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Doctors: We could go out of business

In a survey of 673 doctors by MDLinx, 17% of physicians who own a private practice fear they could be closing it within a year. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- As the nation awaits the Supreme Court's ruling on health care reform, America's doctors are debating a serious issue of their own -- the possibility of going out of business. Doctors, especially those operating private practices, said their financial hardship is increasing, making ...

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5 Gen-Y corporate refugees

Maybe they don't see much room for promotion where they are, maybe it's because they are sick of corporate politics, or maybe they just can't stand their boss. Whatever the reason, many members of Generation-Y are looking to quit their full-time jobs and start out on their own. Fifty-four percent of the nation's millennials either want to start a business or already have started one, according to a study published last ...

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Immigrants file most patents at top schools

Immigrants file 76% of patents at the top 10 patent-producing colleges. But many like Ankit Agarwal, CEO of Imbed Biosciences, run into legal trouble when trying to launch their own businesses. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A new study shows immigrants file 76% of patents at the nation's top schools. Now, the question is how to keep those bright minds in the country. The study, released Tuesday, is the second produced by a ...

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One family’s stake in health reform

Health reform is on the line at the Supreme Court, and next week's decision will impact small business owners like Evan Rosenberg -- and their families.     NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Rosenberg family in Mount Airy, Md., has a lot riding on the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on health reform.   The case could determine whether Evan Rosenberg can keep his small business going. It might force his 61-year-old wife, Sue, to return ...

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Should you charge for lunch dates?

People whose brains have been picked to death often wind up feeling like they are just being used. As a result, many are now charging for lunch dates. By Ji Hyun Lee FORTUNE -- If you're an established professional, you've been approached -- "Would love to know how you got to your position. Could we have lunch?  I'd love to pick your brain."  People whose brains have been picked to death often ...

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5 startups that succeeded – via patience

Pediatrician Amy Baxter knew she was onto something when she came up with Buzzy, a cute, vibrating bee-shaped device with an ice pack that provides natural relief from the pain of medical injections. Realizing there was nothing like it on the market, she could have ramped up quickly by responding to what she calls "overbearing suggestions" to meet with equity investors. But instead, she opted to go after a grant ...

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7 most business-friendly cities

Coming in first place on small business friendliness, ease of starting a company, hiring, licensing, regulations -- nearly everything, really -- is the capital of Oklahoma. The city enjoys a relatively low cost of living, and the booming oil and natural gas industries have largely kept Oklahoma City's 1.2 million people sheltered from the downturn. That means small businesses have been helped by consumers who have cash in their pockets. A steadily ...

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Business owners wary but laud deportation reprieve

Obama on Friday announced the government would stop deporting some young immigrants here illegally. Companies welcomed the move, which could give thousands of workers legal status for jobs. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Business leaders welcomed President Obama's decision on Friday to halt deportations of some young immigrants, saying it will let them offer jobs to previously untapped workers. As the president did in his speech, they also acknowledged that the measure, which ...

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Health reform: What’s at stake for small business

There's a lot in store for small business owners in President Obama's health reform law. They should keep a close eye on the upcoming Supreme Court decision. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The health reform law is chock full of new rules and benefits for small businesses -- and all are now on the line at the Supreme Court. The 2010 Affordable Care Act includes everything from a different way to shop for ...

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