Kate Rogers is a reporter at CNBC.
The dollar's run-up over the past six months is pinching small exporters, who say they're facing pricing pressure and overseas competition.
An ongoing fight between McDonald's and labor unions has entered a key phase this week.
The reason may be due to uncertainties caused by the financial crisis and how home values have fallen so much.
Some drivers of those companies argue they've been misclassified as independent contractors and want full employee status.
Despite tech savvy and higher levels of education than prior generations, mounting student debt levels are beginning to drag down younger Americans' entrepreneurial ambitions.
Optimism is back in a big way among U.S. entrepreneurs, especially the millennial set.
A month into the launch of the federal exchanges, small-business owners report mixed results with the program.
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Opportunity: The growing divide between prospering American workers and those falling further behind.
Venture capitalist Peter Thiel's recent comments about marijuana use at Twitter underscore a more widespread problem.
Some U.S. businesses have already waded into China's largest ecommerce conglomerate, which is about to go public.
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