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  • The start-up that acts like an office manager Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    More than 150 start-ups are using Managed by Q to manage their offices, in lieu of a traditional office manager.

  • Which tech start-ups got the most ink in 2014? Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    As 2014 wraps up, we can all agree on this: It was a wild year for start-ups. CNBC.com looked to see which ones got the most coverage.

  • And the state with the highest minimum wage is... Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 5:52 AM ET

    Washington state's minimum wage will rise to the highest in the nation on Jan. 1.

  • Colorado pot fight boils over  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    The Interior of the Sparc dispensary in San Francisco, California

    Both Oklahoma and Nebraska want to snuff out marijuana in Colorado because it isn't a legal drug as far as the Feds are concerned, reports CNBC's Kate Rogers.

  • Despite Supreme Court suit, potpreneurs push ahead Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Kristin Brinckerhoff ponders the selection of marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, Jan. 2, 2014.

    Attorneys general in neighboring states filed a Supreme Court lawsuit attempting to overturn parts of Colorado's historic marijuana law.

  • Frack no! Some locals lament NY ban: Report Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 11:12 AM ET
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo greets fracking protesters outside his office in New York December 17, 2014.

    While some are praising New York's decision to ban fracking, some business owners who were hoping for a drilling-related boom are disappointed.

  • Made in the USA: An iconic holiday toy comes home Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    Logs being cut at Pride Manufacturing’s Burnham, Maine, plant. They will be turned into Lincoln Log toys.

    The iconic Lincoln Log toy has moved its manufacturing back to the U.S., without hurting its profit margins. Here's a look behind the scenes.

  • Cuba & small biz impact  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight to the potential boost to small businesses in Cuba on changed policies with the U.S., as well as the government there.

  • Small-biz lender OnDeck raises $200 million in IPO Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:36 PM ET
    The OnDeck website

    OnDeck Capital, which makes loans to small businesses, raised the money in another sign alternative lending is going mainstream.

  • Peter Thiel eying pot-related investment: Source Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 3:06 PM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Peter Thiel is considering a multimillion dollar stake in a private equity firm that's investing in the cannabis space, a source said.

  • Navigating the small-biz Obamacare market Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A woman speaks with a health insurance agent regarding the Affordable Care Act.

    Employers report mixed results using the month-old Obamacare marketplace for small businesses called SHOP. Some ask: What's the incentive to enroll?

  • Chocolate drought a 'fair trade' issue: Torres Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    As candy lovers around the world contribute to a global chocolate deficit, one chocolatier has a simple solution to the brewing crisis.

  • Ex-NSA agents' start-up locks in $8M in funding Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    The start-up Area 1 Security, which was founded by three ex-NSA employees, received an $8 million round of funding on Wednesday.

  • Rust belt rebound: Columbus  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on Ohio's efforts to keep young people in the region, as the state efforts an economic comeback.

  • Rust belt rebound  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    America's heartland is undergoing an economic transformation. But can the region, known for its manufacturing past, reinvent itself?

  • Tis' the season for stealing?  Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    An increase in seasonal workers may boost bottom lines for businesses but also may add risk for shoplifting. Insight, with CNBC's Kate Rogers and Scott Humphrey, Travelers Risk Control.

  • Ex-bond trader gives photos a 'Human' touch Saturday, 6 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Brandon Stanton, creator/photographer of Humans of New York.

    Erstwhile bond trader Brandon Stanton's "Humans of New York" blog has became a social media sensation around the world.

  • You won't believe how much pop-up shops make Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Shoppers browse the various Holiday shops in Bryant Park, New York City.

    While the retail spaces are small and temporary, pop-up shops are popular and can rake in big bucks during the key holiday shopping season.

  • Coal in Main Street's stocking this year? Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Will Congress give Main Street coal in its stocking this year?, asks Parker Karnan, executive director of the Independent Running Retailers Assoc.

  • An IPO route for the little guy, but full of risks Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Direct public offerings, or DPOs, are used by small companies looking to tap investor money for growth, but risks can outweigh rewards.

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