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  • 7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    Unfortunately, many retailers don't notice poorly designed areas of their stores until it's too late. Here are seven common store spaces that retailers botch up and ways to avoid making the same mistakes.

  • Marc Andreessen Talks Facebook, Romney and Yahoo Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 9:50 AM ET
    Marc Andreessen

    Investor Marc Andreessen goes on the record about Facbook's IPO, who he wants to win the presidential race and also discusses Yahoo's new CEO.

  • What Is Shake Shack's 'Special Sauce'? Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 5:31 PM ET
    The original Shake Shack location at New York's Madison Square Park.

    CEO Randy Garutti wants to achieve global burger domination ... without becoming a soulless corporation.

  • Cool Aha Moment: The Cardboard Bicycle Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 12:26 PM ET

    Engineers told this Israeli entrepreneur that his idea would be impossible to pull off. He soon proved them wrong.

  • Wine and Art: What Better Franchise? Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    Hand a canvas and some painting supplies to a not-so-budding artist, and a blank stare may follow. But give this same Picasso in the rough a corkscrew and wine glass, and you’ve got a franchise opportunity.

  • No Such Thing as the Self-Made Rich? Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 10:14 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    In a speech last week, President Obama  said that government, rather than self-determinism, creates the foundation of large wealth in America.

  • This week Aereo won a victory — a federal judge ruled in favor of the startup, refusing to block the controversial antenna-based subscription service that takes free over-the-air TV broadcasts and streams them to any Internet-enabled device.

  • Game Over For Consoles, While Mobile Wins Big Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 3:52 PM ET
    Video game on tablet

    Another month, another slew of bad numbers for the traditional videogame industry as consumers shift to mobile and social games. 

  • How To Shift Employees Into High Gear Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 3:49 PM ET
    Steering wheel

    Your workforce is the engine underneath the hood of your business. A sluggish workforce makes your business a lemon; an efficient one makes it a pearl. And everyone wants a clean ride. That means means leading, motivating, and driving employees to top performance with the right metrics system in place.

  • In Election Year, Politics is Good Business Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 2:07 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney sits in a 1961 Rambler with the cars owner, Michael Scheib, during a campaign event at K’s Hamburger on June 17, 2012 in Troy, Ohio.

    But small businesses that want to reap the benefits of campaign spending can’t get stuck in neutral.

  • 4 Tips for Building a Mighty Brand Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 11:38 AM ET
    Under Armour

    Kevin Plank, the founder of Under Armour, turned his renegade idea into a brand that's a household name. Here's how he did it.

  • Why Micro-Entrepreneurship Could Be Key to Job Creation Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    Concierge and errand-running service start ups have cropped up to provide quick gigs for people seeking supplemental income or extra spending money, including Exec, Agent Anything, Zaarly and TaskRabbit.

  • Wednesday afternoon Viacom and DirecTV started negotiating again, after a stand-off between the two companies over fees resulted in the biggest cable blackout yet.

  • How I Built My Business: Samuel Adams Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 12:44 PM ET
    When Jim Koch brewed his first Samuel Adams Boston Lager nearly 30 years ago, few were willing to take on the giants of the beer industry.Now, though Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors still dominate the overall U.S. beer market, Koch's Boston Beer Company commands 1 percent of the industry and has helped lead the renaissance in American craft beer.The Boston Beer Company produced almost 2.5 million barrels of beer last year, in more than 50 styles, and drew close to $560 million in revenues. It has

    When Jim Koch brewed his first Samuel Adams Boston Lager nearly 30 years ago, few were willing to take on the giants of the beer industry. Read ahead to learn how Koch built his company.

  • In a word, the tech rankings this year are stunning, with a major shake-up of the top ten. California falls from the top, while two other states join the elite.

  • A Door-to-Door Salesman for the Digital Age Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 3:05 PM ET
    Kabir Shahani

    What if you have an idea for a product, but are unsure whether there would be much demand? Do what Kabir Shahani, co-founder of Appature did — ask the people who could most benefit from your product whether they would buy it.

  • Silicon Valley is finally getting the treatment once reserved for rowdy housewives and excitable chefs: its own Bravo reality series. But the tech world is not quite ready for its close-up, the New York Times reports.

  • Vivendi logo

    Though Vivendi hasn’t officially put its stake in Activision Blizzard spacer on the block, sources tell me it’s starting talks with the giants who have the $8 billion plus to buy its 60 percent stake in the game-maker.

  • 5 Minutes With a Visionary: Aaron Patzer Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 6:05 PM ET
    Aaron Patzer

    In an interview with CNBC, Mint.com founder Aaron Patzer discusses his influences, sources of inspiration and more.

  • 5 Minutes With a Visionary: Premal Shah Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 6:01 PM ET

    Premal Shah is president of Kiva. He spoke with CNBC about his influences, technological advancements and more.

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