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Army turns soldiers into 3-D avatars

Manhattan-based Body Labs unveils plans to work with the U.S. Army to develop specialty armor for female soldiers as part of a two-year, $825,000 contract.  More

How Memphis is lowering crime and reviving neighborhoods

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton identified youth gun violence and neighborhood blight as the biggest issues facing his city. Here's how he used a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to improve them.  More

Hire a coder behind bars

San Quentin launched a coding class to give inmates a marketable skill -- both behind bars and once they get out.  More

Y Combinator makes push for diversity

Startup accelerator Y Combinator announced the addition of its first full-time black partner for minority outreach. But this isn't the firm's first foray into diversifying Silicon Valley.  More

Angel investing shouldn't just be for Silicon Valley

Angel Investors can be found all over America. But new rules could heavily restrict who can participate.  More

Pot sellers push 'Green Friday'

Colorado's marijuana stores are following the lead of other retailers and offering big deals on pot.  More

Crowdfunding helps Ferguson bakery rebuild

Natalie's Cakes and More has raised $84,000 through GoFundMe after protests trash store.  More

Ferguson looting: My bakery's window is busted

Baker is still baking, a day after shop windows smashed by rioters.  More

Obama's startup visa alternative

Obama doesn't have the authority to create a startup visa, but part of his reform announcement could include a workaround for entrepreneurs: 'parole status.'  More

High-skilled immigration fixes are just a band-aid

President Obama addressed some visa reforms for high-skilled, legal immigrants -- but experts say comprehensive reform is still necessary for the U.S. to stay competitive.  More

This 100 year old turkey is delicious

The Koch family farm breeds turkeys with a 20th century ancestry.  Play

In Cleveland, sheep could be key to city's renewal

Cleveland gets praise for its efforts to bring local healthy food to the community, including a mobile farmers market and a flock of sheep that mow the lawn.  More

Ferguson-area gun sales surge ahead of jury decision

Concealed carry permits are also soaring, fueled by fear of riots.  More

Alfred: A butler for the 99%

Alfred: A butler for the 99%  More

Meet Hong Kong's bagel banker

Bagel aficionado Rebecca Schrage works in finance by day and makes bagels by night.  More

Indian startup funding up 261%

Indian startup funding up 261%  More

Angel fund commits $3.5M to immigrant entrepreneurs

Unshackled is a new angel investment fund that aims to help foreign entrepreneurs work legally on their startups in the U.S.  More

Hedge funds want 'one-night stand' with startups

Silicon Valley VCs are losing confidence for the first time in two years -- and they're blaming hedge funds for the market uncertainty.  More

Cannabis be true? Colorado pot sales fall

Sales of recreational and medical marijuana fell in September for the first time since Colorado legalized it in January.  More

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 'Failure is what I'm best at'

Barbara Corcoran is a real estate mogul -- but things haven't always been so sunny. At a recent summit, she spoke candidly about her failures.  More

Mark Cuban bets big on new video-sharing app

Vine competitor Ocho, a new video-based social networking app, launched on Tuesday, receiving $1.65 million in funding.  More

The tech behind smart cities

From floating solar farms to streets that store energy, these tech concepts could drastically alter urban life, making cities smarter, safer and more efficient.  More

Black women struggle to fund startups

The challenge for most minority women isn't the entrepreneurial spirit, it's having sufficient access to funding.  More

Martha Stewart: 'I love 3-D printers'

Domestic queen Martha Stewart says she has embraced new technology when it comes to artisan crafting.  More

What's driving San Francisco? Beer

While it's the tech scene that usually gets the spotlight, San Francisco's manufacturing sector is growing in importance.  More

San Francisco: The best city to make things

From electric motorcycles to death shrouds, San Francisco's manufacturing sector is booming.  More

Does text therapy actually work?

Services like TalkSpace offer access to licensed therapists through a smartphone app. But are they successful?  More

Women build bigger businesses

Women run more companies and make more money from their main business than men, according to a new survey of successful entrepreneurs.  More

Voters say yes to paid sick days

The wins are huge victories for low-wage workers, the majority of whom do not have this benefit.  More

Emoji who? Riffsy is the new guy in town

Startup Riffsy lets you text GIFs with just one tap. It raised $3.5 million in funding after launching just over a month ago.  More

San Francisco votes in $15 minimum wage

San Francisco joins Seattle as the second U.S. city to raise the minimum wage to the highest level in the nation.  More

How Philadelphia's prisons are embracing technology

To the general public, tablets and text messages might seem standard, but for Philadelphia's Prison System, they could be revolutionary.  More

How startups are solving D.C.'s poverty problem

Washington, D.C., has the highest poverty rate of any U.S. city but innovative social startups are filling in the gaps where city programs stop short.  More

