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New Facebook Rules Will Sting Entrepreneurs

wsj.com — Starting in mid-January, the social network will intensify its efforts to filter out unpaid promotional material in user news feeds.

Corporate Profit Forecasts Ride on Politics

wsj.com — A surprising number of finance chiefs could miss their corporate earnings targets if an 11th-hour deal isn't reached in Washington to retroactively reinstate more than 50 tax breaks that expired last year. In recent weeks, dozens of companies have reaffirmed financial forecasts that include millions of dollars in tax credits and deductions.

Will Facebook’s New Rules Affect Your Business?

blogs.wsj.com — For years Facebook urged individual small firms to create Facebook pages from which they can engage with their customers by adding status updates and other unpaid messages. This time last year, for instance, Facebook offered this tip: "A steady rhythm of posts in the days before a big event can help keep your business top-of-mind to customers," to kick off the holiday shopping season.

New Facebook Rules Will Sting Entrepreneurs

New Facebook Rules Will Sting Entrepreneurs

online.wsj.com — "Steals in the Shop! I have a TON of new 36-inch-long necklaces, most priced at $15, available in amethyst, lapis, watermelon tourmaline, turquoise.... Shop them all here," she wrote in a recent marketing post on a Facebook page for Earthegy, the business she runs from her home in rural Kent Store, Va.

For Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs, Startup Visas Offer a Chance to Finish

online.wsj.com — An expiring visa last year left Al-Hassan Hleileh facing a dilemma: move his San Francisco technology firm to Chile or resign as chief executive. He chose to step aside. President Barack Obama's move Thursday to loosen an array of immigration restrictions, including steps to let certain foreign-born entrepreneurs stay in the U.S., could...

Why a 40-Hour Worker Means More to Small Businesses

online.wsj.com — Some small-business owners are hopeful that a new Congress will change the federal health law's requirement that businesses provide health insurance to workers who clock as little as 30 hours a week, or pay a penalty. Republicans now in charge of the Senate would like to extend the law's definition of a full-time workweek to 40 hours or more.

Election Pay Day: Five States Adopt Higher Minimum-Wage Laws

online.wsj.com — Along with giving Republicans control of the Senate, voters sent another clear message Tuesday: They support higher wages. Five states on Tuesday approved ballot measures to gradually raise the minimum wage.

Who Should Qualify to Be an Angel Investor?

online.wsj.com — With the rich getting richer, many more entrepreneurs are turning to affluent individuals, known as "angels," for capital to expand their nascent businesses. Angels put $24.8 billion of their own money into 70,730 U.S. businesses in 2013, for instance, 41% more than the $17.6 billion they put into 57,225 businesses in 2009.

Election Pay Day: Five States Vote to Raise Minimum Wage

blogs.wsj.com — Along with giving Republicans control of the Senate, voters sent another clear message Tuesday: They support higher wages. Five states on Tuesday approved ballot measures to gradually raise the minimum wage, joining 25 other states in passing such laws in recent years.
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Dec 18, 2014

Goggle Exec: Paid Maternity Leave Is Good for Business on.wsj.com/1yWPRlT via @WSJ

Dec 17, 2014

James Dyson of @Dyson: "Don’t join a company that isn’t interested in your creativity" on.wsj.com/13uPas9 @WSJ

Dec 17, 2014

Obesity by occupation: Cops, firefighters among heaviest; reporters, economists thinnest. on.wsj.com/1sBWyx9 via @WSJ

Dec 17, 2014

Uber CEO says company wants to make rides safer on.wsj.com/1AnseFz via @WSJ

Dec 17, 2014

Investors keep eye on Fed meeting: 5 things to watch on.wsj.com/1swq1bW via @WSJ

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