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Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008 After April Surge

The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in April, taking the unemployment rate to 6.3 percent, the lowest it has been since September 2008. Americans gained the most jobs and at the fastest pace in the last two years, with April being the best month of job creation since January 2012 and the second best since mid-2009, after the economy emerged …

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Economic Recovery Continues as First Quarter Small Business Transactions Remain Strong

BizBuySell.com’s First Quarter 2014 Insight Report shows continued strong business-for-sale activity, well above historical levels, following 2013’s record-breaking year. BizBuySell.com the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that small business transactions remained at high levels in the first quarter of 2014, continuing the growth trend that began in Q1 of 2013. Participating business brokers reported 1,726 closed transactions in Q1 …

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Uncertainty on Tax Breaks Affecting Small Businesses

Small businesses are in limbo as they wait for Congress to make decisions that could save them a lot of money. Bills in Congress would extend tax deductions widely used by small businesses making equipment or property purchases. One, known as the Section 179 deduction, has shrunk to a maximum $25,000 this year from $500,000 in 2013. Another, called bonus …