Economic Conditions

Obama Pushes Financial Education in Schools
Personal Finance

Obama Pushes Financial Education in Schools

The White House has made April National Financial Capability Month.
Sharon Epperson
In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups
New Orleans

In New Orleans, 'Tis the Season for Startups

With New Orleans Entrepreneur Week underway, the event's co-founder discusses the state of small business in the Big Easy.
Jason Fell
Bet You Won't Guess the Happiest State in America

Bet You Won't Guess the Happiest State in America

A recent Gallup poll ranked the 50 states in terms of wellbeing.
Laura Entis
What Keeps a City's Startup Scene Hot? Cambridge Shares Its Secrets.
Technology

What Keeps a City's Startup Scene Hot? Cambridge Shares Its Secrets.

Tech firms don't just fall from the sky; the nation's leading hubs foster a favorable business climate for innovation. But, as those in Cambridge, Mass., will tell you, the rest is up to the locals.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic)
Starting a Business

The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic)

A look at the areas in ecommerce where the little guys have the most potential to make a big splash.
Catherine Clifford
U.S. Businesses Could Have Been Mandela's Best Ally
Growth Strategies

U.S. Businesses Could Have Been Mandela's Best Ally

Amid the justified praise of Nelson Mandela, it is proper time to question whether a pro-business approach could have created a greater South Africa.
Ray Hennessey
The Scary Thing About the Massive Surge in GDP
Growth Strategies

The Scary Thing About the Massive Surge in GDP

Economic activity in the third quarter rose by a stunning 3.6 percent, but it's hardly the great news it seems -- particularly for business owners.
Ray Hennessey
When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources
Growth Strategies

When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources

With state budgets being cut, former SBA chief Karen Mills discusses how local economic growth does not necessarily need radical innovation to prosper. Rather governors can harness resources of existing institutions and people to attract capital and create jobs.
Karen Mills
Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers.
Growth Strategies

Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers.

The percentage of adults thankful for the economic situation in the U.S. is lower than in 2010 and about a fifth of what it was in the mid-1980s, according to a new poll.
Catherine Clifford
Global Startup Trend for 2014: Consider Brazil
Starting a Business

Global Startup Trend for 2014: Consider Brazil

With global events, a rising middle class and major investment opportunities, all eyes are on Brazil.
The Freelance Economy Is Booming. But Is It Good Business?
Performance Ignited

The Freelance Economy Is Booming. But Is It Good Business?

Elance and other online platforms have made possible a global marketplace for so-called fractional work. But with full-time employment opportunities shrinking, is freelancing the way forward?
Brian Patrick Eha
Report: U.S. Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Literacy, Math and Tech Skills
Technology

Report: U.S. Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Literacy, Math and Tech Skills

A new survey by the OECD shows that Americans across generations performed below average on math, reading and problem solving.
Laura Entis
Time to Hire? Where Small Businesses Are Adding Jobs (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

Time to Hire? Where Small Businesses Are Adding Jobs (Infographic)

Small businesses added 71,000 jobs last month. Here's a deeper look at where those jobs are.
Kathleen Davis
Where Job Growth Is Strongest (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

Where Job Growth Is Strongest (Infographic)

The ADP Employment Report shows companies added 176,000 new jobs last month, below the average of the past three months.
Kathleen Davis