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This Store Still Needs a Name

October 3, 2016 - 1:56pm
Benjamin Albucker suffers from an exacting aesthetic sense that pushed him to open his own store. If only he could name it.

Four Questions: Steven Alan’s Goals: Subtlety and Quality

October 3, 2016 - 12:01pm
After more than 20 years in fashion, he has become the world’s friendly neighborhood designer and shopkeeper.

Feature: Can New Technology Bring Baseball’s Data Revolution to Fielding?

September 30, 2016 - 5:00am
For years, players have been valued for their hitting. Now a groundbreaking tool makes it possible to measure how much their defense contributes to a team’s success

Feature: How Donald Trump Set Off a Civil War Within the Right-Wing Media

September 29, 2016 - 5:00am
Since the candidate clinched the nomination, the green room has become a chilly place.

Entrepreneurship: Maine’s ‘Clean’ Medical Marijuana: ‘Organic’ in Disguise

September 28, 2016 - 12:56pm
As growers and enterprises see more competition, a new labeling program may help them stay competitive. Just don’t call it “organic.”

The Voyages Issue: What We See When We Look at Travel Photography

September 22, 2016 - 6:50am
On the visual — and psychological — contradictions of pictures from the road.

Entrepreneurship: Think a 401(k) Is Not a Sexy Benefit? Competition May Change That

September 21, 2016 - 1:39pm
Better technology, increased competition and new plan offerings are prompting some start-ups to take a second look at introducing retirement benefits.

Shaken and Stirred: Bill Murray, Brooklyn Bartender

September 19, 2016 - 11:16am
As a favor to his son, the restaurant owner Homer Murray, the film star and folk hero serves up shots — and drinks them, too.

Neighborhood Joint: A Bohemian Pedigree (and Free Tapas) in Greenwich Village

September 16, 2016 - 1:12pm
Spain, a cash-only Basque-style restaurant, is considered a holdout from a time when its neighborhood was filled with Spanish businesses.

Corner Office: Hamid Hashemi: A Good Entrepreneur Is Never Happy

September 16, 2016 - 7:00am
Hamid Hashemi, C.E.O. of iPic Entertainment, who immigrated from Iran with $700 in his pocket, says dissatisfaction with the status quo drives success.

Entrepreneurship: Your Next Pair of Shoes Could Come From a 3-D Printer

September 14, 2016 - 11:15am
Fashion start-ups are using technology like smartphones and 3-D printing to make custom clothing more affordable, and Silicon Valley is taking notice.

Retiring: Older Entrepreneurs Take On the ‘Concrete Ceiling’

September 9, 2016 - 11:36am
Despite the challenges, older people are creating their own ventures, with some getting help from government as well as AARP and other private groups.

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.

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