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  • Too Good to Be True: Self-Employment Scams Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 3:47 PM ET
    Unemployed man searching classifieds

    If you’ve scoured the classified ads, you’ve seen listings offering big money to the self-employed. Be your own boss and earn a fortune while clad in a bathrobe and flip-flops! Unfortunately, these ads often target people without jobs, and if they take the bait, they become trapped in a self-employment scam.

  • Jeremy Lin

    He's Asian-American, Harvard-educated and not that tall by NBA standards. He's Jeremy Lin, the point guard who, quite unexpectedly, has led the  New York  Knicks on a seven-game winning streak.

  • Westminster’s Most Successful Dog Breeds Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 2:19 PM ET
    For 135 years, breeds of all shapes and sizes have vied to be named top dog at theThis year, 185 breeds and varieties will be competing for the title Best in Show. Some breeds have grabbed the coveted title more times than others.Here we look at the breeds that have won the most Best in Show awards and how much it would cost to purchase a puppy in that group. Since several factors affect the price of a potentially award-winning pup, each breed has a price range. Those factors include pedigree, l

    For 135 years, breeds of all shapes and sizes have vied to be named top dog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  Some breeds have grabbed the coveted title more times than others. Which ones are they?

  • It is true that there are some major differences between startups and established, public companies, but which type of organization is better is a personal preference. Before making your next career move here are 12 things you should consider.

  • Satterwhite: It’s Not About the Jobs, Stupid Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    Call me crazy, but I believe we’re at a unique moment of opportunity in our country’s history; an unprecedented opportunity if we handle it right. And, handling it “right” is going to require a sizable paradigm shift in how we educate and prepare young people to take their place in the workforce.

  • Making Millions With Marshmallow Shooters Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 2:24 PM ET

    How an idea for a toy marshmallow shooter prompted one man to leave his job and start a million dollar business.

  • People Who Quit Their Jobs and Made Millions Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 5:22 PM ET
    Brothers Shep and Ian Murray were miserable sitting behind desks at their corporate jobs in Manhattan. So in 1998, Shep Murray, an advertising account executive, and Ian Murray, who worked at a small public relations firm, quit their jobs within 10 minutes of each other. They took cash advances on their credit cards and, despite being told how “dumb” their idea was, started  — a tie company based on Martha’s Vineyard. Or, as the brothers like to say, they decided to trade in their business suits

    Here are 10 people who quit their jobs and went on to make millions, whether it was creating personal wealth or revenue for their company.

  • Harder for Americans to Rise From Lower Rungs Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    Demonstrators with 'Occupy Wall Street' continue their protest at Zuccotti Park in New York on November 4, 2011.

    New research concludes that Americans enjoy less economic mobility than their peers in Canada and much of Western Europe, the New York Times reports.

  • US Charges 3 Swiss Bankers in Tax Evasion Case Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 3:07 AM ET

    Prosecutors accused three Swiss bankers on Tuesday of conspiring with wealthy U.S. taxpayers to hide more than $1.2 billion in assets from tax authorities, and sources briefed on the matter said the three worked for Wegelin & Co, one of Switzerland's oldest private banks.

  • 7 Secrets of Serial Innovators Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 12:10 PM ET
    Serial Innovators

    "Sometimes, but only sometimes, firms resist the aging process. Such firms adapt and thrive in dynamic markets; they are serial innovators; they continuously reinvent themselves; they change their industries," the author writes and offers seven ways to turn your company into a a serial innovative

  • 10 Serial Entrepreneurs Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 10:45 AM ET
    Serial entrepreneurs can’t seem to stop at one business, and don’t let failures throw them off course. While some of the best-known entrepreneurs, such as Richard Branson and Oprah Winfrey, have earned billions of dollars from their ventures, for many it's less about the potential for making money, and more about the excitement of creating and nurturing a company. Some started their first, homegrown businesses as children, while other serial entrepreneurs discovered their drive as adults. They m

    While some stick with their businesses long-term, serial entrepreneurs often are driven by the excitement of creating and investing in new ventures and wind up launching a string of companies.

  • For Illegal Immigrant, Line Is Drawn at Transplant Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 9:51 AM ET

    Without treatment to replace his failing kidneys, doctors knew, the man in Bellevue hospital would die. He was a waiter in his early 30s, a husband and father of two, so well liked at the Manhattan restaurant where he had worked for a decade that everyone from the customers to the dishwasher was donating money to help his family.

  • Looking to Streamline Airport Security Screenings Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 9:50 AM ET
    A prototype of advance security screening system developed by IATA

    An airline lobbying group, the IATA hsa proposed a new concept for airport passengers, where travelers would stop only briefly to identify themselves before entering a tunnel-like structure where machines would screen them for metals, explosives and other banned items as they walked through, reports the New York Times.

  • Easy High-Paying Jobs Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
    What makes a job an easy one? That depends. Some are easy because they offer minimal contact with the public. Others, because they don’t require an advanced degree. And still others, because the spectacular beachfront location of the office makes it impossible to dwell on the downsides for too long.Unfortunately, one downside that’s next to impossible to overlook is a low salary. If you’re struggling to make rent and subsisting on a diet of Ramen noodles, it doesn’t matter if you have free acces

    Are there really jobs with flexible hours, fantastic locations and copious vacation time that also net a decent paycheck? What follows is a list of jobs with the potential for high pay and low stress.

  • Making a List, and Taking It to the Pawnshop Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 9:38 AM ET

    Christmas this year has come to the neighborhood pawnshop — and business is booming like never before, the New York Times reports.

  • Sunday Ticket In Your Car? DirecTVAuto Has Arrived Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 1:11 PM ET
    Direct TV Auto

    For $3,995, Firestone's company will provide you with the equipment -- a dish and receiver -- and DirecTV is only $6 more a month if you are already a DirecTV spacersubscriber. The programming you get in your car mirrors what you get in your house.

  • Youth Facing 'Not Hired at All' Dilemma Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 3:13 AM ET

    Although unemployment was steady at 8.3 percent in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development area, youth unemployment, at 17.2 percent, is high and likely to go higher, Stefano Scarpetta, deputy director for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs at the OECD, told CNBC.com.

  • Punitive Regulations Strangle US Business: Langone Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 1:17 PM ET

    Dodd-Frank and other costly regulations are punishing businesses, keeping them from expanding and creating more jobs, hedge fund investor Ken Langone told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Euro bills in hand

    European leaders agreed to sign an intergovernmental treaty that would require them to enforce stricter fiscal and financial discipline in their future budgets, the NYT reports.

  • The best way to pay for a payroll tax extension is to freeze hiring and salaries of federal workers, said Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.  That would include freezing the paychecks of the entire U.S. Congress.

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