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The fall in new company starts does not necessarily mean that the American economy is less dynamic than it used to be, or that Americans are opening up new establishments at a lower rate than they did in the late 1970s.
For the city of Austin, and especially its growing cohort of tech entrepreneurs, South by Southwest has become the little festival that could.
As this Austin festival has grown, so has its scope and the expectations of its attendees.
From an economic and health standpoint, policymakers got it right when it came to sales of recreational cannabis.
Business owners have jobs and want to hire, but employers say candidates are unprepared and have the wrong attitude. What gives?
The latest jobs numbers prove a point: Putting government policy over business interests has been a disastrous failure for the American worker.
Customers tend to stay home in extreme weather conditions like the U.S. is now facing. But data show they are more likely to come back during cold snaps like this one.
This year, bashing the immorality of unfettered markets has been in vogue. It is high time to turn that debate on its head.
Uber can charge what it likes, and that has some people muttering that the car-service company is to blame for all our economic ills. Humbug.
As fast-food workers prepare to strike in 100 cities this Thursday, franchisees and business owners grapple with the minimum wage question.
Health reform's roll-out has had its problems, but three economists feel it still has a chance to boost small business growth.
The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic.
If current employment trends continue, the number of people out of the labor force will surpass the number of working Americans in about four years.
Of all the surveys conducted, the Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index is taking the prize for the most obvious.
The disparity between those losing coverage and those gaining demonstrates the private sector is, and always will be, better at managing events than the government.
The eye-popping price tags of companies such as Fab, Pinterest and Snapchat have raised concerns that valuations have gotten out of whack. The reality is there's no such thing as being overvalued or undervalued.
The decline in startup rates might simply represent Americans' realization that earning a living running one's a small business has become more difficult over the past three-and-a-half decades.
Pursuit of profits is still paramount. But getting there with a social element is possible.
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