A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
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A study shows that women can be great negotiators, just not when they're asking for themselves. When women negotiate pay on behalf of a friend, they bargain just as hard as the guys.
When a school hires its own students, it can bump up its ranking. One school employs 20 percent of its most recent graduates — and jumped nine spots in the rankings this year.
Greece's economy is expected to rebound this year. But for one couple living in Athens, things don't feel better.
Multiple economists have studied the fast-food industry to answer the question. They've found very different answers.
In La Crosse, Wisconsin, almost everyone plans for their death. Not coincidentally, La Crosse spends less on end-of-life care than any other place in the country.
Until the Great Depression, nobody talked about "the economy." In a sense, it hadn't been invented yet.
The Jones Act, which dates back to World War I, is part of the reason New Jersey ran short of salt this winter.
Doctors and governments have struggled to cope with a scarcity of organs available for transplant. One solution? DMV clerks. When clerks ask in person if people want to be donors, many more say yes.
"We're investing on average about $90,000 in the education of each student," says a university official. Where exactly is all that money going?