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  • Hot dog! Food truck dog is world's most expensive Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    Seattle's Tokyo Dog food truck has earned a Guinness World Record for most expensive hot dog.

  • Check on small business growth     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    Martin Mucci, Paychex CEO, explains why the small business jobs report is showing mixed results for employment growth in August.

  • More workers are claiming 'wage theft' Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    A record number of enforcement actions are being pursued against employers accused of "wage theft," The New York Times reports.

  • Surf's up dude     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Gen Xers are driving sales, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan on the surfing industry's impressive growth.

  • LA mayor plans one of the highest minimum wage rates Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    LA Mayor Eric Garcetti on election day, May 21, 2013.

    The plan has faced a "cool reception" from many major business groups worried about costs, according to the L.A. Times.

  • Napa winemakers absorb quake costs Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 3:41 PM ET
    A worker cleans up barrels that collapsed in a storage room at Kieu Hoang Winery on August 25, 2014 in Napa, Calif.

    As Napa Valley winemakers clean up after the 6.0-magnitude earthquake, many will have to pay for damages out of their own pockets.

  • Freelance bike delivery guy makes $50,000 a year Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Sean Lyons, a 23-year-old bike messenger, divides his time between three different on-demand delivery services.

  • Bumper crop: Farmers may be selling corn at a loss Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    After corn prices peaked during a 2012 drought, this year's record harvest has pushed prices to lows and forced farmers to postpone purchases.

  • From broke mom to multimillion-dollar success Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:28 PM ET
    PackIt cooler bags.

    Meet single mom turned entrepreneur, Melissa Kieling—founder of cooler maker PackIt, which has attracted the attention of big retailers and Hollywood stars.

  • Sunday's Napa quake fallout     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on the damages and economic impact from Sunday's earthquake in California.

  • Napa region wading in wine damage from quake Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 6:05 PM ET
    An associate winemaker of Bouchaine Vineyards, surveys fallen wine barrels after a 6.0 earthquake in Napa, California August 24, 2014.

    When a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Napa early Sunday, it caused significant damage to local businesses connected to the wine business.

  • Helping small businesses keep it in the family Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:26 AM ET

    Only 30 percent of family businesses successfully pass to the next generation, but financial advisors can help owners turn the odds around.

  • Will that be debit, credit or bitcoin? Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    If start-up Shift Payments has its way, you'll soon be able to switch from real money to digital currency when paying with a single card.

  • Pinot in aluminum cans? Believe it Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    Oregon-based Union Wine Company offers pinot noir in beer-like aluminum cans.

    An Oregon winery is taking a unique approach to packaging and selling wine: pinot noir in more humble, aluminium cans.

  • The booming business behind Burning Man Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 9:52 AM ET
    The Man burns during the Burning Man 2013 arts and music festival in Black Rock Desert, Nev.

    Burning Man is no longer a niche event, and a growing number of businesses are booming because of it.

  • Cashing in on used cars     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    Profit margins on pre-owned vehicles jumped 13 percent from last year and have become far more profitable for dealers, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Why 'Made in China' isn't so cheap anymore Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:04 AM ET
    Workers in a clothing factory in Bozhou, Anhui province, China.

    China—a low-cost maker of goods—is falling behind in the manufacturing race as wages and energy costs soar.

  • Drought? Just paint your grass     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    In California, water agencies are giving out rebates for residents if they install fake grass. CNBC's Jane Wells spoke to A Lucky Lawn's owner, Drew McClellan, about his creative and profitable fix.

  • No. 1 problem for small biz is retirement: Poll Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Business owners are shortchanging their personal financial future, reveals the first CNBC/FPA Small Business and Financial Planning Survey.

  • Cracking into the natural candy biz     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    Jami Curl, founder of Quin Candy, discusses her hard candy business model with natural and minimal ingredients.

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