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The North Dakota Miracle: Fracking in the Bakken

The recent boom of the Bakken oil fields — made possible by a perfect storm of sensible state regulations, the fracking process, and the fact that most drilling is taking place on private lands—has produced a whirlwind of economic growth in a formerly sleepy corner of northwest North Dakota.


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Laying In The Lap Of Eco-Friendly Baby Blankets

Lotus Bèbè is a line of eco-friendly and luxurious baby blankets.


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Matte For Men Offers Quality Skincare Products

Matte For Men is simply the finest men’s grooming product line on the market today.


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Niche Biz: Custom Jeans

Richard, one of the cofounders, always had the idea but never really got to actually doing till he saw a inspirational article that was done on 3×1.


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Massage a Horse: Go to Jail

That’s the absurd fate Karen Hough could face if she wants to continue her business in Nebraska.


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Peer to Peer Car Repair

YourMechanic, a peer-to-peer car repair marketplace that enables mechanics to fix users’ cars at their home or office, launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF today.


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SlotGuard: Stop Junk Mail Before It Hits Your Mailbox

SlotGuard is a junk mail reduction service available to United States Postal Customers.


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Sweeping the Streets for Gold

Since the age of 15, Gohel has been working this alley from late morning until dark, with Sundays off, a schedule driven by shop hours and the rhythm of the settling dust.


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How to Make Money on Etsy

Since 2005, Etsy has offered an e-commerce platform for artists and craftspeople to offer and sell their goods.


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Niche Biz: Retired School Buses Go to Latin America and Become Chicken Buses

What happens to yellow school buses retired from commission in the United States?