Trends and Business News
Company-issued smartphones have obliterated the line between the workday and off hours. For employers and workers, 8 p.m. emails from the boss aren’t just disrupting home life, they’re raising legal questions, too.
A study sheds light on the universe of on-demand workers.
Valuing prudence over risk-taking has made it tough for European countries to develop rivals to U.S. technology giants.
To perform under pressure, research finds that welcoming anxiety is more helpful than calming down.
A slew of innovative app-based services help New Yorkers instantly book short stints at the smallest of city spaces—a bathroom, a living room, an office. Need a pit stop? Try Airpnp.
Ingeborg Rapoport will become the world’s oldest recipient of a doctorate after a Nazi injustice of almost eight decades ago is righted.
The percentage of African-Americans in U.S. police departments has remained flat since before the recession, even as police hiring of other minorities has increased, according to a new survey.
With same-sex unions legal in 37 states and the District of Columbia, some employers are telling gay workers they must marry to maintain health coverage for their partners.
Facebook is pushing its vendors to improve pay and benefits for their workers, including wages of at least $15 an hour.
The U.S. arm of German pharmaceuticals firm Boehringer Ingelheim barred employees from receiving sales commissions if they didn't agree to pursue complaints against it in arbitration, rather than in court.
U.S. trucking business has remained stubbornly low-tech—but this may be starting to change.
A study finds that while college pays, some majors pay much more, with median annual earnings in engineering three times that for education.
Ivette Agosto’s years of serving coffee to J.P. Morgan bankers got the Starbucks worker noticed—and hired.
More women take on the role of professional mentor to their daughters.
Robots—basically software—are taking over corporate finance departments, replacing armies of people. Jobs vulnerable to automation include accounts-payable and accounts-receivable clerks and analysts.
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City plans to introduce an initiative to connect 100,000 young New Yorkers with internships, mentorships and summer jobs by 2020.
Computer programing is a skill uniquely suited to training children how to solve problems and to express themselves, and many educators think it should be part of the basic curriculum, even for grade schoolers.
Cirque du Soleil artists put themselves at risk to entertain but don’t get to keep their salaries if they suffer severe injuries.
Chevron Phillips Chemical is one of many companies around the country pushing programs to help close a skills gap that is weighing on the middle class and entrenching a growing income inequality.
Employee-performance ratings such as ”meets expectations” sap morale, but many companies, including Intel, aren’t sure they can do without them.