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Oct 12, 2010

President Obama has chosen a Columbus, Ohio, businesswoman and civic leader to head the National Women's Business Council.

Donna A. James, the president and CEO of business consulting firm Lardon & Associates, has been chosen to lead the council. James was previously employed in a variety of positions with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

In addition, James also serves on the boards of several public companies, including Limited Brands, Coca-Cola Enterprises, CNO Financial Inc.

Oct 7, 2010

President Barack Obama recently signed a $30 billion small business lending bill into law, claiming a Democratic victory on economic policy, Reuters reports.

According to the news source, the law will set up a lending fund for small businesses and will include an extra $12 million in tax breaks for the companies.

Oct 7, 2010

Speaking at a town-hall style meeting in Washington, D.C., that aired on CNBC recently, President Obama defended his economic policies while denying the latest accusations that he has vilified business or treated Wall Street like a "pinata."

Obama said that the measures he has put into place have stabilized the economy and prevented a financial collapse, and that the full economic recovery will be "slow and steady" rather than a "quick fix," which many people are looking for.

Indicating that the tax cuts for Americans making more than $250,000 a

Sep 15, 2010

The Associated Press reports that President Obama has chosen one of his longtime economic advisers, Austan Goolsbee, as the chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers.

Goolsbee, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, will be one of three economists on the council, and has already been confirmed to the council by the Senate, the news provider said. The 41-year-old Goolsbee is a graduate of Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was Obama's senior economic policy adviser during the 2008 presidential campaign, according to the news source.

Aug 25, 2010

The trial date for the Associated Press's case against Shepard Fairey, the artist of the now-famous "Hope" poster of then-Senator Barack Obama, has been set for March 2011, the Los Angeles Times reports.

In the case, the Associated Press accuses the Los Angeles-based street artist of copyright infringement for using one of the news organization's photographs as inspiration for making the poster, the news source said. The trial, set by U.S. District Judge Alvin K.