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The White House Wants to Know What Regulations Are Most Burdensome

In January 2011, the President directed all executive agencies to undertake an unprecedented government-wide review of regulations on the books, in order to figure out what is working and what is not, and where appropriate, to streamline or eliminate ineffective, overly burdensome, and outdated rules.



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Would A “Common App” Help?

The Small Business “common app” would function much like the one that students complete to apply to multiple colleges and universities simultaneously.


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The Friendliest States For Business

Some key findings from the survey:
Texas had three of the top five cities (Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin), while California was home to the bottom three (Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento).


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So Much for the Land of the Free

Texas requires computer repair technicians to get a private investigator’s license, which could require a degree in criminal justice or three-year apprenticeship.


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Connecticut Small Biz Program Creating Jobs

The Subsidized Training and Employment Program, known as STEP UP, was created during a special legislative session on jobs last October.



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ASA After Roastcosy For Claims

Helen Waterston has been told by advertising watchdogs the ASA to change the wording on her website for the Roastcosy.


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FBI To Use Social Media To Predict Crimes

The Bureau is asking companies to build software that can effectively scan social media online for significant words, phrases and behavior so that agents can respond.


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State Paid Employee Training

Some of Caterpillar’s newest factory workers are training inside a former carpet warehouse here in the heart of tobacco country.