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December 23rd, 2021 by

NEWS For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On November 30th, the United Kingdom’s Competition and Market Authority (CMA) announced it had directed Facebook parent company Meta to sell Giphy in the UK, a platform for sharing animated images, asserting that the acquisition could reduce competition among social media platforms.  Meta agreed to acquire New York-based […]

December 20th, 2021 by

For Immediate Release December 20, 2021 Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) released the results of a poll examining the top policy concerns among the small business community and highlighting the need for Congress to focus on policies that aid […]

December 15th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The U.S. Census Bureau reported on December 15 that retail sales in November increased. But what does that mean with inflation raging? Good question. The Census Bureau estimated that retail and food services sales in November grew by 0.3 percent. That came after a revised 1.8 percent jump in October. […]

December 10th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics brought more bad news on inflation. CPI inflation raged at 0.8 percent in November, and that came after a 0.9 percent jump in October. For the past 12 months, inflation registered 6.8 percent. (See the following […]

December 9th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The U.S. Census Bureau served up its latest “Business Formation Statistics” report on December 8, and it showed that business applications for tax IDs continued to run at lofty levels in November 2021. Business applications in November came in at 432,034 (seasonally adjusted). While that was down ever so slightly […]

December 3rd, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – At first glance, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on employment in November is nothing to write home about. After all, the establishment survey pointed to a gain in nonfarm payrolls of only 210,000. Under normal conditions, that would be solid, but as we all know, these aren’t […]

December 1st, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The latest Federal Reserve “Beige Book” report confirms, once again, the very real impact that supply-chain issues and labor shortages are having on the economy. The Fed noted that information collected on or before on November 19 pointed to economic growth running at a modest to moderate pace. That’s not […]

November 30th, 2021 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement today, announcing the organization’s support for legislation introduced by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee, that would “prohibit the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) from […]

November 30th, 2021 by
November 29th, 2021 by

During the previous Administration, SBE Council voiced full support for modernizing the 40-year-old regulations that governed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). As noted by SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan in a media release about the final changes announced in July 2020, “The final rule will serve to streamline environmental reviews under NEPA […]

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