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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

Twitter IPO Deserves the Hype, If Not the Investment

Twitter IPO Deserves the Hype, If Not the Investment

Twitter is the poster child for entrepreneurial determination and free-market opportunities. Believe that hype.
November 7, 2013 in Social Media
Why ENDA Is Actually Bad for Business

Why ENDA Is Actually Bad for Business

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, would add costs and complications to businesses that have already shown they are far more enlightened than the government, writes Ray Hennessey.
November 6, 2013 in Hiring Center
Startup Entrepreneurs Have Confidence. Duh.

Startup Entrepreneurs Have Confidence. Duh.

Of all the surveys conducted, the Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index is taking the prize for the most obvious.
November 5, 2013 in Leadership
Biggest Tech Companies Team Up to Object to Government Spying

Biggest Tech Companies Team Up to Object to Government Spying

Caught in the controversy over government surveillance, the biggest technology companies ally to get Congress to rein in spying.
November 1, 2013 in News and Trends
In Google Glass Case, Laws Again Lag Innovations

In Google Glass Case, Laws Again Lag Innovations

A California woman was issued a summons for driving while wearing Google Glass. Is it really akin to a television strapped to your head?
November 1, 2013 in News and Trends
5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and other words of wisdom for entrepreneurs.
October 30, 2013 in Business Management
Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It

Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It

The disparity between those losing coverage and those gaining demonstrates the private sector is, and always will be, better at managing events than the government.
October 29, 2013 in Management & Operations
Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low

Why Tech Valuations Can't Be Too High or Too Low

The eye-popping price tags of companies such as Fab, Pinterest and Snapchat have raised concerns that valuations have gotten out of whack. The reality is there's no such thing as being overvalued or u
October 28, 2013 in Financing
Latest Employment Report Shows College Still Counts

Latest Employment Report Shows College Still Counts

There's always attention on billionaires like Bill Gates who dropped out of college and made it big. But, as the monthly employment report shows, those who graduate face a much better job market.
October 22, 2013 in Hiring Center
Do Digital Ads Work? Who Knows.

Do Digital Ads Work? Who Knows.

With all the data available and all the money being spent on digital ads, it should be easy to decide how effective they are. Only, it isn't.
October 18, 2013 in Advertising

BlackBerry Says, 'Remain Calm. All is Well.'

In a letter to investors and customers, the fallen smartphone maker channels its inner Chip Diller.
October 15, 2013 in Mobile
Because Twitter Isn't a Bank, Big Pay Packages Are OK

Because Twitter Isn't a Bank, Big Pay Packages Are OK

All equal pay fights are created equal, but some are more equal than others.
October 14, 2013 in News and Trends
Starbucks' Free Coffee Promotion Isn't Actually About Ending the Government Shutdown

Starbucks' Free Coffee Promotion Isn't Actually About Ending the Government Shutdown

Starbucks appears to be sending a message about cooperation to lawmakers in Washington, but it's really just getting more customers into its stores.
October 9, 2013 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
Supreme Court Could Give Businesses Weapon Against Patent Trolls

Supreme Court Could Give Businesses Weapon Against Patent Trolls

On the Supreme Court's slate for this term is a decision on whether companies who prevail against patent trolls can be reimbursed for legal expenses.
October 8, 2013 in Innovation
What Twitter's Board Really Needs

What Twitter's Board Really Needs

Twitter needs diversity on its board, but not in the way you might think.
October 7, 2013 in Management & Operations
Business Owners Give Obama Weak Marks

Business Owners Give Obama Weak Marks

Just 37 percent of business owners approve of the president's job performance, according to a new poll by Gallup.
October 3, 2013 in Leadership
5 of Tom Clancy's Most Inspiring Quotes

5 of Tom Clancy's Most Inspiring Quotes

Bestselling author Tom Clancy, who died Wednesday at age 66, gave great advice to businesspeople of all stripes.
October 2, 2013 in Leadership
Private Sector Hiring Still Dragging

Private Sector Hiring Still Dragging

America's largest and smallest employers led continued modest job creation in September, with much of the private sector continuing to show a hesitancy to hire.
October 2, 2013 in Hiring Center
How the U.S. Can Hold Foreign Laws Against You

How the U.S. Can Hold Foreign Laws Against You

The Lacey Act was the first real American conservation law, but changes in the law have made it too dangerous to conserve in its present form.
September 30, 2013 in Innovation
Google May Have Violated Wiretap Laws

Google May Have Violated Wiretap Laws

In a win for online privacy advocates but a blow to advertisers, a federal judge has ruled Google may have violated wiretapping laws by scanning and reviewing users' Gmails.
September 27, 2013 in News and Trends
Tell Us: Is Executive Stress Overblown?

Tell Us: Is Executive Stress Overblown?

New information suggests research is wrong when it says that executives -- because of the tough business decisions they need to make -- are more prone to bad health.
September 24, 2013 in Leadership
BlackBerry Inks $4.7 Billion Deal to Go Private

BlackBerry Inks $4.7 Billion Deal to Go Private

The troubled mobile maker has accepted a $9-a-share offer from Fairfax Financial Holdings, which already owns 10 percent of BlackBerry's shares.
September 24, 2013 in News and Trends
Tell Us: Is Intellectual Property Even Property at All?

Tell Us: Is Intellectual Property Even Property at All?

Businesses spend a lot of time and money fretting over patent issues, but perhaps the concept of intellectual property as a whole needs to be re-examined.
September 19, 2013 in Branding
Tell Us: Is Starbucks Wrong in Taking a Political Stand?

Tell Us: Is Starbucks Wrong in Taking a Political Stand?

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's request that customers leave their guns at the door puts his company -- and by extension, his employees and franchisees -- behind this political issue.
September 18, 2013 in Franchises
Starbucks CEO Asks Customers Not to Bring Guns Into Stores

Starbucks CEO Asks Customers Not to Bring Guns Into Stores

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wrote an open letter to customers saying the presence of weapons in its stores is 'unsettling and upsetting' to too many of its customers.
September 18, 2013 in Franchises

Why Milton Friedman Could Love Social Entrepreneurship

Pursuit of profits is still paramount. But getting there with a social element is possible.
September 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
Twitter Files for IPO

Twitter Files for IPO

Twitter has filed to go public, though potential investors will have to wait a bit to get a sense of its financials.
September 13, 2013 in News and Trends
Marissa Mayer, Traitor?

Marissa Mayer, Traitor?

Recent comments from Yahoo's CEO suggest U.S. technology companies can be charged with the high crime of treason if they meddle in the government's attempt to collect private data on citizens.
September 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Should You Be Worried About Apple Having Your Fingerprints?

Should You Be Worried About Apple Having Your Fingerprints?

Apple says the fingerprint data stored by the new iPhone is encrypted and kept 'inside a secure enclave,' but there's still reason to pause.
September 11, 2013 in Security
Small Businesses Plan to Hire More Despite Bleak Jobs Picture

Small Businesses Plan to Hire More Despite Bleak Jobs Picture

While business owners reported a relatively low number of job openings and many cut jobs in August, they nonetheless said they planned to increase their hiring.
September 10, 2013 in Hiring Center