Corn country is no longer limited to Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Farmers everywhere want to ride rising crop prices
The cafe chain is testing trucks on three college campuses
The 24-hour McDonald's on West Florissant in Ferguson, Mo., has electric outlets, Wi-Fi, and hot coffee, which has made it Ground Zero for some during the unrest
The company's product design director, Margaret Gould Stewart, discusses how she rolls out new features without alienating too many users
The Dow Jones and the S&P 500 are now farther apart than at any point in the last five years
Which ought to tell you something about the market for rare, weird cars
Facebook and Twitter connect most people in different ways. But why should the social networking giants imitate one another?
Goldman Sachs's junior employees are getting more money and more time off
The company, known for its credit card readers, raised new investment funding to extend “hundreds of millions” in small business financing
By Lauren Young
More than a quarter of workers age 50 and older switch jobs and employers. They also tend to take pay cuts while giving up all-important pension and health-care benefits. No wonder so many older workers are writing their own second acts. Sure it's a risky move, but the rewards—at least in terms of personal satisfaction—can be tremendous. Here is a look at 18 people who have launched new careers, often motivated by a passion, on their own terms.