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Bill Gates wants to turn poop into drinking water
Chris Isidore
Bill Gates says new plant to burn feces will help solve problem of contaminated drinking water, lack of power in developing world. More
For cut-rate dental care, head to Mexico
By Eilene Zimmerman, contributing writer
A stone's throw from the U.S. border, a small chain of Mexican dental clinics is doing booming business selling to Americans priced out of domestic dentistry. More
Life is good in the T-shirt business
Interview by Dinah Eng
How a little moxie -- and a lot of optimism -- took the Jacobs brothers to a $100 million company. More
What you get from a $14/hour overseas worker
By Marcia Turner, contributing writer
Small business owners can hire their own low-cost offshore workers with nothing more than a credit card -- but is it worth it? Here's how one sole proprietor's experiment went. More
Control the cloud
By Cindy Waxer
Frustrated with off-site data hosting? Try virtualization. More
Grim outlook for small business jobs
By Aaron Smith
More independent businesses plan to reduce jobs, says survey, while hiring is on the decline. More
Where's my flying car?
By Maggie Overfelt, contributing writer
For almost 80 years, aviation entrepreneurs have dreamed up winged automobiles. Here's why we're still grounded. More
7 business plan superstars
By Emily Maltby
After winning competitions with their business plans, these 7 ventures turned their paper visions into thriving companies. More

QMy dream is to launch my own business someday. Now that it's time to choose a major, I'm debating if I should major in entrepreneurial studies or major in engineering to acquire a set of skills first. Is majoring in entrepreneurship a good choice? More
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