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Forecast for M&A activity remains mixed

Submitted by PricewaterhouseCoopers   NEW YORK, NY – December 12, 2011 – Volatile equity markets slowed mounting U.S. deal activity in the third and fourth quarters, following growing deal momentum in the first two quarters of 2011. In light of concerns over European debt and a pullback in financing, U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) activity […]

Philanthropic Facilitation Act aims to stimulate economic growth, create jobs

By the Council on Foundations and the Americans for Community Development ARLINGTON, VA—The Council on Foundations—a nonprofit membership association of grant-making foundations and corporations and Americans for Community Development—the organization for the Low-Profit Limited Liability Company (L3C)— have announced that Representatives Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) have introduced a bipartisan Philanthropic Facilitation Act of 2011 […]

SBA offers marketing tips for Small Business Saturday

Submitted by the U.S. Small Business Administration Saturday, Nov. 26, marks the second annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local small businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. First there was Black Friday, and then Cyber Monday, and now Small Business Saturday will help drive shoppers […]

More than half of Millennials want to start businesses: poll

Submitted by Young Invincibles KANSAS CITY, Mo.– (Business Wire)–In a beleaguered economy, the country needs entrepreneurs – the nation’s job creators. Fortunately, a recent poll shows that the so-called Millennial generation – those ages 18-34 – are an entrepreneurial bunch. A few key barriers are holding them back, especially the economy. The nationwide cell phone […]

Is economy facing recession? Survey says yes

Submitted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Using words like “uncertain,” “fragile” and “weak,” 96 percent of top economics bloggers now share a gloomy outlook on the U.S. economy. According to a new Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation survey released Oct. 31, respondents’ expectations of higher annual deficits and top marginal tax […]