China's per capita consumption of antibiotics—often misprescribed—is ten times higher than Americans. Health authorities have launched a campaign to curb dangerous overuse.
Labor groups get a 13.5 percent stake in the new airline, but whether pilots cash in depends on pending tax decisions and other factors
His former chief economic adviser calls for a trillion-dollar-plus stimulus based on infrastructure investment
Internet gate-keeper ICANN is expanding the number of top-level domains in 2014. Businesses that settled for clunky names can start reserving better versions
Hedge funds are badly trailing the broader market, which makes their fees and restrictions less palatable to investors
A Dell executive turned entrepreneur is cleaning up by exporting Made-in-USA air purifiers to people in polluted Chinese cities
Pitting Team U.S.A. against a top-seeded tiger such as Germany could lead to carnage, but it sounds like a battle made for TV
Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management reclaims the top stop after a two-year absence
Immigrant entrepreneurs and companies with intellectual property are more likely to hire
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.