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Ray Hennessey

Ray Hennessey is editorial director of Entrepreneur.com. Previously, he was director of business news at the FOX Business Network, where he managed day-to-day editorial operations for the channel. Before joining FOX News in 2007, Ray spent a decade at Dow Jones in a variety of positons, notably editor of SmartMoney.com and news editor for Dow Jones Newswires. For six years, he authored the IPO Outlook column for The Wall Street Journal and appeared daily on CNBC television. He was also a regular on-air contributor to CBS News.

30 Recent Stories

Why Are Business Owners Blamed For the Gender Pay Gap?

Why Are Business Owners Blamed For the Gender Pay Gap?

How many of you have paid someone less because of their gender? Didn't think so.
April 10, 2014 in Leadership
What Would Make Mark Cuban 'Combust' If He Ran Box

What Would Make Mark Cuban 'Combust' If He Ran Box

The billionaire investor is dishing some pointed advice to Box, which he helped get off the ground.
March 25, 2014 in Technology
Supreme Court to Decide Whether Businesses Have Religion

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Businesses Have Religion

A challenge to Obamacare will decide whether companies are really people, too, and can express religious values.
March 24, 2014 in Grow Your Business
What David Brenner Taught Us About Defining Success

What David Brenner Taught Us About Defining Success

Don't be fooled by the obituaries that suggest the comedian never achieved the success he sought. He knew better, and that is a lesson for us.
March 16, 2014 in Leadership
The 7 Management Lessons of Pope Francis

The 7 Management Lessons of Pope Francis

A year into sitting on the Throne of Peter, Pope Francis has proven to be a valuable example of enlightened leadership.
March 13, 2014 in Leadership
How the New Obama Overtime Rules Will Squelch Opportunity

How the New Obama Overtime Rules Will Squelch Opportunity

By making more workers eligible for overtime, the Obama Administration may be making the job market worse, not better.
March 13, 2014 in Grow Your Business
A Bronx Cheer for Silent Cheering

A Bronx Cheer for Silent Cheering

We are now told we cannot cheer for our children when they play sports. Any wonder why competitive zeal is dying in American business?
March 8, 2014 in Leadership
American CEO of Singapore Bitcoin Exchange Found Dead

American CEO of Singapore Bitcoin Exchange Found Dead

Authorities are awaiting a toxicology report on the death of Autumn Radtke, though suicide is a possibility.
March 6, 2014 in Technology
Target CIO Out Following Data Breach

Target CIO Out Following Data Breach

The retailer is shaking up its digital-security strategy after suffering one of the worst credit-card hacks in history.
March 6, 2014 in Technology
Obamacare to Raise Premiums for 65 Percent of Small Businesses

Obamacare to Raise Premiums for 65 Percent of Small Businesses

A new government report says the level of rate hikes for small businesses and their employees will be higher than originally estimated.
February 25, 2014 in Grow Your Business
What a Train Conductor Taught All of Us About Customer Service

What a Train Conductor Taught All of Us About Customer Service

A New York-area train conductor messed up big time, causing a hassle for hundreds of commuters. What he did next is a lesson for us all.
February 25, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Actually, Mr. President, That Art History Degree Is Pretty Helpful

Actually, Mr. President, That Art History Degree Is Pretty Helpful

By discounting the value of a four-year degree, President Obama misses a path to success clearly laid out in economic data.
February 19, 2014 in Hiring Center
CBO Says Raising Minimum Wage Will Lead to Job Cuts

CBO Says Raising Minimum Wage Will Lead to Job Cuts

A hike in the minimum wage could lead to as many as half a million job cuts, according to the nonpartisan analysis.
February 19, 2014 in Compensation and Benefits
Why Derek Jeter Is So Admired

Why Derek Jeter Is So Admired

The Yankee captain is calling it quits. Business leaders can learn a lot from the way he played the game.
February 13, 2014 in Leadership
The Myth of the Have-Nots

The Myth of the Have-Nots

By focusing on wealth or income disparity, we miss the point that all people are equally capable of succeeding.
February 13, 2014 in Business Management
Obamacare Mandate for Many Businesses Pushed Back a Year

Obamacare Mandate for Many Businesses Pushed Back a Year

In yet another blow to the troubled law, the administration has decided to push back Obamacare requirements for many American businesses.
February 11, 2014 in Compensation and Benefits
How Both Parties Were Wrong About Obamacare and Jobs

How Both Parties Were Wrong About Obamacare and Jobs

The latest jobs report is showing the impact of Obamacare on employment. Turns out, a lot of pundits' predictions were wrong.
February 8, 2014 in Compensation and Benefits
Why the Postal Service Getting Into Banking Is the Worst Idea Ever

Why the Postal Service Getting Into Banking Is the Worst Idea Ever

In a misguided attempt to help the lowest income rung, the USPS is being floated as America's next bank. That won't help anyone.
February 7, 2014 in Business Management
As More Workers Drop Out, We Need a Better Solution

As More Workers Drop Out, We Need a Better Solution

The latest report from the CBO shows Obamacare will rob America of 2.3 million workers. It is time for a philosophical, business-driven change in mindset.
February 5, 2014 in Compensation and Benefits
Building Your Brand's Warmth and Competence

Building Your Brand's Warmth and Competence

Turns out we stereotype people, groups and businesses. Knowing that goes a long way toward building brand loyalty.
February 1, 2014 in Branding

Delta (And We) Aren't Afraid to Love the 1980s

Alf, Devo and side ponytails: A new in-flight safety video is so rad, we want to be gagged with a spoon.
January 31, 2014 in Marketing
Stop Pressuring Companies to Raise Wages

Stop Pressuring Companies to Raise Wages

Despite the rhetoric, companies are making workers' lives better and continue to help our economic growth.
January 30, 2014 in Business Management
Government Shuts Down 11-Year-Old's Cupcake Business

Government Shuts Down 11-Year-Old's Cupcake Business

A budding entrepreneur in Illinois had her business featured by local press. That's when the trouble started.
January 29, 2014 in Business Management
The NSA Is Using Angry Birds to Spy on You

The NSA Is Using Angry Birds to Spy on You

Many popular smartphone apps are being mined for user data by the government, and authorities are using them to track your sexual habits.
January 28, 2014 in News and Trends
How OfficeMax Failed on the PR Front...Twice

How OfficeMax Failed on the PR Front...Twice

OfficeMax's insensitive letter to 'Daughter Killed in Car Crash' is being blamed on Big Data. But all the blame rests with the company.
January 21, 2014 in Public Relations
How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999

How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999

Long before Bitcoin ever existed, the notion was proposed by the U.S.'s most famous free-market economist.
January 20, 2014 in News and Trends
How Much Blame Do the Jobless Bear for Joblessness?

How Much Blame Do the Jobless Bear for Joblessness?

Business owners have jobs and want to hire, but employers say candidates are unprepared and have the wrong attitude. What gives?
January 14, 2014 in Human Resources
Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes

Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes

The latest jobs numbers prove a point: Putting government policy over business interests has been a disastrous failure for the American worker.
January 10, 2014 in Business Management
Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return

Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return

Customers tend to stay home in extreme weather conditions like the U.S. is now facing. But data show they are more likely to come back during cold snaps like this one.
January 6, 2014 in Growth Strategies
Entrepreneurship, Not Socialism, Is the Answer to Economic Problems

Entrepreneurship, Not Socialism, Is the Answer to Economic Problems

Rolling Stone thinks collectivism and guaranteed outcomes are the key to U.S. economic success. Entrepreneurs know better.
January 6, 2014 in Business Management
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