Ray Hennessey

Ray Hennessey

Former Editorial Director at Entrepreneur Media

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Growth Strategies

Would You Let Your Employees Drink on the Job?

A Portuguese court ruled that employees could drink alcohol at work. Is it a human resources nightmare or happy perk?
Growth Strategies

The Dark Truth About the Falling Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate is dropping not because more people are finding work, but because more people have stopped looking for work.
Finance

Why Exxon's Lower Profit is Bad for Taxpayers

While some lawmakers are quick to join in the chorus of complaints about 'Big Oil', it's companies like Exxon that send the bags of cash to Washington for Congress to squander, writes Ray Hennessey.
Finance

Buying Up Powerball Tickets? Remember the Lottery is a Tax

There is a load of hoopla over the latest Powerball jackpot, now up to $235 million. But from a business standpoint, these kinds of lottery awards can be nothing but trouble.
Growth Strategies

Small Businesses Fuel Private Sector Hiring in July

The private sector added 200,000 jobs in July, with small businesses once again accounting for the lion's share of employment, according to the ADP National Employment Report.
Finance

Why Overseas Job Creation Is Good for U.S. Workers

Rather than robbing jobs, increased growth overseas actually helps companies domestically, which is good for both employees and investors.
Finance

OPINION: For Employers, Obamacare Penalties Abound

When it comes to the increased trend of adding part-time jobs under Obamacare, what looks like a 'win-win' is actually a 'lose-lose' for businesses.
Growth Strategies

Should Appearance Be a Factor in Hiring?

Retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is under fire for hiring beautiful people as sales clerks. We examine the role looks should play in hiring.
Growth Strategies

Arctic Melting Won't Kill Your Business

You may have read that the recent acceleration of Arctic melting will lead to $60 trillion in global economic losses. Don't believe it.
Growth Strategies

Is the U.S. Too Hungry for Foreign Workers?

Companies may be overstating their need to tap foreign workers for specialized jobs in the United States, according to new data from Bright.com.
Growth Strategies

Six Flags as Regulator: Why It Matters

In a single move, Six Flags Entertainment could usher in a new era of smart regulation or set the free markets back decades.
Technology

SEC Cracks Down on Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed its first fraud lawsuit involving the virtual currency.
Leadership

In Defense of the Revolving Door

Is Robert Khuzami's move from the SEC to Kirkland & Ellis such a bad move for government or the private sector?
Franchises

Taco Bell Avoids Childhood-Obesity Debate by Axing Kids' Meals

The Mexican-style fast-food chain said it was discontinuing menu items and toys geared toward children, as the national debate on obesity intensifies.
Finance

Economists Optimistic Even As Sales Growth Slows

A group of economists believe that U.S. economic growth is stable despite sales growth slowing in the second quarter, according to a new report.