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May 4, 2012

Tune in This Saturday to Hear Experts Discuss Economic and Employment Trends

[caption id="attachment_393" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Small Business Authority"][/caption] Our next live radio show, The Small Business Authority Hour, will be broadcast this Saturday, May 5, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. The program will focus on job outlook, economic trends related to hiring, and employment trends with recent graduates. The show will broadcast from “The Small Business Authority Studio” at 77WABC Radio in New York. National listeners can tune in at and click the 'Listen Live' link located at the top right of the website. The Small Business Authority’s goal is to educate listeners on how to grow their sales, reduce their expenses, and minimize risks. The show is hosted by Barry Sloane, President and CEO of Newtek Business Services, Inc. and co-hosted by Laura Smith from 77WABC. This week's show will feature guest Maury Harris, Managing Director and Chief Economist for the Americas for the UBS investment bank. Dr. Harris has been named numerous times to the Institutional Investor (II) All-America Research Team over the past two decades. In the January 2012 edition of Bloomberg Markets magazine, Dr. Harris and his team were cited as having the most accurate week ahead forecasts of U.S. economic data among 78 US forecasters over the two years through September of 2011. Dr. Harris is also a past President of the Forecaster’s Club of New York. Prior to the UBS AG acquisition of PaineWebber Incorporated, he was the Chief Economist for PaineWebber. Before that, Dr. Harris worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and The Bank for International Settlements. Dr. Harris holds a PhD in economics from Columbia University and a BA in economics from the University of Texas, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. President and CEO, Barry Sloane said, “We are thrilled to have a world class economist, Maury Harris, join us for the Small Business Authority Hour. As the Managing Director and Chief Economist for UBS, Maury has historically focused on the small business economy and independent business owners’ behaviors, trends, and activity as one of several determinants for his own opinions, thoughts, and forecasts. Our discussion will focus on the small business economy with particular emphasis on employment, wage trends, and future prospects for growth in this segment in the United States.” The show, dedicated to independent business owners across the United States, is broadcast from the Small Business Authority Studios atop Madison Square Garden the first Saturday of every month at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Live questions will be answered starting at 4:15 p.m. EDT until the show ends at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Questions and comments for the show can be sent to or via twitter at The_SBA. Previous shows are streamed at The Small Business Authority Hour Archives.