Lisa Rosenthal

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Brace Yourself for 'Hillarynomics'

The former Secretary of State offered a glimpse of how she plans to be the 'small business president' during a major economic speech Monday.<p>Hillary Clinton is not a fan of the sharing economy, but she does want companies to share more profits.<p>In her first major economic speech in New York City on …

Middle-class

Potbox: A monthly subscription box for dank weed

There may actually be no reason to ever leave your home again.<p>At this point, it may be easier to count things that <i>don't</i> have a subscription-based …

There's a new movie about the Stanford Prison Experiment, and it's incredibly unsettling

The experiment didn't just focus on what it was like to be a prison inmate; half of the participants were randomly assigned to be guards, while the rest were their prisoners.<p>The experiment was supposed to last two weeks.<p>Things went so horribly wrong that the plug was pulled after only six days. Now …

China makes big bet on turning desert into wine region

<i>This piece originally aired July 8, 2015.</i><p>When you think of wine, France, Italy and California likely come to mind, but in China, the world's …

Elon Musk speaks out about SpaceX rocket explosion

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday gave his first televised interview in which he made comments about a recent failed launch of his company’s Falcon 9 …

Amazon’s new Prime Day will be a massive ‘global shopping event’

Amazon is turning 20 next week, and to celebrate the online retail site is launching Prime Day, a global shopping extravaganza for Prime members.<p>The …

Downtown Las Vegas Has the Most Happening Food Scene Right Now

Downtown Las Vegas’s exploding food scene is galvanizing the historic neighborhood north of the Strip.<p>Las Vegas’s true roots are downtown—all the …

Las Vegas

On-demand startups get more heat over using contractors

Startups in the so-called “on-demand economy” that act as taxi and delivery services are slowly starting to give employee status to their contract …

Amazon set to pay self-published authors as little as $0.006 per page read

Writers of shorter works could lose out on revenue as company’s Kindle Owners Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited no longer pay per copy downloaded<p>Self-published authors could be paid as little as $0.006 per page read under new rules planned by Amazon.<p>Writers who make their works available through …

Libraries

10 Loyalty Lessons From Brands With Superfans

The most successful brands have loyal followers. Here's how to make your customers fall in love with your company.<p>Customer loyalty is at the root of success for any lasting business. And when that loyalty turns into passionate advocacy, a "superfan" is born. For brands, these dedicated followers …

Customer Experience

Why the Era of Airfare Price Wars Is Gone, Perhaps Forever

The airlines have little reason to compete on price.<p>Airline profits have soared to record highs recently, and the overarching reason why the industry …

Flying

White House announces plan to revamp GMO regulations

Just before everyone left for the Fourth of July weekend, the White House announced a plan for a major undertaking: A review of the laws regulating genetically modified organisms (GMOs).<p>In a memorandum to the heads of the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the …

Regulation

New Rules Could Create A New Class Of Overtime Workers

As President Obama promised, a new rule would make 5 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay.<p>Many workers say it's a welcome change. But businesses say employees could see negative, unintended consequences.<p>Barrett Zenger has managed a music store in Corpus Christi, Texas, for the past …

One Belarusian company reportedly started paying its employees in sour cream

But this isn't the only case of economic troubles in the former Soviet Republic.<p>On Thursday hundreds of Chinese migrant construction workers were protesting after not receiving wages. And back in early June, workers from the steelwork-production plant organized a strike after not receiving wages …

Business oddities: Lululemon proves that no one is perfect

<b>A slap in the face</b> <b>from Lululemon</b><p>Things have been pretty rosy for Lululemon of late: In its most recent results, it beat earnings estimates for the eighth consecutive quarter, raised its profit and revenue forecast, and has seen its share price soar over the past year.<p>But nobody's perfect. The …

White House: We Have A Beef With GMO Regulations

The U.S. government's system for regulating the products of biotechnology, including GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, was born in 1986, and it has been controversial from the start. Now, it will be getting a makeover — in part to assure the public that GMOs really are adequately …

Cuba Proves Once Again It Has One Of The Best Health Care Systems In The World

The island’s universal health care–operating without many advances of modern medicine–just hit an impressive milestone in the fight against AIDS.<p>Cuba has, for decades, been an isolated nation with high poverty. But in one important way–its health care system–it’s actually equal to or even beyond …

Amazon Scanning Backyards In Seattle, Suggesting Drone Delivery In Its Sights

Amazon.com appears to be taking small steps to develop its drone delivery program and doing so from backyards in its hometown of Seattle.<p>On Thursday, one observer tweeted that the online retailing giant would be scoping out his property for its Amazon Prime Air program next week.<p>“Amazon is coming …

Startup Insider: 5 Metrics 500 Startups Partner Edith Yeung Looks for in Mobile-App Startups

<i>Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup. We hope to dig deeper and showcase stories, advice and lessons from founders, investors and other key players in the growing startup ecosystem all</i> …

How McDonald's is classing up its menu in New England

McDonald’s in New England has adopted a touch of class.<p>Participating restaurants in New England have been selling a lobster roll as of June 27 made …

Aetna to buy Humana for $35 billion

Aetna will spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal healthcare overhaul.<p>The proposed cash-and-stock deal, announced early Friday, would make Aetna a sizable player in the rapidly growing …

Dollar Tree wins antitrust clearance for Family Dollar takeover

WASHINGTON — Dollar Tree won U.S. antitrust approval for its plan to buy Family Dollar Stores after reaching a settlement to sell 330 stores to Sycamore Partners.<p>The Federal Trade Commission required the discount retailer to sell the locations to maintain competition for consumers after the $9.2 …

Dollar Tree

With eye on growing clout of Latinos, Univision files for IPO

Univision, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S., is going public at a time when Wall Street is salivating over the growing clout of Latino consumers.<p>The New York media titan filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission without disclosing the …

Spanish Language

Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-Chairman Ed Glazer doubles down in Montecito

Tampa Bay Buccaneers co-Chairman Ed Glazer has purchased a nine-acre estate in Montecito for $21.5 million. The seller was Fred Lukas, the former chief executive of Trident Data Systems.<p>Built in French Provencal style in 2001, the main residence features formal living and dining rooms, a media …

Maine lawmaker will try again for scallop harvesting limit

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislator says he will try again next year to persuade the Legislature to limit the harvest on the state's popular, …

Coolest Cooler: what's a small business to do when it gets millions overnight?

As Americans fire up their barbecues for Independence Day and Britons swelter in record-breaking heat, people on both sides of the Atlantic may be reaching for their ice boxes.<p>In 2014, an unassuming-looking cooler shattered records on crowdfunding site Kickstarter, raking in more than $13m from …

Startups

New high street discount clothing chain sewn up

Former arch-rivals join forces to launch stores away from city centres.<p>The idea for Pep&Co, Britain’s newest high street brand, was not exactly born in the most glamorous of locations – a Starbucks in London.<p>Andy Bond and Adrian Mountford used to be fierce rivals. Bond was the chief executive of …