N&O Career Articles

Instagram and YouTube play nice with their most popular users. Why doesn't Snapchat?

LOS ANGELES - Self-described Snapchat power user Michael Platco received a neon sign bearing his name from social media rival Instagram. And a different video app emails him every week, hoping he tries their services and brings along his 500,000 Snapchat contacts.

Updated: Dec. 7, 2016 4:39 AM | Full Story

Passing on the secrets of bootmaking is the task of a lifetime

Lee Miller's cluttered workspace in a small wooden structure behind his south Austin home could serve as a time capsule preserving the art and craft of his trade: custom-made cowboy boots.

Updated: Dec. 6, 2016 2:55 PM | Full Story

California warehouses promised lots of jobs, but robot workforce slows hiring

When Skechers started building a colossal distribution center in Moreno Valley, Calif., six years ago, backers promised a wave of new jobs.

Updated: Dec. 6, 2016 4:35 AM | Full Story

Passive investing is no fad, financial experts say

BALTIMORE - Passive investment strategies, which aim to match market benchmarks like the Standard & Poor's 500 rather than beating them, have been gaining popularity for years.

Updated: Dec. 5, 2016 5:05 AM | Full Story

Business finds new life for old banners

MINNEAPOLIS - Della Simpson and Kari Brizius are a mother-daughter duo who long dreamed of building a business around their passion for the environment and health.

Updated: Dec. 1, 2016 4:46 AM | Full Story

Once a sign of desperation, pop-up shops now part of the business plan

LOS ANGELES - When Platform opened this year just outside Los Angeles, the upscale shopping center set aside four stores for a specific class of highly sought-after retailers.

Updated: Dec. 1, 2016 4:46 AM | Full Story

The era of super-low interest rates might be ending. What's in it for you?

Since President-elect Donald Trump's surprising election victory this month, financial markets have sent a forceful message that the era of super-low interest rates is coming to a close.

Updated: Nov. 30, 2016 4:45 AM | Full Story

Amazon's commander of the Cloud shares his vision

SEATTLE - Andy Jassy, a 19-year Amazon veteran, is arguably the most powerful man in the cloud.

Updated: Nov. 30, 2016 4:45 AM | Full Story

Savings habit a lifesaver until tide turns for jobless woman

SEATTLE - Terri Tidwell is hoping for some continuity after getting laid off twice, losing her health insurance twice and getting married - all this year.

Updated: Nov. 28, 2016 4:46 AM | Full Story