The billionaire began his business at the age of 17, eventually turning home-assembled products into the largest furniture retailer.
By Michael D. Regan
Big companies today aren't creating nearly as many middle-class jobs. Instead they're hiring out much of the work to contractors around the world. But what if we could reverse engineer our technology to bring about a new era of local…
By PBS NewsHour
The Ikea Foundation has designed an alternative to the canvas tent as a shelter for refugees. This one's got locked doors and electricity.
By Corinne Segal
This article is reproduced with permission from Forbes. Find the original story here. Walmart recently announced that it was raising its minimum starting wage to $9 an hour, 24% higher than the federal minimum. Since Walmart is…
By Benn Steil and Dinah Walker
By Jasmine Wright
The nation’s largest private employer, Walmart, announced on Thursday that they will be raising their minimum wage to at least $9 an hour, according to the Associated Press.
Despite the recession, one Boston-based company is creating new technology that could redefine the auto industry.
In the new book "Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture," author Ellen Ruppel Shell explores modern consumers' love of cheap, mass-produced products, and the downsides -- on wages, the environment, and quality -- that a discount culture creates.
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