Economics: Page 5

Business News

Report: It's Getting Harder and Harder to Become a Homeowner

RealtyTrac found that home price growth exceeded wage growth in nearly two thirds of the nation's housing markets so far this year.

Business News

This Industry Just Had an Incredible Year

Jedi warriors, genetically modified dinosaurs and a gang of rescue pups helped the toy industry deliver its most robust growth figures in more than a decade.

Business News

Wall Street in Relentless Selloff as Oil Prices Sink

The rout was across the board: all 30 Dow components and all 10 major S&P sectors were in the red, with nine down more than 2 percent.

Business News

3 Reasons You Should Care About Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

Despite the severity of the crisis, Congress has not made resolving it a priority, and the issue has been barely mentioned in presidential debates.

Starting a Business

Why Small Business Failure Rates are Declining

Starting a business still carries risk, but the percentage of companies shutting down has slowed over the past few decades.

Business News

'Star Wars' Has Eclipsed the Annual GDP of These 10 Economies

The new film has surpassed $760 million at the box office.

Leadership

Entrepreneurs Need to Realize They're All the C-Word

So many people like to identify as entrepreneurs while trying to ignore the economic system that got them there.

Growing a Business

For Last Minute Gifts Consider Mark Zuckerberg's 22 Favorite Books

The Facebook founder's reading list ranges from the sciences to global politics and economy, with one stop for science fiction.

Growing a Business

Profit's Not the Only Thing. Businesses Driven By Values Succeed in the Long Run.

What does a Japanese hotel founded in 705 have in common with today's Tesla Motors? Long-term core values.

Thought Leaders

Why There Aren't More Entrepreneurs

If there's one thing every entrepreneur needs to be successful, it's the courage to confront the challenges that threaten to derail us and persevere.

Business Ideas

10 Businesses to Start That Can Weather Any Economy

Worried our economy is headed south? Here are 10 ideas to build a recession-proof business.

Marketing

How Learning Where Shoppers Browse Online Helps Businesses Make the Sale

Businesses of all types are becoming adept at learning about potential customers as they go about the online equivalent of window shopping.

Growing a Business

Why None of Us Can Afford to Forget 9/11

While the cost of fighting terrorism may seem high, the cost of not fighting it or fighting and losing is far higher. It's important for all of us to remember that.

Business News

Why More Overtime Could Be Bad for Employees

One study suggests that the worst impact of making more workers eligible for overtime would be not on the companies or their shareholders, but on the workers themselves.

Leadership

Two California Farmers Just Stopped the Government From Stealing Your Products

The Supreme Court's ruling over raisins means regulators need to think twice about taking private property.