N&O Career Articles

For phone time, what's normal?

SAN DIEGO - It's come to this. Almost every night, the same fight about my significant other's persistent smartphone use.

Updated: Sep. 28, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Employees or contractors? On-demand startups still struggle to define their workers

SAN JOSE, Calif. - They've piled up billions of dollars and disrupted major industries, but the Bay Area's on-demand startups have yet to answer one important question - do they have employees?

Updated: Sep. 27, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

As craft spirits rise, booze industry more fluid than ever

CHICAGO - The sudden rise of Angel's Envy bourbon was a perfect storm, as co-founder Marc Bushala recalls.

Updated: Sep. 26, 2016 4:45 AM | Full Story

Colleges' assessments of scholarships can set back students in need

PITTSBURGH - Private scholarships awarded by companies and philanthropic organizations to low-income students are intended to help close the gap between what they have and what they need to cover the cost of higher education.

Updated: Sep. 26, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Hodgepodge of self-driving vehicle laws raises safety concerns

PITTSBURGH - The free rides in self-driving cars that Uber began offering in Pittsburgh this month wouldn't be allowed in California.

Updated: Sep. 23, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Homestead cabins have become a cottage industry in the desert

Anne Krieghoff thought her husband, Darryl, was out of his mind in 1991 when he suggested they buy a tiny, ramshackle homestead cabin in the Yucca Valley.

Updated: Sep. 22, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Riot Games is in no rush for 2nd title

LOS ANGELES - More than 100 million people play "League of Legends" each month, making it the world's top PC game.

Updated: Sep. 21, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Shhh! America's most common workplace injury is hearing loss

Eight years ago, Jeff Ammon, now 55, began noticing a feeling of pressure in his ears every day after work.

Updated: Sep. 20, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Women driving auto industry, from design to dealerships

Women are fueling the red-hot auto industry, long dominated by men. They influence over 80 percent of automotive purchases and drive more than 50 percent of autos sold annually in the U.S. Since 2012, women held more drivers licenses than men.

Updated: Sep. 16, 2016 4:40 AM | Full Story

Man's war with HOA over landscaping: $400,000 at stake

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Four years ago, Jim Hildenbrand was ready for a change.

Updated: Sep. 15, 2016 4:45 AM | Full Story