N&O Career Articles

What one CEO wants women to do to reach the top

CHICAGO - Kate Bensen calls herself "a builder, a connector." Networking, for her, "is as natural as breathing."

Updated: Feb. 10, 2016 4:06 AM | Full Story

Inherited IRAs may be factor in filing for bankruptcy

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh lawyer Ron Roteman recently met with a client who wanted to have about $400,000 in debts wiped clean by declaring a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but after scanning the client's balance sheet, Roteman knew right away he was better off not filing.

Updated: Feb. 8, 2016 8:15 AM | Full Story

How McDonald's menu is made � and how it's changing

CHICAGO - McDonald's recently reported its best U.S. sales performance in almost four years, and much of it was credited to menu changes.

Updated: Feb. 9, 2016 4:05 AM | Full Story

Returning veterans find new careers as sheet metal workers

MILWAUKEE - Erik McKenna does not gripe when he's working at an unheated construction site in the dead of winter or if it's too hot in the summer.

Updated: Feb. 8, 2016 8:10 AM | Full Story

9 reasons why your car won't start

You skipped that second cup of coffee. You are running late. To make matters worse, your car won't start. Why? What can you do?

Updated: Feb. 6, 2016 4:05 AM | Full Story

California county's famed apple industry at a crossroads

A century ago, a sign hoisted above Watsonville's Main Street proclaimed it "The Apple City."

Updated: Feb. 4, 2016 8:10 AM | Full Story

As REI thrives, does it have members or merely shoppers?

SEATTLE - REI's business acumen has taken it to lofty heights rarely seen by a retail cooperative.

Updated: Feb. 4, 2016 8:10 AM | Full Story

Virtual reality brings architect's blueprints to life

MINNEAPOLIS - Construction on the building, a ReMax Results facility in the suburbs here, won't begin until spring, but already Douglas J. Boser has walked through rooms and turned on light switches.

Updated: Feb. 4, 2016 8:10 AM | Full Story

Mobile ads get a useful twist

LOS ANGELES - In the fast-changing world of mobile advertising, staples like banner ads, pop-ups and ads disguised as news stories aren't cutting it anymore.

Updated: Feb. 3, 2016 8:10 AM | Full Story

How fast-food chains are trying to adapt to the new American diner

Fast-food chains are upping the ante on cheap eats.

Updated: Feb. 3, 2016 8:10 AM | Full Story

How gloomy winter days can be an issue for employers

CHICAGO - This time of year, that blaring alarm clock might bother you a little more. It's cold and dark outside, and your commute feels longer than usual too.

Updated: Feb. 3, 2016 4:06 AM | Full Story

Aspiring school counselor struggles with debt, goals

TACOMA, Wash. - Like many young adults, graduate student Taylor Reyes is pursuing her dreams of a career and a home while college debt piles up around her.

Updated: Feb. 1, 2016 8:10 AM | Full Story

Medical device-makers get into the ad game, heating up ethics debate

MINNEAPOLIS - Giant gray stomachs filled with toxic waste and flame-wielding archers have appeared in the skies above Twin Cities highways, courtesy of a medical device-maker called Torax Medical.

Updated: Feb. 1, 2016 8:10 AM | Full Story

Focus on quality brings some of world's most unique and expensive cars to small-town body shop

He waved his hand over the Mercedes S550 sedan, casting a shadow on its silver surface.

Updated: Jan. 29, 2016 8:10 AM | Full Story

Artisanal signs of Detroit's renewal, painted by hand

DETROIT - As fresh businesses inhabit long-vacant buildings in Detroit, an art once teetering on obscurity is increasingly used to set them apart.

Updated: Jan. 28, 2016 8:10 AM | Full Story

RealtyShares CEO Nav Athwal on crowdfunding

In today's real estate culture, a house is no longer just a home. It's viewed as an avenue to wealth.

Updated: Jan. 28, 2016 8:10 AM | Full Story

Trend toward natural food has one retailer's bee business buzzing

JANESVILLE, Wis. - There's a serious buzz surrounding bees these days, and at least one Wisconsin retailer is seeking to build some business out of it.

Updated: Jan. 28, 2016 8:10 AM | Full Story

Snapchat seeks growth via the over-35 set

LOS ANGELES - A yellow billboard. No text. Just a small, faceless ghost at the center.

Updated: Jan. 27, 2016 8:10 AM | Full Story