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Tag Archives: Small business

Bernanke calls for more lending to troubled areas

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is calling for more lending to people and small businesses in lower-income neighborhoods, saying they’ve been hurt disproportionately by the worst recession since the 1930s. Bernanke says at Fed conference on community development ...

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General Assembly approves public health care exchange

ANNAPOLIS – The General Assembly approved legislation Monday morning that would create the framework of a public health care exchange where individuals and small businesses would one day be able to compare and purchase insurance policies. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal ...

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Battle begins over health care insurance exchange (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Business interests argued Tuesday for a slimmed-down version of a public health care insurance exchange proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to bring the state in line with the federal health care overhaul passed last year. “We have an ...

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Sweat Equity: Entrepreneur hopes for success with Velovoom cycling studio (access required)

In the first installment of The Daily Record's new multimedia series, Sweat Equity: Starting a business after the Great Recession, entrepreneur Marc Caputo talks about his new business in Bethesda called Velovoom—which is much more than a spin class. Caputo hopes the unconventional approach will draw in unhappy gym-goers.

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Some state permitting to be streamlined for businesses

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley will announce Friday plans to allow businesses to apply for and monitor review of the litany of permits and licenses required in Maryland, and streamline some application processes that have grown increasingly byzantine. “Small businesses, ...

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Willson: Make way for benefit corporations (access required)

Maryland has taken a national lead in helping small businesses use the power of the marketplace to address social concerns, such as sustainability. Last month, the state became the first in the nation to create a new class of businesses ...

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