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How You Give Back Provides Purpose to Your Personal Brand

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the 13th in the series, "</i><i>Personal Branding For A Better Life</i><i>," in which marketing expert Jim Joseph applies big brand marketing lessons to help you build a successful personal brand.</i><p>If I can be accused of …

Marketing

Food Stamp Cuts So Devastating Even Walmart Is Too Expensive

Walmart struggled at the end of last year. But according to the retailer's new estimations, it wasn’t because people didn’t want to buy. It was because they couldn’t.<p>The retail giant warned Friday that the effect of last year's national food stamp cuts on its bottom line will likely be deeper than …

Why Anti-Big Box Laws May Actually Be Bad For Small Retailers

Marijuana-Laced Treats Leave Colorado Jonesing For Food-Safety Rules

Where there's pot, there's pot brownies. But how do you make sure those high-inducing sweets are safe to eat?<p>Colorado regulators are wrestling with that question now that the state has legalized recreational marijuana. From sodas and truffles to granola bars and butter, food products infused with …

Breached Target trails in card security, report says

It's just something we take for granted—the company that gives us a credit card will do everything possible to prevent and detect the fraudulent use of that card. But, it seems, that's not always the case.<p>A new report from Javelin Strategy & Research finds that financial institutions are doing a …

Bonds are suddenly the hot investment

As the investing world headed into January, it was almost universally accepted that 2014 would be a bad year to own bonds and bond funds.<p>As the …

Investing

Good sign for economy: Small business borrowing rises

U.S. small businesses boosted borrowing in December, pushing a broad lending index to its highest level in nearly seven years and signaling that economic growth may continue apace in the early part of this year.<p>Small companies typically take out loans to buy new tools, factories and equipment, so …

How American Food Companies Go GMO-Free In A GMO World

Quite possibly, you've noticed some new food labels out there, like "Not made with genetically modified ingredients" or "GMO-free." You might have seen them on boxes of Cheerios, or on chicken meat. If you've shopped at Whole Foods, that retailer says it now sells more than 3,000 products that have …

Morgan Stanley is stuck in the middle of Hank Greenberg\’s lawsuit against the government

Where have manufacturing jobs gone?

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Mary Barra, First Female CEO Of GM, Gets Paid Half What Her Male Predecessor Made (UPDATE)

Last month, Mary Barra started work as chief executive officer of General Motors, becoming the first woman to run a major automaker. Her appointment was hailed as a significant milestone for female executives the world over. Even Barack Obama cited Barra during his State of the Union address as an …

Congress approves 5-year farm bill

The long-tortured farm bill cleared Congress on Tuesday, ending a two-year struggle that split the old farm-food coalition as never before and dramatized the growing isolation of agriculture and rural America in an ever more urban House.<p>Written off as dead just months ago, the giant five-year …

Lawmakers Look To Prevent More Target-Sized Data Breaches

The sheer size and frequency of the recent credit card data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and other companies are prompting lawmakers to consider legislative options to keep sophisticated cyberthefts from happening.<p>"If anything, we've learned from this major, major breach that we can no longer …

Obama to sign executive order raising minimum wage for federal contractors

President Obama, in the first of potentially many executive actions tied to his State of the Union address, will unilaterally increase the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts to $10.10 an hour, from $7.25, in an effort to build momentum for a minimum wage hike for all Americans.<p>The …