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Retail sales rose less than expected in June, the latest sign of sluggish economic growth.
The growing nest of small businesses in Cuba could be a sign of a society less dependent on the state.
The shipping giant has sharply lowered its financial guidance, suggesting that signs of pickup in the U.S. economy might be overblown.
The Mount Rushmore State ranks as the top state for business in 2013, according to a CNBC analysis.
Switzerland, Sweden and the U.K. top the Global Innovation Index for 2013.
Multiple reports released this week signal greener pastures ahead for the labor market.
Payroll-processing firm SurePayroll releases its June Small-Business Scorecard.
An executive of a disposable medical-supply manufacturer is being held in his office outside of Beijing by his own employees, according to news reports.
More than seven in 10 small-business owners say they expect to generate more revenue in 2013 than they did last year.
As several reports show a slight improvement in the economy, small businesses remain cautious though the franchise sector is the bright spot.
A new survey shows that entrepreneurs in the U.S. are optimistic about domestic business growth.
Several indicators show the overall economy is on the upswing, but small-business hiring is down slightly.
A look at the obstacles entrepreneurs are facing, their strategies for staying on top, and the industries with the most opportunities.
In two surveys released today, small-business owners report being more optimistic about their company's future, though concerns persist about government regulation, the economy, taxes and health care.
A new report finds a majority of small-business owners spend their time and money supporting fellow small merchants and their communities.
A new report by U.S. Bank cites economic uncertainty as a top challenge for business owners when considering the future of their companies.
A Kauffman Foundation report finds entrepreneurship declined last year, with fewer men starting companies.
For the first time in two years, health care trumps the economy as the biggest issue that small-business owners are worried about, according to a new report.
Business owners have become experts at dealing with a down economy. But how do you take advantage of the growing economy to put your business ahead of the curve?
A survey of business owners found that nearly half are more confident than a year ago.
A trio of labor-market reports out this week show that small-business owners added jobs last month.
Washington policy makers would like nothing more than for small business to boost hiring and investment. The best thing they could do is come to some agreement on the deficit and enact rules about all the laws they've passed.
With the housing market showing new signs of life, it's time to prepare your business to ride the rising tide.
The national unemployment rate held at 7.8 percent as 2012 ended with slow job growth.
Find out where businesses catering to boomers and seniors could look for opportunities.
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