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  • 2014 job growth to ramp up in new and old industries

    2014 job growth to ramp up in new and old industries
    In Palm Beach County, a startup medical device company has plans to expand from 135 employees to about 200 next year, both professional and manufacturing jobs. In Broward, a long-term nursing care and Medicaid provider expects to grow to 800 employees...
  • Stella & Dot founder saw a way to dress up direct sales

    Stella & Dot founder saw a way to dress up direct sales
    The gig: Jessica Herrin is founder and chief executive of Stella & Dot, a fast-growing company that sells fashion jewelry, handbags and other accessories online and via direct sales. Stella & Dot salespeople, called stylists, pay a minimum of $199 for a...
  • Disney Launches Accelerator Program to Fund Tech Startups

    The Walt Disney Co. chief Bob Iger has long been an early adopter and supporter of new technology and digital platforms. Now the Mouse House has launched a program to invest in startups through Disney Accelerator, a three-month mentorship and seed-stage...
  • Is downtown L.A.'s Figueroa Corridor the next Silicon Valley?

    Is downtown L.A.'s Figueroa Corridor the next Silicon Valley?
    A remarkable transformation is taking place in the heart of Los Angeles. Over the last 10 years, downtown L.A. became vibrant as it built ties to the south, reaching USC and Exposition Park. From the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the California Science...
  • Connecting startup firms, bright graduates

    Connecting startup firms, bright graduates
    Peter DiPrinzio interviewed for jobs with big finance and consulting firms in his senior year of college in Vermont. Then he heard about a fledgling effort to send talented new graduates in a different direction — to jobs at startup companies in...
  • Starter Studio beats $10,000 crowdfunding goal

    Starter Studio beats $10,000 crowdfunding goal
    Orlando's Starter Studio program for new entrepreneurs cleared its fundraising hurdle Thursday morning, beating its goal of $10,000 in contributions through Kickstarter.com. The Silicon-Valley-styled "accelerator" for tech startups weighed in with $10,...
  • Bitcoin exchange's collapse is probed by U.S. and Japanese regulators

    U.S. and Japanese regulators are investigating the collapse of the world's largest exchange for trading bitcoins, the virtual currency that has grown in popularity among technophiles for buying products and services online. The separate investigations...
  • Entrepreneurs pitch their products to investors

    From a comfortable high heel and an odor-free toilet, South Florida entrepreneurs gave their pitches this week to potential investors at the Startup Expo in Boca Raton. About 300 people — 20-somethings to 70-somethings — attended the...
  • Will the real creator of bitcoin please stand up?

    Will the real creator of bitcoin please stand up?
    The day started with a possible answer to one of the digital era's greatest mysteries: Who created the bitcoin virtual currency that has become a multibillion-dollar global phenomenon? From there, with the unlikely revelation by Newsweek magazine that...
  • Online storage service Box is courting Hollywood, music industry

    SAN FRANCISCO — Aaron Levie, the 29-year-old chief executive of Box Inc., walked the red carpet at the Oscars this year in a dark suit and tie, pressed white shirt and his trademark neon blue sneakers. "I asked about the sneaker dress code,"...
  • SEC's Mary Jo White wants companies to fess up

    WASHINGTON — The woman who indicted Osama bin Laden wants to strike fear into Wall Street. Mary Jo White, the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan who wanted to prosecute the terrorist mastermind before the 9/11 attacks, has tried to stiffen the...