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Why Citigroup's Pandit Wants the Bank to get Smaller

by Samia S. Morgan

Why Citigroup's Pandit wants the bank to get smaller

Citigroup Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit said he wants to focus on helping build small businesses rather than making big investments. At a speech to The Executives' Club of Chicago, he noted that small businesses have struggled to find capital as community banks have failed and large banks didn't have the resources in place to reach them. The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires (2/17)

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An Italian Feast

by Ashley Gartland

 

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SBA to Debut 2 Loan Programs

by Samia S. Morgan

SBA to debut 2 loan programs, but will they really help?

The Small Business Administration is ready to introduce two loan programs to help bring capital to underserved markets, but some question whether restrictions on who qualifies for the loans means they won't help those in the most dire circumstances. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2012 includes cuts that could put pressure on SBA loan programs. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/17), Los Angeles Times (2/18),NYTimes.com/You're the Boss blog (2/17)

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Feeling Stressed? Congratulations

by Samia S. Morgan

Feeling stressed? Congratulations!

Stress may be responsible for 70% to 90% of visits to the doctor, but Shawn Achor points out that stress isn't always bad. Focusing on the positive effects of stress -- improved memory, higher productivity, deeper relationships -- can actually help to increase one's happiness, he argues. Harvard Business Review online/The Conversation blog (2/15)

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FBI Wants Spy Tools

by Samia S. Morgan

FBI wants spy tools baked into social sites

The FBI is pushing for social-media services to provide a built-in back door, allowing investigators to monitor the communication that takes place on their sites in real time. Critics say that requiring communications tools to be vetted by security teams would slow the pace of online innovation and put the U.S. at a competitive disadvantage. "For American competitiveness it is critical that we preserve the ease and speed with which innovative new communications technologies can be developed," says privacy expert Susan Landau.Wired.com/Epicenter blog (2/17)

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How to Avoid Getting Duped

by Samia S. Morgan

How to avoid getting duped by a fake debt collector

BBB is warning consumers about an increase in harassing phone calls purporting to be from debt-collection agencies. Michele Mason urges consumers to ask questions about the debt and request written proof from the caller. ClipSyndicate/WHNT-TV (Huntsville, Ala.) (2/15)

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Don't Hold your Breath

by Samia S. Morgan

Don't hold your breath for refund anticipation loans

If your business relies on tax rebates to fuel a short-term bump in consumer spending, you may have to be patient this year. Banking regulators are cracking down on refund anticipation loans, which let taxpayers get their refund from their tax preparer, in exchange for a steep fee. That means chains such as H&R Block won't be able to offer the loans, and consumers will have to wait for the IRS to process their refunds. American City Business Journals/Kansas City, Mo. (2/16)

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Letting Go

by Ashley Gartland

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A Finance Tool for Nonfinance Types

by Samia S. Morgan

A finance tool for nonfinance types

No time -- or know-how -- for proper budgeting? A service called 60Mo.com will automate the process for you. If you give it access to your QuickBooks, credit cards and so forth, 60Mo will crunch the data and spit out forecasts, cash flows, break-even points and more. Tom Taulli calls it "a powerful solution" and "a big help to any entrepreneur who needs some planning."Forbes/Finance Corner blog (2/15)

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6 Things That Signal Luxury in Today's Economy

by Samia S. Morgan

6 things that signal luxury in today's economy

The economic downturn has shifted our sense of luxury, writes Rieva Lesonsky, who notes that luxe no longer means mink and bling. To help your products appeal to high-end customers, she recommends making sure they're high quality, adding some unique entertainment value and improving your customer service. Small Business Trends (2/16)

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