In This Issue:

- SBA Ups Size Standards, Allowing 8,400 Firms to Become Small Biz

- Auditors Want to Limit Reporting of 'Critical Audit Matters'

- House Approves Permanent Extension of Small Business Tax Break

- EU Officials Probing Tax Loopholes as U.S. Companies Benefit

- More Companies Planning to Offer IPOs to Everyday Investors

- States Rewriting 'Patent Troll' Legislation

- Senate to Consider Bill Encouraging Cybersecurity Communication

- Start-ups Doing More to Make Sure Board Members Are Professionals

- Excerpt from SBA Ups Size Standards, Allowing 8,400 Firms to Become Small Biz:

More than an additional 8,400 businesses will become eligible for Small Business Administration loans and government contracting programs for small companies as a result of the agency updating its size standards for inflation. This is the first update for inflation in the size standards for these industries since 2008.

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