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Daily Signal - Does Hillary Clinton Hate Business? 

The Daily Signal

October 29, 2014

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Does Hillary Clinton Hate Business?

Daily Policy Focus: Clinton says she didn't really mean this comment: "Don't let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs." But actions speak louder than words. What has she ever done to help businesses grow?

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How a 'Crazy' Runoff Vote in This State Could Decide Control of the Senate

The U.S. Senate race here was supposed to be a gimme for Republicans. After all, it's a reliably red state in the Deep South.

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6 Reasons Why the Fed Is Not So Great

One reason: The average time of recovery from recessions is actually longer since the creation of the Federal Reserve.

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CEI Today: Clean Air Act reform, EPA buries good news, and the need to defend business 

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2014
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Inside EPA: CEI Pushes Air Law Reform To Bolster State-EPA 'Cooperative Federalism'


Conservative think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is suggesting Congress pursue Clean Air Act amendments to correct what it sees as an imbalance in the air law's "cooperative federalism" balance between EPA's regulatory powers and those given to states, saying lawmakers need to strengthen states' air law authority.  > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman


EPA BURIES GOOD NEWS - MARLO LEWIS Good News on Air Quality Not Featured on EPA’s Web Site


This week EPA updated its annual Air Quality Trends, and the news is fanastic. “National average air quality continues to improve as emissions decline through 2013,” EPA reports.

But that’s not what EPA features as “News” on its Web site.
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> Interview Marlo Lewis



Defending the Virtue of the Business World at Home and Abroad

A new CNBC/Burson-Marsteller poll on attitudes toward business in both developed and emerging economies reveals some troubling findings. While business leaders in the U.S. and other developed nations view themselves and their firms favorably, the public’s view is less positive.  More striking is the gap in public opinion with more positive views in developing nations—even supposedly socialist ones—than in the West. > Read more

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CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

The Federal Register topped the 60,000-page mark on Friday, and is on pace for the 6th-highest page count in its 79-year history. Along the way, new regulations cover everything from 5K races to how magnets work.


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NHDP - NEW WEB AD: Two Days Before Entering U.S. Senate Race, Brown Endorsed Offshoring American Jobs As Business Strategy 

While New Hampshire Has Suffered From The Highest Percentage Of Jobs Lost To China, Brown Profited From Role With Company That Sent Jobs Overseas
Manchester, NH – Just 48 hours before he entered the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire, Scott Brown endorsed relying on low cost manufacturing bases in China and Mexico as a business strategy, that is the message in a new web ad released by the New Hampshire Democratic Party today.  Brown collected more than a quarter of a million dollars from a company—Kadant, Inc.—that outsourced American jobs to China and Mexico. Independent studies report that New Hampshire has suffered the highest percentage of jobs lost to China. 

Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 12th, 2014 show Brown signed documents that endorsed "using low cost manufacturing bases such as China and Mexico" to increase the company's bottom line.   Brown began his run for the U.S. Senate just two days later on March 14th.  

“Scott Brown raked in more than a quarter of a million dollars from Kadant, even though he knew the company had outsourced jobs and relied on low cost manufacturing bases in China and Mexico—it’s despicable,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “In the Senate, Scott Brown voted to protect tax breaks that reward companies that move American jobs to places like China and Mexico.  Now he is cashing in on the board of a company that did just that.  Scott Brown is running for Scott Brown and his own bottom line—not New Hampshire.”

During yesterday’s Republican primary debate on WGIR's "New Hampshire Today," Scott Brown called Kadant a “very proud and good company” and insisted he would not resign from the Board, despite calls for him to do so from labor leaders representing tens of thousands of New Hampshire workers and their families.

“Brown is refusing to answer questions about his role with the company, and has insisted he will continue to sit on its Board. Not only does he know about Kadant’s history of outsourcing, but he’d like to continue to profit from his role there --even while he runs for Senate in New Hampshire. It’s unconscionable," added McClain.

This isn't the first time Scott Brown has been caught cashing in on his senate candidacy and selling reputation with a company at odds with New Hampshire values.  Earlier this summer, the Boston Globe reported that Brown was receiving $1.3 million in stock for joining the board of a shady penny stock, Global Digital Solutions, Inc. (GDSI), When questions arose about his ties to the beauty supply company turned arms manufacturer with no products and no manufacturing facilities and run by executives who were sued for securities fraud, Brown was forced to resign in disgrace.  

SNHU - And the winner is... 


And the Winner Is... 


The Center for Women’s Business Advancement at Southern New Hampshire University and our sponsors are pleased to announce the 2014 Tory C. Marandos Entrepreneurial Challenge winners!

Danyelle McCormick and Cristy Martel of Four Paws Inn took home this year’s first place package - $5,000 from the Marandos Family, accounting consulting services from Brayman, Houle, Keating & Albright, legal services from Devine Millimet, and a membership to Epiphanies’ AHA! Tribe. Four Paws Inn is a dog daycare and boarding facility located in Meredith, NH.




The $2,000 second prize from the Thibodeau was awarded to Jen Lutzen from High Street Farmhouse, an American style restaurant located in a turn of the century farmhouse in Goffstown,NH.


The other three finalists received $500 as honorable mentions:

Ann Connor and CS Wurzberger from Wildly Profitable Businesses, which provides business professionals with comprehensive and affordable business advancement tools so they can grow their businesses.



Ken and Shelley Fajans from Road Ink, an on-demand personalized printing company that fills the gap between premade bumper stickers and expensive custom automobile decals.

Cheryl Hajjar and Amy Perreault from Indigo Pixies, multi-cultural fairies that help children build the confidence they need to


NH House Republican Leader Reacts to NH Ranking 30 th in CNBC’s Top States for Business 

Concord- House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) released the following statement in reaction to CNBC’s recently published ranking of the top states to do business. CNBC ranked New Hampshire 30th in the nation to do business, slipping from 27th in 2013.

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“New Hampshire’s strength has always been attracting and retaining business. This should serve as a red flag that the next legislature must work diligently to improve New Hampshire’s business climate in order to ensure the high ranking we enjoyed in previous years. Republicans have fought back as the current majority sought to suspend several business initiatives that were passed by the previous legislature, however the majority continued to over spend and over regulate businesses in New Hampshire causing us to slip from 19th to 27th in 2013 and 27th to 30th in 2014. This is unacceptable.”

“There should be a serious focus on making this state more business friendly. We should be meeting with businesses to see what they need to thrive in New Hampshire, and not pass laws based on what we think they need. We need to compete regionally and nationally in order for businesses to locate, grow and create jobs here in New Hampshire. Our long term economic viability depends on it.”