$7.8 million to help college students find jobs

Remember how you got your first job? “Cardboard sign on the front door.” “My uncle’s best friend was hiring.” Those are the answers that investors gave to Campus Job co-founder Liz Wessel. And it’s why investors like Adam Valkin of General Catalyst are eager to back the startup, which participated in Y Combinator’s most recent […]

More oil industry pain: Halliburton slashes 9,000 jobs

Lower crude prices are great for consumers, but disastrous for oil industry workers. Halliburton employees are the latest to feel the pain. The company said Monday that it has cut 9,000 jobs over the past two quarters as crashing energy prices have forced it to scale back drilling operations. The Houston-based oil field services firm […]

Rand Paul sounds like Frank Underwood on jobs

Rand Paul and Frank Underwood would be best buds. Senator Paul announced his presidential bid Tuesday, and for a moment, his jobs promise echoed Underwood’s jobs proposal on the fictional show House of Cards. On Tuesday, Paul said: “I have a vision for America where everyone who wants to work will have a job.” Stop […]

Oil fallout: U.S. companies kill over 51,000 jobs

Energy workers are drowning in a sea of cheap oil. Pink slips are flying out at warp speed at U.S. companies linked to oil. Crude oil prices nose dived to around $50 a barrel, after peaking at $107 last June. In response, companies have taken an ax to their spending budgets and have cut jobs […]

Where are the good jobs?

The American economy has added an average of 261,000 jobs every month for the past 12 months, with March’s jobs report showing a slowdown to 126,000 jobs. Average hourly wages bumped up 7 cents in March, but have only grown by 2.1% in the last 12 months, a meager 52 cents per hour. If job […]

Warning sign: U.S. economy only adds 126,000 jobs

March was tough for the U.S. economy. The U.S. only added 126,000 jobs in March, the lowest since December 2013 and well below the CNNMoney economist survey forecast of 244,000. The unemployment rate remained the same at 5.5%. Perhaps the biggest disappointment is that wage growth stayed sluggish. Average hourly earnings went up only 2.1% […]

Start of a slowdown? U.S. economy only adds 126,000 jobs

March was a mess for the U.S. economy. The U.S. only added 126,000 jobs in March, the lowest since December 2013 and well below the CNNMoney economist survey forecast of 244,000. The unemployment rate remained the same at 5.5%. Wage growth stayed sluggish. Average hourly earnings went up only 2.1% over last year. The goal […]

New book softens image of Apple’s Steve Jobs

When Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs came out in October 2011 — less than three weeks after Jobs’ death — it crystallized many popularly held perceptions of the Apple co-founder. Yes, Jobs was brilliant. And yes, Jobs also could be a bastard. Isaacson’s book contained numerous examples of Jobs’ cruel behavior, such as verbally […]

The last days of Steve Jobs

“Becoming Steve Jobs,” a new biography about the late Apple CEO, sheds new light on his conversations with peers, colleagues and friends during the last weeks and days before he died. The book, in stores Tuesday, is based on in-depth interviews with leaders in the technology and entertainment business and Apple executives who worked closely […]

6 things about Steve Jobs from new book

“Becoming Steve Jobs,” a new biography of the late Apple CEO, goes on sale Tuesday. The book, by Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli, is being billed as a comprehensive portrait of one of the most famous CEOs in history. Apple executives have praised the book in recent weeks, calling it a more accurate portrayal of […]

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