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Amazon has hired some 1,000 newly minted M.B.A.s in the past year Amazon.com Inc., disrupter of industries from book selling to grocery shopping, has found its latest sector to upend—recruiting at the
Sportswear giant reports sales gain despite weak growth in North America Nike Inc.’s chief executive said the company is starting a pilot program to sell sneakers through Amazon.com Inc., ending a long
By Jonnelle Marte Jonnelle Marte Reporter covering personal finance Email Bio Follow UPS on Wednesday told some workers that the company plans to freeze their pensions, joining the ranks of other large
Back-of-the-envelope calculations and spending assumptions can help determine progress Whether you’re just starting out or are well into your career, you may wonder: Are my retirement savings on track?
To diversify its candidate pool, the company relies on software to sort applicants and targets potential hires on their smartphones When Saniya Jaffer arrived for a job interview at Unilever PLC’s Englewood
A few months ago I had lunch with a former student named Lucy Fleming, one of the best writers I’ve taught. I asked her what she had learned in her first year out of college. She said she had been forced
If you've ever wished for a robot to clean your house or walk your dog, you'll likely understand the appeal of a robo-advisor. These services offer a relatively hands-off way to manage your investments.
Millennials are about to benefit from 'one of the largest intergenerational wealth transfers in history'
That's the thesis of a white paper out by UBS. According to the Swiss bank, Wall Street is at the precipice of a massive transfer of wealth, the likes of which has never been seen. Older millennials are
Prime members can order items, try them on at home and ship back what they don’t want Amazon.com Inc. is giving shoppers another reason not to visit stores. The online giant is rolling out a free service
As many as 10,000 baby boomers retire daily. Members of this generation are increasingly looking to real estate to diversify their retirement portfolios and boost returns. Many boomers have realized their
For decades, workers have had to stay competitive with one another and with their counterparts in emerging markets worldwide. But very soon, many more of us will also be competing with robots, artificial
stock is up 3.3% Friday morning. One way to look at that: The e-commerce giant basically bought for nothing, according to Bespoke Investment Group. Sure, it’s not quite that simple — after all, this is
Amazon is a household name, but if it wants to continue growing its stock price, the company will have to find new markets to expand into. Amazon was founded in 1994 and is now the dominant name in online
It looks like Whole Foods isn’t the only grocer with a headache on its hands: Kroger, the number-one supermarket chain in the world by revenue that at one time enjoyed a 13-year streak of quarterly same-store
Nike says layoffs will affect 2% of its global workforce Nike Inc. is cutting more than 1,000 global jobs as part of a restructuring to help the sneaker giant battle slowing sales. The company said Thursday
Company operates 80 stores and has about 1,300 employees Teen apparel seller Papaya Clothing filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, the latest mall-based chain to fall victim to changing consumer shopping
Travel Forget frequent flier miles, last-minute getaways and even road trips. Nearly half of Americans say they won't be taking a vacation this summer, mostly because they can't afford it, according to
Through contests to cash incentives, employers are trying to teach employees financial basics Ping pong and massages at your desk are nice. But companies are increasingly betting on another type of office
Unemployment is at its lowest since 2001, yet signs point to an increasing mismatch between workers’ skills and the roles employers are seeking to fill Unemployment dropped last month to its lowest level
General Electric (GE) was co-founded in 1897 by Thomas Edison. Today, 120 years later, GE is the single company with the longest continual presence in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and is undergoing
Stress is the new normal, a new study reveals. From fears of a robot uprising to the rocky political climate, stress has reached an all-time high and it’s coming from both in and outside the workplace.
While consumer sales remain low, industries from construction to medicine are using the technology to train for risky jobs Gary Steinberg, Stanford University’s head of neurosurgery, has been operating