When was the last time you went to a shopping mall? For many Americans, it’s been years — and in many communities, they’ve been shuttered for good. But don’t rush to declare the death of retail. Americans have started shopping more — in old-school stores. From the garden section at Walm...
Last month, Bloomberg reported that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has amassed a fortune worth $150 billion. That is the largest amount in modern history, and mind-boggling however you look at it. Bezos is the only hecto-billionaire on the planet. He is worth two million times more than the average Ameri...
While the high-performers in your workplace often carry much of the weight on important projects -- as well as the organization's day-to-day success -- they are at high risk of burnout from taking on too much. That outcome is bad for the workers, and bad for the company. A five-year study in the UK ...
In a recent article by Ephrat Livni , the job experts asks "Want to love your job? Read this article." Her piece notes that in the view of many, the new dream job is none at all. A cadre of ambitious upper-middle-class types are now devoted to achieving early retirement, so they can spend the rest...
Last year when a bombshell story set of investigations into alarmingly high injury rates at Tesla's electric car factory, the CEO Elon Musk emailed the entire company to express his concern and sympathy: “No words can express how much I care about your safety and wellbeing,” he wrote. “Going f...
When President Trump scrapped the Iran nuclear deal and imposed sanctions earlier this week, Boeing’s prospective sale of $9.5 billion of jets to Iran Air effectively went up in smoke. Yet the outcome is more a lost opportunity than a blow to current plans for the Seattle-based aerospace giant...
The family of a 19-year-old delivery worker did not qualify for any kind of worker's compensation death benefits after their son was killed by a dump truck earlier this year. Antawani Wright-Davis, who worked as a cyclist for DoorDash, an app that hires workers as independent contractors, died i...
Whether your job is on Wall Street or in a warehouse, at a construction site or behind a cash register, Friday's jobs report offered some fabulous news. A combination of robust job creation and a steadily-growing work force underscored the economy’s strength. Meanwhile, modest wage growth calme...
"If you wanted to predict the future based on school achievement alone, our world would be a matriarchy.” Famed Psychologist Susan Pinker wrote that line almost a decade ago in her book The Sexual Paradox: Extreme Men, Gifted Women, and the Real Gender Gap, but she could easily make the same cl...
Insecurity? Flexibility? Uncertainty? Freedom? These are some buzzwords you hear when contract workers describe their jobs. These impermanent positions have now become a mainstay of America's working life. NPR has run an investigative series on the gig economy and recently interviewed dozens of cont...