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My view: Bring in the $600 weekly checks

If the federal government’s pledge to give unemployed workers an extra $600 a week has you scratching your heads, you’re not alone.

Quinn approves new Illinois tech fund to attract capital for high-growth firms

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a bill creating the Technology Development Account II, which will use money from the state Treasurer’s...

Amazon wants to put anti-tax action before California voters

In a controversial move, Amazon has announced plans to ask California voters to decide whether the state should require the online merchant to collect...

Workers’ comp reform fails in the House

A workers' compensation reform bill that would have saved Illinois employers $500 million to $700 million a year failed in the Illinois House Sunday...

Politics put SBIR funds in question

Small business groups expressed concern and frustration over the U.S. Senate's failure Wednesday to pass the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011, which would continue federal funding...

Immigrant bill gets second chance

Sens. John Kerry (D., Mass.) and Richard Lugar (R., Ind.) have reintroduced the StartUp Visa Act, designed to create jobs by keeping immigrant entrepreneurs...

BEER Act could bring tax relief to brewers

New legislation introduced last week in Congress would cut excise taxes for small craft brewers to $3.50 on their initial 60,000 barrels, half the...

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My view: Bring in the $600 weekly checks

If the federal government’s pledge to give unemployed workers an extra $600 a week has you scratching your heads,...

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