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5 Great Employers for Veterans

My older brother is a first lieutenant in the United States Marines Corps who has served two tours of duty in Iraq. I am truly grateful for...

Financially on Track by 30? For Too Many, It's a Pipe Dream

By the time we hit the big 3-0, we expect our lives will be on track: Careers under way, finances under control, and perhaps even a partner to share the journey with. But the downturn has knocked millions of early 30-somethings off the track they expected to follow.

Surprising Job That Gets Many Americans Into the Millionaire Club

So you want to be a millionaire and you're wondering what it takes? Finding the right career is a good place to start -- think doctor, manager or business owner. But people in at least one field hold a greater chance of living in a millionaire household than you'd ever guess.

Getting Hired 101: Job Hunting Tips for College Grads

A new study reveals that 68% of recent college graduates either aren't working or are working at jobs not in their chosen field. But the shaky economy doesn't mean finding an entree into your career is impossible. Here's what you need to do to boost your odds of hearing "You're hired."

College Degree Worth It? What the Data Say

The combination of the high price of college and the less-than-promising job prospects for new grads are fueling a hot debate about the value of a bachelor's degree: Is it worth the money? The Census Bureau parsed the data, and found that of all the variables that effect lifetime earnings, nothing packs the punch that education does.

Best Cities for New College Grads to Launch Their Lives

As summer's end nears, many of this spring's college graduates are finding they still have no jobs, no apartments, and no obvious prospects. One potential Plan B is relocating, and the fourth annual Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates survey has some suggestions of where they might go.

How to Trade Retirement for More Time Off

Houston tax attorney David Shoemaker doesn't want to wait around for retirement. Instead, he has opted for a job that gives him three months off each year so he can enjoy life now. Here's how he traded his future retirement for quality of life today.

Ask the Expert: Small Business Owners Say 'Leave Us Alone'

Job growth is weak, Wall Street's big guns are backtracking on their predictions of no double dip, and pessimism reigns. So Ask the Expert checked in with Brian Hamilton, CEO of Sageworks, for his refreshingly candid take on what's happening, what isn't, and why on the hiring front.

Entrepreneurship 101: A Guide for New College Grads

Today's challenging job market has many recent college grads contemplating the entrepreneurial life. Some have dabbled in self-employment, but most will going into it essentially relying on instinct. So we asked some experienced entrepreneurs what every would-be small businessperson needs to know.

How 'Undercover Boss' Moved United Van Lines CEO

The nation got to see Richard McClure, president of UniGroup and CEO of United Van Lines, go undercover on the hit CBS show "Undercover Boss." We went on-the-record with him now that he has had time to reflect on his national TV experience, and you may be surprised by his inspiring takeaways.

May Was Brutal Month for Jobs Growth

New government data shows that the U.S. added just 54,000 new jobs in May, far less than what economists were expecting. The news, which sent the jobless rate up to 9.1%, sent stocks lower on Wall Street.

Why Not to Pick a Major Based on a Salary Chart

This week, researchers at Georgetown took the nation's humanities majors to task for making such unlucrative choices in college. But their report takes too shallow a look at the results of not becoming an engineer. Former Latin American Studies major Loren Berlin offers a wider take on the real value of a B.A. in the humanities.

Eight Money Lessons for New College Grads

Members of the Class of 2011, you're about to be tossed head first into the real world, and -- surprise -- you probably need a little more education about how to handle your personal finances. Here's a Cliffs Notes crash course in Money 101.

Unemployment Rate Falls Again to 8.8%

The unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent in March and companies added workers at the fastest two-month pace since before the recession began.

Employers Win Workers
With Perks, Not Raises

To retain top employees and attract new ones, U.S. companies are increasingly turning to perks such as subsidized training and flexible work conditions rather than raises. These incentives are finding a welcome among employees, too, especially educational benefits.

State Worker Retirements Are Soaring Across the Country

As wages and benefits shrink, state workers are retiring in droves. On top of all the layoffs, these retirements amount to a huge brain drain of government employees, and the problem is likely to get worse given the yawning budget gaps of states from coast to coast.