Last fall when the government passed what was then a $700 billion economic bailout package, largely intended to prop up failing institutions such as AIG and Citibank, one could hear the collective groan of small business owners across the country. President Obama seems to have been listening...
—Stacy Perman, The New Entrepreneur
Greyston Bakery, which provides job opportunities for the "unemployable," gives 100% of its profits to the Greyston Foundation, which supports numerous community development projects in Yonkers, N.Y.
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