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SBA Loan Approvals Resume After Congress Lifts Lending Limit

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses are again able to get loans backed by the federal government. President Barack Obama signed into law a bill Tuesday raising the lending authority for the Small Business Administration’s biggest loan program, known as the 7(a) program. Loan approvals Read More

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Government falls short of small-business goal

[USA TODAY] The federal government narrowly missed its goal for small-business contracting work in 2012, making it the seventh consecutive year it has missed the goal. Each year, the federal government aims to send 23% of its contracting dollars to small businesses. In 2012, small Read More