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Flamethrowers, given up by military, now sold to public

Flamethrowers were gruesome weapons of war and so controversial that the U.S. military stopped using them after Vietnam. But as crazy as it may sound, they are available for sale to the public. A Cleveland startup called Throwflame is selling flamethrowers for $1,599 that can shoot fire for 50 feet. Another company, Ion Productions Team of Detroit, is selling $900 flamethrowers that can eject flames ...

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U.S. sees spike in black and Hispanic women entrepreneurs

When it comes to small business in the United States, more women are running the show. On Wednesday, the National Women's Business Council released an analysis of preliminary Census data which showed there were nearly 10 million women-owned small businesses in the U.S. in 2012, an almost 22% increase from 2007. (The Census defines a woman-owned business as one where a woman owns 51% or more of the business equi...

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10 best cities for small businesses

Small business owners in Manchester are pretty big fans of the city. Manchester took the top spot in Thumbtack's fourth annual ranking of the best and worst cities for small businesses. "Texas cities typically dominate our top 10 list. This is the first time Manchester made it on the list," said Jon Lieber, chief economist with Thumbtack, which connects more than a million small businesses with prospective clients....

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Businesses live to be 100 in Iowa

For many, Iowa's claim to fame occurs every four years when the state is thrust into the national spotlight during the presidential campaign. But the state is important for another reason: It's sustaining American manufacturing. Iowa boasts over 200 companies -- that make everything from popcorn to car parts -- that have been in the state for 100 years or more. "Iowa is a rural state where agriculture is d...

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LinkedIn cofounder: There's no startup bubble

Jessica's Alba's startup just got more funding and is now worth $1.7 billion. Uber was recently valued at $51 billion -- the largest valuation for a private company in the world. Airbnb is allegedly worth $25 billion. The list goes on. This rather long list of startups with eye-popping valuations is concerning some investors that there is a massive startup bubble that could pop soon. The 6-year-old bull market ...

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LinkedIn co-founder: There's no startup bubble

Jessica's Alba's startup just got more funding and is now worth $1.7 billion. Uber was recently valued at $51 billion -- the largest valuation for a private company in the world. Airbnb is allegedly worth $25 billion. The list goes on. This rather long list of startups with eye-popping valuations is concerning some investors that there is a massive startup bubble that could pop soon. The 6-year-old bull market ...

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Jessica Alba's Honest Company raises $100 million

The Honest Company, co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, announced Friday it raised another $100 million to launch a new range of beauty products. The company brands itself as a manufacturer of nontoxic "lifestyle products" for the family and home. It sells over 120 different products, including vitamins, diapers and sunscreen. The firm is planning to use the money to launch a line of skincare, cosm...

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Flamethrowers, given up by military, are now being sold to the public

Flamethrowers were gruesome weapons of war and so controversial that the U.S. military stopped using them after Vietnam. But as crazy as it may sound, they are available for sale to the public. A Cleveland startup called Throwflame is selling flamethrowers for $1,599 that can shoot fire for 50 feet. Another company, Ion Productions Team of Detroit, is selling $900 flamethrowers that can eject flames ...

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Colorado wants to put a stop sign on marijuana candy

Colorado officials are planning to revamp the labels on edible marijuana so kids won't think it's candy. They want to get rid of the word "candy" from the packaging and they want to put a stop sign on it. This doesn't mean that marijuana candy is going away. Tommy Moore, spokesman for the Marijuana Enforcement and Taxation division for the state's Department of Revenue, said pot dispensaries "will st...

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Why a 175-year-old candle maker is vital to this Ohio town

Candle-Lite Company has been making candles in Ohio for 175 years. There's a town in central Ohio where candles are a pretty big deal. Leesburg, Ohio, is a rural farming community of just 1,300 people. In its midst is the Candle-Lite Company's 900,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, warehouse and distribution center. Candle-Lite makes 250 million candles in Leesburg every year. It supplies them to over 40 nati...

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