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  • The Next Startup Boom: Hearing Aids? Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 4:52 PM ET
    Skullcandy earbuds

    The iPod generation may face a real problem: hearing loss. As younger generations routinely plug in their ear buds, they could unwittingly join the millions of American’s who suffer some degree of hearing loss. So it’s no surprise that startups have begun to tap into this growing demand.

  • Is Amazon Going Bricks-and-Mortar? Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 2:09 PM ET
    amazon.com

    Amazon is experimenting with a new approach: Amazon Lockers.

  • In Recession, Fortune 500 Turns to NASCAR Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 1:43 PM ET
    Nascar

    More than three out of five of the sport's fans say that even in tough economic times, they will continue to support NASCAR sponsors over other brands.

  • Inventing More Inventors at 'Quirky' Start-up Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 11:34 AM ET
    Quirky's Pivot Power

    Kaufman’s three-year old start-up aims to solve the pesky problems of everyday life.

  • Texas Tourist, Boating Business Hit By Drought Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    From marine shop owners to the folks running lake shore businesses, two years with below average rain fall shows the drought is impacting more than just farmers and ranchers in central Texas.

  • Secret: Your Age Doesn't Matter Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 7:43 AM ET

    Hey, baby face. Think you're being judged? You're not. In fact, you may be at an advantage when starting a business.

  • The Differences Between East and West Coast Shoppers Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 7:20 AM ET
    Mobile Commerce

    West Coasters were more likely to click on advertisements for health and fitness deals, including Pilates, golf, and dance classes. East Coast users, however, were more attracted to nightlife and restaurant deals

  • Five Reasons Ayn Rand Is Bad for Business Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 2:50 PM ET
    Russian-born American author and philosopher Ayn Rand, smiles and stands outdoors with her arms folded, in front of the Grand Central building, midtown Manhattan, New York City. 1957

    CEOs who tout Ayn Rand as a "must read" in their firm are making a huge mistake.

  • Kickstarter's 10 Biggest Success Stories Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 1:32 PM ET
    Kickstarter co-founders Yancey Strickler, Perry Chen, and Charles Adler attend the 2012 Made In NY Awards at Gracie Mansion on June 4, 2012 in New York City.

    Crowd funding has been a buzzword in the start-up world for years. For most entrepreneurs, though, it was virtually mythological.

  • How Paul Ryan's Abs Juiced Sales For a Fitness Company Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a campaign rally at the NASCAR Technical Institute on August 12, 2012 in Mooresville, North Carolina.

    P90x has seen an increase in traffic in web searches since Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, revealed that he used the workout program.

  • As a professional football team owner, Bob McNair knows all about competing on an even playing field and the lack of one is part of his problem with the current business environment

  • Why Americans Still Love Small Businesses Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 9:31 AM ET
    Open sign in window

    There's no breakup in sight for America's love affair with small business, a new national poll shows. But small business is more than a just a sentimental favorite; small- and medium-size businesses are seen as more important in keeping the middle class economically healthy than government, big business and unions.

  • Especially since Mitt Romney’s résumé became presidential campaign fodder, there has been much debate about the merits of private equity, which is known for its focus on short-term gains. The New York Times reports.

  • Peter Thiel Backs Start-up Making 3D Printed Meat Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 2:57 PM ET

    Modern Meadow, based in Columbia, Missouri, will receive the $350,000 grant to continue developing new meat and leather production technologies.

  • lightbulb

    Franchise owners and small businesses are the real owners of the American economy and offer the best solution to the world’s economic ills, Jim Amos, CEO of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie, told CNBC.

  • Inside Social Media's Black Market Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 11:37 AM ET
    Internet Security

    Don't have enough Internet followers? About $18 will buy you 1,000 fake ones.

  • For 25 years, the high-tech companies of Silicon Valley have been using Bon Appétit Food Management to serve healthy, and free, food right on the job.

  • How to Disaster-Proof Your Technology Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 9:35 AM ET

    The difference between getting back on your feet after a disaster may come down to the plan you have in place before storms hit.

  • When Customers Have Had Enough Innovation Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 8:32 AM ET
    Mobile World Congress

    Relentless, competitive improvement has its risks, and smartphone manufacturers had to learn this fact the hard way.

  • Likeonomics: It's Not About Being Nice Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 7:32 AM ET

    People like to do business with people and companies they like. Likability often trumps competence. The good news is that likability is not something you're born with; it's an acquired skill.

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