N&O Career Articles

America's love affair with cars gets a new look in selfie generation

When her 2000 Subaru Outback sold quickly on Craigslist, Caroline Bean never got to say goodbye.

Updated: Jun. 24, 2016 4:37 AM | Full Story

Extreme Sandbox lets adults play with heavy gear

HASTINGS, Minn. - Randy Stenger makes his living getting adults to play in the dirt like kids - with bigger toys.

Updated: Jun. 23, 2016 4:37 AM | Full Story

Want to own a home? Say no to student loans

Many Americans have traded a white picket fence for an education.

Updated: Jun. 23, 2016 4:37 AM | Full Story

NTT Data smart shirt keeps what's driving IndyCar's Tony Kanaan on track

DALLAS - Speeding over 200 miles an hour around a race track may seem like a lot to handle, but IndyCar racer Tony Kanaan is in control.

Updated: Jun. 22, 2016 1:22 PM | Full Story

Finally, jobs for new college grads � just maybe not the jobs they wanted

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It may be the best time to graduate from college since the Great Recession. The rate of unemployment for recent graduates is under 5 percent and job prospects are finally brightening.

Updated: Jun. 21, 2016 4:37 AM | Full Story

A conversation with Nathan Dungan, developer of Money Sanity U

Nathan Dungan started his career as a financial planner. But when a colleague at financial services firm Thrivent suggested that he develop a one-time workshop for families that have trouble talking about money, it sparked something. In 2003 he founded Share Save Spend, whose mission is to help youths and adults achieve financial sanity with healthy money habits, linking their money to sharing, saving and spending decisions. After writing several books on the subject, such as "Prodigal Sons and Material Girls: How Not to be Your Child's ATM," he developed an online tool - Money Sanity U - to reach a bigger audience of profligate spenders. His program now reaches hundreds of thousands of consumers. He talked earlier this month about what has changed in American culture to encourage people to spend more than they make:

Updated: Jun. 20, 2016 1:27 PM | Full Story

Getting a start on paying for school

PITTSBURGH - About halfway through high school, Raymond Buehner and Halle Celebrezze came to terms with how expensive a college education would be and the fact that a large share of the financial responsibility would fall on their shoulders. Both began stashing away money from their part-time jobs.

Updated: Jun. 20, 2016 4:37 AM | Full Story

As subprime auto borrowers default, collection suits pile up

ST. LOUIS - In August 2008, William Lesinski walked into a Car Credit City in suburban St. Louis and made a decision that would be far more expensive than he ever imagined.

Updated: Jun. 17, 2016 4:37 AM | Full Story

Fitness fix-it franchises: An entrepreneurial problem solved

PHILADELPHIA - Of all the workouts Don Powers endured in a 20-plus-year career focused on exercise, the one he hated most was when members of the gym he ran in suburban Philadelphia would press him hard about a broken piece of equipment.

Updated: Jun. 16, 2016 4:42 AM | Full Story

Retailers experiment with chatbots to reach customers

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Shoppers on the hunt for a new pair of shoes, clothing or makeup typically find themselves navigating through crowds at the mall, browsing a website, searching through a mobile app or picking up the phone.

Updated: Jun. 15, 2016 8:47 AM | Full Story

Celebrity cybersecurity consultants protect stars from hackers

LOS ANGELES - The celebrity entourage has a new member.

Updated: Jun. 15, 2016 8:42 AM | Full Story

Analyzing the new rule for salaried workers' overtime pay: a Q&A

Millions of additional Americans will qualify for overtime pay under a major change in federal labor law announced recently by the Obama administration.

Updated: Jun. 14, 2016 8:42 AM | Full Story

Wealth manager's advice for those who want to prosper: 'Don't buy the jet'

PITTSBURGH - The clients whom wealth manager Gregory Curtis works with typically have a net worth between $200 million and several billion dollars.

Updated: Jun. 13, 2016 4:47 AM | Full Story