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  • 5 ways to prep your business for sale in 2014 Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    The market for selling a business hasn't been this good in years. It's the perfect time for Baby Boomers to develop a smart exit plan.

  • Wal-Mart’s quest for the perfect doughnut box Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Doughnuts consume a lot of packaging. So how do you solve a problem like a wasteful pastry box? Wal-mart thinks it has found the answer: basic geometry.

  • Why more companies are hiring part-time workers Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:48 AM ET

    U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem: Three out of four of the nearly 1 million hires this year are part-time and many of the jobs are low-paid.

  • Silicon Valley start-ups take perks to new level Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 1:50 PM ET
    OpenDNS employees take Yoga lessons on their company rooftop.

    Silicon Valley start-ups are offering novel perks—massages, body analytics, subsidized rents, trips to Tahoe and even helicopter rides—in hopes they will land top talent.

  • Retailers forced to discount to lure shoppers Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    A group of large US retailers reported higher sales for July, but had to resort to bargains to lure shoppers who are still careful in their spending while the job market recovers.

  • For Millions, Getting Sick Doesn't Pay Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    Some 40 million Americans don't get paid for sick days. Efforts to mandate paid sick leave, but obstacles remain.

  • Going Green a Moneymaker for These 3 Businesses Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    U.S. businesses are missing out on $190 billion a year in cost savings from efficiency measures. Is your business among them?

  • Getting a High Sales Price for Your Company Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    Selling your company on past financials is a mistake. Buyers willing to pay top dollar want a vision of the future.

  • Paid Time Off: You Should Use It or Lose It Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Many companies now offer paid time off instead of a set number of vacation and sick days. It's easier for employers and workers, but can make it hard to hold on to unused time off.

  • Kegger! Largest US Brewery Goes Landfill Free Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    Call it plenty of beer with no waste. MillerCoors said its Golden, Colo., brewery, the largest U.S. brewery, is landfill free.

  • Benefit or Burden? Paid Sick Leave Law OK'd in NYC Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 9:40 AM ET
    A man holds a sign at a rally in front of City Hall to show support for a paid sick leave bill in New York City.

    NYC is becoming the largest U.S. city to make businesses provide paid sick time. But the requirement will burden small businesses, critics say.

  • 5 Business Best Practices Better Than Your 'Gut' Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 8:37 AM ET

    For many entrepreneurs, expansion into new markets is a gut decision. No mistake could be greater. Here are five lessons learned by business owners on the right way to grow.

  • Obamacare Challenge: Youngsters Shun Insurance Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Young adults make up a disproportionate share of the nation's 50 million uninsured. Getting them to sign up for insurance coverage will be a major focus of the government this fall during the roll-out of Obamacare.

  • Pony Up, Starbucks Barista ... Court Rules on Tips Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 10:36 AM ET
    Workers fill orders inside a Starbucks in New York, U.S.

    New York's highest court said Starbucks' baristas must share their tips with shift supervisors, but assistant managers are left out in the cold.

  • Cashing Out? Prepare for Your Company's Funeral Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    Google's office in Kirkland, Wash.

    The takeover of a popular start-up raises concerns about whether its defining culture can survive a merger with a larger company.

  • Best, Worst US Cities for Small Business Workers Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | 12:34 PM ET

    Looking for a job? See which cities offer the most promise, according to a new ranking by CardHub. Plus, where new hires earn the most.

  • Americans Hate Their Jobs, Even With Office Perks Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 7:29 AM ET

    Seven in 10 full-time employees aren't happy at work—leading to nearly $550 billion in lost productivity each year, but perks aren't the answer, according to a Gallup study.

  • Working From Home? Your Boss May Be Spying on You Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    Even if you are thousands of miles away from the office and wearing pajamas, your boss could still be watching you just as closely as if you were sitting in the next cubicle over.

  • Will Obamacare Hurt Jobs? It's Already Happening Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 12:21 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    Small business owners are already curtailing hiring because of concerns over the cost of Obamacare, a recent survey found.

  • Don't Force Businesses to Pay Interns: Op-Ed Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 10:23 AM ET

    Forcing businesses to pay the minimum wage for interns ignores both the costs incurred and the value received by the intern, says Carol Roth.

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