Chicago Fed Pres. Charles Evans says he is "open-minded" to a December taper but wants to see a stronger labor market first as economy moves forward.» Read More
We've long believed that you have to be popular to be successful...but many successful brands are now finding that if you want to dominate your field, being unpopular truly pays off, according to this author.
Scientists once revealed that sitting all day leads to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects. Now there's new evidence that not only is it making you fatter, but it might also be making you dumber.
There's a palpable anxiety in Officeville these days, with worries about everything from the economy to job security.
How are middle market company CEOs thinking about the tradeoffs of using more technology versus hiring more people? With the wild proliferation of powerful cloud computing services and low-cost software platforms, as well as increasingly frictionless collaboration over the Internet, is technology investment proving to be the water in the gasoline of America’s job creation engine? Or is it creating a freelance economy?
In order to make money, your pool guy's got to get your pool cleaned in 20 minutes or less. Chances are, there are a few things he didn't tell you. Like, for example, there is no doorbell on your backyard. Here are 10 things your pool guy probably didn't tell you.
Have you ever been stumped by a job interview question like, "Tell me about yourself?" It gets so much harder than that. Here are the top 25 companies that give the hardest interviews — and some sample questions to see if you can handle it.
When employees were asked to identify the best leaders they have known of or have worked with, they were asked if these "great leaders" had any weaknesses. The answer is always the same, “Yes— they were not perfect.” So does being an "exceptional leader" matter?
More businesses are turning to Facebook merchant pages to raise their profile and boost sales. Here's how to effectively use social media for your business.
The argument for the Federal Reserve to introduce another round of stimulus, and its reasons for hesitation, can both be summarized by a single number: 3.53 percent, the average interest rate last week on a 30-year mortgage, the New York Times reports.
If gorgeous summer weather makes you feel like calling in sick, join the club! Nearly 20 percent of workers admit to calling in a fake sick day at least once during the summer. But let the ill beware — there's an art to the fake sick day. Read on.
New surveys suggest that U.S. employees aren’t going anywhere - but if you're a manager - this should send shivers down your spine, as this author explains.
Whether you're the coach of an NFL team or a CEO of a Fortune 500 - the authors of "Team Turnarounds" show how any team can ascend to the top.
This may not be the best time to look for a job, but in China employment prospects seem bright with multinational corporations (MNCs) looking to increase staff even as the global economic uncertainty forces firms across Asia to hold back, says a survey published Tuesday.
Let's say you're explaining something complicated, like the brain, to someone like me, whom you suspect may not have one.
The U.S. will make little progress tackling high unemployment before 2014 unless the Federal Reserve eases policy further, one of the central bank’s leading officials has warned in the run-up to a meeting next week where the option of “QE3” will be on the table. The FT reports.
Wall Street is rude, it’s crude and it will eat you alive. So interviewing for a job is no different. You may be asked questions like, “How many tennis balls could you fit in this room?” or “If I told you you could have the job if you let me sleep with your girlfriend—would you accept?” You’d better have an answer—and it had better not be “I don’t know!”
Despite the sudden loss of eyesight that Alex Elman once labeled as a "total loss of independence," she has since achieved more as an entrepreneur.
Besides having to suffer physically, some small businesses are also seeing sales drop as the temperatures rise.
Amid a recession and credit crunch, consumers and businesses are turning to pawn shops for a quick cash infusion, USA Today reports.
China's workers are among the least likely in Asia to see their jobs as ideal, a survey by consultancy Gallup Inc. shows. Caixin reports.