N&O Career Articles

For pizza vendors, Vegas expo is a slice of heaven

My old pal Vinnie the pizza guy called the other night. He's coming to town, but not to gamble: Pizza people - shop owners, sauce makers, cheese peddlers - are gathering for their annual trade show and he plans to be there.

Updated: Apr. 17, 2014 8:06 AM | Full Story

Jack in the Box cooks up late-night menu amid surging profit, new CEO

Jack, the round-headed fictional chief executive in Jack in the Box commercials, is not only a hit on television. He's also popular on Wall Street.

Updated: Apr. 16, 2014 8:11 AM | Full Story

Boat builders reducing prices to get more buyers aboard

If you think of a boat as an awfully expensive toy, well, some folks in the marine industry would like it to be more affordable.

Updated: Apr. 11, 2014 8:06 AM | Full Story

Beef prices hit all-time high in US

Come grilling season, expect your sirloin steak to come with a hearty side of sticker shock.

Updated: Apr. 10, 2014 8:14 AM | Full Story

Vast oil trove trapped in Monterey Shale formation

SHAFTER, Calif. - A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove. Tanker trucks and heavy equipment come and go, a row of office trailers runs the length of the site and an imposing 150-foot drilling rig illuminated by football-field-like lights rises over the trees.

Updated: Apr. 9, 2014 8:16 AM | Full Story

Professor proposes slowing down automated trading

In an era of high-speed, automated trading, a big debate rages over how to keep markets safe after several technology-related snafus scarred investors. Instead of cracking down on high-speed traders, a University of Chicago economist says he has a better idea: Change the rules of the game.

Updated: Apr. 8, 2014 3:05 AM | Full Story