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February 26th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The headline from the latest report on personal income from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis certainly grabs one’s attention. After all, a 10 percent leap in personal income in January 2021 does rank as the second highest increase on record. Even more dramatic, real disposable personal income (i.e., personal income […]

February 25th, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released a briefing paper titled “The Treacherous Turn on Antitrust Regulation of U.S. Tech Companies.” As the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law kicks off a series of hearings – the first on Thursday, February 25th […]

February 24th, 2021 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Since its inception in the late 19th century, antitrust regulation has rested more on the whims of progressive and populist politics rather than on sound economics. Indeed, that has remained the case now more than 130 years after the first major piece of antitrust legislation was signed into law, and […]

February 19th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- According to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, new housing starts declined in January. But permit numbers indicated that this likely will be little more than a temporary breather in an otherwise hot housing market. Total housing units started in January registered 1.58 million (on a seasonally adjusted annual rate) in […]

February 17th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- After three months of declines, retail sales took a major jump higher at the start of 2021, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. Specifically, retail and food services sales in January increased by 5.3 percent, and excluding autos and gasoline, sales leaped by 6.2 percent. Looking at data going back […]

February 12th, 2021 by

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan was recently featured in “SMB Insights on Tap: 8 Experts to Follow” compiled by Stacey Marx, President, National Business and Channels at AT&T. As noted by Stacey in her profile of Karen: Karen brings a public policy lens to the SMB arena thanks to […]

February 10th, 2021 by

SBE Council’s Kerrigan Testifies before the U.S. House Committee on Small Business KEY ISSUES: Access to capital, economic and revenue growth, technology and online platforms, a proposed federal wage hike, technical support and training, access to broadband, regulatory certainty, policy stability and more. By Karen Kerrigan- Various congressional committees are now marking up the details […]

February 10th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest numbers on business applications serve up some optimism in terms of where entrepreneurship and our economy might be headed. First, what do these numbers tell us, and why should we care? The Census’ business formation statistics tally up Employer Identification Number (EIN) applications across the United […]

February 9th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- No matter what data one looks at on jobs, we suffered dearly in 2020. There’s a long climb ahead to rebuild employment that will only be accomplished if we remove the obstacles placed in the path of entrepreneurship. After all, if one is serious about creating jobs, then we have to […]

February 5th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The monthly employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics always requires a bit more explanation than other releases on the economy given that it is based on two surveys, with payroll employment numbers coming from the establishment survey, and numbers like the employment-population ratio, labor force participation rate and […]

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