My Economy: Learning a trade instead of taking on debt

Feb 28, 2017
John Williams decided to become a mechanic rather than going to school.
John Williams sought a job a that didn't need a degree and ended up working as a mechanic in the Bay Area.
Photo courtesy of John Williams

Coal miners from two generations betting on Trump

Feb 21, 2017
We hear from a retired West Virginia miner and another just starting his career.
In West Virginia, 12,000 mining jobs have been lost; Trump supporters bet on him to bring them back.
Frontline PBS

Autodesk CEO on 3D printing and human inferiority

Jan 17, 2017
Carl Bass says 3D printing is ideal for highly customized manufacturing.

Sugar plantation closure marks end of a way of life in Hawaii

Dec 9, 2016
At its peak in the 1930’s, sugar employed 50,000 people across the islands.
HC&S VP of factory operations Robert Luuwai, walks through the sugar mill on Maui for one of the last times.
Molly Solomon

Before Instagram, there were daguerreotypes

Aug 31, 2016
A daguerreotypist explains the art and technology behind an early form of photography.
A daguerreotype of Jack Be Little Squash.
Jerry Spagnoli/Heirloom Harvest

Postal service can't deliver long-term, stable jobs

Mar 21, 2016
USPS is looking at ways to increase revenues.
The stability of a U.S. Postal Service job is now shaky.
William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Workers still not quitting jobs at pre-recession levels

Feb 9, 2016
The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary has shown steady improvement in layoffs, job openings and hiring.

For public good, not for profit.

Quitting the Bakken: one oil worker walks away

Mar 23, 2015
With hours cut, work in the Bakken oil fields don't seem worth it to one worker.

More unmarried Americans, thanks to economic woes

Sep 24, 2014
The number of single Americans is at an all-time high.

With job vacancies up, employers take longer to hire

Jul 9, 2014
The Bureau says employers are advertising more jobs. But are they actually hiring?