March 14, 2013 A bidding war for top students means less money for students who can't afford college on their own.
March 14, 2013 So-called "haul videos" are the YouTube version of a time-honored tradition: showing off the spoils from a trip to the shopping mall. Some haulers have garnered thousands of followers, as well as relationships with retailers who compensate the young fashionistas for promoting their products.
March 14, 2013 With Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites, companies have lost control of their brand and messaging. Now, the customers hold the power. In Can't Buy Me Like, Bob Garfield argues we have entered a time where brands must be driven by authentic relationships.
March 14, 2013 The pace of claims for unemployment insurance continues to be the lowest since January 2008. Meanwhile, higher energy costs pushed wholesale prices up sharply in February. But the upward pressure has since eased somewhat.
March 14, 2013 Also: Advice on reading Vladimir Nabokov; fresh opportunities for Twitter poetry; and a new literary award.
March 13, 2013 Sheila Bair says it's too soon to celebrate over a housing recovery. Bair says a glut of houses could hit the market once prices perk up.
March 13, 2013 Executives have recently focused attention on Silicon Valley's workplace culture. While companies like Google, Facebook and Yahoo operate by their own set of rules, what happens there may influence how many Americans work. The key components? Interactive learning and fun, one expert says.
March 13, 2013 Among fast-fashion chains, "made in the USA" labels are hard to find. Forever 21 has reaped billions ordering clothes from around the world. American Apparel, however, boasts that its garments are made domestically. The key to its profitability may lie in the limited types of garments it sells.