MINNEAPOLIS -- "Marketing" used to be a dirty word in higher education circles.
Not anymore. Facing a declining pool of high school graduates, colleges and universities are ramping up their marketing efforts, boosting ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Small-business owner Jen Swendseid started with passion and purpose.
Her business, Heart & Core, was inspired by a 2007 shopping trip for a sports bra for Swendseid's late mother. Bonnie Severson was larger...Read more
BALTIMORE -- A store shift manager who supervises workers struggles to pay his family's bills but doesn't qualify for overtime after a more than 40-hour workweek.
That's one example the U.S. Department of Labor is using ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that risks are rising for the U.S. economy and indicated central bank policymakers could delay expected interest rate hikes if incoming data show problems ...Read more
TIJUANA, Mexico -- From the cuts of meat served in the Argentine-style parrilladas, to the cherry tomatoes in the salads, many of the ingredients at the Cheripan restaurant in Tijuana's gastronomic district come from San ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Sam Wolf, 34, is founder and "chief wellness spreader" of LuckyVitamin in suburban Philadelphia. The third-generation family business started as a pharmacy, then became a health-foods store and now is a ...Read more
Questions from readers about why and how to pay off a mortgage early out-number those I receive on any other topic, including loan origination. Borrowers typically spend only a few weeks, at most a few months, acquiring a ...Read more
It's not that Canada is perfect. It's just that Canadians are really good at dealing with important things.
Take your pick -- health care, gun control, same-sex marriage, political donations -- the Canadians have proved ...Read more
Ellen's Submission: Intrigue Next Door [Kindle Edition]Lydia Keane
Ellen Jacobs is a straitlaced grad student stuck in a relationship that isn't working.
When she meets her adventuresome neighbor, Sam, her world is changed.
Now, she wonders how she will handle the challenge that comes from being drawn to Sam.
The family blockbuster "Monster Hunt" was the biggest movie ever in China with $381 million in theater ticket sales, but what arrived with a splash in its home country barely made a ripple in the U.S.
Independent ...Read more
Q: I picked my condo because it was dog friendly. It turns out that the building is more dog tolerant. While dogs are allowed, the condo does not provide an area for the dogs to relieve themselves. Owners must take their ...Read more
The source of this information is IHS Global Insight, and it's reliable enough for me to repeat it here:
Sales of previously owned homes fell in November, but the reason was not weakness in the housing market. Rather, it ...Read more
Excuse me, but would you please join me in the coat closet? What I'm going to tell you could be a matter of life and death. Or, more specifically, life and death and even deader death.
OK, I know we've discussed scary ...Read more
Q: I don't like competing with others; I like doing my best, taking credit for my single-handed accomplishments and giving credit to others when they do better than I do. But living this way has now left me behind.
Two ...Read more
Q: I know my Social Security benefits will be based on my last five years of earnings before I retire. But here is the problem. I am 60 years old and have just been laid off by my employer. I have few if any prospects of ...Read more
Twitter shares nosedived in after-hours trading Wednesday after the microblogging platform reported no growth in users during the fourth quarter, a key metric for the company's outlook.
Shares fell as low as $13.31 after ...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas -- Austin-based Whole Foods Market beat on several Wall Street forecasts with its first-quarter earnings report Wednesday, boosting the retailer's stock in after-hours trading.
Whole Foods said it had record...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Warner Bros. -- and all of Time Warner Inc. -- is hoping the caped crusaders will banish the studio's box office blues.
"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" arrives in theaters in late March, and Warner ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Fierce competitive pressure is forcing Boeing Commercial Airplanes into a new cost-cutting push that will include eliminating jobs, BCA Chief Executive Ray Conner announced at a senior leadership meeting ...Read more
MUMBAI, India -- Among his many ambitious ideas, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to modernize his country's pell-mell cities and improve its sometimes frosty ties with the United States.
Modi's plan to build 100...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Staples has received European Union approval to acquire Office Depot, which is headquartered in Boca Raton.
The European Union approved the transaction on the condition that Staples divest Office ...Read more