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Tech Incubators on a Mission of Diversity

June 8, 2016 - 4:22pm
Several start-ups have dedicated themselves to creating programs, incubators or accelerators to train blacks and Hispanics for tech jobs.

Bits Special Section: Online Reviews? Researchers Give Them a Low Rating

June 7, 2016 - 5:46pm
Consumer reviews have become increasingly popular both online and off, but they may not be the reliable indicators of quality one might expect.

First Words: Is the Election ‘Rigged’?

June 7, 2016 - 7:00am
Talking about politics in terms of cheating reflects widespread frustration — and may also create it.

On Money: Behind the Gold Curtain of Donald Trump’s Résumé

June 7, 2016 - 7:00am
Donald Trump promises to bring a business acumen to Washington, but his actual ventures reveal more — or, rather, less — than he intends.

Wealth Matters: Needing Cash, Some Small Business Owners Bypass the Bank

June 3, 2016 - 12:41pm
For some entrepreneurs, growing their businesses has a lot to do with their risk tolerance and how they think about cash flow and partnerships.

Entrepreneurship: No Venture Capital Needed, or Wanted

June 1, 2016 - 9:47am
Although rare, start-ups have become multimillion-dollar businesses by bootstrapping financing themselves.

Four Questions: The Suit Maker Whose Clients Include Jay Z and LeBron James

May 31, 2016 - 5:46pm
Guy Wood, the custom tailor, also runs his own men’s clothing shop, Harlem Haberdashery.

One-Thing Shops: One-Thing Shops: Soda, Los Angeles

May 31, 2016 - 9:00am
Galco’s in Highland Park, which opened in 1897, carries over 750 varieties and draws visitors from around the world.

A Renegade Muscles In on Mister Softee’s Turf

May 30, 2016 - 1:55pm
In a recent battle for Midtown Manhattan, a prime selling spot, Mister Softee says he has been pushed out by New York Ice Cream.

Entrepreneurship: Drones Pique the Interest of Entrepreneurs

May 25, 2016 - 11:28am
Start-ups are offering services from news gathering and real estate photography to monitoring of farm fields. But the rules are still being written.

New Crop of Companies Reaping Profits From Wasted Food

May 24, 2016 - 7:19pm
With as much as 40 percent of the American food supply going into the trash, food waste has become a platform for commerce.

Work a Little, Play a Little: A New Retirement Strategy

May 24, 2016 - 5:10pm
The interest in “consulteering” — fusing a life of consulting,volunteering and leisure time — is one sign that traditional retirement no longer satisfies as many older people as it once did.

Cultural Studies: The Age of Consignment

May 23, 2016 - 1:22pm
Online stores like Material Wrld, the RealReal and other resale sites aim to make “refreshing” your possessions ever easier.

Start-Ups Once Showered With Cash Now Have to Work for It

May 20, 2016 - 8:22pm
Instead of venture capitalists begging to invest in start-ups, entrepreneurs are begging for cash, and potential investors are making demands.

Entrepreneurship: Many Small Businesses Worry About Adjusting for Overtime Rules

May 18, 2016 - 1:48pm
Many business owners are accustomed to dealing with a scrappy work culture. An hourly time-tracking system may change that.

White House Increases Overtime Eligibility by Millions

May 17, 2016 - 8:12pm
A rule to be issued by the Labor Department will state that most salaried workers earning up to $47,476 a year must receive overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours.

Price for a Green Card: $500,000 Stadium Stake

May 16, 2016 - 11:39am
A Major League Soccer franchise owner is promoting a federal program that benefits those who contribute at least $500,000 to infrastructure projects.

Long Island Cafe Offers Job Opportunities for Disabled Adults

May 15, 2016 - 9:29pm
The Cause Cafe, which opened recently, offers job training for people with cognitive disabilities, like autism, who have limited options once they age out of public schools.

Start-Ups Embrace Arbitration to Settle Workplace Disputes

May 14, 2016 - 1:23pm
As new companies grow, they are relying on a tool used by big corporations to shield themselves from potentially expensive class-action court cases.

New Crowdfunding Rules Let the Small Fry Swim With Sharks

May 14, 2016 - 6:00am
Starting Monday, new regulations will permit anyone, not just the moneyed, to invest in small companies in exchange for a stake in the business.

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