GOP Pushes Business Tax Cut through Divided House

Republicans rammed an election-year, $46 billion tax cut for most of America’s employers through the House on Thursday, ignoring a White House veto threat in a debate both parties used to show voters how they would bolster the economy.

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Dems Get No Love From Small Business

Kent Bernhard, Jr. at Portfolio.com reports that grumpy is the word that sums up the mood of small-business owners going into the midterm elections. And that’s not a good sign for the ruling Democrats. A survey released this morning, and one released yesterday, show a sour mood abroad about the economy and the government’s efforts to improve it.

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Brewing Up Campaign Cash

Livia Gershon writes in the Worcester Business Journal that in 2004, the state passed a law that kept restaurant staff with managerial responsibilities from being part of any tip pool.

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Campaigns Going Strong as Kennedy Seat Race Heads into Final Days

This is something Martha Coakley hasn’t done regularly in an abbreviated special election for US Senate that has caused the candidates to focus more on ground operations and phone calls than the retail politics that typically mark competitive statewide races. “Good morning! I’m asking for your vote,” the Democratic attorney general said to one person today at the Kit Clark Senior Center in Dorchester, as Coakley aides passed out munchkins from Dunkin’ Donuts.

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