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Yes, You Can Have a Million-Dollar Business with No Employees

Census figures show that the number of one-person businesses in the U.S. with revenues between <b>$1 million</b> and <b>$2.99 million</b> rose <b>10%</b> year-over-year in 2012 to more than <b>29,000</b> firms, Forbes reports. Most are professional, scientific, and technical-services companies, but retail and construction firms …

The Graduation Advice We Wish We’d Been Given

<i>In this time of hope and decorative mortarboards, we reached out to some of our favorite writers, asking them: What do graduates really need to know about the world of work? Their answers are below.</i><p><b>Heidi Grant Halvorson</b> <br>Associate director for the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University …

We Uncovered The Mystery Behind The Pyramid That's On The Back Of Every Dollar Bill

The U.S. $1 bill hasn't had a major redesign since 1929. Mark Anderson, a numismatic consultant for The Museum of American Finance, tells us about the meanings behind the symbols on the iconic note.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser; Additional camera by Sara Silverstein</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

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Tesla's Elon Musk: On Creating A 'Cool' Battery System For Home Energy Storage

Tesla Motors, which plans to build a giant lithium-ion battery factory, is keenly interested in the emerging energy storage market, where home and businesses owners might want to buy battery systems for backup power or for managing solar electricity generation and use.<p>The company has been thinking …

What Apple is really buying with Beats

This is what you get when you make Dr. Dre a billionaire<p>All that was missing was the sound of a record needle scratch: Apple is doing <i>what</i>? But the original <i>Financial Times</i> report in early May that broke the news Apple was planning to buy Beats Electronics — giving it a billion-dollar electronics …