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FTC Takes No Action Against Yelp Following Year-Long Investigation Into Review System
Legal

FTC Takes No Action Against Yelp Following Year-Long Investigation Into Review System

Despite outcry from small-business owners, this marks the second inquiry by the FTC that has resulted in no further action, according to Yelp.
Geoff Weiss
What to Consider When Deciding Between Forming a Sole Proprietorship or LLC
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What to Consider When Deciding Between Forming a Sole Proprietorship or LLC

Our legal expert Lori Hoberman discusses the pros and cons of the two different business entities.
Lori Hoberman
Regulation Jiu-Jitsu: How These Two Ladies Made an Illegal Business Legal
Trep Talk

Regulation Jiu-Jitsu: How These Two Ladies Made an Illegal Business Legal

Co-founders Christina Ha and Emilie Legrand knew that opening a cat cafe in New York City was going to violate regulations. That didn't stop them.
Catherine Clifford
Lower Trademark Filing Fees Coming Soon
Patents

Lower Trademark Filing Fees Coming Soon

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be charging lower filing fees starting in the middle of January.
Jaia Thomas
Why Wendy's Is Suing One of Its Largest Franchisees
Franchisees

Why Wendy's Is Suing One of Its Largest Franchisees

After a franchisee refused to remodel and update its point-of-sale system, Wendy's decided it was time to take action.
Kate Taylor
France's Postal Service is Experimenting with Drone Mail Delivery
Shipping Strategies

France's Postal Service is Experimenting with Drone Mail Delivery

LaPoste could beat Amazon and Google to the punch.
Nina Zipkin
United Airlines, Orbitz in Legal Brawl With 22-Year-Old Travel Entrepreneur
Travel Businesses

United Airlines, Orbitz in Legal Brawl With 22-Year-Old Travel Entrepreneur

Aktarer Zaman's startup, Skiplagged, aims to popularize 'hidden city' ticketing, in which passengers disembark at their layover destinations.
Geoff Weiss
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Lori Hoberman.
Ask the Expert

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Lori Hoberman.

Our expert this month is a lawyer, and she is looking to take your questions on entity formation, employee compensation, funding and more.
Andrea Huspeni
'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Game of Thrones' Top the Most Pirated Media of 2014
News and trends

'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Game of Thrones' Top the Most Pirated Media of 2014

Unsurprisingly, piracy numbers line up with the year's box office numbers and television ratings.
Nina Zipkin
Airbnb Hostess Who Earned $61,000 in 9 Months Now Faces Eviction, Judge Rules
Sharing Economy

Airbnb Hostess Who Earned $61,000 in 9 Months Now Faces Eviction, Judge Rules

The battle against Airbnb in New York City rages onward.
Geoff Weiss
One Kings Lane's Alison Pincus on the Importance of Coffee Dates and Asking for Help
If I Knew Then

One Kings Lane's Alison Pincus on the Importance of Coffee Dates and Asking for Help

The One Kings Lane co-founder urges young entrepreneurs to seek the guidance of others when first starting up.
Nina Zipkin
Chick-fil-A Fails to Shut Down 'Eat More Kale' in Trademark Battle
Trademarks

Chick-fil-A Fails to Shut Down 'Eat More Kale' in Trademark Battle

A kale-loving solopreneur triumphed over the famous chicken chain, who's slogan is 'Eat Mor Chikin.'
Kate Taylor
Obama's DOJ Is Bringing Its Big Guns to the Apple eBook Appeal
Legal

Obama's DOJ Is Bringing Its Big Guns to the Apple eBook Appeal

The primary job of the Solicitor General's office is to argue cases before the Supreme Court. Why is it taking Amazon's side on this appeal?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
Harvard Professor Wages War Against Chinese Restaurant Over Outdated Menu
Legal Issues

Harvard Professor Wages War Against Chinese Restaurant Over Outdated Menu

Business professor Benjamin Edelman notified 'the applicable authorities' after he was reportedly overcharged $4 on an order.