Startups Are Making a Comeback in America

An index of startup activity surged after a steep post-recession decline

The NYC Uncubed tech recruiting event in New York City.

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Even though American politicians like to praise small business as the job-creating machine, research shows that it's the startups that expand employment. These new entrepreneurs are now back on the rise, according to a report Thursday by Kauffman Foundation, which studies entrepreneurial activity.

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