Economics

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Wall Street in Relentless Selloff as Oil Prices Sink
Stocks

Wall Street in Relentless Selloff as Oil Prices Sink

The rout was across the board: all 30 Dow components and all 10 major S&P sectors were in the red, with nine down more than 2 percent.
3 Reasons You Should Care About Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis
Debt

3 Reasons You Should Care About Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

Despite the severity of the crisis, Congress has not made resolving it a priority, and the issue has been barely mentioned in presidential debates.
Chris Matthews
Why Small Business Failure Rates are Declining
Starting a Business

Why Small Business Failure Rates are Declining

Starting a business still carries risk, but the percentage of companies shutting down has slowed over the past few decades.
Scott Shane
'Star Wars' Has Eclipsed the Annual GDP of These 10 Economies
Economics

'Star Wars' Has Eclipsed the Annual GDP of These 10 Economies

The new film has surpassed $760 million at the box office.
Entrepreneurs Need to Realize They're All the C-Word
Free Markets

Entrepreneurs Need to Realize They're All the C-Word

So many people like to identify as entrepreneurs while trying to ignore the economic system that got them there.
Ray Hennessey
For Last Minute Gifts Consider Mark Zuckerberg's 22 Favorite Books
Books

For Last Minute Gifts Consider Mark Zuckerberg's 22 Favorite Books

The Facebook founder's reading list ranges from the sciences to global politics and economy, with one stop for science fiction.
Murray Newlands
Profit's Not the Only Thing. Businesses Driven By Values Succeed in the Long Run.
Core Values

Profit's Not the Only Thing. Businesses Driven By Values Succeed in the Long Run.

What does a Japanese hotel founded in 705 have in common with today's Tesla Motors? Long-term core values.
Maite Baron
Why There Aren't More Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship

Why There Aren't More Entrepreneurs

If there's one thing every entrepreneur needs to be successful, it's the courage to confront the challenges that threaten to derail us and persevere.
Steve Tobak
10 Businesses to Start That Can Weather Any Economy
Business Ideas

10 Businesses to Start That Can Weather Any Economy

Worried our economy is headed south? Here are 10 ideas to build a recession-proof business.
Susan Solovic
How Learning Where Shoppers Browse Online Helps Businesses Make the Sale
Selling Online

How Learning Where Shoppers Browse Online Helps Businesses Make the Sale

Businesses of all types are becoming adept at learning about potential customers as they go about the online equivalent of window shopping.
Murray Newlands
Why None of Us Can Afford to Forget 9/11
Economics

Why None of Us Can Afford to Forget 9/11

While the cost of fighting terrorism may seem high, the cost of not fighting it or fighting and losing is far higher. It's important for all of us to remember that.
Steve Tobak
Why More Overtime Could Be Bad for Employees
Economics

Why More Overtime Could Be Bad for Employees

One study suggests that the worst impact of making more workers eligible for overtime would be not on the companies or their shareholders, but on the workers themselves.
Anne Fisher
Two California Farmers Just Stopped the Government From Stealing Your Products
Regulations

Two California Farmers Just Stopped the Government From Stealing Your Products

The Supreme Court's ruling over raisins means regulators need to think twice about taking private property.
Ray Hennessey
Gasoline Lifts U.S. Consumer Prices; Economy Picks Up Speed
Economic Conditions

Gasoline Lifts U.S. Consumer Prices; Economy Picks Up Speed

Price stability and a strengthening economy, highlighted by a tightening labor market, likely will push the Federal Reserve a step closer to raising interest rates later this year.