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The G.O.P. bills impose different rates on the same income based on things like organizational structure or occupation. At the losing end? Employees with paychecks.


The G.O.P. bills impose different rates on the same income based on things like organizational structure or occupation. At the losing end? Employees with paychecks.


The G.O.P. bills impose different rates on the same income based on things like organizational structure or occupation. At the losing end? Employees with paychecks.


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed a tax reform news conference on Capitol Hill last Thursday, alongside Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and representatives of small business groups.

The rationale behind the GOP tax plan is that the economy needs stimulus. But it's already growing and near full employment. And the plan could be undercut by the Fed as it raises interest rates.

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)



Many UK independent shops are coming out fighting when it comes to the big online players.


Two key GOP holdouts came on board after getting concessions they say will help small businesses. That creates a path to pass the bill over concerns that it could add over $1 trillion to the deficit.

(Image credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)



Morneau Ethics 20171017

Parliament's spending watchdog says Liberal changes to passive investment rules for small businesses could rake in up to $6 billion annually in new tax revenues after a decade.

[Author: The Canadian Press]



Businesses eager to give former criminals a chance wonder if new job-application laws go far enough. Others worry about liability, hiring delays and more room for racial bias.


Small companies, which have increasingly turned to the internet, worry that a pay-for-play system online could price them out of doing business.


Small companies, which have increasingly turned to the internet, worry that a pay-for-play system online could price them out of doing business.


Businesses eager to give former criminals a chance wonder if new job-application laws go far enough. Others worry about liability, hiring delays and more room for racial bias.


Morneau Ethics 20171017

A coalition of industry associations says Bill Morneau must make more changes to the controversial tax proposals he first unveiled last summer to ensure he addresses deep, persistent concerns in the small-business community.

[Author: Andy Blatchford]



(Reuters) - Maria Contreras-Sweet, the former head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), has submitted an offer to acquire the Weinstein Co, a spokeswoman for the U.S. film and TV studio said on Sunday.


Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a small-business owner, says the measure would give an unfair advantage to larger corporations.


The House bill may seem like a tax cut for small businesses, but it is not likely to bring much relief to many business owners.


Thousands of businesses, many of them small or midsize, will soon get a letter saying they owe penalties because they failed to offer qualifying insurance.


ONTBudget 20170427

With companies up in arms over a looming hike to Ontario's minimum wage and an election barely six months away, the Wynne government is offering small businesses a tax cut and new incentives to hire and retain young workers.

[Author: Mike Crawley]



Finance Minister Charles Sousa

These are the tax cuts that Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa could offer to small businesses this afternoon in his fall economic statement.

[Author: Mike Crawley]



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New parental leave options that will allow Canadians to spread their federal benefits over a longer period of time are leading to questions about whether people will be able to live off them and whether small businesses will be able to adapt.

[Author: CBC News]



SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is kicking off an effort to get U.S. small businesses to spend more on advertising as the image of the social media network's ads have taken a hit for their role in alleged Russian attempts to sway U.S. voters.


TEL AVIV, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Wix.com, which helps small businesses build and operate websites, swung to a profit in the third quarter and increased its revenue outlook for the full year.


Some Americans in their early retirement years are finding success in starting new businesses with their offspring, but it’s a risk not everyone can, or should, take.


Small businesses and private equity firms are among those who lose from the Republican bill, while multinational corporations are among those who win.


The Financial Conduct Authority is investigating the bank's treatment of some small business customers.


The Financial Conduct Authority reports on how the bank dealt with some struggling small businesses.


Records reveal that fraud and abuse in small-business health plans have left employers and employees with hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid medical bills.


Puerto Rican chef Jose Sanchez inside his restaurant Pera Maraya. "Everything was going perfect," says Sanchez, 28. "Then the storm hit."

Facing an uncertain future and dim prospects of financial relief, small businesses get support and strength from each other.

