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Office buildings are being reconfigured with open spaces where founders and employees of start-ups can mingle in a setting with a creative vibe. Pingpong, anyone?
Pingpong tables, employees in sandals, software code scrawled on the walls, a bounce house in the lobby.
In another sign of a recovering economy, U.S. orders for machinery and factory goods jumped in January as businesses invested for future growth.
NEW YORK — For many businesses, opposing minimum wage increases is a no-brainer: Raising the minimum wage increases their expenses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce steadfastly opposes the proposal, as do many businesses big and small.
Small businesses’ lagging performance, along with a sharp drop in the rate of new start-ups, has been a key reason employment growth has remained mediocre.
The stock market is flying high, but much of small business America remains grounded.
In the clean energy market, the U.S. trumped China. At least in 2011.
Mercury, which had sought a 7.3% increase, responds by filing a lawsuit seeking to block Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ ruling.
SACRAMENTO — State regulators have ordered Mercury General Corp. to cut its homeowners insurance rates by 8.2%, instead of the increase in premiums that the company had sought.
Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, lost a bid to end a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accusing him of insider trading.
The Dow Jones industrial average isn’t just breaking a record today – it’s smashing it.
WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose 9.7% in January from a year earlier, the biggest increase since 2006, a real estate data analysis firm reported Tuesday.