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April 2, 2012 Edition  
JOBS Act Passes, Heads To President Obama's Desk
Despite warnings that less government oversight might mean more investment scams, Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama legislation he endorsed making it easier for startups to raise capital without running afoul of federal regulations.

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MBRT Hails JOBS Act Passed by Congress to Strengthen Small Businesses Read more...

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July 26-27, 2012
MBRT Annual Meeting in DC


Weekly Address
President Obama: Passing the Buffett Rule So That Everyone Pays Their Fair Share Watch the video...
SBA Budget Reviewed
Senator Mary Landrieu D-LA praised the President’s FY2013 budget request of $948 million, plus $167 million for disaster loans Read more...
Roger A. Campos:
Article on Job Creation
Look to small, minority businesses for job creation


Chairman Sam Graves
Committee Approves Five Small Business Contracting Bills

Small Businesses Short-Changed on U.S. Contracts for 10 Years

Lloyd Chapman
Do Apple, Bank of America, GM and Chevron Sound Like Small Businesses to You? Read more...

Anti-Small Business Corporate Giants Want the Small Business Administration Closed Read more...

George Will’s “Corporate Welfare is Flying High” Calls for Elimination of Export-Import Bank Read more...
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Federal Contracts Lost
Billions in small-business contracts go to large firms
Labor Department Report: Latinos Filled 60 Percent Of All New Jobs In 2011, Benefitting From U.S. Economy Gains   U.S. Corporate Tax Ratse To Be Highest In The Developed World

While Latinos were particularly hard hit by the recent recession, new evidence indicates that they are benefiting from modest improvements in the nation's economy.
The United States will hold the dubious distinction starting on Sunday of having the developed world's highest corporate tax rate after Japan's drops to 38.01 percent, setting the stage for much political posturing but probably little tax reform. Read more...
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