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With Latest Jobs Report Beating Forecasts, Fed May Raise Interest Rates
Jobs

With Latest Jobs Report Beating Forecasts, Fed May Raise Interest Rates

U.S. employers added the largest number of workers in nearly three years in November and wage gains picked up.
For Older Graduates, Going to College Still Pays
College Graduates

For Older Graduates, Going to College Still Pays

A new Gallup poll finds that waiting to earn a degree until age 25 or older does not hamper a graduate's subsequent income.
Laura Entis
Donald Trump Has Fired Himself From the Crowdfunding Business
Crowdfunding

Donald Trump Has Fired Himself From the Crowdfunding Business

His relationship with FundAnything has apparently come to a self-inflicted end.
States Sue Obama Administration on Immigration
Immigration

States Sue Obama Administration on Immigration

Seventeen states say the Obama administration acted illegally by issuing an executive order to ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants.
3 Workplace Trends to Watch for in 2015 -- And Beyond
Trends

3 Workplace Trends to Watch for in 2015 -- And Beyond

Artificial intelligence will rock the job market, your company will need a Chief of Work, and cubicle farms will disappear.
Anne Fisher
Cyber Monday Set a Record as the Biggest Online Sales Day in the U.S.
Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday Set a Record as the Biggest Online Sales Day in the U.S.

Despite dismal forecasts, ecommerce sales on the Monday after Thanksgiving topped $2 billion.
Laura Entis
Supreme Court to Determine Workplace Pregnancy Protections for Moms-to-Be
Managing Employees

Supreme Court to Determine Workplace Pregnancy Protections for Moms-to-Be

The court will hear a discrimination case that seeks to make clear what accommodations employers must make to expecting mothers.
Claire Zillman
Apple Stock Tumbles Amid Unusual Trading
Apple

Apple Stock Tumbles Amid Unusual Trading

The stock briefly suffered its largest price drop in at least three months.
How Retailers Shot Themselves in the Foot With Early Black Friday Deals
Black Friday

How Retailers Shot Themselves in the Foot With Early Black Friday Deals

Earlier deals this year by large retailers severely damaged Black Friday as a shopping occasion, but also created other big problems for these stores.
Phil Wahba
Will Fewer Customers Be Shopping on Cyber Monday This Year?
Holiday Shopping

Will Fewer Customers Be Shopping on Cyber Monday This Year?

In a report, the National Retail Federation says it expects fewer people will take advantage of Cyber Monday's digital deals.
Nina Zipkin
U.S. Holiday Weekend Store Sales Fizzle
Black Friday

U.S. Holiday Weekend Store Sales Fizzle

Early holiday promotions and rising online shopping took a toll on in-store sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers on average spent 6.4 percent less than they did a year earlier.
Uber May Soon Be Worth 1-1/2 Twitters
Valuations

Uber May Soon Be Worth 1-1/2 Twitters

The ridesharing company is reportedly raising new financing that would value it at $40 billion.
Laura Entis
How One St. Louis Business Owner Stays Open After the Ferguson Riots
Overcoming Obstacles

How One St. Louis Business Owner Stays Open After the Ferguson Riots

Entrepreneurs are trying to make the best of a bad situation.
Everett Rosenfeld