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Guy Accused of Beheading His Boss Had 'Mystery' Date

Tyrese Haspil's attorneys ask the public to 'keep an open mind'

(Newser) - The executive assistant who allegedly dismembered his boss this week has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, CNN reports. Tyrese Haspil, 21, who apparently has no criminal record, is accused of decapitating and cutting up tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh at the CEO's Manhattan condo. "We are in the... More »

They Had Every Right to Use the Gym. He Didn't Think So

White CEO in Minneapolis loses office lease after video shows him calling 911 on black entrepreneurs

(Newser) - One of the perks of using an office space via WeWork in Minneapolis' MoZaic East complex is that you get to take advantage of the site's amenities, including its gym. But, per the Hill , a group of black entrepreneurs who've owned a business in the building for a... More »

Billionaire to Dole Out $9M in 'Serious Social Experiment'

Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa wants to see if $9K will make 1K lucky winners happier

(Newser) - Money supposedly doesn't buy happiness, but a Japanese billionaire thinks it might at least cheer some people up. Just a couple of weeks after Zozo founder Yusaku Maezawa donated more than $18 million to a Japanese city hit hard by a typhoon, the fashion-minded entrepreneur is back in the... More »

The 'Quintessential Entrepreneur' Dead at 88

QVC founder Joseph Segel has died

(Newser) - Joseph Segel, the man who founded QVC to compete with the Home Shopping Network, has died at age 88. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports he died of congestive heart failure in Gladwyne, Pa. A statement from Qurate Retail Group, now the parent company of both QVC and HSN, says Segel was... More »

Krispy Kreme Finds Student's Resale Scheme Unpalatable

Jayson Gonzalez would buy them in Iowa, sell them in Minnesota

(Newser) - An enterprising Minnesota college student who drove to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of Krispy Kreme doughnuts that he then sold to his own customers in the Twin Cities area has been warned by the confectionary giant to stop. There have been no Krispy Kreme stores in Minnesota for... More »

One of World's Richest Men Gives Self Unique Birthday Gift

Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, steps down on his 55th birthday

(Newser) - Jack Ma turns 55 on Tuesday, and China's richest man is celebrating with a milestone move: He's stepping down as executive chairman of the country's e-commerce behemoth Alibaba. He's doing so "after presiding over one of the most spectacular creations of wealth the world has... More »

10 Best US Cities for Business Startups

Orlando tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - Anyone stuck in a cubicle at a dead-end job has dreamed of either hitting it big in the lottery or of starting a business—and for the latter, there are certain US cities that may be just the ticket to making that dream become reality. WalletHub examined startup opportunities in... More »

'Ultimate Experiences' Crash Kills 5 on Kenyan Island

American entrepreneur just started marketing the trips

(Newser) - A helicopter crash in Kenya killed four Americans , including an entrepreneur who recently had gone into business there offering travelers "ultimate experiences." The crash, which also killed the pilot, occurred on Central Island in Lake Turkana, NBC reports. Asher Burke, seven tourists and friends, and two pilots had... More »

10 Best Big US Cities to Launch a Business

Oklahoma City is first on the list

(Newser) - If you've got the entrepreneurial itch and are on the hunt for the best place to jump-start a business, WalletHub has some insights. The site pulled out more than 180 large US cities and looked at 19 key metrics for each in three main categories: business environment, including the... More »

Their Business Had a Male Co-Founder—Who Was Fake

Confronted with sexism, Witchsy's owners invented 'Mann'

(Newser) - Keith Mann has been credited with co-founding the unconventional online marketplace Witchsy, which totaled $200,000 in sales in its first year. There's just one problem: Keith Mann doesn't exist. He's an invention of Witchsy's actual co-founders, Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer, who say they were... More »

Ivanka Greeted With Boos at Women's Summit

Audience didn't care for her gushing about President Trump's 'advocacy' for women

(Newser) - Media access to the first family may be somewhat controlled in the US, but Ivanka Trump found such a buffer doesn't exist in Germany. Trump took the stage in Berlin on Tuesday at the W20 summit on women's entrepreneurship, at Chancellor Angela Merkel's invite, and she was... More »

How a 7-Year-Old Is Saving the Planet— and Saving for College

Ryan Hickman has earned $10K by recycling

(Newser) - A 7-year-old boy in California already has $10,000 saved for college—and not a penny of it came from his parents. "I've recycled 200,000 cans and bottles," Ryan Hickman tells ABC7 . He got "hooked" on recycling at age 3 after a visit to a... More »

He Had a Dream. It Involved a Pillow

Now Mike Lindell runs a spectacularly successful business

(Newser) - You may have seen one of the ubiquitous ads : Mike Lindell makes his personal appeal for you to buy the pillow he literally dreamed up because he could never find one he liked. As Bloomberg reports, plenty of people have done just that, making his MyPillow company wildly successful. Consider... More »

Top 6 US Cities for Young Entrepreneurs

Austin is No. 1

(Newser) - Some cities are better than others when it comes to offering opportunities to young entrepreneurs. MoneyRates.com has ranked the best ones based on population growth, educational level, taxes, and how many of these workers are already bringing home a nice paycheck. The Lone Star State gets more than one... More »

11-Year-Old's Lemonade Now on Sale at Whole Foods

Mikaila Ulmer first won a $60K investment on Shark Tank

(Newser) - A sixth-grader in Austin, Texas, has turned a lemonade stand into a booming business now that she has expanded her reach to multiple states through a deal with Whole Foods, reports Time . Mikaila Ulmer's secret recipe for BeeSweet Lemonade comes from her great-grandmother, and contains flax seed and honey... More »

Meet the Dudes Who Make $1K a Week Waiting in Lines

Robert Samuel charges $25 for the first hour and $10 every following half-hour

(Newser) - Robert Samuel is a professional time-killer. As the founder and CEO of Same Ole Line Dudes (or SOLD) in New York, he'll keep your place in line to ensure you get your hands on "iPhones, the latest Air Jordans, or the hottest Broadway tix in town." SOLD... More »

Man Makes $10K a Month With 'Stupidest' Idea Ever

Sending potatoes to people. With messages on them. Like, for real

(Newser) - When Alex Craig pitched a business idea to his girlfriend over dinner one night earlier this year, her instant reaction was, "This is the stupidest idea I've ever heard," he tells WFAA . But Craig was determined to see his inspiration take root—and now, just a few... More »

Sheryl Sandberg's Entrepreneur Husband Dead at 47

Dave Goldberg died unexpectedly

(Newser) - A Silicon Valley entrepreneur who also happened to be the husband of Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg is dead unexpectedly at age 47, reports CNNMoney . The cause of Dave Goldberg's death is unclear, but it occurred while he was on vacation abroad with Sandberg, according to a post by Mark... More »

ObamaCare, Creating Jobs? So Says New Report

90 new companies have appeared since the law kicked in

(Newser) - Critics have called ObamaCare a job-killer and blamed it for reduced salaries, yet at least 90 new companies devoted to health care have cropped up with as many as 6,200 employees since the law kicked in, Bloomberg reports. One such company—and the biggest, with 900 workers—is Zenefits,... More »

Girl, 15, Hires CEO to Run Her Babysitting Company

Noa Mintz founded business as 6th-grader

(Newser) - The Baby-Sitters Club has nothing on Noa Mintz. The 15-year-old New York City girl started Nannies by Noa in August 2012, and the New York Post figures a "conservative estimate" of $375,000 in revenue (without specifying a timeframe). CNN Money notes that as an 8th-grader, Noa was devoting... More »

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