Trends and Business News
Rising unemployment in the energy sector is pushing up loan delinquencies and raising the risk of new losses for banks.
Some fast-food and retail chains are hiring more full-time workers, saying the shift has resulted in better customer service, lower turnover and a more engaged workforce.
New York medical schools and their competitors offshore are clashing over a precious resource: the opportunity for students to watch and learn from doctors in hospitals.
Good news for the class of 2016: Companies are planning to step up their hiring of new grads. Employers expect to hire 5.2% more freshly minted grads this year than in 2015.
Plunging oil and gas prices have generated more than 84,000 pink slips in Texas. But many rig hands, roustabouts and pipe fitters are finding a surprising alternative in utility-scale solar farms.
U.S. regulators suggested requiring the nation’s largest banks to hold back executives’ bonus pay for four years, extending by a year the common industry practice on Wall Street incentive payouts.
Until recently, home-based credit unions were under threat. The National Credit Union Administration in late 2013 proposed a rule that would have required all of its members to operate out of commercial locations.
The war to control office communications in China began in earnest Monday, writes Li Yuan, when Tencent launched its Qiye Weixin, or Enterprise WeChat, app. The new app aims to repel a threat from Alibaba.
Amid the energy industry’s deepest retrenchment in two decades, some oil and gas workers who followed the boom in search of better opportunities are finding themselves jobless and far from home.
Hypercompetitors spark strong reactions in colleagues, from fighting back to shutting down. Are you a worrier or a warrior?
Uncorking the City’s Lettie Teague attended a competition to find New York’s best sommelier. The winner? A wine director from Philadelphia.
Several managers and analysts at investment firms were swept out of their jobs earlier this year, as financial shares tumbled.
San Francisco is requiring drivers for Uber and Lyft to acquire business licenses to operate in the city.
The tech majors, which released the information ahead of Equal Pay Day, are among those that have been pressed by an investment firm for more pay transparency.
With its refreshed app and some tricks, it’s time to make the uncoolest professional network part of your social-media routine, Joanna Stern writes.
Facing a tight labor market and a shortage of skilled workers, many large companies say a city or region’s population of desirable workers is the top factor in deciding where to locate their businesses.
Hillary Clinton lined up with one of the country’s top soccer players to remind voters of her efforts to boost women’s pay amid a simmering national debate.
As tech firms compete in an escalating battle for talent, some firms are targeting what they consider an undervalued source: women returning to the workforce after extended absences.
Augustin Paluel-Marmont hopes to make his 11-year-old baked-goods brand Michel et Augustin a fixture in the U.S., starting with New York.
San Francisco’s Democratic lawmakers are poised to make it the first city in the U.S. to mandate fully paid family leave for workers under a proposal that unanimously passed an initial vote.