Small Business Administration

Maria Contreras-Sweet, Chairwoman of ProAmerica Bank, arrives to speak at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama to nominate Calif. businesswoman to lead SBA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama intends to nominate Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles and a former California cabinet secretary, to be head of the Small Business Administration, […]

01/15/2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, before the House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the effects the government shutdown is having on benefits and services to veterans.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

VA chief: Shutdown could hit millions of vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the partial government shutdown continues into late October, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki told lawmakers Wednesday. Some 315,000 veterans and […]

10/09/2013

LA seniors could lose meal services due to government shutdown

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Meals services and other resources for Los Angeles’ senior citizens would lose funding if the government shutdown continues beyond November, officials said today. The city’s Department of Aging runs multipurpose senior […]

10/04/2013

In this Oct. 31, 2012 photo, a view from the air shows the destroyed homes left in the wake of Superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Task force reports coasts should prepare for rising seas

NEW YORK (AP) — A presidential task force charged with developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Superstorm Sandy has issued a report recommending 69 policy initiatives, most focused on a simple warning: Plan […]

08/19/2013

Superstorm Sandy (AP Photo)

Key figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 months later

(The Associated Press) – Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck six months ago on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms in history.

04/29/2013

Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary (AP Photo)

White House: Obama committed to diverse cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to criticism from a fellow Democrat, the White House said Tuesday that anyone unhappy with the level of diversity in President Barack Obama’s second-term Cabinet should hold the criticism until he completes it.

03/12/2013

Small biz leader tells women owners to take charge

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Kasoff has a message for women business owners: If you don’t like the way government regulations affect your business, stop whining and get involved.

02/06/2013

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