Patricia Orsini

Writer for CNBC.com


  • Brewer Crafts a New Generation of Start Ups Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 2:38 PM ET
    Boston Beer founder and Chairman Jim Koch

    The Brewing the American Dream program, the brainchild of Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch, began four years ago as a way to help New England area start ups access financing. It's rolling out nationally this week, with an additional $1 million in lending capital from microfinance lender and partner Accion.

  • Things may be looking up for the Class of 2012. A Harris Interactive poll for CareerBuilder shows that employers plan to hire recent college graduates this year.

  • No one expects Rep. Eric Cantor’s proposed 20 percent tax cut for small business owners to get any farther than the House. But that's not the point. This is purely a "he-said, she-said" moment where both parties take every opportunity to point out how the other side doesn't support small business.