Trends and Business News

Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession

WSJ Careers - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:53
The Saturday Essay: American physicians are increasingly sick of their once-vaunted profession, and that malaise is bad for patients. But physicians can still save themselves—and us.

Bike-Sharing Rolls Into Suburban Workplaces

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:32
An office park in Whippany, N.J., about an hour's drive from Manhattan, is offering a perk more associated with city life: shared bicycles to run errands, fetch lunch or exercise outdoors.

Where Are New York's Bedbugs Now?

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:29
Metro Money: At the peak of the invasion, the little vampires were found in schools, stores and movie theaters.

Size Matters for Corporate Boards

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:52
Companies with fewer board members outperformed their peers, while those with more directors underperformed, according to data analyzed for The Wall Street Journal.

Putting It All on the Line at the U.S. Open

WSJ Careers - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:04
Line umpires at a Grand Slam tournament, such as the U.S. Open, are all but invisible most of the time; that is, until they get the call wrong.

In Negotiations, Everyone's an Amateur

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:49
Executives master the art of the deal when negotiating on behalf of their companies, but many stumble when it comes to landing a raise or promotion for themselves.

Sneaking Away to Email? Why CEOs Loathe Vacation

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:32
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.

Kickstarter Closes the 'Funding Gap' for Women

WSJ Careers - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:55
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.

Returning to Wal-Mart: Human Cashiers

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 21:01
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.

Tweets on Israel Cost Professor a New Job

WSJ Careers - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:45
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.

Art-Inspired Shoes Take BucketFeet to Next Level

WSJ Careers - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:55
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 Plans to Cut 6,000 Jobs as Profit Slips

WSJ Careers - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:52
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.

BossTalk: TaskRabbit Chief Is Recasting Freelance Work

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:39
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.

Can 'Warcraft' Skills Help Land a Job?

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:08
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.

Enjoy Your Vacation, Already!

WSJ Careers - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:42
Companies deal with employees who refuse to take vacation days by mandating time off and in some cases paying them to go away.

Ever Thought, 'How Did He Get Promoted?'

WSJ Careers - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:33
Those co-workers with an inexplicable ability to rise in the ranks may possess "dark" personality traits.

Teens Get Diplomas on Factory Floor

WSJ Careers - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 17:29
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.

Dim Future for Europe's Youth

WSJ Careers - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:18
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 Dismisses CEO Walsh

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:03
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 to Bail Out Airline

WSJ Careers - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 18:56
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.'