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If ever there was a time to write the business plan and pursue the American Dream of business ownership, now is the time to do it.  Here’s why.

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  1. UPDATE 1-Facebook stock jumps as share lockup expires

    Shares of Facebook Inc jumped as much as 11.2 percent on Wednesday, as investors breathed a sigh of relief that expiring trading restrictions on a huge block of shar...

  2. Facebook Soars as Lockup Expires

    Shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) jumped as much as 11.2 percent on Wednesday, even as the biggest block of shares held by insiders became eligible for sale for the...

  3. PayPal cutting jobs as part of major reorganization

    PayPal is cutting about 325 jobs as part of a major reorganization by its new president, David Marcus, designed to regain an innovative edge and head off rising comp...

  4. Thiel could invest $150 million in AirBnb: report

    Peter Thiel, the PayPal co-founder and Facebook Inc's first outside investor, is in talks to invest $150 million in Airbnb as part of a fresh investment round that w...

  5. Your New Boss May be Younger Than You

    Someone new is moving into the corner office and for current employees, there's a good chance that person is younger than you.It's a scary realization for some, but ...

  6. Facebook's Sandberg Met With BlackRock's Larry Fink

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) may have fashioned itself as an anti-Wall Street, Silicon Valley upstart, but that didn't stop a top executive from meeting with the ultimate Wa...

  7. Yelp Shares Surge as Lockup Ends

    Shares of consumer reviews website Yelp Inc recorded their biggest one-day advance on Wednesday, the day insiders were free to sell their holdings, surprising invest...

  8. Facebook Tells Wall Street Why it Screwed Up; Twitter Reevaluating IPO Plans

    We screwed up our IPO because we wanted to screw Wall Street.That's the explanation recently delivered by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) chief operating officer Sheryl Sandber...

  9. Facebook's Earliest Investor Sold $400M of Stock After Lockup

    Joining a flock of investors heading for the exits, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) early investor and director Peter Thiel unloaded almost $400 million of stock in the embattl...

  10. Stocks in Wait-and-See Mode

    U.S. stocks ended the day just a hair lower Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing down three and a half points at 13,271. The Nasdaq and Standard &...

  11. Facebook Director Thiel Sold 20M Shares After Lock-up Lifted

    Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) director Peter Thiel sold roughly 20 million shares in the Internet social networking company last week, cashing out the majority of his sta...

  12. Facebook Rallies Off Lows

    Shares of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) closed up 5.25% Monday, bouncing off lows set earlier in the morning when they had traded 50% below their initial public offering pric...

  1. Palantir Technologies raises $196.5 million

    Data-analytics company Palantir Technologies has raised $196.5 million, the company disclosed Friday in a regulatory filing.The Palo Alto-based company, founded by f...

  2. Entrepreneur Jason Calacanis Raising a $10M VC Fund

    Jason Calacanis, the entrepreneur behind Launch, a series of technology conferences that introduce startups to potential investors, is raising a $10 million venture ...

  3. Jim Breyer Steps Down From Facebook Board

    Venture capitalist Jim Breyer is stepping down from Facebook Inc.'s (FB) board, according to a filing from the social network on Friday.Mr. Breyer, who also sits on ...

  4. Teenager-Turned-Millionaire Success Stories

    It’s not just 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio, who sold his app to Yahoo for a cool $30 million. Check out these five other teen success stories on entrepreneurs who have made their young age work for them.

  5. Tips on Becoming a 'Customer Company,' Slashing Energy Costs and More

    A look at some of the top small business and startup news stories for February 27, 2013.

  6. PayPal Co-Founder Levchin Launches New Mobile Payment Start-Up

    Max Levchin, co-founder of online payment giant PayPal, launched a rival business on Tuesday called Affirm that will compete in the crowded but fast-growing mobile p...

  7. Facebook stock jumps 12.6 percent as share lockup expires

    Shares of Facebook Inc jumped nearly 13 percent on Wednesday, as investors breathed a sigh of relief that expiring trading restrictions on a huge block of shares fai...

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