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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.

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

August 30, 2016 - 2:52pm
This provision has been abused by aggressive tax planners and lawyers who used it for family limited partnerships, sometimes as high as 40 percent.

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.

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