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Lawsuit: Gov. contracts go to big business over small

By Amy Rolph
April 13, 2010

The American Small Business League thinks there's something fishy about how government contracts are being handed out.

The group filed a lawsuit accusing the federal government of covering up violations of a law that states 23 percent of federal contracts have to go to small businesses.

The ASBL thinks the agency destroyed data that could confirm that large companies -- including Fortune 500 companies -- are getting more than their fair share.

The Washington Post reports that SBA officials say the data was compromised, that databases weren't updated after small companies were acquired by larger ones. Read more here.

Know a small business we should write about? Contact Herald writer Amy Rolph at arolph@heraldnet.com.

Source: http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20100412/BLOG31/100419981/1005/BIZ



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