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What goes up must come down

Stock prices early last week were collapsing all over the world. So exciting! So alarming!But, uh, what does it mean?The hard-line answer is, nothing...

Wal-Mart has faith that raising wages will pay off

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon keeps a copy of an April 1996 Fortune magazine article in his office. It’s headlined “Can Wal-Mart Get Back the...

FDA muddles labeling

Since 1993, most packaged food sold in the U.S. has been required to include a Nutrition Facts label that lists the amount of fat,...

‘Gig economy’ not real – yet

In a recent column about a new approach to employment benefits, Felix Salmon referred to "a large increase in the number of people working...

U.S. is land of full timers and a lot of wannabes

Part-time work is much less common in the U.S. than in most developed countries. There are a lot of possible reasons for this, some...

Nail-care jobs are booming, but the pay is terrible

Doing other people’s nails can be pretty crummy work, we all learned last month from Sarah Maslin Nir’s epic New York Times investigation of...

Technology will transform the labor market. Someday.

The world of work is being transformed by digital technology. Jobs are out. Gigs are in. Everybody knows that. Except for, you know, most...

The remarkable rise of mobile and fall of landlines

They keep coming closer, but will just fail to make it again this year. The International Telecommunication Union estimated last week that there will...

Consumers will pay for print, live without the ads

Hope you did something fun during your holiday weekend. Me, I alphabetized a bunch of books and threw away a ton of magazines. Which...

Sorry, lawyers aren’t going to vanish anytime soon

During and after the financial crisis, the law business hit a wall, with the number of legal-services jobs falling by about 70,000 from 2007...
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