which companies offer low-cost web sites to small businesses through deceptive sales schemes which often…

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    Grocery Stores and Product Fees

    Witnesses testified about “slotting,” a practice in which larger manufacturers pay retailers for advantageous shelf space. Among the issues discussed were how this practice…

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    Enterprise Zones

    The committee heard testimony from public policy academicians and members of federal and local government on the policy of enterprise zones, which are economically depressed areas that…

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