N&O Career Articles

At auto showrooms, high-end is now in

For Austin, Texas, the August gathering was a fairly typical party scene: More than 700 guests coming together to celebrate the summer, enjoying food, drinks and music by a local band.

Updated: Sep. 19, 2014 8:07 AM | Full Story

Entrepreneur, activist Sina Khanifar on digital copyright reform

When the Librarian of Congress reversed course and banned the unlocking of cellphones two years ago, Sina Khanifar took it as almost a personal affront.

Updated: Sep. 17, 2014 8:18 AM | Full Story

Falling corn prices threaten Midwest ag economy

The prospect of a bin-busting crop has driven corn prices to their lowest levels in four years and raised fears of a prolonged slump for crop farmers in Minnesota and elsewhere.

Updated: Sep. 15, 2014 8:07 AM | Full Story

GenZe, an all-electric two-wheeler for city dwellers and the college crowd

Electric scooters are all the rage in China, but they have yet to take off in the United States.

Updated: Sep. 12, 2014 8:10 AM | Full Story

Bourbon boom driving Missouri barrel sales

Don McGinnis traces his finger along the top edge of a wooden barrel on the factory floor while a sea of workers around him cut planks of oak, position staves to form a circle, and char the insides of the liquid-tight containers.

Updated: Sep. 9, 2014 8:17 AM | Full Story

Debt blocks young woman's dream of becoming midwife

Binta Niang dreams of becoming a midwife and returning to her native Mali to help women. But her dream is blocked by a credit-killing debt for - of all things - an uninsured visit to an emergency room.

Updated: Sep. 8, 2014 8:06 AM | Full Story