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  • Telemedicine: A Prescription For Lower Health-Care Costs? Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 10:43 AM ET
    Virtuwell

    Online, on-demand health exams are part of an emerging industry called telemedicine, which uses communications technology to care for patients who are not in the same location as the medical provider. It can save an employer hundreds or thousands of dollars a year in health-care costs.

  • Truth in Twitter: One False Move Could Mean Millions Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 12:48 PM ET

    The Web era gives small businesses vastly more promotional reach, but also more chances to trip up over truth-in-advertising laws.

  • Ten Ideas That Made $100 Million Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:38 AM ET
    Bert and John Jacobs designed their first t-shirts in 1989 and hawked them on the streets of Boston and at colleges along the East Coast. But for five years, success eluded them. Then, in 1994, they struck upon the idea to use a design of a cartoon figure called Jake and the motto “Life is good.” People seemed to embrace the simple message of optimism — the shirts were a hit at a local street fair and retailers soon became interested.Now Jake’s face and motto are on more than just shirts. You ca

    Many entrepreneurs with simple ideas and humble beginnings have been able to effectively turn those ideas into booming businesses.

  • Bullet Maker Sets Sights on Zombie Killers Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 12:46 PM ET

    Zombies are not just good business for Hollywood. Apparently, the ammunition industry has found a target audience, as well.

  • Money-Making Athlete Wives Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 4:29 PM ET
    The stereotype about professional athletes’ wives is they’re not much more than gold-digging arm candy, with few accomplishments of their own. The stereotype no longer applies today, thanks to the efforts of some high-profile women who established themselves well before they married their famous husbands.Many of the wives of today’s professional athletes are entrepreneurs and business professionals. Some of them have been so successful in their chosen fields they are as famous as their husbands.

    What follows is a list of the wives of 10 athletes who’ve made names for themselves as columnists, models, designers and more.

  • Cool Jobs You've Never Heard Of Friday, 25 May 2012 | 4:37 PM ET
    Technically, the recession is over, and on paper, there has been positive job growth for months. Unfortunately, “technically” and “on paper” don’t cut it for people who have been out of work for a long time. For the long-term unemployed, it’s time to start thinking outside of the box and looking for work that falls outside of the parameters of the everyday.What follows is a list of jobs that are obscure, unheard-of or otherwise out of the ordinary. Some of them pay well, some have salaries that

    For the long-term unemployed, it’s time to start thinking outside of the box and looking for jobs that are obscure, unheard-of or otherwise out of the ordinary.

  • Learn how new tools, materials and tecniques can increase efiiciency and profits, and keep more high-skilled jobs at home.

  • 11 Ways to Finance a Start Up Friday, 25 May 2012 | 12:35 PM ET
    For decades, entrepreneurs have followed a traditional stair-step of financing methods to vault their companies through successive stages of growth. Starting with personal savings, they would often then raise seed money from personal contacts, move on to banks, angel investors and/or venture capitalists. Eventually, a successful start up would offer shares to investors and become a publicly traded company.But openings onto that well-trodden path are narrowing. Banks and venture firms are less li

    There are many different routes a potential business owner can take when financing a startup.Click ahead to see what the various forms of funding are.

  • 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.

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