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  • The sport kids should be doing to be successful Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 11:06 AM ET

    Bouncing back from failure is key to master skateboarding, as well as business success. One US brand knows this firsthand.

  • US small-business borrowing hit record in April Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    U.S. small businesses boosted borrowing to record levels in April, pointing to a rebound in overall U.S. economic growth.

  • Minimum wage hike 'a good thing': Robert Reich Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Demonstrators gather in front of a McDonald's restaurant to call for an increase in minimum wage on April 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich is joining the chorus calling for a pay raise for the lowest-paid American workers.

  • Amazon goes blue collar in bid for contractors Saturday, 30 May 2015 | 9:25 AM ET
    Amazon breaks into the home services sector.

    Amazon is the latest in a long list of players to offer online home-maintenance services. Will it be good enough to hammer the competition?

  • As hurricane season nears, businesses batten down Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 2:16 PM ET
    In this handout satellite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Irene is seen at 10:10 a.m., about two hours after it made landfall in Cape Lookout, North Carolina, August 27, 2011 in the Atlantic Ocean.

    Despite forecasts for a below-normal Atlantic hurricane season, many businesses post-Sandy are bracing for the worst.

  • Betting on the next Airbnb for excavators Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:24 AM ET
    Owners of heavy equipment can rent to other contractors through Yard Club.

    From Caterpillar to tech leader Andreessen Horowitz, a look inside the construction rental start-up that's attracting millions in investment. Bulldozer, anyone?

  • Taxi drivers fight back against Uber and Lyft Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:44 PM ET
    A New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission medallion sits on the hood of a taxi in New York.

    As taxi medallion values decline, some cab drivers are trying to fight back against ride-hailing start-ups including Uber and Lyft.

  • How to compete against Uber and Lyft Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 2:51 PM ET
    How to compete against Uber and Lyft

    As ride-hailing apps become more popular, medallion owners are struggling to make their investments pay off.

  • Main St. headwinds: Seeking growth, finding talent Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Help wanted jobs employment jobless claims small business

    Attracting talent and managing growth remain perennial challenges among entrepreneurs, according to iCONIC conference participants.

  • How an NYC bootmaker used big data to boost sales Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Boots on display at the Space Cowboy Boots store in New York.

    A New York City cowboy boot business sells classic styles, but it's improving sales by using technology and analytics on an iPad app.

  • McDonald's shareholders win Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    McDonald's shareholders win

    McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook held the company's annual shareholder meeting today. CNBC's Kate Rogers is there with the details of the meeting and on the protests outside.

  • LA raises wages to $15, pressure on other cities Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 3:05 PM ET
    Workers demanding the Los Angeles City Council to vote to raise the minimum wage Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Los Angeles.

    As Los Angeles moves to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, a key question now is which other large cities might follow suit and hike pay.

  • This is the next big thing according to Mark Cuban Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 5:12 PM ET
    Marc Cuban

    Mark Cuban said innovative tech in the pharmaceutical sector is going to be a game changer not only for health care, but for humanity.

  • How to make $100 million selling optimism Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 2:49 PM ET
    John and Bert Jacobs, Life is good

    Brothers Bert and John Jacobs have grown the Life is Good brand to $100 million in global sales without a single advertisement.

  • Cuban's advice to entrepreneurs: 'Help yourself!' Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 5:56 PM ET
    Mark Cuban

    Mark Cuban said entrepreneurs should stop with the "Will you help me?" mantra and just help themselves to gain richer experiences.

  • Big data for farmers Monday, 18 May 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    Big data for farmers

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on a device called FieldView Drive, which farmers are using to increase efficiency by leveraging the cloud.

  • An outfitter says good-bye to the Letterman show Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Actress Julia Roberts, donning a Golden Bear jacket, makes her final visit to the "Late Show with David Letterman" on May 13, 2015.

    Golden Bear, the maker of Letterman's "Late Show" staff jackets for over 15 years, will miss the king of late-night TV when he retires.

  • Biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make: Lemonis Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 9:58 AM ET
    Marcus Lemonis of CNBC's "The Profit" with Carolyn Devito, the owner of Unique Salon &Spa

    Small biz guru Marcus Lemonis points out critical errors that doom businesses—from balking on promises to being arrogant and not communicating.

  • Moms with Moxie Monday, 18 May 2015 | 3:44 PM ET
    Moms with Moxie

    Chicago-native Sharon Schneider grew sick of buying her kids new clothes, just to see them outgrow them in a couple of months, so she decided to do something about it. She launched Moxie Jean - an online consignment store where parents can buy and sell kids used clothing - with her mom and sister as co-founders. Now the site has over 20-thousand customers nationwide, and Sharon's looking to expand beyond kids clothing.

  • Taxi medallions becoming unsellable Monday, 18 May 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    A woman hails a taxi in New York.

    The slide in medallion prices has left many owner-operators and big fleet managers pessimistic about their assets, USA Today reports.

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