Rep. Xochitl Torres Small: A one-size-fits-all approach to border security won't work. Here's what will

President Trump stands firm on national emergency declaration; Pelosi announces vote to override veto Trump issues first veto of his presidency over border security; reaction and analysis on ‘The Five.’ We all know our border policy is broken. The question is, how do we work together to fix it? As the only member of the House Homeland Security Committee who […]

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Small businesses ‘doing the heavy lifting’ on energy

Energy minister Angus Taylor said small businesses struggling with energy costs need to look to innovative contracts. "Entering into innovative contracts is increasingly important and the challenge is seeing risks managed," he said as he toured Melbourne manufacturer ANCA on Tuesday. "That is why we are firming renewables which is what we are doing with Snowy Hydro and the Battery […]

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Value of small business, payments front and centre in estimates

Senator Doug Cameron questioned whether small business is the true engine room of the Australian economy in senate estimates on Wednesday, while the small business ombudsman drove home the importance of compliance on payment times. The senator asked the department of jobs and small business whether it could quantify both the employment contributions of the small business sector and whether […]

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Small business optimism falls for fifth straight month, NFIB says

Small business optimism falls to a two year low Small business owners’ optimism has taken a nose dive to its lowest levels since Donald Trump became president. The Marks Group PC president Gene Marks weighs in. Concerns about the U.S. economy after the partial federal government shutdown and volatility in financial markets drove a reading of small business owners' confidence […]

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General Electric reports small profit in fourth quarter

GE 4Q earnings miss estimates FBN’s Maria Bartiromo breaks down General Electric’s fourth-quarter results. General Electric reported a profit for the fourth quarter, bouncing back from a loss in the year ago period. Continue Reading Below Revenue rose 5 percent to $33.28 billion, topping the Wall Street estimate of $32.6 billion. The revenue beat helped shares rise 3 percent in […]

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Why America's small businesses and entrepreneurs win under USMCA

Trump on USMCA: An agreement that benefits working people President Trump on the impact of the USMCA deal with Canada and Mexico. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed by President Trump and his fellow leaders at the G20 in Argentina. The accord modernizes the decades-old NAFTA and is chock full of meaningful provisions that will help American small businesses […]

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