(Image credit: Christina Cala/NPR)



North Korea is known as one of the most closed down socialist economies in the world. But even still, there is a small class of budding entrepreneurs. We learn how that works.



(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Tuesday it would acquire online payment provider WePay as the bank looks to integrate payments into software used by small businesses.


Tax Reforms 20171016

Ottawa announced its plans today to cut the small business tax rate from 10.5 per cent to nine per cent by 2019, as it attempts to quell a backlash to proposed tax reforms that have stung the Trudeau government.

[Author: CBC News]



Tax Reforms 20171016

The Trudeau government plans to cut the small business tax rate from 10.5 per cent to nine per cent by 2019, and presented details at a national caucus meeting on Monday morning.

[Author: CBC News]



Fedbudget 20160322

The Trudeau government will announce plans to cut the small business tax rate from 10.5 per cent to nine per cent, and will present details of the new plan at a national caucus meeting on Monday morning, CBC News has learned.

[Author: CBC News]



Puerto Rico's economy was depressed even before Hurricane Maria. Now the island faces an especially dire future, and many small businesses don't see immediate prospects for recovery.



Morneau Vancouver 20170905

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will unveil changes Monday aimed at mollifying the many critics of his controversial small business tax reform proposals, hoping to tamp down a political wildfire that has scorched Justin Trudeau's Liberal government.

[Author: Joan Bryden]



President Trump is expected to issue an order on Thursday to allow the sale of health insurance plans that are exempt from some Affordable Care Act rules.


CANADA-POLITICS/HOUSING

The Liberal government has infuriated small business owners from coast to coast to coast with its recent proposed changes to the tax system, but after weeks of blowback, Finance Minister Bill Morneau isn't shying away.

[Author: Peter Armstrong]



Chinese banks have balance sheets bloated with loans to big state-owned enterprises. The central bank is nudging them to lend more to smaller rivals.


Federal Cabinet Retreat 20170912

When Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced proposed tax changes in July, he said he expected some push-back, but it's clear the Liberals did not expect the shove to be quite this forceful. Here are four possible tweaks experts say finance officials could consider, to help farmers and other small business owners.

[Author: Karina Roman]



Just how much progress has the Trump administration has made in renegotiating the North American trade pact? Here’s where it stands on five major goals.


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - High-income Wall Street financiers could be unintended winners from a section of U.S. President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan that is meant to help mostly small, "mom-and-pop" businesses.


President Trump claimed his tax plan will help small business owners and farmers, but not himself or the wealthy. That’s not quite right.


Federation of Small Business says a record proportion of owners are looking to downsize, sell or close their firm.


Morneau Vancouver 20170905

The Liberal government intends to offer some kind of measure to soften the blow of proposed tax reforms, CBC News has learned.

[Author: Karina Roman]



A new survey of employers shows moderate price hikes in health benefits in spite of turmoil in the individual insurance market


(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co will invest $40 million over three years in Chicago to revitalize neighborhoods, finance small business growth and promote job skills training, the bank said on Thursday.


Hootsuite founder and CEO Ryan Holmes

The head of one of Canada's best-known tech darlings says Ottawa's proposed changes to small business taxes could hamper innovation and prevent Canada from becoming a hotbed for technology giants.

[Author: The Canadian Press]



Trudeau Caucus 20170906

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signals he is open to compromise on his government's plan to tighten the small business tax regime but pledges to largely stay the course as he looks to collect more revenue from some of the wealthiest Canadians.

[Author: John Paul Tasker]



A national correspondent reporting on Trump Country gravitates toward a factory owner with an unexpected sticky note on her computer monitor.


Trudeau Saskatoon 20170901

Ottawa's fall parliamentary session is a couple of weeks away and Canadians are already getting a preview of what could be the season's main event: a scrap over the Liberals' proposed tax changes.

[Author: Andy Blatchford]



A Michigan auto parts company has transformed itself and made money. But its chief finds herself caught between demands to lower costs and lift wages.


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