small business bill

Obama Wants Small-Business Bill This Year

Seeking cooperation in a polarized climate, President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to act quickly on bipartisan measures that would extend tax breaks for small businesses and help startup companies raise money. He said he would sign the legislation "right away."

U.S. Passes Small-Business Bill Pushed by Obama

The federal government today passed a bill designed to spur small-business lending by providing financial incentives to banks that make loans to smaller companies, marking a victory for President Barack Obama and his attempt to cut unemployment.