It turns out Starbucks isn't contributing any upfront scholarship money to an online college degree program it introduced this week.
McDonald's continues to face image-denting protests from its minimum-wage workers, but its tougher sales problem is with a menu that's not always fast food.
Starbucks is rolling out a program that would allow its workers to earn an online college degree at Arizona State University at a steeply discounted rate.
The total number of households worldwide that now qualify as millionaires rose 19 percent, bring the total to more than 16 million, a new survey shows.
Hiring has picked up in the past several months, and another strong job gain could boost hopes the economy has rebounded after a grim start to the year.
U.S. service firms grew more quickly last month as production, hiring and new orders increased, adding to signs that the economy is accelerating.
The U.S. trade deficit widened to its highest level in two years in April as imports hit a record high, suggesting trade could be a drag on growth.
U.S. private businesses pulled back on hiring in May, adding the fewest jobs in four months, a survey by payroll processor ADP shows.
Seattle activists celebrate a successful campaign to increase the city's minimum wage to $15 by calling for a closing of the gap between rich and poor.
The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed in May, according to a report by the Institute for Supply Management.
The Census Bureau reports a drop in public-school funding for 2012, the first decline since the government began keeping track in 1977.
You think Washington's plan to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour is ambitious? A $25 an hour plan goes up for a vote on May 18 in Switzerland.
Virginia health insurance premium proposals show all plans opting for some increases in 2015, though the rises fall short of some bigger rate forecasts.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, indicating the labor market was strengthening.
Worker productivity fell at its fastest pace in a year in the first quarter as severe weather took its toll.
U.S. job growth increased at its fastest pace in more than two years in April and the unemployment rate dived to a 5-1/2 year low of 6.3 percent.
U.S. businesses boosted hiring in April, according to a private survey, a positive sign the economy may improve after a sluggish start this year.
A new Gallup poll finds the average age at which Americans retire is now 62, the highest it's been since Gallup began keeping track more than 20 years ago.
Four of the nation's biggest tech companies settle a class-action lawsuit alleging they colluded to hold down salaries for engineers and other tech workers.
After adjusting for inflation, most employers expect to give workers pay hikes of zero to three percent this year -- better than in recent years.
President Obama will sign two executive orders Tuesday to address the wage gap between men and women that are part of a bigger Democratic effort.
The U.S. economy likely created jobs at the fastest pace in four months in March as it shifted into a higher gear after being held back by a brutally cold winter.
A growing number of Americans quitting the labor force are likely gone for good, offering a cautionary note to the Fed as it tries to gauge how tight the job market is.
Three winners of the Nobel Prize for economics were among 500 signers of a new letter against increasing the minimum wage. Seven Nobelists earlier signed a letter in support.