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Patenting your big idea may be a costly error

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

Think your brilliant idea needs a patent pronto? Think twice. Patents for lone inventors can be a waste of time and money.

Killer mistakes millionaire inventors don't make

Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

Think your product idea is worth a million dollars? Ask yourself these simple questions before rushing to market

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7 famous celebrity inventors with cool ideas

Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

Creativity can lead to success in more ways than one. These 7 celebrities hold odd inventing patents sparked by artistic challenges

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Blue-collar Buffetts: $60M and still climbing

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

Glenn Fedale on how he turned a summer job working in the gutters into a $60 million roofing and real estate fortune

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Blue Collar Millionaires: The $30M empire of trash

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

Escaping war-torn El Salvador, Maria Rios persevered in the male-dominant waste-removal sector to eventually launch a $30M trash empire

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A blue-collar Buffett who turned 10K into millions

Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 2:59 PM ET

Growing up poor with little opportunity didn’t stop Boyce Muse from building a $20M concrete empire. His advice for aspiring entrepreneurs..

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Debunking 3 big myths about manufacturing jobs

Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

Manufacturing jobs come with many myths—they’re dirty, low-paying and dominated by men. One of those myths is true. Do you know which?

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Americans waste $2,200 worth of this every year ...

Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

Americans waste a staggering $165 billion worth of food every year, costing the average family up to $2,200

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Grooming girls to be Fortune 500 CEOs

Saturday, 7 Mar 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

Only 12% of US computer science jobs are held by women. With girls making up the majority of tomorrow’s workforce, change is essential
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Leading by Example

In 1957, two anthropologists did a nationwide study to examine how 35,000 high school students from a range of backgrounds viewed a specific occupation, a scientist…

Charities that went viral—and banked big bucks

Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

Charity went mobile in 2014, and some orgs did better than others. Here are 5 charity hashtags that took the virtual world by viral storm..

The Epidemic of Unemployment

If you listen to the current administration you will hear that the job market is strong, with a 4.1 percent unemployment rate…

Access to Education

Access and Opportunity are the gateways to success in life, but when access to education is denied – a child’s future lacks opportunity and the doorway to success becomes even narrower…

The Black Glass Ceiling

The New York Urban League (NYUL) sees limitless potential in the community it serves, but also needs the support of the community to fulfill its mission and help them flourish…

STEM is the Future

Infamous criminal Willie Sutton was once asked why he robbed banks, and he allegedly responded, “Because that’s where the money is”. ..

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