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Nuts & Bolts: Smart networking

Jul 10, 2007
As we wrap our series on the basics of starting a small business, Patti Greene offers this parting advice: You don't have to do it all alone. Talk to your fellow entrepreneurs and seek out networks of people who can help.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

From big boxes to small niches

Jul 9, 2007
Tom Stemberg, founder of office-supply giant Staples, unveiled today a new venture capital fund. It will focus on retail start-ups that are just about the opposite of the type of store he pioneered. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing, Retail

The down side of debit

Jul 6, 2007
If you think debit is automatically safer than credit, you may want to think twice the next time you swipe your card. Tess Vigeland explores how debit can be a drag with Dow Jones columnist Jilian Mincer.

Go after cards before they go after you

Jul 6, 2007
The average person receives between five and a dozen credit card offers in the mail per week. Tempting, no? Lisa Napoli resisted opening up her offers for about two months -- then opened them all at once.

Is the economy better than we think?

Jul 6, 2007
The Labor Department released job numbers today that were better than expected. If companies are creating jobs when the economy's supposed to be stalling, are we better off than we thought? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

NYC plans to downsize classes

Jul 6, 2007
For years, New York City has been demanding more money for its schools. The money's finally come through, and the chancellor says he's planning to spend a big chunk to reduce class sizes. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: New York

Enough spin to make you dizzy

Jul 6, 2007
We've all gotten used to "spin" as a political art. But commentator Robert Lyle observes that spin is present in everyday economic life, too.

Week on Wall Street

Jul 6, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Kai Ryssdal what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Automakers heat up summer incentives

Jul 3, 2007
Detroit automakers have once again jacked up car-buying incentives for the summer. Meanwhile, Japanese car manufacturers are using their own version to entice consumers. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

When laws of physics, markets collide

Jul 3, 2007
Because people are unpredictable and people drive markets, physicists and economists are getting together this week in Lisbon. They're talking econophysics, a field that tries to understand markets through the laws of physics. Geoff Brumfiel explains.
Posted In: Economy

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