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Small-business optimism soars after Trump election

Optimism on Main Street continues to soar in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. The National Federation of Independent Business’ read on small-business sentiment for December hit its highest level since 2004, thanks to a sunnier outlook for business conditions. The NFIB’s index increased by 7.4 points in December to 105.8, up from

Reasons Things Are Looking Up

Dan Celia, Americans certainly have many reasons to be optimistic about 2017, starting with the markets and the economy. After all, according to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, post-election investor optimism hit a nine-year high during the month of November. This cannot be solely credited to the election, but it is the third-straight

No Phony Truces in the Battle to Block Most Liberal Court in a Generation

Ken Blackwell,  While much of our attention is on the presidential race, the looming battle over a Supreme Court nomination merits no less attention. The battle lines are clear in this nomination and the future of the Court and our Constitutional principles are at stake. Unfortunately, writing in today’s Wall Street Journal, former US Solicitor

Obamacare tax another $100 billion hit to businesses, consumers

MD Kittle This article originated from As President Obama did his victory dance Tuesday amid better-than-expected (reported) enrollment in his namesake Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance tax looms in the shadows. Its $100 billion impact over the next 10 years, business advocates say, could ultimately hurt people Obamacare claims to help. In