Economic Conditions

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Rising Gas Prices Fuel a Jump in U.S. Consumer Costs

Gasoline prices in June rose by their highest rate in four months, fueling an overall rise in U.S. consumer prices.
Entrepreneur Staff
Modest Rise in Retail Sales Could Signal Slowdown in U.S. Economy
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Modest Rise in Retail Sales Could Signal Slowdown in U.S. Economy

Retail sales rose less than expected in June, the latest sign of sluggish economic growth.
Lucia Mutikani
Entrepreneurs Make Most of New Freedom in Cuba
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Entrepreneurs Make Most of New Freedom in Cuba

The growing nest of small businesses in Cuba could be a sign of a society less dependent on the state.
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
UPS Cuts Guidance, Troubling Sign for U.S. Economy
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UPS Cuts Guidance, Troubling Sign for U.S. Economy

The shipping giant has sharply lowered its financial guidance, suggesting that signs of pickup in the U.S. economy might be overblown.
Entrepreneur Staff
South Dakota Tops List of America's Best States for Business
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South Dakota Tops List of America's Best States for Business

The Mount Rushmore State ranks as the top state for business in 2013, according to a CNBC analysis.
Scott Cohn
Starting a Business

The World's Most Innovative Countries

Switzerland, Sweden and the U.K. top the Global Innovation Index for 2013.
Catherine Clifford
Growth Strategies

Jobs Growth Stronger Than Expected, Unemployment Holds Steady

Multiple reports released this week signal greener pastures ahead for the labor market.
Cheryl Winokur Munk
Small Business Optimism Grows Despite Stagnant Hiring, Paycheck Size
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Small Business Optimism Grows Despite Stagnant Hiring, Paycheck Size

Payroll-processing firm SurePayroll releases its June Small-Business Scorecard.
Catherine Clifford
U.S. Entrepreneur Held Hostage By His Own Employees in China
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U.S. Entrepreneur Held Hostage By His Own Employees in China

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.
Catherine Clifford
Small-Business Owners: Working Harder, But Optimistic
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Small-Business Owners: Working Harder, But Optimistic

More than seven in 10 small-business owners say they expect to generate more revenue in 2013 than they did last year.
Catherine Clifford
Growth Strategies

U.S. Sees Modest Growth, Small Businesses Face Jobless Recovery

As several reports show a slight improvement in the economy, small businesses remain cautious though the franchise sector is the bright spot.
Cheryl Winokur Munk
U.S. Small Businesses Expect Improved Sales Prospects (Infographic)
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U.S. Small Businesses Expect Improved Sales Prospects (Infographic)

A new survey shows that entrepreneurs in the U.S. are optimistic about domestic business growth.
Catherine Clifford
Jobs Report: More Companies Are Hiring But Small Businesses Remain Cautious
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Jobs Report: More Companies Are Hiring But Small Businesses Remain Cautious

Several indicators show the overall economy is on the upswing, but small-business hiring is down slightly.
Cheryl Winokur Munk
Inside Small-Business Growth: Top Industries and Other Success Secrets (Infographic)
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Inside Small-Business Growth: Top Industries and Other Success Secrets (Infographic)

A look at the obstacles entrepreneurs are facing, their strategies for staying on top, and the industries with the most opportunities.
Kathleen Davis