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A 14-year low on jobless claims reinforced expectations that slack in the labor market was being reduced.
Finnish PM Alexander Stubb links the tech giant's success to the downfall of the country's major export industries.
Over the course of human history, certain civilizations developed huge advantages against their rivals. In chronological order, here are the five most dominant economic empires the world has seen so far.
Deutsche Bank's Cheap Date Index found that London is among the most expensive cities, whereas Mumbai is the cheapest.
The White House has made April National Financial Capability Month.
With New Orleans Entrepreneur Week underway, the event's co-founder discusses the state of small business in the Big Easy.
A recent Gallup poll ranked the 50 states in terms of wellbeing.
Tech firms don't just fall from the sky; the nation's leading hubs foster a favorable business climate for innovation. But, as those in Cambridge, Mass., will tell you, the rest is up to the locals.
A look at the areas in ecommerce where the little guys have the most potential to make a big splash.
Amid the justified praise of Nelson Mandela, it is proper time to question whether a pro-business approach could have created a greater South Africa.
Economic activity in the third quarter rose by a stunning 3.6 percent, but it's hardly the great news it seems -- particularly for business owners.
With state budgets being cut, former SBA chief Karen Mills discusses how local economic growth does not necessarily need radical innovation to prosper. Rather governors can harness resources of existing institutions and people to attract capital and create jobs.
Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers.
The percentage of adults thankful for the economic situation in the U.S. is lower than in 2010 and about a fifth of what it was in the mid-1980s, according to a new poll.
With global events, a rising middle class and major investment opportunities, all eyes are on Brazil.
Elance and other online platforms have made possible a global marketplace for so-called fractional work. But with full-time employment opportunities shrinking, is freelancing the way forward?
A new survey by the OECD shows that Americans across generations performed below average on math, reading and problem solving.
Small businesses added 71,000 jobs last month. Here's a deeper look at where those jobs are.
The ADP Employment Report shows companies added 176,000 new jobs last month, below the average of the past three months.
The investing community slows its headlong dash into some of the riskier entrepreneurship countries, according to a new report.
The mind behind game-changing skating shoe designs shares the yearlong journey that took him from living on the streets of Venice Beach to the premiere stages of freestyle.
Small-business owners are marginally more confident than they have been, but their optimism remains below historic norms, a new report finds.
Despite other economic data to the contrary, U.S. consumer spending may not be as healthy as some believe.
The decline in new jobs created by small businesses could be a good thing. Here's why.
How redirecting even 10 percent of consumer spending from chains to local small businesses can boost local economies and create jobs.
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