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American nightmare: Rich & poor, middle-class no more

America’s once-glorified middle-class is on its way to being relegated to the history books; an artifact of a bygone era when good-paying jobs, …

The Next Billion Dollar Startups

Startups that jump out to billion-dollar valuations are so rare they've come to be known as unicorns. We at FORBES, in cooperation with TrueBridge Capital Partners,* went hunting for the next wave of startups that are flying under the radar but getting ready to pop. We surveyed venture firms for …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts

The first in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even …

How to Analyze a Startup Idea Before You Waste Money On It

Building a startup is like falling in love. You find the “perfect one.” You lose all sense of reason. Judgment flies out the door. You’re head over heels.<p>And you’re likely to make mistakes.<p>The problem with the startup culture is this irrational blindness, and it leaves a trail of wrecked startups. …

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California Regulator In Process Of Suspending Ocwen Financial's Mortgage License

California regulators are seeking to suspend the mortgage license of Ocwen Financial, after the servicing giant did not adequately respond to repeated information requests into its compliance with the state’s Homeowner Bill of Rights. Suspension proceedings began in October, Tom Dresslar, a …

Waraire Boswell Talks About His Eponymous Label, the Current State of Fashion, and Dressing the NBA

Waraire Boswell has steadily made a name for himself by tailoring custom suits for<p>Waraire Boswell has steadily made a name for himself by tailoring …

8 Trademark Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Do you shy away from criticism or avoid improving yourself? Perhaps entrepreneurship isn't for you.<p>While we often use the terms interchangeably, there are slight differences between entrepreneurs and small business owners. Most entrepreneurs are small business owners, but not all small business …

Here's How The Longest War In America's History Unfolded

The 13-year war, known as Operation Enduring Freedom, saw the deaths of 2,356 American soldiers, along with thousands of Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters — as well as Afghan civilians.<p>Roughly 13,000 troops, including 10,000 Americans, will remain in Afghanistan for two years to train and advise Afghan …

What You Give Up by Becoming an Entrepreneur

Here are some of the benefits you can kiss goodbye when you start your own company.<p>Forsaking the office to become an entrepreneur may sound like a dream come true, but the reality is that going into business for yourself can feel more like a nightmare.<p>While the number of people leaving their jobs …

Easing Into Entrepreneurship: Starting Something on the Side

It's a way to see if entrepreneurship is right for you.<p><i>This is for all the</i> Inc. <b></b><i>readers who are employed by someone else and have at least toyed with the idea of starting a business of their own.</i><p>I can write until the cows come home that becoming an entrepreneur is less scary than you think, if you …

A Three-Step Formula On How To Shun Corporate Life To Start Your Own Business

Corporate life.<p>Upon hearing those words, you either jump for joy, or double-over in agony.<p>If the latter, pull up a chair and take notes because today calls your name.<p>You see–in a prior article on Julia Beardwood, founder and owner of Beardwood & Co., she shared her ten keys for success in the …

The global economy could be on the verge of a once-in-a-generation transformation

The 35-year boom in asset prices is coming to an end - which will have enormously important consequences<p>Few things illustrate the 35-year boom in Western asset prices better than the cost of a London house. In 1980, according to Nationwide data, you could have bought the average home for little …

Cheaper fuel prices are slow to trickle down to the private jet-setters

Oil prices have tumbled over the past few months to levels not seen since more than five years ago. Drivers are pocketing big savings from gas prices …

The 10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

<b>1. We spoke to one of the top executives at Chinese internet giant Tencent about how the company plans to conquer the West.</b> SY Lau discusses partnerships with brands like the BBC and Nike and how Tencent's business approach is built on the philosophy of Sun Tze, the author of "The Art of War."<p><b>2.</b> …

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Why oil could rebound to $80. Yes, $80.

Oil bulls are a lonely bunch these days.<p>The price of crude tumbled below $50 a barrel earlier this week. And even though prices have started to stabilize a bit, many experts still don't think the sticky black stuff has bottomed just yet.<p>But there's one brave soul who believes that there are better …

How To Get Your Second Act Started In 2015

Maybe you’ve decided that 2015 is the year you’ll rev up your second act — launching an encore career with meaning and purpose, starting a business or side gig or taking on new responsibilities where you work.<p>But how?<p>Recently, I was a fly-on-the-wall at a fascinating, free half-day entrepreneurship …

How to Set Financial Priorities When You're Young and Squeezed

You have a lot of demands on your money—and not a lot of it. Here's what to do first.<p>The most financially challenging state of life is not …

Brent crude oil price dips below $50 a barrel

<b>The price of Brent crude oil has fallen below $50 a barrel for the first time since May 2009.</b><p>It fell more than a dollar to $49.92 a barrel in early trading on Wednesday before edging back above the $50 mark.<p>Slowing global growth and increased supply of oil and gas have pushed prices sharply lower …

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Into the Woods - Trailer 1

Disney brings the Brother's Grimm tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack & the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and Rapunzel, and more to life in this epic …