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Retiring: When Mom and Pop Can’t Sell the Farm (or in This Case, the Theme Park)
Larry and Helene Donley want the Wild West Town they built to survive them, but their sons and grandchildren are ready to move on. What to do?... More >>

Entrepreneurship: A New Lure for Spa Customers? A Salt Cave
Hundreds of spas now offer salt therapy, which some claim can treat asthma and eczema and even regulate blood pressure, though there is no proof.... More >>

Corner Office: Chip Bergh on Setting a High Bar and Holding People Accountable
The chief executive of Levi Strauss & Company says leaders have to be straight with employees, and tell them if their performance is falling short.... More >>

The Workologist: Stuck in the Middle (With Good Ideas)
Friendships at work are wonderful, but they can cause problems when you feel obligated to solve issues that aren’t your responsibility.... More >>

Economic View: Why Women Don’t See Themselves as Entrepreneurs
Research shows that women are less likely to consider entrepreneurship, largely because they don’t see other women entrepreneurs as role models.... More >>

Now, Your Financial Advisers Will Have to Put You First (Sometimes)
A new fiduciary rule, which takes partial effect on Friday, will help investors assess the fees they are charged as well as the motives of the people who guide them.... More >>

Entrepreneurship: How Much Did That Zipper Cost? With Transparency Pricing, You Know Everything
Some online retailers have taken to explaining in exhaustive detail how much their wares cost to make, so consumers know what they are paying for.... More >>

Corner Office: Barbara Corcoran on the Power of a Positive Attitude
The judge on “Shark Tank” says she likes to invest in entrepreneurs who will persevere and always find a way to succeed.... More >>

Entrepreneurship: LED Bike Lights Target Night Riders and ‘Burners’
Bicycle entrepreneurs are fashioning LED light sets that attach to wheel spokes and produce dazzling effects in the dark.... More >>

Retiring: Older Women and Medical Marijuana: A New Growth Industry
Some who have had their pain alleviated by cannabis are starting businesses to help others.... More >>

Corner Office: Elisa Steele on Trusting Your Instincts
The chief executive of Jive Software says that she learned through experience not to assume that others had better answers than she did.... More >>

The Workologist: Welcome Aboard! And by the Way: I Quit
A manager wonders about the ethics of recruiting new workers while simultaneously pursuing a job elsewhere.... More >>

Feature: Aleppo After the Fall
As the Syrian civil war turns in favor of the regime, a nation adjusts to a new reality — and a complicated new picture of the conflict emerges.... More >>

Feature: Jared Kushner’s Other Real Estate Empire
Baltimore-area renters complain about a property owner they say is neglectful and litigious. Few know their landlord is the president’s son-in-law.... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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