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  • What Small Business Is the Next Facebook? Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 10:08 AM ET
    Facebook

    As the financial markets anticipate the initial public offering of social networking megasite Facebook this week, let us take a step back to admire this success story and the entrepreneurial free market system overall, writes Rep. Sam Graves, chair of the House Small Business committee.

  • Webinar: Reduce Costs with Alternative Energy Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 10:54 PM ET

    Learn how your small business can  'Reduce Costs with Alternative Energy' with this CNBC Webinar recorded on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

  • Investing in restaurants has a bad name. But plenty of people find ways to run restaurants profitably and make a good deal of money from the enterprise.

  • A Shock From JPMorgan Is New Fodder for Reformers Friday, 11 May 2012 | 4:26 AM ET
    JP Morgan Chase

    JPMorgan Chase’s $2 billion trading loss, which was disclosed on Thursday, could give supporters of tighter industry regulation a huge new piece of ammunition as they fight a last-ditch battle with the banks over new federal rules that may redefine how banks do business. The New York Times reports.

  • New York City skyline

    Reaching for the American dream? Your best chances are probably in New York, New Jersey or Maryland, the New York Times reports.

  • Produce

    When was the last time you heard of brand love so strong, it inspired customers to break into song? Well that's exactly what happened when Wegmans, a grocery chain with a cult-like fan base, opened its first store in Massachusetts.

  • American Tax Havens Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 3:48 PM ET
    Tax season is safely behind us, so it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief. But if you paid more to the IRS than you feel you should have, maybe it’s also time to start thinking about doing things a little differently. Maybe it’s time to think about living in a state where the tax burden is less than it is where you are now.Some states have low property taxes, low gasoline taxes and low sales taxes. Some have low income tax rates, and some expect not one cent of income tax revenue from its residen

    If you paid more taxes than you feel you should have, maybe you should think about living in a state with a lower tax burden. See which states qualify as American tax havens.

  • Austerity Worsening Dire Labor Markets: ILO Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 6:40 AM ET
    Job Search

    The employment situation across the world is alarming, and there is little sign of recovery any time soon as austerity and spending cuts bite, a report out Monday warned.

  • How Aliens Can Help the Economy Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 10:33 AM ET
    UFO Festival and Parade, Pine Bush NY

    Pine Bush, N.Y., is sometimes referred to as the UFO Capital of the East Coast. After taking a big hit during the recession, it recruited the aliens to help rev up the local economy. This weekend is the Pine Bush UFO Festival and Parade!

  • A New Enviromental Arsenal to Tackle Oil Spills Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    In the war to find the best way to tackle oil spills, new research proves there’s no single “silver bullet” in the environmental recovery arsenal.

  • Nuclear Fusion Edges Closer to Commercialization Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    While the commercialization of nuclear fusion takes baby steps into its fourth decade, the next-generation of fission plants could be supplying power within a few years.

  • Managing the BP Oil Spill Fund — No Small Task Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 7:10 PM ET
    Kenneth R. Feinberg, the Treasury Department's special appointee for executive compensation.

    It was no small task to manage the  BP oil spill fund, which handed out $6 billion before a single court case came to trial. Ken Feinberg talks to CNBC about what it was like — and why he decided to hand off the baton.

  • App Lets Users Hail Taxi from Smartphone Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 11:24 AM ET
    iPhone 4S

    Start-up, Uber, has just created another app that lets you hail a taxi from across town.

  • CEO to CEO: Why Your Strategy is Failing Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 10:13 AM ET

    Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International and author of "The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership" explains how to make sure you set the right strategy and make it stick.

  • Toltz: Natural Gas Nation: (Dry) Cleaning Up Profits Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 12:49 PM ET

    In 1991, energy costs ranked 25th as a concern for small business according to the state of Colorado’s Director for the National Federation of Independent Businesses. By now, energy costs have risen to one of the top 10 greatest concerns for small business.

  • Office Etiquette: Mind Your Manners Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

    This blogger is on a campaign to bring professional courtesy back into the workplace.

  • Is Facebook Really Worth More Than $130 Billion? Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 1:06 PM ET
    A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    On the conference call one big topic was what will propel Facebook’s growth.

  • Tempting as it may be, you should resist the impulse to follow Greg Smith’s lead when leaving your job – assuming you still wish have a career that is.

  • The Biggest Mistakes When Hiring Someone New Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 12:56 PM ET

    A bad interviewer can do damage to a company’s reputation, not to mention inadvertently lose potential talent.

  • Chicks, that are dyed with artificial colors are sold as Easter gifts

    Dyed Easter chicks have been a seasonal staple in parts of the country for generations, though the practice has gone largely underground as society’s tastes have changedm the New York Times reports.

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