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Thomas Edison: Most Iconic Inventor

Even the Apple generation doesn’t favor Steve Jobs over the most iconic inventor in U.S.


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Trends: Hooters-Style Dining

Twin Peaks is part of a booming niche in the beleaguered restaurant industry known as “breastaurants,” or sports bars that feature scantily clad waitresses.


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The Future Of Small Biz Lending

At banks with more than $10 billion in assets, 10.2% of loan applications from small businesses were approved in May, down from 10.6% in April—and from 11.7% in January and February, according to surveys of small business customers of Biz2Credit, a Manhattan-based company that matches small businesses with lenders.


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China: The Young Reluctant To Go Into Business

The commercial success of many high-profile Chinese entrepreneurs appears to have done little to encourage young Chinese college graduates to become their own boss.


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How Do Your Customers Prefer To Shop?

Online purchasing was rated the “Overall favorite” by 59 percent of those surveyed, as well as the “Easiest” (68%) and “Most convenient” (68%).


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From Cookies to Gelato

It was cookies — not frozen yogurt or lattes or food-truck food — that captured the attention and adoration of American tastebuds.


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Immigrant Entrepreneurs Good Source For Jobs

It’s an economic issue, and a pair of recent studies make clear just how important immigrants’ role is in creating new businesses in this country.


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Entrepreneur Goes From Fad To Bakery With Cupcakes

One minute Christina Moffat, 33, was working with RDG Planning & Design, working on a multi-million dollar health care project, and the next she was eyeball-deep in cupcake batter.


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McWeddings?

Sure, McDonald’s move doesn’t have immediate implications for hotels; initially, McWeddings will most likely lure couples who considered restaurant weddings.


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Beware Of The BYOD Trend

It’s called Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, and it refers to the practice of allowing employees to use their own handheld devices (and in some cases, laptops or desktop computers) to access their work networks.