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Nov. 11, 2009
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New Business, Not Small Business, Is What Creates Jobs
from The Wall Street Journal
While a slight improvement over last month's numbers, a recent employment update from the Bureau of Labor Statistics presents a dismal picture for American workers. As policy makers search for the best remedies to strengthen our economic performance, they can't afford to overlook new firms and young firms. More     E-mail article


Government Affairs

NAMA Government Affairs Website!
from NAMA
Your NAMA team, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has built a new government affairs Web site The website is designed to help NAMA members learn about, track and communicate with elected officials on our critical legislative issues. The Web site also allows members to send e-mails directly to state and federal elected officials. For additional information contact Ned Monroe at
Valuable Feature: Click Here for the most current Legislative Alert.    E-mail article


Peet's Buys Diedrich - Finally Gets Into the K-Cup Business
from Single Serve Coffee
CNN Money and others are reporting that Peet's had indeed offered to buy Diedrich Coffee. Peet's recently announced its offer to buy Diedrich for about $213 million in cash and stock, and plans to use its established grocery distribution system for selling its own bagged coffee, and to use that same channel to push more Diedrich K-Cups and eventually perhaps even Peet's K-Cups. More    E-mail article


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House Health Care Bill Offers Regulations For Vending Machines
The U.S. House of Representativesí health care bill comes in at a whopping 1,990 pages. Inside, you'll find details on everything from hospital payments to vending machine regulations. But what do vending machines have to do with health care? It has to do with nutritional information. More    E-mail article

Strategies: It's Time for a Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit
from USA Today
Hurrah! Let's have a parade. New jobless claims declined to a "mere" 512,000 last week. It's supposed to be good news that another half million Americans lost their jobs in just one week. The reality is that, sure, fewer big corporations are laying people off (I guess that after all their previous layoffs, they need someone to keep the lights on), but unemployment remains nastily, staggeringly high.Small business is supposed to be the engine of job creation, so, Congress, let's give this engine some fuel. I've proposed this before, and I'll propose this again. More    E-mail article

Corporate Social Responsibility

Business Owners Beware: Quick Fixes Can Cost More Than Smart Energy Savings Strategies
from Greener Buildings
Looking to save a little money this fall and winter by turning down the thermostats in your offices? Think again before you fiddle with those temperatures settings. Doing that alone could cost you far more than you save, especially if employees take their workplace comfort into their own hands. More    E-mail article

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