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What Went Wrong in Virgin Galactic's Crash: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

What Went Wrong in Virgin Galactic's Crash: Weekly News Roundup

News small-business owners and innovators need to know.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
USPS to Deliver 7 Days a Week During Holiday Season in Fight With FedEx, UPS
Delivery

USPS to Deliver 7 Days a Week During Holiday Season in Fight With FedEx, UPS

The U.S. Postal Service will offer seven-day delivery this holiday season as it seeks to capitalize on e-commerce's growth and compete against UPS and FedEx.
Phil Wahba
U.S. Charges Texas Man With Running Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme
Bitcoin

U.S. Charges Texas Man With Running Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

The man allegedly gained control of as much as 7 percent of the bitcoin market by promising investors up to 7 percent weekly interest.
U.S. Shuts Down Silk Road 2.0 Website
Legal Issues

U.S. Shuts Down Silk Road 2.0 Website

Charges against the site's alleged owner carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Net Neutrality Is Essential to Growing Your Business and Brand
Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality Is Essential to Growing Your Business and Brand

Video has emerged as a marketing mainstay of Internet business but unaffordable "fast lanes'' would tilt the playing field against emerging companies.
Eric Hoffert
Fed Issues Rule to Prevent Oversized U.S. Financial Firms
Financial Regulation

Fed Issues Rule to Prevent Oversized U.S. Financial Firms

The rule is designed to prevent large financial firms from becoming so big that their failure could shake the core of the U.S. financial market.
Election Night Was a Good One for Business Leaders
Elections

Election Night Was a Good One for Business Leaders

Republicans swept into office, and so did some big names from the corporate world.
Amazon Prime Members Are Starting to Get Free Shipping on Other Websites
Amazon

Amazon Prime Members Are Starting to Get Free Shipping on Other Websites

The company wants to partner with fashion retailers to provide free one-day shipping for its prime-members.
Laura Entis
Obama Faces Tough Road as Republicans Take Control of Senate
Congress

Obama Faces Tough Road as Republicans Take Control of Senate

Republicans strengthened their grip in Congress in a move guaranteed to limit President Obama's legislative agenda for his last two years in office.
Voters Approve Legal Marijuana in Oregon, Alaska and D.C.
Marijuana

Voters Approve Legal Marijuana in Oregon, Alaska and D.C.

The Oregon and Alaska measures would legalize recreational pot use, while the D.C. proposal would allow marijuana possession but not retail sales.
Main Street Eyes Taxes, Wages, Marijuana in Midterm Elections
Elections

Main Street Eyes Taxes, Wages, Marijuana in Midterm Elections

With small-business owners around the country casting their ballots, how Main Street votes could determine the outcome of some key initiatives.
Natalia Angulo
The Best Whiskey in the World No Longer Hails From Scotland
Beverage Businesses

The Best Whiskey in the World No Longer Hails From Scotland

In fact, not a single Scotch whiskey even managed to crack the top five on a much-revered annual compilation.
Geoff Weiss
Christian Bale Won't Play Steve Jobs in Biopic After All
Steve Jobs

Christian Bale Won't Play Steve Jobs in Biopic After All

First Leonardo DiCaprio and now Christian Bale have decided against playing the iconic Apple co-founder.
Laura Entis
NY Considering Bitcoin Licenses for Small Businesses, Startups
Bitcoin

NY Considering Bitcoin Licenses for Small Businesses, Startups

The 'Transitional BitLicense' would let certain virtual currency companies operate within a lighter regulatory framework.