The short answer: Not much right away, although failing to pay creditors is never a good thing for a nation's creditworthiness
Coca-Cola’s North America president, Sandy Douglas, oversees a relaunch of America’s No. 1 soft drink
Four years after the Citizens United decision, out-of-state cash is flowing down to state races
Phony phone-bill items from third-party scammers date back almost 20 years
Yves Béhar's Public Office Landscape turns the workstation into a social hub
A Bluetooth-enabled sneaker from an India-based startup doubles as a fitness tracker and personal tour guide
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Critics say the agency charged with keeping regulations from burdening small companies actually serves big corporate interests
By Aaron Ricadela, Douglas MacMillan, Arik Hesseldahl, and Olga Kharif
Innovation among startups is alive and well, judging from the crop of entrepreneurs who made it onto this year's list. Herewith, BusinessWeek.com's annual rundown of the most promising tech startups and the young people, age 30 and under, who set them in motion. To arrive at the finalists, we weighed input from readers, investors, and BusinessWeek editors and writers who cover the tech sector. Each slide lists the company name, executives age 30 and under, a business description, and lessons learned amid the recession.