The biggest airline beef? Hidden fees
What's your biggest airline problem? That's a question I ask almost every day, and it's coincidentally one that a new Transportation Department panel is trying to answer.
Valero rehabs balance sheet by dumping beer
Valero Energy's plan to cleave its convenience stores and gas stations from oil refining may allow the company to bolster its balance sheet by paying off debt and abandoning a business with narrowing profit margins.
Amid a drought, does it still make sense to use corn for fuel?
The biggest U.S. drought in half a century is devastating farms across the Midwest. Crops are wilting. Food prices are on the rise. Under the circumstances, then, does it still make sense for the government to divert a hefty portion of the nation's corn output into making fuel?
Careers Q&A: Advice for working parents, job-seekers
Career Coach columnist Joyce E.A. Russell, an industrial and organizational psychologist, discussed workplace issues in a recent online forum.
- Gas prices continue to rise
Slate: America's blue-collar workers need to learn new skills
The recovery from the Great Recession of 2007-09 has been so anemic that the average American would probably be surprised to hear that the recession has officially ended. The National Bureau of Economic Research declared that it was over by June 2009, but the economy hasn't exactly come roaring back.
Rising student loan debt causes growing concern
Students who took out student loans four or five years ago are graduating into a weak job market with a mountain of debt, posing an increasing worry to both policymakers and bankers.
Taxes for online shopping gaining support in states, Congress
Online shopping in some states is about to become more expensive.
Can you be fired for what you post on Facebook?
It may become easier for overbearing employers to control what their workers say online.
Drought threatens U.S. food prices
A drought in the Corn Belt and elsewhere in the Midwest has pushed the bushel price up about 27 percent in the past month alone, and there is little sign of rain in the near future, a forecast that could soon push up food costs across the country, meteorologists say.
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