Given the impersonal job board system of hiring that’s so prevalent these days, using your personal contacts to get a job seems radical to some. But it shouldn’t be. It makes complete sense, and reduces risks — for both employers and prospective employees, says headhunter Nick Corcodilos. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment is warning news organizations not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers in one of the largest digital breaches ever against an American company.
You may be entitled to Social Security benefits on more than one account and believe that you deserve all of those benefits after you and your (ex)-spouses contributed to the Social Security system. But the reality, Larry Kotlikoff explains, is that you can only collect one benefit at a time — whichever is highest. Continue reading
Valued at $41.2 billion, on-demand taxi service Uber is both the darling of Wall Street and the bane of local regulators across the country and around the world. Liz Gannes of Re/code joins Hari Sreenivasan from San Francisco with more on the Uber boom and wide-ranging criticism. Continue reading
Over the last few weeks, the price of oil has dropped dramatically. While this may be good news for consumers, for Wall Street the numbers tell a different story. The Wall Street Journal’s Nick Timiraos joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C. to help make sense of the downward trend. Continue reading
Large retail chains are the target of frequent criticism for paying low wages and exploiting workers, but a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that big-box stores have actually increased wages in the retail sector, allowing workers to do better there than they would at mom-and-pop establishments. Continue reading
The U.S. economy has been showing signs of more robust recovery, but many Americans say they’re not feeling it. A new poll by The New York Times found the public is more pessimistic than it was right after the financial collapse. Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times joins Judy Woodruff to discuss American perceptions of economic mobility and inequality. Continue reading
Even if a same-sex couple is married in a state where same-sex marriage is legal, if they live in a state where it’s not, and one spouse tries to collect spousal or survivor benefits, he or she will not be able to. Despite being a federal program, Social Security defers to state law when deciding who is eligible for those benefits. Larry Kotlikoff explains. Continue reading