Singapore tops the list of best places to do business

The World Bank puts out an annual ranking of business hotspots. Singapore tops the chart for ninth year in row, with New Zealand and Hong Kong trailing close behind.  More

Homes for the homeless...inside billboards

Project Gregory is raising money on Kickstarter to fund a billboard home prototype in Slovakia.  More

Loans empower immigrant entrepreneurs

A Minneapolis programs gives immigrants and minorities the tools and money to start their own businesses.  More

Forget dating apps. These millennials want to save the world

San Francisco-based Tumml is an accelerator fostering 'urban impact start-ups' that aim to tackle civic problems -- and turn a profit.  More

Andreessen: VC spending will likely increase

Marc Andreessen says venture capital funding is likely to increase as tech startups touch more sectors.  More

SF company makes guitars from plants

Blackbird Guitars' newest ukelele is made from Ekoa, a sustainable plant composite.  Play

How to make $2.7 billion in a week

Host a furniture market. Here's how small town High Point, N.C. rakes in this much money -- twice a year.  More

Get ready for robot farmers

Startups focusing on "ag tech," or agricultural technology, are gaining the attention of farmers and investors  More

Schools install gun detection technology

Using technology developed for the military and implemented in Iraq, schools have installed alarm systems that detect gunfire.  More

More people prefer a male boss

A new Gallup poll shows that one-third of Americans prefer their boss to be a man.  More

This is not a Nigerian email scam

Mall for Africa acts as the middle man for African e-commerce -- and it's gaining traction.  More

Is your city the next Portlandia?

Portland has long been ahead of the curve in terms of urban planning. And now the rest of the world wants a part of it.  More

Can't do math? Dance it out

Kirin Sinha wanted to get more young girls interested in math. So she started SHINE, a tutoring program that uses dance to teach mathematical ideas.  More

Can this app cure loneliness?

Serial entrepreneur Sam Feuer wants to tackle one of the biggest health issues in society with his latest app, Smacktive.  More

Can this small town compete with Silicon Valley?

Ithaca, N.Y., home to Cornell University, is courting entrepreneurs to keep talent from fleeing to New York and San Francisco.  More

Women at the top struggle for funding

A new report found that women at high levels of business still struggle to secure outside capital.  More

The Most Innovative Cities

From technology and infrastructure, to job creation and sustainability, these 10 cities are leading the pack when it comes to creatively solving urban issues.  More

Why cities matter

The heart of urban innovation is a desire to improve the quality of life and economic opportunities for the people living in cities. CNNMoney's Most Innovative Cities list provides a snapshot of the people and programs that are doing just that.  More

Guns welcome at these restaurants

While big chains are telling customers to stop bringing in guns, some small restaurants are embracing them.  More

It's like TurboTax -- for immigrant visas

It's like TurboTax -- for immigrant visas  More

NYC startups just got easier to navigate

New York City launches a comprehensive site for all things related to its digital tech scene, Digital.NYC.  More

Hack the Hood: Preparing low-income youth for tech jobs

Hack the Hood teaches low-income youth in Oakland how to build websites for small businesses. It's only a year old but is already having a big impact on students like Nhat Ho.  More

Did Starbucks start a pumpkin boom?

In the last five years, pumpkin sales have risen 34% as people demand pumpkin in everything from beer to beef jerky.  More

Bank to pay everyone at least a 'living wage'

On Wednesday, 17% of First Green Bank's 66 employees will get a raise under the company's new "living wage" program. The guarantee: At least about $30,000 a year.  More

Does Ello have what it takes to be the anti-Facebook?

Ello wants to capitalize on those who have gripes with Facebook -- can it work?  More

Can states solve the immigration crisis?

Massachusetts is the first state to pass an initiative helping foreign entrepreneurs bypass the H-1B visa quota.  More

Hello Ello (Peace out, Facebook!)

Hello Ello (Peace out, Facebook!)  More

6 things you need to know about STEM

There's a lot of hype around STEM: Is there a job shortage and how do we fix it? Here's what you need to know.  More

10 startups from emerging markets

These startups are designed by and aimed at a young population and are more likely to develop ideas to overcome specific problems.  More

U.S. says companies illegally fired transgender workers

Marking the first lawsuits of their kind, a federal agency sues two companies for allegedly discriminating against transgender employees.  More

Bay Area restaurant: "Hate us on Yelp"

Botto Bistro's owners solicited bad reviews out of spite  More

Farmers get $1 billion from Big Business

Sodexo vows to give big bucks to 5,000 local entrepreneurs by 2017. They're just one of many big businesses making a commitment to help at the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative.  More

Digital tip jar coming to a coffee shop near you

DipJar is the latest step in the evolution away from cash.  More

How immigrant entrepreneurs are making it

Immigrant entrepreneurs leverage connections abroad to boost international exports -- and non-immigrants could stand to learn from their tactics.  More
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