Having grown up in a disadvantaged family, Sharanda started working at the age of 14, later opening a hair salon and two restaurants. But in her desire to “earn thousands,” she began to make some poor decisions.
The “Happiest Place on Earth” is feeling less than magical these days because of gruelingly long lines, clogged streets, and closed gates—and the situation is only going to get worse as Disney prepares to open its 14-acre Star Wars park. So Walt Disney Co. is experimenting with new “surge” or “variable” pricing models to keep customers happy by spreading out the congestion at its parks.
If you’re a homeowner in Washington D.C. and you’ve ever thought about renting your home on a site like Airbnb—well, we’ve got some bad news for you. A couple of new bills have been proposed that could—if passed—make it exponentially tougher for D.C. homeowners to do business.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) proves once again that government waste and money mismanagement have reached staggering heights. In 2014 alone, improper payments across different government agencies exceeded $124 billion.
It’s always important to consider how effective new regulations actually are—and, to weigh the costs.Case in point: the latest round of Environmental Protection Agency regulations.
Everybody knows that higher education is a gamble: Once you get your degree, you hope it empowers you to find gainful employment, but the reality is that 83 percent of recent college students don’t have a job lined up upon graduation.
Regulatory requirements can be especially grueling for food trucks and their operators, but some food truck owners have innovated their way around these regulations—in some cases even using social media to keep aloft and to connect with consumers.
Not long ago, a California labor union led a crusade to see the minimum wage hiked up to $15—all across the state. But now, it’s asking for a way to back out.
If you’re worried about getting a job after graduation, you’re not alone. In fact, 83 percent of college students do not have a job lined up upon receiving their diploma. You may have a degree in hand, but that doesn’t guarantee anything in today’s job market.
One audit revealed that the IRS awarded close to $6 million in bonuses over the past five years for senior executive services—even as IRS Commissioner John Koskinen warned this year that the agency would be cutting its customer service due to budget restrictions.
To say that this month’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ jobs report was lackluster would be an understatement: it yielded the worst numbers in 2015 by far. This September, the economy only added 142,000 jobs—way below the analyst projection of 201,000.