Chess Small Business News: Washington vs. Small Business

The battle lines are drawn. While Washington says it understands the importance of small businesses and their role in creating jobs and aiding an economic recovery, critics say political leaders have created an atmosphere toxic to entrepreneurs and the businesses t


Chess BP starts to reinstall cap on Gulf of Mexico oil leak

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Wednesday it was starting to reinstall an oil-siphoning cap on its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico after an earlier disruption unleashed a torrent of crude. Source


Chess Claimants weigh risks of BP fund

The compensation pot set up by BP over the Gulf of Mexico oil pollution could prove less attractive to claimants than the fund for victims of the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks, legal experts said


Chess BP claimants offered route to fast payout

Kenneth Feinberg, newly appointed administrator of the $20bn BP fund, is faced with the challenge of getting claimants sign away their rights to sue the British oil giant


Chess Germany to Face England in World Cup Group of 16 Clash

Germany and Ghana are the two Group D teams advancing to the second phase of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Even though the Germans beat Ghana 1:0 in their last group match, the African team managed to qualify to the Group of 16 nonetheless since Serbia lost


Chess Obama’s Dismissal of Gen. McChrystal ‘Not Personal’

US President Barack Obama has said he did not dismiss ISAF Commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal because he felt insulted by the latter's comments in the Rolling Stone magazine article. Obama has pointed out that McChrystal was let go because his behavior did not meet


Chess More oil flows into Gulf of Mexico after accident

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil gushed largely unchecked from BP's ruptured Gulf of Mexico well on Wednesday after a collision involving an undersea robot halted efforts to contain the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Source


Chess Obama Dismisses Gen. McChrystal as ISAF Commander

US President Barack Obama has dismissed Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, U.S.... Source


Chess Fiscal Discipline Wins Bulgaria Praise by World Bank President

The World Bank is impressed with the fiscal discipline of the Bulgarian government, writes World Bank President Robert Zoellick in a letter to Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. "We have been impressed with Bulgaria's commitment to fiscal discipline and prudent managem


Chess U.S. unveils more flexible oil drilling moratorium

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will reissue a deepwater offshore drilling ban that was blocked by a federal judge, but will make it more flexible in its implementation, Salazar told lawmakers on Wednesday. Source


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