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  • Small-business owners are keeping a cautious approach to running their companies even as they grow more optimistic, a banking survey shows.

  • Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, listens to discussion on a bill he sponsored which would allow marijuana dispensaries to form financial co-operatives, at the Colorado Legislature, in Denver, Wednesday May 7, 2014.

    Colorado lawmakers approved the first financial system for the marijuana industry, a network of uninsured cooperatives that allow banking services.

  • The NYK Joanna container ship sits docked at the Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami-Dade County in Miami.

    In a twist on "Made in USA," more small to mid-sized U.S. businesses are making and exporting goods as part of their growth strategy.

  • Artisanal toast is a new food trend. Or is it bruschetta?

    From cupcakes to cronuts, foodies love food trends. The latest hipster food fad to emerge is artisanal toast. We kid you not.

  • 3D printing at NextFab

    More start-ups are turning to shared-space labs such as NextFab and TechShop to access equipment they otherwise couldn't afford.

  • Chinese autoglass maker Fuyao closed a deal to buy part of the former GM plant in Moraine, Ohio, which IRG acquired in 2011.

    Amid a shifting global economy, American factories are getting a makeover and second life for start-ups and makers of new products.

  • GrubHub home page

    A new agreement requires GrubHub to ensure fees it charges restaurants for its service does not sap tips from delivery people or other workers.

  • The Bridge Street Bridge, Passaic River and Newark skyline are seen from Harrison, New Jersey.

    Reforms in the New York budget have made that state a better place for business, according to Tax Foundation analysis. Which state came in last?

  • A deal by Yelp to provide listings for Yahoo is getting bad reviews from some small-business owners, who say positive feedback has vanished.

  • The rate at which Americans are starting new businesses declined last year, suggesting more are finding jobs instead, according to Kauffman data.

  • KISS Paul Stanley's 'key to success'

    Rock legend Paul Stanley from KISS talks about his new book "A Life Exposed." Stanley also discusses music streaming saying "musicians and creative people aren't getting their due."

  • Recent court decisions show Uncle Sam may be targeting baby-boomer entrepreneurs. They're using nest eggs to buy franchises, while avoiding taxes.

  • Small business owners are feeling the most optimistic since before the Great Recession, says PNC's Stuart Hoffman.

  • Initiating a global entrepreneurial spirit

    Commerce secretary Penny Pritzker; fashion designer Tory Burch; and Zillow co-founder Richard Barton, discuss the launch of President Obama's new task force to develop the next wave of entrepreneurs.

  • Long the domain of tech companies and start-ups, more patent trolls are using aggressive tactics to target Main Street businesses.

  • While the rules for calculating AMT haven't changed much, the increase in top marginal tax can make a tax-planning difference for small businesses.

  • Women hold banners during a protest for higher wages for fast food workers on March 18, 2014 in New York City.

    A new survey, cited in The Wall Street Journal, shows businesses who pay minimum wage would slow hiring if that wage is raised.

  • Money cash falling from sky

    Only so many entrepreneurs hit the venture capital jackpot. Others need to get creative and use some unorthodox tactics.

  • Hisham Uadadeh enrolls in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on Feb. 13, 2014, in Miami.

    About two-thirds of Americans who work at small businesses will see health-insurance premiums increase under Obamacare, according to a new federal report.

  • Bankers and those in the expanding legal marijuana business say new guidelines from the Obama administration aren't enough. They want Congress to act.