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  • Employees Reveal How Stress Affects Their Jobs Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 10:27 AM ET
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    Stress is a factor in evreyone's life, and on the job stress can lead to decreased productivity and health concerns. Though stress will remain a  constant their are ways employees and employers can help alleviate it.

  • Reaction to Three Days of Mandates and Broccoli Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 5:27 PM ET
    American healthcare reform

    Whew. Three days of Supreme Court hearings on health care, and you’d think “mandate”, “severability” “buying broccoli” are the only topics that anyone cares about. Well, small business owners do care, and they react to the past three days of hearings.

  • On Her Birthday, Gaga Has Her Cake and Tweets It, Too Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 3:03 PM ET
    Singer Lady Gaga during an announcement of her long term partnership with Polaroid as the brand's creative director on a speciality line of imaging products.

    As Lady Gaga turns 26, we are reminded of how the mega-entrepreneur is a master of social media.

  • Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 12:24 PM ET
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    Research shows that consistently working more than 40 hours a week is simply unproductive.

  • What Workers Really Do on 'Sick Days' Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 11:28 AM ET
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    A survey by theFIT finds that when most employees are taking sick days they are actually telling the truth.

  • Job Growth Expected From Cheap Natural Gas Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
    Natural Gas

    The United States new found abundance of natural gas has set off a manufacturing revival that could spell jobs for many citizens in different sectors.

  • Andy Samberg's New Video Is an Adventure Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
    Andy Samberg

    Andy Samberg is an investor in start-up CanaryHop, which connects travelers and guides. His latest video promotes his new business venture.

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    A new Web-based portal has been created to help small businesses gain access to more than $300 billion in combined supply-chain spending by a consortium of 15 of America’s largest corporations.

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    Advances in technology have made some retailers rethink using the tradtional cash register, and opting to use tablets and mobile devices to let customers make purchases. This would free up employees to have more of a focus on customer care.

  • After Doing Their Time, Making Crime Pay Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 10:28 AM ET
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    There’s a growing business in prepping white collar criminals for prison, reports The Wall Street Journal. The business owners know what they're talking about: They've done time themselves.

  • With Zaarly, Everything is For Sale Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 2:07 PM ET
    Zaarly logo

    Zaarly has been described as an alternative to Craigslist, a crowd-sourced Kozmo.com, a mobile-focused eBay. But really, it's simply a marketplace for your phone, tablet or computer that lets you connect with people who are selling the services you are looking for, or who are looking for the services you provide.

  • Should You Be Facebook Friends With the Boss? Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 10:06 AM ET
    A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    Should bosses and employees be friends on Facebook? According to one survey, younger workers are more likely to be Facebook friends with the boss, compared to just 10 percent of those 35 or older.

  • Why Business Owners Fear Obamacare Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 7:16 AM ET
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    Business owners were front and center in the debate over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act this spring. As the country awaits a decision from the Supreme Court, a look at the arguments for and against the law.

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    Home buyers in the St. Louis area are benefitting from price incentives. The money didn’t come from the builder, it came from local labor unions. Their aim is to help stimulate demand to boost sales to create work.

  • Building a 'Fully-Integrated Military Marketplace' Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:43 AM ET
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    TroopSwap is a full-fledged e-commerce and daily deals site exclusively for veterans, service members and their families. The discount site offers up to 90 percent off on everything from skydiving to legal services, vacations and restaurants.

  • Many Franchises Offer Discounts and Training Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:43 AM ET
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    Snap-on Tools is one of several franchises that have been offering financial discounts and special training for veterans who are looking to transition back to civilian life.

  • Frozen Yogurt Franchise Surge: Still Room for Dessert? Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 10:27 AM ET
    Red Mango yogurt

    Forecasts for an increasingly crowded and competitive market have not deterred “fro-yo” companies from embarking on ambitious expansion plans to capture an increasingly health-conscious U.S. consumer.

  • Small Business Tax Cut Would Help Stars, Hedge Funds Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 11:28 AM ET
    Eric Cantor

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor unveiled an economic stimulus plan to cut taxes on small businesses. Cantor's bill removes a restriction that, in previous versions of the legislation, would have barred certain highly compensated professions.

  • Downsizing

    Entrepeneurship is at its highest rates in almost two decades, but job growth remains at slow and steady incline. The picture shows that perhaps small business is not the job generator that is portrayed to be.

  • Gene Simmons' Family ... Restaurant? Yes, It Rocks Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 10:56 AM ET
    From left to right Dave Furano, Gene Simmons and Michael Zislis.

    Rocker Gene Simmons and two partners are opening a family restaurant and pub called Rock & Brews in a Los Angeles suburb next month, and they are planning others.

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