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With people feeling healthier and living longer, coupled with a down economy that has reduced retirement savings, many Americans of traditional retirement age are choosing to continue working or even go back to work — for themselves.
Tech startup founders in their 20s and 30s make all the headlines, but when it comes to entrepreneurship, increasingly it’s baby boomers who are more likely to be in business for themselves.
New online funding platforms are connecting entrepreneurs with potential financial backers. But for most upstarts that use crowdfunding websites to raise capital, the results can be more mixed.
With Facebook’s stock off by more than half since its May IPO, CEO Mark Zuckerberg is under pressure to show that he’s getting the business back on track for accelerating growth.
Yahoo shares rose after hours on better-than-expected results—earnings of 35 cents per share on revenue of $1.09 billion. But far more interesting than those numbers were Marissa Mayer’s comments in her first earnings call since taking the helm of the company three months ago. She came out of the gate strong, saying “this job is tailor made for me. The core components of Yahoo’s business—search, mail, ads, mobile, news and the homepage—are also the core I built my career upon.” Mayer said her goal is to “help redefine one of the Internet’s most beloved companies,” and went into some detail about how she plans to do that.
In Europe, China and America, the major determinants of economic and market performance in the year ahead are political, not economic.
A new apprenticeship program called [E]nstitute pairs 11 students — who live together in a loft near Wall Street — with New York’s top technology entrepreneurs for two years, then launches them into the startup world.
In theory, banks are supposed to be overflowing with tellers, ATMs and loan officers. In reality, they are increasingly focused on servicing legal claims.
The startup Bromium is taking a completely new approach to security software, using virtualization technology. But will it shake up the $60 billion market?
The video game industry is under attack, with both established and new players chasing a variety of disparate technologies and strategies that might yield a winning combination.
Every now and then, a product or business comes along that manages to shift the paradigm, completely reshaping the way consumers interact with goods and services. Such disruption, though, often comes at the expense of established businesses – and even entire industries.
While there’s been an explosion of apps and websites bringing retail online, the latest wave of innovation is focused on bringing mobile technology into brick-and-mortar retailers.
Staving off a disruptive competitor is difficult. Just because a company’s disruptive nature gives it an advantage doesn’t mean its reign will last forever.
From elves to vampires and reindeer wranglers, here's a look at some of the season's odder jobs. Wait, you want me to do what?!
Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, joins CNBC's Sue Herera to discuss the first "American Made Awards" at Grand Central in New York City that aims to recognize and encourage the next generation of American-made entrepreneurs and business leaders. Bob Pittman, CC Media Holdings CEO, offers insight.
Model Launcher is a new website that features amateur photos of aspiring models. The public then votes on their favorites.
A career in finance was long regarded as a golden ticket to the future, bringing enviable wealth and status. But news of exhausted traders, immoral bankers and huge job cuts at investment firms has graduates wondering if a career in banking is really something to aspire to.
NewsCorp.'s annual shareholder meeting delivered another win for the Murdoch family, despite growing investor opposition to the family's control over the company.
The teeth are pretty sharp on Wall Street but Father Sebastiaan van Houten, professional fang maker, makes them even sharper. Hsssssss!
LinkedIn has unvieled a new look for profile pages, which the company hopes will make it easier for people to connect on the site, and therefore spend more time and return more frequently.
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