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  • This is the next big thing according to Mark Cuban Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 5:12 PM ET
    Marc Cuban

    Mark Cuban said innovative tech in the pharmaceutical sector is going to be a game changer not only for health care, but for humanity.

  • How to make $100 million selling optimism Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 2:49 PM ET
    John and Bert Jacobs, Life is good

    Brothers Bert and John Jacobs have grown the Life is Good brand to $100 million in global sales without a single advertisement.

  • Cuban's advice to entrepreneurs: 'Help yourself!' Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 5:56 PM ET
    Mark Cuban

    Mark Cuban said entrepreneurs should stop with the "Will you help me?" mantra and just help themselves to gain richer experiences.

  • Big data for farmers   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    Big data for farmers

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on a device called FieldView Drive, which farmers are using to increase efficiency by leveraging the cloud.

  • An outfitter says good-bye to the Letterman show Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Actress Julia Roberts, donning a Golden Bear jacket, makes her final visit to the "Late Show with David Letterman" on May 13, 2015.

    Golden Bear, the maker of Letterman's "Late Show" staff jackets for over 15 years, will miss the king of late-night TV when he retires.

  • Biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make: Lemonis Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 9:58 AM ET
    Marcus Lemonis of CNBC's "The Profit" with Carolyn Devito, the owner of Unique Salon &Spa

    Small biz guru Marcus Lemonis points out critical errors that doom businesses—from balking on promises to being arrogant and not communicating.

  • Moms with Moxie   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 3:44 PM ET
    Moms with Moxie

    Chicago-native Sharon Schneider grew sick of buying her kids new clothes, just to see them outgrow them in a couple of months, so she decided to do something about it. She launched Moxie Jean - an online consignment store where parents can buy and sell kids used clothing - with her mom and sister as co-founders. Now the site has over 20-thousand customers nationwide, and Sharon's looking to expand beyond kids clothing.

  • Taxi medallions becoming unsellable Monday, 18 May 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    A woman hails a taxi in New York.

    The slide in medallion prices has left many owner-operators and big fleet managers pessimistic about their assets, USA Today reports.

  • Easing parking pain   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Startup eases parking pains

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports from Chicago where SpotHero, an on-demand parking mobile app, hopes to ease the pain of finding a parking space in the city.

  • Beepi challenging car buying habits   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 7:48 AM ET
    Beepi challenging car buying habits

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details of a startup that wants to change the way consumers buy automobiles

  • Bill Gates backs high-tech foods for the masses Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    food laboratory

    Food-tech companies are creating meat and dairy substitutes to meet global food demand. Will consumers have an appetite for these products?

  • 13 wacky and original ideas raising millions Friday, 15 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Magnifying glass over illustration of lightbulb in head

    Hundreds of noteworthy new businesses had to be turned away from the 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50 list. Here's a look at the honorable mentions.

  • Facebook enters the minimum wage fight Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Employees walk past the company logo at Facebook offices in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook unveiled new standards for contracted workers at its vendors including a $15 minimum wage and paid time off.

  • Saving America's 'worst city for business' Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    People in Newark march on the second anniversary of the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, shot and killed by George Zimmerman in Florida in a highly controversial case that rested on the state's Stand Your Grand law, on February 26, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.

    Can increased police presence, financial incentives and business education for entrepreneurs push New Jersey's largest city into a period of rebirth?

  • Square expands small business financing program Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 10:20 AM ET
    Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Square.

    Payments and financial services company Square said Tuesday it is expanding its small business financing program, Square Capital.

  • US small business confidence jumps; energy capex up Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 9:25 AM ET
    Help Wanted sign

    U.S. small business confidence increased in April with owners in the energy field surprisingly bullish about capital expenditure and hiring plans.

  • Can Uber really be valued at $50 billion?   Monday, 11 May 2015 | 4:15 PM ET
    Can Uber really be valued at $50 billion?

    Uber has reportedly briefed investors on its plans to raise between $1.5 and $2 billion in new funding. Details, with CNBC's Kate Rogers and Steve Brotman, Alpha Venture Partners.

  • Why Uber’s valuation might be bad for start-ups Monday, 11 May 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
    A Uber driver in New York

    It's getting harder for small to midsized start-ups to attract VC funding amid such big valuations like Uber's.

  • Despite economy rebound, small biz is feeling down Monday, 11 May 2015 | 7:55 AM ET
    Small business owner

    Lower revenues and a dip in credit expectations contributed to the decline in small business confidence, Wells Fargo said.

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