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
Challenges to patents, transparency for demand letters, and litigation fees are crucial
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: Janhangir Mohammed
VC Investment over the last four quarters: $25 million
Founded in 2004, communications outfit Jasper is working to combine wireless technologies with on-demand Internet applications for consumer electronics devices and other products that reduce costly manual setup time. Jasper's founder believes the company, with less than 100 employees, is well positioned to handle the economic downturn, because its customers will be looking for ways to cut costs.
Key to startup success: "Hire the best people. People make the difference. No matter how painful it may be at the time, it is always wiser to wait until you have found the best candidate you can, rather than hire a mediocre employee. The best ones will help you achieve your goals faster than even you thought possible."