Economy Set For Slow Expansion
Economic index up slightly in July

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. increased 0.1 percent in July to 109.8, following a 0.3 percent …

Bank Offers To Pay SBA Loan Fees
Bank to pay 50% of loan fees

City National Bank has announced to help encourage small business lending, it will pay 50 percent of the standard loan …

Consumer Spending Down On Housing Market
Uneven economic growth slows spending
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The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index had it s its third straight month of decline in July, due in large part …

Finance Site Helps Businesses Raise $25 Million
Social funding site reaches $25 million

Microfinance platform for small business,, said today it has passed  $25 million in funding requests. also announced the …

Small Business Owners Better Savers
Business owners more savvy at investing

Even though business owners are more likely than non-business owners to assume above-average risk for financial gain, they are generally …

Accountants Concerned About Economic Recovery
CPAs pessimistic on economic outlook
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Expectations for the United States economy turned negative on concerns about unemployment and a tight credit market, as pessimists outweighed …

SBA Offering Low Interest 504 Loans
504 loans dip below 5%

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504 loan program is providing long-term, fixed financing for the purchase of commercial real estate …

Unsteady Economy Making Americans Cautious
Slow job creation threatens recovery
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The economy continues to make unsteady progress over the last few months, according to new research from Consumer Reports. Concerns …

Job Index Makes Modest Gains In July
Job growth slows
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The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) increased in July for the 14 month in a row. The index now …

U.S. Executives Positive On Business Outlook
Execs see growth over next 12 months

U.S. executives continued to express stronger optimism for improved business activity over the next 12 months, compared with their European …

Small Business Owners Confident Despite Economy
Most business owners say they are financially healthy

Small business owners are signaling confidence in their own businesses despite their belief that the economic recession will continue into …

Consumers Plan To Spend More On Back-To-School Shopping
Social media playing a bigger role in shopping

Consumers are planning to spend more this back-to-school shopping season than in recent years, according to a new survey by …

Economic Index Sees Slight Decline In June
Slower economic growth except through fall

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. declined 0.2 percent in June to 109.8, following a 0.5 …

Consumer Spending Index Dips In June
Unemployment rates move downward

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index fell in June for the second consecutive month, dues to weak real wages and the …

Consumer Reports Says Economy Slowly Improving
Employment index making some gains
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The economy is showing some improvements in the condition, behavior and expectations of consumers, according to Consumer Reports Index for …

Small Business CEOs Optimistic About Growth
CEOs expect to increase profits

While CEOs of small to medium sized businesses have lowered their expectations for the pace of growth in the overall …

Small Business Borrowing Slides In May
Fewer businesses behind on loans
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U.S small business borrowing in May fell to its lowest level in seven months according to new figures released by …

SBA Loans To Veterans Reaches $500 Million Mark
SBA continues to reach out to veterans

Over the last three years the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative has supported nearly $500 million …

Chase Offers Interest Rate Cuts For Businesses That Hire
Hire a new employee, get a rate cut

JPMorgan Chase has introduced a new incentive that rewards small businesses for each new employee they hire this year. Starting …

Small Business Confidence Dips Slightly In June
Cash flow issues lead to dip

Small business owners’ economic confidence leveled off in June, stopping a two-month rise, according to the Discover Small Business Watch. …

New Software Aims To Protect Small Businesses Finances
Software helps businesses manage accounting

Business-to-business subscription software firm AuditMyBooks has released Analyzer Ap, a new software application that helps small businesses scan their accounting …

SBA Makes It Easier For Businesses Affected By Oil Spill To Get Loans
SBA reaches out to businesses in Gulf
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The U.S. Small Business Administration has changed its hours of operation of its mobile Business Recovery Center. SBA Customer Service …