• September Jobs Report Finally Released: News Mixed

    The Department of Labor released the September jobs report yesterday, and the bottom line is that while unemployment is down (7.2 percent, as opposed to 7.3 in August), hiring appears to have slowed. The economy added 148,000 jobs last month, down from 193,000 for August.

  • Cycle While You Work

    Cycle While You Work
    We have all heard of one of the latest fads in work spaces, the standing desk. "Active workstations" are the next trend in moving while you work.
  • Are Working Parents Bigger Slackers Than 'Childless' Workers?
    Or should people just mind their own business? A recent study by a North Carolina company found that, with or without children, workers should probably just worry about their own work performance, for a change.
  • World Series Will Bring Economic Boost to Boston and St. Louis
    Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals fans will be on edge this week as their teams compete for a championship. But in one way, both cities will come out winners.
  • Please Don't Come to Work Naked
    How far is too far when it comes to a workplace dress code? Some say Newsweek has gone overboard; others applaud their effort.
  • Small Costs Make Big Differences in College Applications
    Small reductions in the cost of applying to college results in low-income students applying to, and sometimes attending, more selective schools.
  • Meg Whitman Joins the Telecommuting 'Banned' Wagon
    It looks like Marissa Mayer isn't the only female CEO ending the days of telecommuting for their tech conglomerates -- HP's Meg Whitman is joining the club, too.
  • Why Your Memory Fails You at Work
    Put down the phone and read a book to improve your memory. Constant multitasking causes our memories to fail at younger ages.
  • Furlough Parties Now a Trend, Thanks to Government Shutdown
    A bunch of furloughed government workers, willing themselves to make lemonade from lemons, have been hosting shutdown parties to cheer themselves up. The New York Times ran a piece about the trend, which extends to restaurants and cafes offering deals to anyone who shows a government ID.
  • Poor Students are Encouraged to Aim Higher
    The College Board, the group that administers the SATs, is reaching out to high-scoring, low-income students, to convince them to aim higher and apply to elite colleges and universities.
  • Which Countries Treat Their Workers the Best?
    The Human Capital Report released Tuesday by the World Economic Forum gauged 122 countries in terms of education, employment, "enabling environment" and health. It was the first report of its kind and interesting because of the way it ranked countries based on how well they treat their workers. The top region was North Europe and the top country? Well, spoiler alert: It's not the United States. But what can Americans learn from these list-toppers about how to foster a healthy workforce?
  • Top 4 Online College Courses to Take
    Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are becoming more mainstream. Some of the top-ranked institutions in the nation are offering them for free. But with so many now on the market, it's easy to get lost in a sea of options. Here's a list of some of the best MOOCs, according to Business Insider.
  • Bet on a Vet: Get Veterans Back to Work
    Bet on a Vet is a campaign to help disabled veterans utilize their skills and talents in the workplace here at home.
  • 4 Ways Government Shut Down Will Hurt Women
    The federal sequester is felt by a wide range of demographics, it's true. But some of the programs getting shuttered until the nation's leaders get their act together and come up with a budget agreement affect the nation's most marginalized people โ€“ the working poor, children, veterans, the elderly and women.
  • Has Inflation Shrunk the Minimum Wage?
    Economists argue over whether inflation has shrunk the minimum wage, and they never seem to resolve the issue. Here we have the argument over money and inflation simplified.
  • 5 Ways a Government Shutdown Could Affect You

    It seems probable that the government will shut down at 12:01 tomorrow morning. The question for most of us is, how will this impact our lives?

  • 3 Reasons Why You Want to Be Mark Cuban
    Mark Cuban has a lot going for him, and we can learn valuable lessons for our own careers by examining who he is and how he got to be extremely successful.
  • How Not Increasing the Debt Ceiling Could Ruin Your Life
    Politicians in Washington are currently negotiating a continuing resolution to fund the government. It's a big deal, but it's almost small compared to the next fiscal fight โ€“ the debt ceiling.
  • Where Did All the Jobs Go?
    One economic theory says that raising the minimum wage causes employers to hire fewer workers.
  • The Myth of the Earned Income Tax Credit
    Conservative economists argue that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) negates the need for a minimum wage.