There's an enormous gap between the jobless rates of different samples of the population, which should, in theory, be identical
This is straight-up growth-by-acquisition, a favorite of the private equity firm that controls Burger King
Business leaders trying to appeal to a conservative base are out-Tea Partying the Tea Party candidates
Yes, reports Bloomberg News
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The limited run of first-edition models will cost $91,000
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Tensions at DeGroote School of Business went public recently, when five professors took the Canadian business school's administration to court
Dislike of megabrands can improve business for small shops when major chains move in on their turf
By Mandy Oaklander
What do you do when your industry tanks before you break into it, but not before the ink dries on your diploma? Or when your job is terminated before it even begins?
The economy is rendering obsolete the degrees of many fresh graduates, and no combination of letters is recession-proof: from BAs to MBAs to JDs, degree-holders of all stripes are threatened by a career void after graduation. So while a string of letters after a name on a business card isn't an antidote for joblessness, the pursuit of a different letter just may be a cure-all.
Enter Plan B. It's a backup life that's a recessionary reality, one driven not by a prescribed path but by raw passion, fearlessness, or desperation—a midlife crisis a few decades early. From brand managers-turned-rappers to journalists-turned-video store managers, here are the stories of grads who ditched Plan A and followed Plan B to a job they never dreamed would be theirs.
Note: The interviews on the slides that follow are condensed and edited for clarity.