Ray Hennessey

Ray Hennessey

Ray Hennessey is Editorial Director of Entrepreneur.com.

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Why the EPA and FAA Are Killing Musk's Better Idea
Innovation

Why the EPA and FAA Are Killing Musk's Better Idea

Along with pushing the Hyperloop, Elon Musk ponders supersonic air travel. Trouble is, it is against the law.
Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Sets Eye on Apple
News and Trends

Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Sets Eye on Apple

Carl Icahn took to Twitter on Tuesday to tease his latest target, Apple, which he said was 'extremely undervalued.' He also said he had taken a 'large position' in the company.
Small-Business Confidence Levels Rise, But Not Fast Enough
Business Management

Small-Business Confidence Levels Rise, But Not Fast Enough

Small-business owners are marginally more confident than they have been, but their optimism remains below historic norms, a new report finds.
Why California Can't Be Home to the Hyperloop
News and Trends

Why California Can't Be Home to the Hyperloop

Forget Los Angeles to San Francisco. Given California's brutal regulatory climate, Elon Musk has a much better chance linking Austin to Dallas, writes Ray Hennessey.
Bitcoin Companies Subpoenaed Over Regulatory Concerns
News and Trends

Bitcoin Companies Subpoenaed Over Regulatory Concerns

New York state financial regulators have issued subpoenas asking Bitcoin-related companies for information into whether safeguards are in place to prevent the virtual currency from being used in illeg
5 Reasons the IRS's New Focus on Small Businesses Is Ridiculously Egregious
Tax Center

5 Reasons the IRS's New Focus on Small Businesses Is Ridiculously Egregious

The IRS is sending letters to tens of thousands of small businesses asking if they are underreporting revenue, according to new reports.
News and Trends

In a Win for Apple, ITC Orders Import Ban on Some Samsung Products

Apple got a boost late Friday when the International Trade Commission ruled that rival Samsung infringed on some of its iPhone-related patents for older Galaxy phones and tablets.
Netscape's 18th Birthday Is Today. Here's Why You Should Care.
News and Trends

Netscape's 18th Birthday Is Today. Here's Why You Should Care.

Netscape's memory has left a complicated free-market legacy, with some good and bad effects felt nearly two decades down the line.
Amid Surveillance Concerns, Email Services Pull Plug on Themselves
News and Trends

Amid Surveillance Concerns, Email Services Pull Plug on Themselves

Two prominent secure email services have shut down, apparently under pressure from the federal government.
E-Commerce Auctions Seen as Boring and Too Much Work
Sales

E-Commerce Auctions Seen as Boring and Too Much Work

According to a new report, the number of transactions made in online auctions is shrinking even as e-commerce grows.
Personal Finance

Consumer Spending Flat for Last Three Months: Poll

Despite other economic data to the contrary, U.S. consumer spending may not be as healthy as some believe.
Free Trade Bad for Workers? Don't Believe It
Innovation

Free Trade Bad for Workers? Don't Believe It

There has been much angst over the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement, but the argument that freer trade is bad for workers doesn't hold water, writes Ray Hennessey.
Would You Let Your Employees Drink on the Job?
Human Resources

Would You Let Your Employees Drink on the Job?

A Portuguese court ruled that employees could drink alcohol at work. Is it a human resources nightmare or happy perk?
The Dark Truth About the Falling Unemployment Rate
Human Resources

The Dark Truth About the Falling Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate is dropping not because more people are finding work, but because more people have stopped looking for work.
Why Exxon's Lower Profit is Bad for Taxpayers
Cash Flow & Money Management

Why Exxon's Lower Profit is Bad for Taxpayers

While some lawmakers are quick to join in the chorus of complaints about 'Big Oil', it's companies like Exxon that send the bags of cash to Washington for Congress to squander, writes Ray Hennessey.
Buying Up Powerball Tickets? Remember the Lottery is a Tax
Tax Center

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.
Small Businesses Fuel Private Sector Hiring in July
Human Resources

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

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.
OPINION: For Employers, Obamacare Penalties Abound
Tax Center

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.
Should Appearance Be a Factor in Hiring?
Human Resources

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.
Management & Operations

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

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.
Six Flags as Regulator: Why It Matters
Management & Operations

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.
SEC Cracks Down on Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme
News and Trends

SEC Cracks Down on Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed its first fraud lawsuit involving the virtual currency.
Leadership

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

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.
Cash Flow & Money Management

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.
The Real Demon of Detroit (Opinion)
Location

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.
Netflix's 'House of Cards' Gets Emmy Nod as TV Moves Online
News and Trends

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.
Financing

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.

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