On Black Friday this year, workers in 1,000 Walmart stores in 46 states made history of sorts, becoming the first time Walmart workers had an organized strike. Six days after, workers at fast food outlets in New York City organized their own walk outs, marking what some experts said was the first... Read More »
The morning commute in New York City was interrupted Friday with word that a gunman opened fire outside the Empire State Building. Jeffrey Johnson, a fashion accessories designer who was laid off last year, shot and killed a former colleague, Steve Ercolino, police said. Then he reportedly fired at the police... Read More »
It's one of the most common questions people ask: "What do you do?" It's American's fascination with work that's at the heart of an increasingly popular feature on social-news website Reddit.
Called "IAmA, AMA" -- as in "I am a (fill in your occupation), ask me anything" -- it allows Reddit users, known as... Read More »
There was something a little unusual about the America's Top Colleges list published by Forbes this month. The Ivy League bombed. The holy octet of higher education has dominated other rankings for over a quarter century. But Forbes' criteria is different. It chose to "evaluate the college purchase as a... Read More »
The days of women staying at home "barefoot and pregnant" while the man goes out to tame the big bad world are officially over. New research finds that 65 percent of the women surveyed said they would not feel comfortable getting married if they were unemployed. They want to contribute their fair share. Read More »