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Mar 15, 2011

Louis Chenevert, chief executive officer (CEO) of United Technologies Corp. recently explained that he believes President Obama is becoming more "business-friendly," a move that he claims will help the U.S.

Mar 2, 2011

In a recent op-ed column in the Financial Times, White House Chief of Staff William Daley defended President Obama from criticism leveled by 3M Company CEO George Buckley, who described the president as "anti-business."

Daley explained that Obama has a "deep, abiding commitment to doing what is necessary to strengthen our economy and make America more competitive."

Buckley made the comments in a recent interview with the Financial Times, claiming that companies could ultimately leave the country if they view the business climate as "hostile," acc

Feb 21, 2011

President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in Cleveland, Ohio, this week to hear from a number of local small businesses about budgets, tax laws and fair trade regulations, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

According to the news provider, more than 100 executives at small businesses have been invited to listen to the president speak and offer their own solutions to cabinet members at the forum at Cleveland State University.

Those invited include a wide range of businesses, some of which employ hundreds of workers, while others have less than 20, the news source said.

Feb 11, 2011

President Barack Obama recently detailed a $5 billion plan that would increase high-speed wireless internet access across the country during the next five years, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The news source reports that Obama believes the new plan would assist small businesses in their attempts to expand by helping them create new jobs and potentially reach new markets around the world.

In an appearance in Marquette, Michigan, Obama referred to the extended wireless network as the "next train station," because it would help connect the country just as the r

Feb 3, 2011

President Obama is set to visit Pennsylvania State University to promote his new initiative regarding investment and innovation, reports USA Today.

The trip to Penn State is intended to raise awareness of Obama's "Better Buildings Initiative," which focuses on using tax incentives and spending to get offices, schools and other properties to improve their energy efficiency with new lighting and temperature control systems.

"Improving energy efficiency in our buildings can create jobs, save money, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and make our air cleaner