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Obama Says 'Donald Trump Is A Small Business' Under Mitt Romney Tax Plan (VIDEO)

Timothy Stenovec | October 3, 2012 | Politics
During Wednesday night's presidential debate, President Barack Obama said that under Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax plan, Donald Trump, the real estate and reality TV billionaire, would qualify as a small business. "Under Gov. Romney’s definition, Donald Trump is a small business," Obama said. "I know Donald...

Kyle Wiens Of iFixit Won't Hire The Grammatically Challenged

Janean Chun | October 10, 2012 | Small Business
If you confirm an interview with Kyle Wiens with a note that says, "See you their," you'll never be hired at iFixit. Wiens, CEO of the San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based online repair community, won't hire anyone who uses poor grammar or misspells words. In fact, he thinks people...

Greg Ball, New York State Senator, Does Minimum Wage Flip-Flop

John Celock | October 3, 2012 | Politics
A New York state senator elected with Tea Party support reversed himself and supported a minimum wage hike on Wednesday, less than a week after he said he opposed it. State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) said Wednesday that he would introduce legislation to hike the Empire State's minimum wage...

Apple Maps 2012: Usage Rate Reportedly Spiked After Release, Then Plummeted (REPORT)

Catharine Smith | October 3, 2012 | Technology
Apple's infamous Maps app has been available to the public for only two weeks, and users are reportedly abandoning it for more reliable navigation products. Apple promised that it will improve its botched app, but can it get there fast enough? The Maps app, which Apple baked...

FTC Settles With Artist Arena, Company That Made Justin Bieber Fan Site, For Illegally Collecting Kids' Data

Catharine Smith | December 3, 2012 | Technology
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The company that makes fan websites for such tween favorites as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Rihanna has agreed to pay $1 million to settle charges that it illegally collected data about more than 100,000 children. The Federal Trade Commission, in a complaint filed...

Ruby Tuesday Pays $158,000 To Settle Allegations Of Child Labor Violations in Massachusetts

Christina Wilkie | October 3, 2012 | Business
Ruby Tuesday agreed on Wednesday to pay $158,000 to settle charges that the national restaurant chain violated Massachusetts child labor laws, as well as laws governing meal breaks, at a number of its restaurants throughout the state. According to a statement from Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, the...

Orange County Paid Sick Time Quashed By Legislators Who Texted With Business Lobby

Dave Jamieson | October 3, 2012 | Business
Thanks largely to the pressure brought by the business lobby in Orange County, Fla., it appears the most magical place on earth won't include mandated sick leave for workers anytime soon. Last month, Orange's Board of County Commissioners voted to put off a ballot vote on a hotly...

Andreessen Horowitz Invests In Rap Genius, A Website That Explain What Rap Lyrics Mean

Dino Grandoni | August 25, 2015 | Technology
By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Venture capitalist Ben Horowitz is famous for starting his blog posts with rap lyrics. Now, he will be putting his money into the mix. His firm, Andreessen Horowitz, announced Wednesday a $15 million investment in Rap Genius, a website using crowdsourcing to dig...

Small Business Confidence Ebbs On 'Fiscal Cliff': Survey

Nate C. Hindman | December 3, 2012 | Small Business
(Reuters) - Executives of U.S. small businesses have less confidence in the 2013 economic outlook than they did three months ago, weighed by uncertainty over the November elections and the so-called fiscal cliff, a new survey showed on Wednesday. Vistage International, a business advisory firm, said its Vistage Confidence Index...

Think We're the Most Entrepreneurial Country In The World? Not So Fast

Nate C. Hindman | December 3, 2012 | Small Business
America's entrepreneurial streak as one of the things that, theoretically, is supposed to make us exceptional as a country. At least it is if you listen to most politicians. But how do we actually stack up with rest of the world when it comes to building our own businesses? ...

Small Business Owners Talk Obamacare On HuffPost Live (VIDEO)

Drew Guarini | October 3, 2012 | Small Business
In 2010, Republicans said Obamacare would hurt small businesses. In advance of the presidential debates, HuffPost Live checked in with a group of business owners and one small business advocate to see what they had to say about the looming changes to health care law. Of the 28 million small...

Facebook Promoted Posts To Be Rolled Out For Individual Users In The U.S.

Dino Grandoni | December 3, 2012 | Technology
By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is letting users in the United States pay a fee to boost the visibility of their postings on the social network, the company's latest effort to look beyond advertisers for revenue. The promoted-posts-for-users feature, which Facebook began offering as a test...

FTC Chairman: Advertisers Backing Away From 'Do Not Track' Pledge

Catharine Smith | December 3, 2012 | Technology
In February, the online advertising industry declared that it would agree to honor "Do Not Track" options in Web browsers by the end of the year- a reversal of its previous opposition to the anti-tracking effort. Now, that year-end goal - announced with much fanfare at the White House -...

'Doggupy' In Union Square Brings Out Dogs And Pet Owners Demanding Quality Food (PHOTOS)

Inae Oh | October 7, 2012 | New York
A group of courageous dogs and pet owners gathered in Union Square Tuesday to march alongside their pitched tents, with posters and megaphones in hand. While the scene may have looked like a flashback to the heyday of Occupy Wall Street, closer inspection revealed the spectacle was actually "Doggupy"...

Airbnb, Other Apartment Rental Sites Struggle With Legality In San Francisco

Aaron Sankin | October 4, 2012 | San Francisco
Throngs of out-of-towners will swarm San Francisco for Fleet Week, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the first Giant post-season games and every other ridiculously awesome thing going on here this weekend. But as many of those visitors opt to book rooms using innovative apartment sharing sites like AirBnB,...

EV Market Uncertainties Cause Toyota And Others To Slow Down Electric Car Production

Jessica Leader | October 3, 2012 | Green
From Mother Nature Network's Jim Motavalli: No automaker looking at the electric car market right now is going to read “full speed ahead” from what’s happened so far. The Chevy Volt is outselling half the car models on the market, but many others, from the Nissan...

Steve Jobs' 1983 Speech Makes Uncanny Predictions About The Future

Britney Fitzgerald | October 3, 2012 | Technology
In 1983 Ronald Reagen was president, the Washington Redskins went to the Super Bowl and Steve Jobs spoke about the future of the tech industry at the International Design Conference in Aspen, CO. In August, the first 20 minutes of the now infamous speech (titled "The Future Isn't What It...

Mark Zuckerberg Really Does Wear The Same Thing Every Day, Cops To Owning 20 Identical T-Shirts

Meredith Bennett-Smith | October 3, 2012 | Technology
Mark Zuckerberg is proud that he wears the same outfit every day, and he doesn't care if everyone knows it. The Facebook CEO's style -- or lack thereof -- is a major theme of Zuckerberg's first interview since the Facebook IPO. In the interview, which is set to...

Paul Ryan On Small Business Owners: 'Nobody Else Works 7 Days A Week'

Nate C. Hindman | October 3, 2012 | Small Business
Nobody in America works harder than business owners, according to remarks Tuesday by Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan. “And when he [President Obama] says, if you have a small business you didn’t build that. Look, all we mean is that nobody else gets up at 5:00 a.m. and opens...

'Gen Y On The Job' Report: Millennials Are Nerdy Go-Getters

Joe Van Brussel | October 3, 2012 | Small Business
Gen Y is embracing science and entrepreneurism. PayScale and Millennial Branding's recent "Gen Y on the Job" study shows that Gen Y is more likely to choose the following college majors, relative to all U.S. workers: (1) neuroscience (1.95x more likely); (2) bioengineering (1.86x more likely); (3) entrepreneurial studies (1.82x...
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