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The growing nest of small businesses in Cuba is a sign of something much bigger: a society less dependent on the state.
In the last year, investors and the general public have seen their share of drama, including a flurry of big acquisitions, personnel cuts, a telecommuting controversy and a fashion faux pas on the red carpet.
Cubans involved in certain trades are now permitted to form a business, run it without the intervention of the state, and most importantly, to keep the profits for themselves.
Three days before Chinese GDP data, the Minister of Finance suggests he is comfortable with growth of 6.5 percent, when the "official" target is 7.5 percent. Coincidence?
Haggling doesn’t always work, but if you have the courage to try it, you might save some money or get something extra for your efforts.
Wal-Mart is butting heads with D.C. over a vote that would require large box retailers to pay employees at least $12.50 an hour.
Life has gotten a bit better for stock pickers. Here's why that's good news for hedge fund managers.
The record of activist investor's running pension funds is not exactly good news for ordinary investors.
Flight attendants aboard Asiana Flight 214 that still haven't been interviewed could help explain why the pilots initially told them not to evacuate the plane.
Two more BlackBerry executives are leaving the struggling smartphone maker, according to a report.
Fed officials expressed concern about how well the central bank was conveying its intentions to a jittery investing public.
Call them “sneakerheads” or “sneakaholics.” There's a growing number of designer athletic shoe junkies—who comb the Internet, camp out in the wee hours and pay hundreds of dollars for the most highly anticipated sneaker releases.
The average cost of one item related to home price, a half-gallon of milk, doctor visit, even a pound of ground beef give an idea of prices in the most expensive areas in 10 states.
If we are going to have Top States, we have to have Bottom States. Find out which states bottomed out for business.
The prostitution scandal that drove him from office will not weigh heavily on voters, Eliot Spitzer tells CNBC. He says voters will come to embrace his knowledge and experience.
Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 2013.
South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?
The price of an Apple-1 computer sold at auction marks a huge increase from its 1976 sale price and shows how rare, highly prized vintage electronics are becoming a class of collectibles.
Despite what you might have heard, American CEOs aren't really paid that much more than their foreign counterparts. And when they are, it's for very good reasons.
Implementation of President Barack Obama's health-care law needs to be put on "permanent hold," GOP Sen. Bob Corker tells CNBC.