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Premium cigar makers could catch a break from the FDA as White House applies...

Under pressure from the White House, the Food and Drug Administration gave premium cigar-makers and importers a win last week, indicating it may spare the industry from costly regulation set to go into effect this spring. The premium cigar industry...

Taser-maker Axon is looking a lot more like Apple, Amazon, and so is the...

Fullerton Police officer wears his Axon body camera on his chest while on patrol in Fullerton, California, on February 16, 2017. A proposed bill in the California legislature would ban law enforcement in the state from using facial...

As baby boomers retire, Main Street could face a tsunami of change

Geri Lavrov | Getty Images Baby boomer business owners, retiring in record numbers, are fueling a dramatic paradigm shift on Main Street, and many are at a crossroads, trying to figure out if they should sell their business...

Manufacturing is facing a growing skills gap that is leaving hundreds of thousands of...

NEWBERRY, S.C. — While concerns about a potential manufacturing slowdown swirl in the face of an ongoing trade war, the sector is facing a bigger and more immediate problem — a growing skills gap that is leaving hundreds of...

Earning income after 65? How to make it work for you

Photo by Hero Images via Getty Images You may feel ready to work beyond age 65. Your boss has a different story. Whether your retirement nest egg could use a little more strengthening or you're looking to keep busy,...

Here’s what small businesses, slammed by China tariffs, are doing to minimize the impact...

The Hapag-Lloyd AG Leverkusen Express sails out of the Yangshan Deepwater Port, operated by Shanghai International Port Group Co. (SIPG), in this aerial photograph taken in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty...

US small businesses are fighting an uphill battle against counterfeiters in China: ‘It’s like...

A violin student holding a Bow Hold Buddies device invented by Ruth Brons. Source: Things 4 Strings When Ruth Brons has a break between teaching her students in New Jersey how to play the violin, she's trying to find new...

I lost my small business in the Great Recession, but at least I learned...

If your company was open for business in 2008, then you undoubtedly remember the Great Recession. For small business owners, especially companies with less than $5 million in revenue, the effects of America's last major downturn were nothing less...

Ex-Navy fighter pilot built a $15 million seaplane business, thanks to skills he learned...

As I prepared to leave the Navy after years of active duty as a fighter pilot, most of my friends were becoming airline pilots, but that life wasn't for me. There was only one thing I wanted to do:...

How a young vet turned entrepreneur turned a family recipe into an $80,000 venture...

U.S. military veterans are a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield — and in business. Many choose entrepreneurship as their career after returning from service, equipped with a cadre of unique leadership and time-management skills. Currently they...

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