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Small Business Administration head leaving at end of August; still no successor nominated

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Small Business Administration head Karen Mills is leaving the agency at the end of August although her successor has not yet been nominated. Mills, who had announced in February that she planned to resign, told staffers of her plans on Wednesday, said Emily Cain, a spokeswoman for the SBA.

Small Business Administration starts new program with banks to increase lending to veterans

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Small Business Administration says it has lined up pledges from more than 120 banks to increase lending to veterans.

Obama small business advisor leaves

US President Barack Obama on Monday said Karen Mills, his cabinet-level chief of the Small Business Administration, was leaving his government, and praised her role in helping revive the US economy. "I knew she had the skills and experience to help America's small businesses recover from the worst economic crisis in generations -- and that's exactly what she's done," Obama said in a statement. "Over the last four years, Karen has made it easier for small businesses to interact with the federal government by reducing paperwork and cutting through red tape.
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