By ABC News

Oct 9, 2014 7:00pm

Bulb Still Burning After 100-Plus Years as GE Brings Business Back to US

Livermore, California, is home to what residents say is the world’s longest-burning light bulb. Made by the Shelby Electric Co. of Ohio, it’s been shining bright, without a flicker, at the town’s firehouse since 1901. “It just keeps hanging on,” said Dick Jones, a member… Read More »

By ABC News

Aug 27, 2014 5:36pm

US Companies Take Fight Against Counterfeiters in Own Hands

At the International Property Rights Center in Washington D.C., director Lev Kubiak said selling counterfeit items was a “very, very lucrative business.” “I think most Americans have no idea” just how much of what they’re buying is actually fake, Kubiak said. Related: Can you spot… Read More »

By ABC News

Apr 18, 2014 6:32pm

Umbrella Man Has It Made In the Shade

By Bryan Hacken and Mark Ellwood In a world of manufacturing where machines are taking over, and it seems like everything has been outsourced, one man refuses to give in. His name is Barnett Brickner. Brickner has spent over 40 years behind a nondescript building… Read More »

Dec 17, 2013 6:34pm

Mittens Sold to Raise Money for US Olympic Team Made in China

They are the $14 mittens being sold all over the country by the U.S. Olympic Committee, emblazoned with the patriotic message, “Go USA!” They’re meant to raise money for the American athletes attending the Winter Olympic games that are less than a month away. But… Read More »

By Sunaina Rajani @SunainaRaj

Dec 13, 2013 9:06am

Will ISS Troubles Dampen Civilian Space Efforts?

Will the International Space Station’s latest hiccup throw a wrench in the plans of business moguls who hope to launch the first humans into space to vacation near the moon and perhaps even colonize Mars? Giant strides within the space industry could lead to an… Read More »

By ABC News

Sep 19, 2013 7:03pm

Top 20 ‘Get on the Shelf’ Finalists Make Their Last Pitch

It’s down to just 20 finalists in Walmart’s second annual Get on the Shelf contest and, tonight, one of them will be chosen as the big winner. Each of them will have their chance to make their final pitch. For every one of them, there are countless… Read More »

By ABC News

Sep 18, 2013 7:04pm

‘Get on the Shelf’ Finalists Face Walmart Judges

Of the more than 1,000 U.S. inventors who entered Walmart’s second annual Get on the Shelf contest, Kimberly McCain was one of the 20 lucky entrepreneurs to be called to the final round to make her pitch in person. With her Eraselet – a bracelet… Read More »

By ABC News

Sep 17, 2013 9:08pm

Thousands Enter Contest to Have Their Product Sold at Walmart

Thousands of inventors from every corner of the US have sent their pitches via homespun videos to Walmart, all for a chance to win the Get on the Shelf contest. For the second year in a row, Walmart solicited entries in July from entrepreneurs and… Read More »

Jun 13, 2013 8:03am

Markets Slide as Interest Rates Rise

Morning Business Memo… The first three day slide for the Dow Jones index this year … a 6.4 percent plunge for Japan’s Nikkei index overnight… a vicious sell-off for bonds in the past few weeks. After months of smooth sailing fear and volatility have returned… Read More »

By Jennifer Abbey

May 14, 2013 7:44pm

Mexican Company Outsourcing Jobs to the United States

Within in the next three years, one out of three babies born in the United States will be Hispanic. Hispanic American families have become a force, soon spending $1.5 trillion a year on goods, creating jobs for the companies that jump on the opportunity. While… Read More »