A weekly roundup of small-business developments.
What’s affecting me, my clients and other small-business owners this week.
The Big Story: A Big Week for Women
Yahoo hires a 37-year-old pregnant woman to be its next chief executive. Kit Eaton thinks it’s a great thing for Google. More Gen-X women are taking charge. American Express OPEN begins a campaign celebrating female entrepreneurs. These are the best states for female entrepreneurs. Since the recession ended in June 2009, men have gained 80 percent of the 2.6 million net jobs created, including 61 percent in the last year. But women are clearly smarter than men, and approximately 80 percent of a child’s intelligence is acquired from the mother. Hillary Rodham Clinton breaks a travel record.
The Economy: Remembering the Downgrade
One year later, the downgrade of United States debt looks as if it wasn’t so bad. Mike Shedlock reports that only 23 percent of American companies plan to hire in the next six months. Peter Schiff thinks the economy is heading for a collapse that will “make 2008 look like a walk in the park.” A leading economic index declines. Doug Short says the big four economic indicators are not pointing toward a recession. Gary Schilling says these numbers indicate
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