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Entrepreneurship: Want to Sell Handmade Soap? Join the Crowd

February 8, 2017 - 11:36am
With its low barrier to entry and recession-proof status, soap-making has become an attractive commercial endeavor — and many have taken notice.

Two Bakers Thrive in Brooklyn, Far From Syria’s Turmoil

February 7, 2017 - 10:16am
A refugee couple starts selling baklava and other sweets online, while waiting for word on a stranded son and his family.

Foodies Know: Boulder Has Become a Hub for New Producers

February 4, 2017 - 3:00am
With a growing support network of brokers, distributors and investors, this city has allowed new companies to challenge the old guard in the food business.

Four Questions: Gentry Keeps It Fresh for Brooklyn’s Demanding Style Guys

February 1, 2017 - 6:38pm
The owner, Alan Maleh, is a publisher on the side with the style bible Man of the World.

Stretching Muscles In as the Next Fitness Fad

February 1, 2017 - 11:04am
Stretching studios are cropping up across the country, offering one-on-one personalized sessions to relax clients’ overworked muscles.

Feature: The Misunderstood Genius of Russell Westbrook

February 1, 2017 - 5:00am
Following the departure of his superstar teammate, Russell Westbrook was left to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder all by himself. That’s when something special happened.

Talk: Joe Buck Knows Why You Hate Him

February 1, 2017 - 5:00am
The Fox Sports play-by-play announcer on sports and politics, his hair-transplant surgery and, sometimes, not talking at all.

Innovations Threaten the Neighborhood Bike Shop

January 27, 2017 - 3:30pm
Now a new bicycle — or a mechanic to repair an old one — can come directly to the customer.

Entrepreneurship: The Little Kitchens That Could

January 25, 2017 - 5:07pm
Food entrepreneurs vie to defy the odds and make it big with creative concoctions at the Winter Fancy Food Show.

Feature: ‘The Only Way We Can Fight Back Is to Excel’

January 25, 2017 - 5:00am
Undocumented college students face an uncertain future under the Trump administration.

Feature: Will France Sound the Death Knell for Social Democracy?

January 24, 2017 - 5:00am
As a presidential election approaches this spring, even workers in the country’s rust belt are embracing right-wing populism.

Start-Up New York Gets a New Name, and a Focus on Start-Ups

January 19, 2017 - 8:26pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget is now calling the embattled initiative, which created just 408 jobs in two years, the Excelsior Business Program.

Two Retirees Create Marijuana Packaging Business in Colorado

January 18, 2017 - 3:39pm
A retired schoolteacher and a former marketing executive built a company in Colorado that sells child-resistant marijuana containers to cannabis dispensaries.

At Repair Cafes, ‘Beloved but Broken’ Possessions Find New Life

January 18, 2017 - 9:22am
The cafes, which reject our disposable culture, bring together those who have broken items like lamps, lockets and teddy bears and volunteers who try to make them work again.

Grass-Fed Beef, Sold One Cow at a Time

January 17, 2017 - 12:30pm
New start-ups are buying meat from small farms and dividing it into manageable cuts.

Global Shopper: A Stylish Curiosity Shop in East Hollywood

January 11, 2017 - 2:03pm
Christian Louboutin skateboard? Check. Rodarte sweats? They got ’em. Vintage “Peanuts” comics? Those, too.

Entrepreneurship: For Young Entrepreneurs, College Debts Can Snuff Out Start-Up Hopes

January 11, 2017 - 12:37pm
Fewer millennials are founding companies at a time when student loans are on the rise. As one business founder put it, “The debt is always there, drowning you.”

Feature: Neanderthals Were People, Too

January 11, 2017 - 5:00am
New research shows they shared many behaviors that we long believed to be uniquely human. Why did science get them so wrong?

Talk: Sue Fulton Thinks Equal Rights Make the Military Stronger

January 11, 2017 - 5:00am
The West Point graduate and chairwoman of the U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors on why it’s not a “social experiment” to work alongside L.G.B.T. people.

Four Questions: From Rome, a Homey Men’s Shop in Manhattan

January 9, 2017 - 3:08pm
The proprietor of Davide Cenci keeps it simple for men who prefer a straightforward, tailored look.


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