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  • Obama and Romney Are Both Wrong on Small Business Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 1:07 PM ET

    For decades, politicians spanning the full ideological spectrum paid devotional lip service to the "family farmer." Today, the economic bloc that is patronized most avidly by Democrats and Republicans alike is "small business," shorthand for honest business people whose work ethic and risk taking magically generate most of the country's new jobs.

  • In the wake of Sandy’s aftermath, startups based on New York City have had to relocate to keep operations running. With so many Silicon Alley offices located in Lower Manhattan, where power has been out for days, finding a remote hideout with wifi has been critical.

  • Expedia Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said Hurricane Sandy will hurt its results, though he couldn't estimate the total cost.

  • Seeking a New Startup Idea? Try Farming Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    Over the last few years, sustainable farming startups have managed to get loans from companies like Whole Foods, or sold equity stakes to venture capitalists like Michael Dell's brother, Adam. A lot of the seed money is being used to help these businesses grow, many with a focus on being local.

  • Not Everyone Launches a Startup in the Bay Area Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 12:15 PM ET

    The chronicle of where people choose to start companies as compared to where they come from is far more complex and much more interesting than you might imagine.

  • What's the Worth of an Ivy League Education? Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 12:15 PM ET

    A college degree is by no means the only determining factor for a tech startup's success, but it turns out that it does make a difference.

  • Surprising Cities Where New Businesses Are Built Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 12:14 PM ET

    While Silicon Valley and other traditional high-tech hubs claim dominance as places for startups, demand for health care  and other business services has put places like Indianapolis and Salt Lake City on the entrepreneurial map.

  • The Baby Boomer Entrepreneur Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 12:14 PM ET

    Tech startup founders in their 20s and 30s make all the headlines, but when it comes to entrepreneurship, increasingly it’s baby boomers who are more likely to be in business for themselves.

  • Can You Outrun a Zombie? Saturday, 20 Oct 2012 | 2:43 AM ET
    The Walking Dead

    This weekend in California an estimated 19,000 runners will try to outrun 500 zombies as part in a 5k obstacle course called Run For Your Lives.

  • Seasonal Odd Jobs: From Elves to Vampires Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 3:04 PM ET

    From elves to vampires and reindeer wranglers, here's a look at some of the season's odder jobs. Wait, you want me to do what?!

  • Small Businesses Unprepared for Cyberthreats: Survey Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 1:59 PM ET

    Most U.S. small business owners are living under the false pretense that their business is safe from cyberattacks, but in reality, they are far from secure.

  • How You Can Create the Next Supermodel Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 1:23 PM ET
    Brandi Nicole submitted her picture to Model Launcher and won a website competition.

    Model Launcher is a new website that features amateur photos of aspiring models. The public then votes on their favorites.

  • Hssss! Where Wall Street vampires get their fangs Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 2:50 PM ET

    The teeth are pretty sharp on Wall Street but Father Sebastiaan van Houten, professional fang maker, makes them even sharper. Hsssssss!

  • Startup Offers $1 Million to ‘Failed’ Entrepreneurs Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 12:12 PM ET
    Twice co-founders Calvin Young and Noah Ready-Campbell.

    So how do you go beyond traditional recruitment paths — job boards, referrals — to access the best in class? Consider the rosters of Silicon Valley's most talented "failed" entrepreneurs.

  • People who work from home some of the time tend to make more money than people who work exclusively at home or at the office, according to new data from the Census Bureau.

  • Why Dining During Peak Hours May Cost You More Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 1:25 PM ET
    Le Cirque Restaurant in New York City.

    Will restaurants such as LeCirque take a cue from the airline and travel industries and charge more to eat during prime hours?

  • The Most Outrageous Excuses for Calling In Sick Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 10:10 AM ET
    What do you do on a fake sick day? You shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now (come on, baby) ... Twist and shout ...

    Call it "playing hooky," "taking a mental health day" or "pulling a Ferris Bueller," but any way you slice it, there are fibbers among us who call in sick when they are not. Here are some of the most outrageous excuses.

  • Independent Music Stores Survive Amid Digital Downloads Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:09 PM ET

    Despite the explosion of digitally downloaded music, avid collectors are keeping the market for CDs and music stores alive.

  • Want to Get More Done? Get Out of the Office Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 11:36 AM ET

    Forget face time, meetings and spending your nights and weekends in the office. There's a growing movement to dump the stereotypical signs that you're working hard in favor of actually working hard – and getting stuff done.

  • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

    At the presidential debate last week, Mitt Romney injected new charges into the discussion of what will happen to small businesses if taxes are raised on the wealthy. So what's accurate?

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