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Many top bosses say they can't afford to unplug even for a short time. Some balk at the thought of putting big projects on hold. Others don't want to miss face time with important clients or investors.
Women tend to launch businesses with less financing than men and have more difficulty raising funding. But early data suggest that women are outperforming men in raising money via crowdfunding sites, such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
In an attempt to lure more customers this holiday season, the world's largest retailer is promising to staff every cash register from the day after Thanksgiving through the days just before Christmas during peak shopping times.
An outspoken critic of Israel on the verge of taking a new tenured university post has learned a tough lesson about academic freedom: It doesn't necessarily apply when you are between jobs.
BucketFeet's Raaja Nemani talks about how the footwear company was able to get into major retail stores and the benefits of 'shameless' self-promotion.
Cisco Systems announced plans to cut 6,000 jobs, or 8% of its workforce, as the technology bellwether reported another quarter of declines in its recently completed fiscal year.
The CEO of online marketplace TaskRabbit, which matches people willing to do odd jobs with people seeking them, says startups in the fast-growing peer-to-peer economy need to do more to protect workers.
A handful of job seekers are betting that listing their achievements in videogames such as the role-playing platform "World of Warcraft" on their résumés will impress managers in real life.
Companies deal with employees who refuse to take vacation days by mandating time off and in some cases paying them to go away.
Those co-workers with an inexplicable ability to rise in the ranks may possess "dark" personality traits.
Hundreds of teens are working on Southwire Co.'s factory line four hours a day, earning $9-an-hour and spending eight hours a day in the company's classrooms -- part of a program to build a skilled workforce.
In Europe's weaker economies, many people in their 20s and 30s have little hope of achieving the careers, wealth and economic security enjoyed by their parents and are dependent on short-term contracts.
DynCorp said it dismissed Chief Executive Gordon Walsh, who joined the company last month from L-3 Communications, a rival defense company that last week disclosed accounting problems involving a U.S. Army contract.
Malaysia's embattled flagship carrier may soon face layoffs and changes in the boardroom as part of a restructuring that Prime Minister Najib Razak said would involve 'painful steps and sacrifices from all parties.'
Uncorking the City's Lettie Teague on the children of wine makers and how the younger generation decides whether to carry on the family business.
Entry-level work isn't what it used to be. Some firms have cut entry-level jobs. And others have raised the bar for new graduates, expecting them to arrive job-ready from day one.
We need to act like computer programming is a trade to offset the enormous mismatch between supply and demand for programmers, Christopher Mims writes.
The place to start: your online reputation.
Recent research in neuroscience, psychology and design shows that doodling can help people stay focused, grasp new concepts and retain information.
Within your first five years on the job, make sure you do these six things.