To provide for themselves, six states recently increased their gas taxes which will only increase the burden on consumers and job creators at a time when the economy is crawling back to health.
Verizon employees stand on the picket line in front of the company's corporate office in New York, on Aug. 8, 2011. Photographer: Stephen Yang/Bloomberg.
Three months ago, Dan Price of Gravity Payments announced that he'd raise the salary of all 120 of his employees to $70,000. Could this model become the norm?
Uber Technologies has completed a new round of funding that values the five-year-old ride-hailing company at close to $US51 billion ($70bn), equalling Facebook's record for a private, venture-backed start-up.
Case in point: The tech giant announced Friday it will acquire Polyvore, the fashion-discovery site founded in 2007 by three former Yahoo engineers that lets users browse and buy clothes, accessories and beauty products.