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Sentiment among Main Street’s business owners is among the highest its ever been thanks to positive earnings trends and strong prospects for expansion. However, business owners say finding skilled workers is a top issue. Kate Rogers reports.

The marijuana industry employs some 150,000 people, and analysts project that number could double or even triple in the years to come.

A revelation by Target showed its holiday data breach spanned far wider than originally expected, raising new questions about exactly how such an expansive hack took place. The retailer said Friday that its investigation had uncovered an additional 70 million customers may have had their names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses stolen. Previously, Target said …

    Five years after the financial crisis, industry regulators are still trying to decide which institutions are—and aren’t—likely to cause another collapse. Regulators on the Financial Stability Oversight Council, or FSOC, which easily targeted the big banks and then the insurance giants, are now zeroing in on the mega-asset managers, which have largely been absent …

Twitter executives have spent weeks on Wall Street and in major U.S. cities touting the company’s highly anticipated initial public offering, set to take place this week. But despite their best efforts to pitch the site’s profit prospects in mobile, international growth and TV integration, investors are still skeptical, results from a new AP-CNBC poll …