The 7 percent unemployment rate accompanied a gain of 203,000 jobs
A Needham & Co. report estimates that most cable TV channels would vanish if consumers could—as they say they'd prefer—spend $30 monthly on 15 to 20 channels
Democrats have a lock on the dozen largest cities in the U.S.
It lets customers go off the grid when utilities charge their highest rates and provides a backup during outages
The settlement ends an eight-year legal fight waged by African American brokers
Jeff Bezos's plan to deliver packages via unmanned aerial drones is crazy—which means you shouldn't bet against him
After selling out 5,000 designer Starbucks cards in six minutes last year, Starbucks is offering a mere 1,000 of them at noon on Friday
Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management reclaims the top stop after a two-year absence
Immigrant entrepreneurs and companies with intellectual property are more likely to hire
Founder, Mesa Power
Pickens is having the time of his life. His BP Capital, an energy trading firm, has made him a billionaire. He's invested in water rights, wind power, and natural gas. He wants to lessen America's dependency on oil. And his autobiography, The First Billion Is the Hardest, appears this fall. Hard to believe that 10 years ago, he had lost control of his oil company and was going through a nasty divorce.
Chairman, Cheung Kong Holdings
Li shows no signs of slowing down. Known for well-timed asset flipping, he has constructed a global empire of ports, telecoms, power generation, property, and retail. Worth more than $18 billion, Li is one of Asia's most prominent philanthropists and a benefactor of Shantou University in China. Li says he plans to donate one third of his fortune to charity.