Trends and Business News

New Question for Law Grads: When Is a Job Not a Job?

WSJ Careers - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 19:44
Some law schools have been paying to place graduates in positions, giving them a boost in a national ranking. But the American Bar Association is tightening the rules on how such positions are counted.

Student Refinancing: Wait-Listed, or In?

WSJ Careers - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:58
More student lenders are for the first time offering to refinance the loans of professionals who are years out of college.

The Newest Job in Sports: Videogame Coach

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 17:08
The growing money and fame in videogame tournaments over the past several years has hatched a field of coaches and other professionals who want in.

New York's Hot Market for Cold Water

WSJ Careers - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 23:29
Selling bottled water on New York City streets promises high margins, but it’s a seasonal sort of business.

Pilot Shortage Halves Republic Airways Stock

WSJ Careers - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:57
Republic Airways said a worsening pilot shortage is forcing it to cut its flying for big U.S. airlines, hurting the regional carrier’s profit and sending its stock plummeting by half.

Big Risks for Rising Stars at Work

WSJ Careers - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 03:34
Companies treasure their high-potential employees, but those rising stars may be looking elsewhere.

Pilots Union Urges Federal Aid for Aspiring Aviators

WSJ Careers - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:02
The head of North America’s largest pilots union urged stepped-up government and industry initiatives to attract more prospective aviators and prevent airline crew shortages.

Do You Know What Your Time Is Really Worth?

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:18
There are new ways to look at the value of time, allowing people to make more thoughtful choices.

One Sign of Inflation: Salaries for Some Presidential Campaigns

WSJ Careers - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:00
Donald Trump’s assertion that he has “massive wealth” doesn’t conform to standard Washington political disclosures, and neither do the salaries the Republican is paying top presidential campaign aides.

Air Force Will Offer Bonuses to Lure Drone Pilots

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 14:12
The Air Force is taking steps to address a chronic shortage of drone pilots, sweetening the allure of flying the unmanned planes as part of a plan to alleviate the strains as it tries to meet demands for drones and the video intelligence they provide.

Panel to Back Changes to Pilot Monitoring

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 10:00
A pan-European advisory panel is set to endorse relatively modest changes to the training and psychological monitoring of European airline pilots in response to the Germanwings crash, according to industry and government officials.

Wage Disparities High on List as Fiat Chrysler, UAW Begin Talks

WSJ Careers - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 21:54
Fiat Chrysler Chief Sergio Marchionne is open to killing the controversial two-tier wage system that union members dislike but is unwilling to raise overall labor costs, a position that could complicate the path to a new labor deal.

The Workers Who Say 'Thanks, but No Thanks' to Jobs

WSJ Careers - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 19:48
One of the strongest graduate hiring seasons in recent memory has had an unpleasant byproduct for campus recruiters, who say their college hires are jilting them at the last minute.

Truck Driver Turnover Rate Slides Downward

WSJ Careers - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 17:21
The American Trucking Associations says turnover for long-haul drivers reached the lowest point in four years

Top Executives Are Getting Younger

WSJ Careers - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 13:43
As older baby boomers retire, more corporate boards are promoting members of Gen X as chief executives, a group that tends to be more tech savvy and spend more time wooing and keeping younger staffers.

Don't Be Late, or You'll Wreak Havoc

WSJ Careers - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 20:22
Most offices have at least one—the manager or executive who is chronically late for meetings, wrecking others’ schedules.

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.