Economic Conditions

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Harvard Says That Entrepreneurship Is the Brightest Spot in a Crappy Economy
Economic Conditions

Harvard Says That Entrepreneurship Is the Brightest Spot in a Crappy Economy

The U.S. is fertile ground for entrepreneurs, but political dysfunction undermines our country's strengths and perpetuates its weaknesses, according to a new report from the Harvard Business School.
Lydia Belanger
China's Robotics Rush Shows How Its Debt Can Get Out of Control
Robots

China's Robotics Rush Shows How Its Debt Can Get Out of Control

Down a side street bracketed by massage parlors and cheap hotels in this city on the banks of the Yangtze River, a humanoid food service robot trundles around the corner of a table in a cafe, red eyes flashing in tune with synthesized classical music.
Focus on Core Strengths So You Can Run Leaner in Uncertain Times
Business Optimization

Focus on Core Strengths So You Can Run Leaner in Uncertain Times

Economic and political transitions provide the perfect incentive to define your business model and evaluate shifting opportunities.
Scott Schneider
Who Are America's Most Optimistic Workers?
Employee Morale

Who Are America's Most Optimistic Workers?

A poll by online salary database PayScale reveals which industries have the most confident employees.
Nina Zipkin
In a Sea of Economic Volatility, Financial Stability Is Needed More Than Ever
Investors

In a Sea of Economic Volatility, Financial Stability Is Needed More Than Ever

Throughout all the economic turmoil, one investment vehicle offers a sense of relief.
Chris Oberbeck
5 Signs That Your Competitors Are Lazy
Competition

5 Signs That Your Competitors Are Lazy

Examine your competition and use these strategies to get ahead of them online.
Tony Messer
U.S. Small-Business Confidence Hits New Two-Year Low
Small Businesses

U.S. Small-Business Confidence Hits New Two-Year Low

There are persistent worries about sales and profits, the latest indication that economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter.
Regardless of Outcome, Sanders Has Shed Light on the Problem of Income Inequality
Economic Conditions

Regardless of Outcome, Sanders Has Shed Light on the Problem of Income Inequality

Politics aside, Bernie Sanders has at least made Americans think about crushing student-loan debt and more.
Lucinda Watrous
Why the Self-Employed Will Finally Have a Bigger Voice in 2016
Self-Employment

Why the Self-Employed Will Finally Have a Bigger Voice in 2016

With contract work eclipsing traditional full-time jobs, issues plaguing the growing on-demand economy need to be addressed this year.
Alex Chriss
Don't Waste Your Focus on Things You Can't Control
Entrepreneur Mindset

Don't Waste Your Focus on Things You Can't Control

Some pro golfers complained that this year's U.S. Open course was too hard. They should have focused on playing better.
John Brubaker
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.
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.
Strong Dollar Puts Pressure on 'Made in USA' Firms
Economic Conditions

Strong Dollar Puts Pressure on 'Made in USA' Firms

The dollar's run-up over the past six months is pinching small exporters, who say they're facing pricing pressure and overseas competition.
Kate Rogers
Why Small Businesses Don't Want a Loan
Loans

Why Small Businesses Don't Want a Loan

The reason may be due to uncertainties caused by the financial crisis and how home values have fallen so much.
Kate Rogers