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These 3D-printed homes can be built in under 24 hours for as low as $4,000. They're designed to help solve the world's homelessness and housing problems.
By Rashmi Shivni
Some 1.3 billion people around the globe don’t have access to an electric grid. But solar startup companies say harnessing an abundant resource -- the sun -- can light up some of the world’s most remote areas. In this Kenyan…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
The fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. is African-American women. But minority-owned businesses often face greater challenges getting funding. The NewsHour’s April Brown profiles two women who have bucked the stereotypes and gotten resourceful to launch their ventures.
By PBS NewsHour
The spread of the virtual corporation model was a boon for generic plug-and-play vendors who could assemble products and manage supply chains, ship goods to consumers and provide various business services. But once all of these components were available off-the-shelf,…
By Gerald Davis
A corporation was once a social institution, with a mission and members and boundaries that separated the inside from the outside. Today it is more like a webpage. Whereas Blockbuster had 83,000 employees and 9,000 physical stories at its height,…
Middlebury College, a liberal arts school in northern Vermont with just 2,500 students, has become an unlikely hothouse for cultivating entrepreneurs. Does using college to start a business help support the larger liberal arts mission? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
By News Desk
Small investors could soon be another source of start-up cash for budding entrepreneurs. NewsHour wants to know what you think about the proposed changes. Take our poll and sound off.
Raising a large pool of money from many small contributions online, known as crowdfunding, was supposed to be an option for startup business to raise money when President Obama signed the 2012 JOBS Act into law. But today, that method…
Some high tech entrepreneurs have started trading in the high costs of the San Francisco Bay Area for the sunnier skies of Venice Beach in Los Angeles. But with the benefits of the boom, like high-paying jobs, also come problems,…
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