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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.
4 Economic Thinkers Every Tech Entrepreneur Should Read
Lessons

4 Economic Thinkers Every Tech Entrepreneur Should Read

Business owners can learn much from philosophers throughout history. The ideas of these men are intimately adaptable to technology and design today.
Peter Gasca
Refuse to Be Sucked Into Uncertainty
Success

Refuse to Be Sucked Into Uncertainty

For any of your decisions to have a chance at being successful, the actions that follow those decisions must be founded on confidence.
Susan Solovic
Small Businesses Celebrating on a Tight Budget This Year.
National Small Business Week

Small Businesses Celebrating on a Tight Budget This Year.

Entrepreneurs can be successful even in the worst of times, but let's hope they aren't forced into that position for much longer.
Susan Solovic
U.S. Economy Picking Up Steam After Weak First Quarter
Economic Conditions

U.S. Economy Picking Up Steam After Weak First Quarter

Data suggest the economic outlook has brightened thanks to a low in jobless claims, a rise in consumer spending and a solid increase in wages.
Should You Raise Your Employees' Pay?
Employee Compensation

Should You Raise Your Employees' Pay?

There is a benefit to paying efficiency wages. But make sure the cost is right for your business.
Scott Shane
Is Declining Business Failure Holding Back Entrepreneurship?
Entrepreneurship

Is Declining Business Failure Holding Back Entrepreneurship?

Data suggest the lower rate of companies failing might be behind the decline in companies starting up.
Scott Shane
Finding a Good Small Business Job is Getting Harder
Hiring

Finding a Good Small Business Job is Getting Harder

Small businesses are doing a lot more without having to hire new workers.
Scott Shane
Greater National Competitiveness Doesn't Lead to More Entrepreneurship
Economics

Greater National Competitiveness Doesn't Lead to More Entrepreneurship

Nations that are more competitive have less of their adult-age population in the process of starting or running new businesses.
Scott Shane
No, Facebook Didn't 'Create' 4.5M Jobs. But Its Impact Can't Be Understated.
Facebook

No, Facebook Didn't 'Create' 4.5M Jobs. But Its Impact Can't Be Understated.

Facebook's hiring numbers are squishy, but the company continues to serve as a great example of how entrepreneurship can help the world.
Ray Hennessey