Trends and Business News

For Summer Law Interns, the Livin' Is Easy

WSJ Careers - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 21:22
In an annual rite, big firms lay it on thick for students with cushy activities including kayaking, bowling and jam bands.

With Students Away, Colleges Try a New Course

WSJ Careers - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:45
Eager to bolster their bottom lines, small colleges over the summer are pitching their campuses as prime destinations for sports camps, corporate team-building retreats and lavish wedding parties.

Meet the Art World's New Leaders

WSJ Careers - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 20:53
As art values soar, fierce competition has driven Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips to seek new leaders. Here’s how Tad Smith, Patricia Barbizet and Edward Dolman are transforming their houses and shaking up the art market.

Per Se Settles With New York Over Server Tips for Private Parties

WSJ Careers - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 16:51
Per Se, one of Manhattan’s most exclusive restaurants, reached a settlement with the New York state attorney general’s office on charges that it improperly withheld tips from some employees for almost two years.

Fancy a Gondola Ride? Try Omaha

WSJ Careers - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:19
In recent years, gondoliers in dozens of U.S. cities have established operations, promising passengers they can experience the best of Italy minus the jet lag.

Misty Copeland Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:55
The ballerina’s promotion from soloist makes her the first African-American female principal dancer at the venerable New York ballet company.

What Employers Need to Know About Court's Gay-Marriage Ruling

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:54
The Supreme Court ruling will have vast implications for employers, which until now have been operating under a patchwork of different state and federal laws governing the legal and tax treatment of same-sex unions.

Sean Parker: Philanthropy for Hackers

WSJ Careers - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:04
Today’s young Internet barons should use the talents that made them rich to transform the world of giving.

A Day in the Hectic, Happy Life of a Winemaker

WSJ Careers - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 01:52
From fork-lifting grapes to tasting red blends, Richard Olsen-Harbich loves his work on the North Fork of Long Island so much, he hopes he can do it forever.

Docents Gone Wild

WSJ Careers - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 16:32
Arts-loving retired baby boomers are hustling to volunteer as museum tour guides—but they sometimes go rogue, touching the art, misstating facts and committing other infractions.

This Summer, How About a Workcation?

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 23:08
A growing number of employees are petitioning the boss to combine work and vacation. Workers often pay for lodging and travel, but may take conference calls or write project updates, spending off-hours with family.

Millennials Offer Tech Support to the Boss

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 15:28
At the office, younger workers help their befuddled older colleagues navigate an expanding array of contraptions, apps, software upgrades and social media.

Bosses Use Anonymous Networks to Learn What Workers Think

WSJ Careers - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 13:40
Anonymity often breeds bad behavior on the Internet. But companies are using social networks to get anonymous feedback from workers, hoping to gauge their employees’ commitment, which could affect the bottom line.

Airlines Put Pilots in a Spin

WSJ Careers - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 17:14
latest trend in training pilots to fly commercial jets features the practicing of extreme maneuvers in small, propeller-powered aircraft.

Working Mothers Who Make It All Work

WSJ Careers - Sun, 06/21/2015 - 01:09
What do the lives of women with families and high-paying jobs really look like? Time diaries hold some surprises.

Seen That Job Listing for a While? It's No Coincidence

WSJ Careers - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 13:50
Across the economy, the time it takes to fill jobs is lengthening, according to two new pieces of research. Blame it on the raft of interviews, tests and screenings that job candidates must go through.

Lawyers Go Zen, With Few Objections

WSJ Careers - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 00:56
Attorneys reconsider the profession’s “Rambo” image in favor of a more meditative, laid-back style.

Are Companies Any Good at Picking Stars?

WSJ Careers - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:13
At a time when firms have more data than ever on employees’ habits and productivity, predicting which employees will excel in bigger jobs remains more art than science.

T.G.I. Friday's Founder Marks 50 Years in the Restaurant Business

WSJ Careers - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:46
Alan Stillman’s family surprised the New York restaurateur with a party to celebrate his 50 years in the industry.

Growth of Nonunion Construction Tests New York City Labor Leader

WSJ Careers - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 09:59
In a sea change, complicated buildings are going up with nonunion labor, and that is a fundamental challenge to New York City unions.