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On Jan. 1 New York will institute what’s being hailed as one of the most progressive paid family leave acts in the US — for all businesses.

Tax reform is a top concern for small businesses in North Carolina and throughout the US. It could boost business expansion.

Shop-owners and entrepreneurs from a swing state weigh in.

Cirque du Soleil is looking to expand its job ranks for new and existing shows.

This fast-growing online marketplace lets boutiques and designers from the U.S. and abroad expand their reach to avid fashionistas.

A dairy farmer and a convenience store owner are working to get back their cash they say was wrongfully seized by the IRS years ago.

There’s more — or maybe, less — to the latest panicky oil bottom than meets the eye.

It’s been a grim start to the year as far as equity markets are concerned, but one strategist has told CNBC it’s only a “nasty market correction.”

From major cities like Los Angeles to big businesses like McDonald’s, 2015 saw momentum for lifting pay above the federal level of $7.25 an hour. Effective Thursday and New Year’s Day, 14 states will implement higher minimum wages through legislative action or automatic cost-of-living increases. Now wage advocates are focused on 2016, as several states …

General Electric on Friday delivered quarterly earnings that surpassed analysts’ expectations, as its businesses producing jet engines and power turbines offset declines in its oil and gas segment, but revenue fell short of estimates. GE, which backed its full-year profit outlook, said it expects to retire as much as 7 percent of its outstanding floated …

Taylor Swift has decided to put her latest album, “1989,” on Apple Music after a well-publicized fee dispute with the company. “After the events of this week, I’ve decided to put 1989 on Apple Music…and happily so,” the “Bad Blood” singer tweeted on Thursday. Read More Analyst: Why Apple needed to appease Taylor Swift In an open …

More economists believe the Federal Reserve’s policy is on the right track, but they offer differing opinions when it comes to determining the appropriate path for the central bank, according to a survey released Monday. The National Association for Business Economics’ policy survey found that 58 percent of economists believe the Fed‘s approach is “about …

Investors see worse returns during the periods surrounding both marriage and divorce, according to a research paper published by the Social Science Research Network this month. The research found that the annualized alpha, a measure of performance on a risk-adjusted basis, of younger fund managers fell nearly 16 percent during a divorce, while that of …

The stakes in Monopoly just got higher, at least for 80 lucky buyers in France. To commemorate the game’s 80th anniversary, Monopoly’s French manufacturers have replaced its fake notes with real money, according to The Guardian. Only one set will contain the bonanza, in which the entire bank is been replaced with real bills for …

Finding it hard to flourish in a smartphone-dominated world, in-flight catalog maker SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy, according to a court filing. SkyMall, once the sole catalog provider for airline passengers, has faced increased competition from e-commerce providers, such as Amazon.com and eBay.com. CEO Scott Wiley called the company a victim of evolving technology, dogged …