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Neighborhood Joint: Once Upon a Tart, Reborn in SoHo

September 8, 2016 - 5:47pm
The French bakery reopened under different ownership in 2014, and though there were several changes, the recipes for the shop’s famous scones, muffins and tarts were not altered.

Entrepreneurship: A Cleaning Start-Up Wielding Mops, Buckets and 700 Data Points

September 7, 2016 - 4:10pm
Squiffy Clean in Silicon Valley takes a tech-minded approach to cleaning offices, using analytics to set prices and improve efficiency.

Groom: A Budding Beauty Baron Gets an Assist From Nas

September 5, 2016 - 10:00am
The entrepreneur Tristan Walker has introduced an electric trimmer designed especially for black men. Now a famous fellow Queens native is on board.

Venture Communism: How China Is Building a Start-Up Boom

September 3, 2016 - 5:00am
The Chinese government is lavishing benefits like free rent and cash handouts on homegrown start-ups in an effort to move beyond the factory floor.

Preserving a Lifetime of Memories for Posterity and Profit

August 31, 2016 - 5:03pm
Personal historians make a business of helping people chronicle the events of their lives in memoirs.

Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway

August 28, 2016 - 10:12pm
A federal court ruling may halt the spread of municipal high-speed internet providers, which often serve households and businesses where commercial cable and telecom firms have been unwilling to go.

Entrepreneurship: A Restaurant’s Sales Pitch: Know Your Lobster

August 24, 2016 - 12:39pm
Luke’s Lobster illustrates the benefits of vertical integration, letting the restaurant be part of harvesting, processing and cooking of the key ingredient.

Wealth Matters: Treasury Wants to End Tax Deal for Some Family-Owned Businesses

August 19, 2016 - 8:32am
This provision has been abused by aggressive tax planners and lawyers who used it for family limited partnerships, sometimes as high as 40 percent.

In Transit: Paris (and Beyond) by App

August 18, 2016 - 8:13am
New apps can connect travelers with guides and direct them to the most picturesque blocks in Paris and other cities.

Entrepreneurship: An Ecosystem Where Start-Ups Help Other Start-Ups

August 17, 2016 - 7:50am
The founders of ContextMedia, a health care media company in Chicago, have helped other start-ups get through those perilous first years.

Square Feet: Chattanooga’s Innovation District Beckons to Young Entrepreneurs

August 16, 2016 - 11:49am
Using renovated buildings outfitted with high-speed internet, the Tennessee city’s development strategy is designed to bring young tech start-ups downtown.

A Start-Up Turns to Saffron to Help Afghanistan Regrow

August 10, 2016 - 2:38pm
Rumi Spice, started by Army veterans, is part of efforts to help develop Afghanistan’s resource economy.

Notebook: Weight Lifting Her Way From Fiji to Rio

August 10, 2016 - 11:28am
An island-ravaging cyclone hasn’t been able to keep the lifter Apolonia Vaivai from competing in the Olympics.

Four Questions: The Woman Who Dresses the Men of Brooklyn

August 9, 2016 - 3:32pm
As men’s fashion expands, Jennifer Mankins keeps it practical.

A Widow Takes the Helm at Blackberry Farm

August 9, 2016 - 1:09pm
Sam Beall’s death cast his widow, Mary Celeste Beall, in an unimagined role, as the head of the Blackberry Farm resort and a leader in the elevation of hyper-local Southern cuisine.

Transporting the Dead, Sometimes With No Permit Required

August 9, 2016 - 12:31pm
At a time of greater outsourcing of the service, rules regarding who may collect the dead vary, and in some states it requires little more than a driver’s license and a strong stomach.

Opinion: Dinner, Disrupted

August 6, 2016 - 2:30pm
Silicon Valley has brought its wrecking ball to haute cuisine, and the results are not pretty.

Sunday Routine: How Daymond John, a ‘Shark Tank’ Investor, Spends His Sundays

August 5, 2016 - 1:27pm
For Mr. John, Sundays are about escaping Manhattan and relaxing at his cabin in Dutchess County, where he fishes, grills, flips tires and throws knives.

Neighborhood Joint: Indian Textiles Sold for ‘Happy Money’

August 5, 2016 - 1:20pm
The main offering at Dress Shoppe II is Indian clothing made of cotton, silk and linen. But as regulars know, the shop contains much more.

The Pour: Great Wine Is Not Enough on the North Fork

August 5, 2016 - 12:50pm
A small family winery runs afoul of zoning rules, and apparently compromise is not an option.


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