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A Wal-Mart greeter waits to welcome customers to a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Bowling Green, Ohio.

New minimum wage laws bring Walmart pay raises

More money in the pockets of Walmart employees could also help the retailer.
Posted In: Walmart, minimum wage, low-wage workers
A UPS worker delivers packages in Chicago, Illinois.

FedEx and UPS do better this year, but Amazon lurks

If UPS and FedEx are going to continue to be competitive with Amazon, they need a long-term strategy.
Posted In: UPS, fedex, Amazon, holiday shopping
Graduating Harvard University Law School students wave gavels in celebration of commencement ceremonies in 2008 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Why law school enrollment is way down

Technology helps create a tight job market for young lawyers.
Posted In: law school, higher education, cutting costs
Prices gases below the $3 sweet spot are displayed on Dec. 8, 2014, in Miami.

Where is your extra gas money going?

Americans are saving a buck a gallon on gas, giving them much greater spending power.
Posted In: gas prices, Oil, economic stimulus

More than 800 magazines launched in the last year

Get with it, Gutenberg. Print isn't dead. It's just different.
Posted In: magazines, print, ad sales
The Uber app is displayed on a smartphone against cabs waiting for passengers in Barcelona.

Uber needs to say more than 'I'm sorry'

Company is getting push-back from Oregon to India. How can Uber repair its rep?
Posted In: Uber, bad PR, Uber taxi
A Chanel bag on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul.

Think of it as an exclusivity tax

For brands like Chanel, high prices are about more than adjusting for inflation.
Posted In: chanel, inflation, luxury
Elise Ariel, a 37-year-old legal assistant, shopped recently at Century 21 in Manhattan. “How do I feel about sales? Like a moth to a flame,” she said.

The thrill of the hunt for discount prices

Why don’t aggregators compare prices of retail items like clothing? Because neither retailers nor shoppers really want them to.
Posted In: discounts, aggregation, data, sales

The newest class of Goldman Sachs partners

Once every two years, a select few at Goldman Sachs become 'partners.'
Posted In: Goldman Sachs, partner, promotion, investment bank

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