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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.

16 Recent Stories

Buying Up Powerball Tickets? Remember the Lottery is a Tax

Buying Up Powerball Tickets? Remember the Lottery is a Tax

There is a load of hoopla over the latest Powerball jackpot, now up to $235 million. But from a business standpoint, these kinds of lottery awards can be nothing but trouble.
August 1, 2013 in Tax Center
Small Businesses Fuel Private Sector Hiring in July

Small Businesses Fuel Private Sector Hiring in July

The private sector added 200,000 jobs in July, with small businesses once again accounting for the lion's share of employment, according to the ADP National Employment Report.
July 31, 2013 in Human Resources
Why Overseas Job Creation Is Good for U.S. Workers

Why Overseas Job Creation Is Good for U.S. Workers

Rather than robbing jobs, increased growth overseas actually helps companies domestically, which is good for both employees and investors.
July 30, 2013 in Tax Center
OPINION: For Employers, Obamacare Penalties Abound

OPINION: For Employers, Obamacare Penalties Abound

When it comes to the increased trend of adding part-time jobs under Obamacare, what looks like a 'win-win' is actually a 'lose-lose' for businesses.
July 30, 2013 in Tax Center
Should Appearance Be a Factor in Hiring?

Should Appearance Be a Factor in Hiring?

Retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is under fire for hiring beautiful people as sales clerks. We examine the role looks should play in hiring.
July 27, 2013 in Human Resources

Arctic Melting Won't Kill Your Business

You may have read that the recent acceleration of Arctic melting will lead to $60 trillion in global economic losses. Don't believe it.
July 25, 2013 in Management & Operations
Is the U.S. Too Hungry for Foreign Workers?

Is the U.S. Too Hungry for Foreign Workers?

Companies may be overstating their need to tap foreign workers for specialized jobs in the United States, according to new data from Bright.com.
July 25, 2013 in Hiring Center
Six Flags as Regulator: Why It Matters

Six Flags as Regulator: Why It Matters

In a single move, Six Flags Entertainment could usher in a new era of smart regulation or set the free markets back decades.
July 24, 2013 in Management & Operations
SEC Cracks Down on Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

SEC Cracks Down on Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed its first fraud lawsuit involving the virtual currency.
July 24, 2013 in News and Trends

In Defense of the Revolving Door

Is Robert Khuzami's move from the SEC to Kirkland & Ellis such a bad move for government or the private sector?
July 23, 2013 in Leadership
Taco Bell Avoids Childhood-Obesity Debate by Axing Kids' Meals

Taco Bell Avoids Childhood-Obesity Debate by Axing Kids' Meals

The Mexican-style fast-food chain said it was discontinuing menu items and toys geared toward children, as the national debate on obesity intensifies.
July 23, 2013 in Franchises

Economists Optimistic Even As Sales Growth Slows

A group of economists believe that U.S. economic growth is stable despite sales growth slowing in the second quarter, according to a new report.
July 22, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
The Real Demon of Detroit (Opinion)

The Real Demon of Detroit (Opinion)

An anti-business mindset is the real reason the Motor City finds itself in bankruptcy court. A federal bailout would be further evidence of its bad bets.
July 19, 2013 in Location
Netflix's 'House of Cards' Gets Emmy Nod as TV Moves Online

Netflix's 'House of Cards' Gets Emmy Nod as TV Moves Online

The Netflix political drama earned an Emmy nomination, marking the first time a program that aired online rather than on traditional television has received one.
July 18, 2013 in News and Trends

VC Funding of U.S. Companies Falls to Lowest Level in 3 Years

Venture-capital funding has declined sharply year-over-year in the second quarter, according to the latest data from Dow Jones VentureSource.
July 18, 2013 in Financing

Half of Small Businesses Will Cut Employee Hours to Avoid Obamacare Penalties

Anxiety about Obamacare is increasing, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's quarterly small-business outlook survey.
July 17, 2013 in Human Resources
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