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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.

Small Firms Drop Health Plans

online.wsj.com — Small companies are starting to turn away from offering health plans as they seek to reduce costs and increasingly view the health law's marketplaces as an inviting and affordable option for workers. In the latest sign of a possible shift, WellPoint Inc.

Accessibility Claims Expected Over Websites

Disabled Access: New Legal Push

online.wsj.com — Small-business owners face a growing number of disabled-access lawsuits, in the wake of a recent appeals-court ruling giving rise to disabled "testers," as well as the release of detailed federal specifications for curb ramps, self-opening doors and other standards.

SEC Clears Way for Tweeting, Blogging About Unregistered Shares

online.wsj.com — Get a kernel of Quinn! Entrepreneur Coulter Lewis will soon be able to tweet such a message legally as a way to raise cash for his Woburn, Mass., firm, Quinn Popcorn LLC. On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission lifted a decades-old ban on publicizing any share offerings that aren't registered with the SEC and are limited to...

Bowling Chain Bowlmor Puts Its Own Spin on American Pastime

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Nov 27, 2014

European Parliament approves Google breakup resolution on.wsj.com/1pqS0rv via @WSJ

Nov 27, 2014

The best books for investors: a short list from columnist Jason Zweig on.wsj.com/1vJeUxi via @WSJpersfinance

Nov 27, 2014

Webrooming for Black Friday: Research online, resist browsing on.wsj.com/1vccK5K @WSJ

Nov 26, 2014

Consider outsourcing the jobs that aren't part of your core skills, says @sheriatwood on.wsj.com/1HEWctW via @WSJ #startups

Nov 26, 2014

The next innovation in hiring will be tools that sort through the résumé pile, says @HeyBenBaldwin on.wsj.com/1tjDmPg via @WSJ

Nov 26, 2014

Netflix Sues Yahoo CIO Mike Kail, Alleging Kickbacks on.wsj.com/1uViemZ via @WSJD

Nov 26, 2014

Sorry no refunds: Should crowdfunding sites do more to vet projects? on.wsj.com/1zqMQMj via @WSJ

Nov 24, 2014

Stressed at work? Blame telepressure, a clinical term for the urge to respond immediately to every email. on.wsj.com/1xsZeZY @WSJ

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