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According to the New York Times, the Indian government has been cracking down on Internet service providers to block various websites and social media in an effort to maintain peace. The decision to crack down has been criticized as arbitrary and puzzling. Some of the critics come in the form of bloggers who have been very vocal about the Indian governments decision. From a small business perspective, some simply cant afford to wait for pity PR opportunities such as this. In the recent blog post, Taking Notes from Successful Small Business Blogs, The Business Finance Store provides various ways to make blogs more appealing through visuals and content.

There are plenty ways to make a blog more attractive, and not all strategies apply to all blogs. To read more about how businesses can make the most of their blogs, visit The Business Finance Store Blog.

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The staff at The Business Finance Store understands that starting and growing a business is an exciting time. They keep it exciting by taking care of some of the most difficult aspects, by providing legal advice, helping with vital responsibilities like accounting amp; bookkeeping, and by obtaining business finance. They can quickly and easily guide entrepreneurs through many different complicated processes and put them on the path to success.

For 10 years The Business Finance Store has been helping startups and other small businesses legally structure their companies, find the right franchises, get the funding they need, and achieve the American Dream of owning their own successful business. Since expanding nationwide in 2007, they have helped thousands of companies and have funded over $60 Million in business credit lines, not including SBA loans. The Business Finance Store sees limitless potential in the current climate, and looks forward to many strong years of growth to come. Take some time to review their services, and give them a call.

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German Finance Minister rejects more time for Greek reforms again

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germanys finance minister reaffirmed on Saturday his opposition to giving Greece more time to carry out promised reforms, a day after Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras pleaded in Berlin for more air to implement the painful measures.

More time generally means more money and that very soon means a new (bailout) program, Wolfgang Schaeuble told the Tagesspiegel on Sunday newspaper, according to advance excerpts of an interview.

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Kansas school finance trial nears final stretch

TOPEKA, Kan. Attorneys for a group of students, parents and school districts head back to court for one final attempt to convince a three-judge panel that Kansas system for funding public schools is constitutionally flawed.

Closing arguments are set for Wednesday, but it could be months before a verdict is known. The decision will almost certainly be appealed to the Kansas Supreme Court.

The lawsuit was filed in 2010 by attorneys John Robb and Alan Rupe, who are representing students and school districts, including Dodge City, Hutchinson, Kansas City and Wichita. They argue that achievement gaps remain, dropout levels are high and students in general are completing school with less opportunity and less education than the generation before.

Robb and Rupe argue in documents filed ahead of Wednesdays hearing that legislators knew in recent years that they lacked the revenue to fund schools as promised and approved by the Kansas Supreme Court in 2006. Still, the attorneys argue, legislators approved cuts to income tax rates that are projected to reduce state revenues by more than $4.5 billion over the next six years.

The Kansas Legislature is responsible for the current school funding crisis, the attorneys wrote.

In 2006, a Kansas Supreme Court ruling on a similar 1999 lawsuit forced legislators to increase school spending by nearly $1 billion. However, lawmakers began cutting back when state revenues declined, and, eventually, school districts and parents filed the new lawsuit to compel the state to restore that funding.

Arthur Chalmers, a Wichita attorney hired to represent the states interest, wrote in a brief that no court has ever held that legislators acted unconstitutionally when the state equitably provides education funds in fluctuating levels during hard economic times.

There is no evidence that the states funding of education is in unconstitutional crisis, Chalmers said, adding that spending had increased to record levels from 2006 to 2011, despite claims to the contrary.

The state is asking the judges to reject all claims filed by the plaintiffs, including a request that it retroactively restore the capital outlay funding that legislators suspended. During the three-week trial in June, several state witnesses testified that despite any changes in financing, Kansas students performed well on standardized testing, both generally and compared to national counterparts.

No one credibly linked these cost-cutting measures to either the loss of school accreditation or to a measurable decrease in student performance, Chalmers said.

Each side has been allotted 90 minutes Wednesday to make their final arguments, which will be heard by Judges Franklin Theis, Robert Fleming and Jack Burr. There is no timetable for how soon the judges must issue their ruling, and they have given no indication how they will rule.

Theis ruled in 2011 in a similar case filed by community colleges against the Kansas Board of Regents that the colleges were entitled to equal funding treatment by the regents, including six universities. At issue was whether all the community colleges were being funded at equal levels or if some were being forced to make up differences in state support through higher local property taxes.

The court didnt award the colleges any money they felt they were owed by the regents from previous years, noting that those budget laws had come and gone.

The case is Gannon v. State of Kansas, No. 10C-1569.


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Exiting Colombia finance minister in final bid to stem peso gain

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    meeting on Friday
    * Central bank expected to cut interest rate again
    * Peso is one of worlds strongest gaining currencies
    By Helen Murphy
    BOGOTA, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Colombias outgoing…

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