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SOURCE: FTC.gov

Spotlight: Cell phone “cramming”

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
WTF CA MediCal fraud 8.27.14

Audit uncovers $93.7 million fraud in Medi-Cal drug treatment program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

California was defrauded out of $93.7 million by substance abuse clinics between 2008 and 2013 due to lax vetting and oversight of the Drug Medi-Cal Treatment Program, according…

Ukraine alarmed over unauthorized entry of Russian convoy

Monday, August 25, 2014

Ukrainian officials last week denounced the unauthorized entry of Russian trucks purporting to carry humanitarian supplies before a proper inspection by Ukrainian border authorities and the International Committee…

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet. SOURCE: Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

SBA Administrator supports sole source contracting for women-owned businesses 

Friday, August 22, 2014

The federal government can reach its modest goal of awarding 5% of federal contracts to women-owned businesses if Congress approves sole source or “no bid” contracting authority for…

Barbara Corcoran. SOURCE: Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Corcoran: More female angel investors needed to support women entrepreneurs

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Barbara Corcoran built her real estate empire with a $1,000 loan from a stranger. She was 23 and waiting tables when a customer offered her the money to…

Transcript: President Barack Obama’s remarks on the execution of journalist Jim Foley

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Transcript of President Barack Obama’s remarks on the execution of journalist Jim Foley by ISIS. The press briefing was held on Aug. 20, 2014:

SOURCE: Twitter.com/zellieimani

Spotlight: Ferguson shooting protests

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Veronica Davis, co-owner of Nspiregreen LLC. SOURCE: Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

26 years after passage of Women’s Business Ownership Act, women entrepreneurs still face tremendous obstacles

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In 1988, Congress passed the landmark Women’s Business Ownership Act to encourage more women to start and build their own businesses. Most notably, H.R. 5050 removed a significant…

SOURCE: Kauffman Foundation

8 key facts about women entrepreneurship in the United States

Monday, August 18, 2014

#1: There are 7.8 million women-owned businesses – accounting for 28.7% of small businesses – in the United States. These businesses employ an additional 7.6 million individuals and…

Barbara Corcoran

Spotlight: Obstacles confronting women entrepreneurs

Monday, August 18, 2014

Articles: Corcoran: More female angel investors needed to support women entrepreneurs 26 years after passage of Women’s Business Ownership Act, women entrepreneurs still face tremendous obstacles to obtain…