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  • Smooth Jams From the 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 5:25 PM ET

    Jimmy McMillan is famous for running for New York governor on "The Rent Is Too Damn High" party — and for his signature white chops. Well now, he's extending his 15 minutes of fame. His new CD drops on election day. Oh, yeah.

  • Asking for a Raise in a Tight Economy Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 2:07 PM ET

    You might think that when the economy is still clawing back, it’s the wrong time to ask for a raise. In fact, some salary pros say, that’s one of the best times to ask for a raise. Here are some tips for how to do it the right way — at the right time.

  • Meet the Martins: The Human Billboard Family Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 1:36 PM ET
    The Billboard Family

    Meet the Martins, the family that is literally a human billboard. Wherever they go, they're advertising for you — even when they're on vacation! The kids are so excited, they're doing flips — literally!

  • 4 Things You Won't Learn in Business School Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 12:46 PM ET
    Barry Nalebuff and Seth Goldman, Co-Founders of Honest Tea

    Here are some key lessons Honest Tea's Seth Goldmam  figured out the hard way as an entrepreneur.

  • Yay! The Apocalypse Is Postponed. Here Are Some Tips Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 11:38 AM ET

    The end of the world may have been postponed (yay!) but we still need to be prepared — especially with the election coming up. You know, just in case. Here are some tips for the apocalypse — everything from what you should be doing now to packing your Apocalypse Go Kit.

  • In Business, Customers—and Employees—Are King Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 3:46 PM ET
    Vineyard Vines Co-Founders, Shep and Ian Murray

    Vineyard Vines co-founders Shep and Ian Murray offer their take on the two most important parts of building a successful company.

  • The Young Millionaires Club Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 3:05 PM ET
    US $100 banknote and a compass

    Ah, to be rich and in your 20s — or teens. These are the Young Millionaires — Not famous people like rap stars and NBA players, but everyday people who made their first million while others their age were still fetching coffee — or playing with their friends. Click ahead to read their stories — and how they made their first million so young.

  • The Young Millionaires Club Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 1:52 PM ET
    With 15 million people still unemployed in the U.S. and companies being tight on their spending, it’s easy to throw your hands up and say, “But nobody’s hiring!” The truth is, if no big corporation is hiring, YOU can hire you — Become an entrepreneur. Study different types of business and figure out a niche where you can make money. All it takes is an idea and the drive to take it to market. And if you think being a small-business owner can’t make you a lot of money, or can’t make you a lot of m

    Ah, to be rich and in your 20s...or teens. Here are a few everyday people who made their first million while others their age were still fetching coffee...or playing with their friends.

  • 10 Rules to Make Sure Your Business Doesn't Fail Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 12:04 PM ET

    2009 might be remembered as the year business startups reached their highest level in 14 years – even exceeding the number of startups during the peak 1999-2000 technology boom...Yet despite all the hard work, passion and time millions put into getting their idea off the ground, most start-ups fail. One author says it doesn't have to be that way.

  • How to Sell a Haunted House Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 1:09 PM ET

    How do you sell a house you think might be haunted by a ghost? Do you ask it to leave? Do you call Ghost Busters? Do you tell prospective buyers. We checked with the pros in some of the most haunted cities in America, and here's what they had to say.

  • 4 Keys to Top Pot Doughnuts' Success Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 5:24 PM ET
    Mark Klebeck (right) and brother Michael, Founders of Top Pot Doughnuts

    Co-founder Mark Klebeck shares his hard-won experience on what it takes to thrive as an entrepreneur.

  • Cool Job: Getting Paid to Test-Drive a Car Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 1:32 PM ET

    Jason Sadler, a professional T-shirt wearer, just upped the cool factor for his job: He’s not only getting paid to get dressed in the morning, he’s getting paid to test-drive a new car and, like Oprah, give away free stuff.

  • 4 Rules For Starting a Business in a Recession Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 12:32 PM ET
    Tom Szaky, TerraCycle Founder and CEO

    Recession. Depression. Just plain tough. Whatever you call the economy today, the sane among us would have you believe it's a lousy time to start a business. Except it isn't.

  • Bunny Money: Playboy Centerfolds Turn to Business Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 2:19 PM ET

    Not every centerfold model becomes the next Pamela Anderson, Kelly Monaco, or Jenny McCarthy. Some of Hugh Hefner's beautiful women use their exposure as playmates to launch careers in business.

  • In California, Pot Is Now an Art Patron Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Marijuana plants

    Nonprofit arts groups tend to spend much of their time scrounging for grants and praying for corporate largesse. But one art foundation taking shape on 120 acres in the high oak chaparral of Sonoma County has different kinds of worries these days: spider mites, bud rot and the occasional low-flying surveillance visit from the local Sheriff’s Office. The NYT reports.

  • Top 10 Things to Do on 10-10-10 Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 2:42 PM ET

    Do you know what this Sunday is? It’s 10-10-10. So what better way to acknowledge this historic day than with a Top 10 list of things to do on 10-10-10!

  • Six Cool Companies to Work For Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 11:19 AM ET
    Union Square Best Buy, Manhattan

    From a slide down to the cafeteria to unlimited vacation time, there are some pretty cool workplaces out there. Here are Six Cool Companies to Work For, what makes them cool  and the answer to your burning question — Are they hiring?

  • Wharton Grads Head to Far East for Jobs Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 5:08 AM ET

    For graduating MBA students five years ago, the path may have been predictable: accept diploma, sign onto a six-figure income with a major investment banking firm, and begin 18-hour workdays.

  • Texas Governor Facing Up to $17 Billion Budget Battle Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 11:18 AM ET

    Texas is looking at a budget shortfall projected between $11 to $17 billion as lawmakers head into the 2011 session. Since Texas writes budgets in two-year terms, the shortfall affects the 2012-2013 state budget. So how does the Governor plan on balancing the budget?

  • Sustainable Fashion in Vogue in London Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 8:29 AM ET

    It's that time across the globe where all the fashionistas flock to see beautiful clothes modeled on even more beautiful girls.

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