And why saving even a little bit of money on jailing criminals could go a long way.
"Abel, put that camera down. You're fired. Out."
Millions of students are senselessly defaulting on their debt while failing to take advantage of programs meant to protect them financially. And chances are, it's the poorest, least sophisticated borrowers who are suffering worst.
That, and other surprising stats about the people serving your burgers.
Turns out the new mogul won't have to worry much about the newspaper's pesky pension costs. And that means it could be much closer to profitability than most realize.
Even in countries with a high minimum wage, the golden arches manage to turn a profit. Here's how.
Factory workers assembling the Moto X will make as little as $9-an-hour, if the help wanted ads are to be believed.
White students are now more overrepresented at top U.S. colleges than in 1995.
In almost half of Republican districts, between 8 and 12 percent of all households get government help putting meals on the table.
Last year, a study found that extra friends in high school translated into extra pay in middle age. But new research says otherwise.
They might not employ most lawyers, but the large corporate firms now struggling for survival were driving force behind the legal hiring boom.
A fascinating new paper argues that a J.D. is worth $1 million over the course of a career, and that the recession hasn't dampened its value. But don't go racing for your LSAT prep book just yet.
Yes, college prices have skyrocketed. But students are also paying fewer of their own dollars towards tuition than 20 years ago. Why?
Maybe most McDonald's workers don't make a career of fast food today. But will that be true in 10 or 15 years?
In a financial planning guide for its workers, the company accidentally illustrates precisely how impossible it is to scrape by on a fast food paycheck.
Women stop gunning for a promotion earlier than men. But by our mid 30s, most men don't care about getting more responsibilities at work, either.
Students will pay interest rates based on the government's own cost of borrowing while Washington keeps earning profits.
Instead of paying for school up front, students would owe the state a set percentage of their income after graduation. Here's why that could backfire.
The labor market continues to be consistently, maddeningly mediocre.
Classes in engineering and the sciences eat up a disproportionate portion of college resources. But schools that charge students a premium to study them might be making mistake.