A few companies, mostly in tech, are shelling out big bucks. Luckily, there are ways to compete for talent on a more modest budget.
FORTUNE -- If you ever worked as a summer intern, you probably earned a pittance (if you were paid at all). And that was okay, because you were doing it mostly for the experience, right? On the whole, that hasn't changed much: The National Association of Colleges MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Mar 7, 2014 2:12 PM ET
The SAT has fallen behind its rival, the ACT, in popularity, and its new format is an attempt to claw its way back to dominance.
FORTUNE -- When the College Board announced on Wednesday that it was overhauling the SAT, president David Coleman said the changes were aimed at aligning the exam with what students were learning in high school, eliminating the test's trickery, and deemphasizing the importance of expensive MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Mar 6, 2014 2:21 PM ET
Russia must be sorely disappointed by China's lack of support. But despite the two nation's ties, Beijing has chosen to sit this one out.
By Minxin Pei
FORTUNE -- For now, Russian president Vladimir Putin has elected not to escalate tensions with the West over Ukraine, giving some hope for a peaceful solution to the political crisis in Kiev.
Until he blinked on March 4, Putin had been engaged in a game MOREMar 5, 2014 3:05 PM ET
The electronics chain announced that it will close 1,100 stores. Who will fill all that space? Think burritos.
FORTUNE -- Here's some good news for consumers: A sandwich shop may soon replace the RadioShack where you bought a phone charger that one time.
On Tuesday, the electronics retailer announced plans to close up to 1,100 of its 5,100 stores as its same-store sales plunged 19% in the fourth quarter of last MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Mar 5, 2014 12:03 PM ET
Regional airlines can't fill their cockpits because their pilots earn miserably low pay. But the smaller firms are subject to the cost-cutting whims of major carriers.Claire Zillman, reporter - Mar 3, 2014 12:08 PM ET
Sometimes it seems like the world is collapsing around us: young people have no work ethic, there's a leadership vacuum in corporate America, schools are in crisis. But all of this has happened before, and it will happen again.Feb 27, 2014 10:17 AM ET
Teens' penchant for fast fashion and bargain hunting is working against Abercrombie.
FORTUNE -- Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries opened his earnings conference call on Wednesday with mention of the "challenging retail environment, particularly in the teen space."
The retailer's fourth quarter performance certainly reflects that sentiment. Though it beat analyst estimates and its stock is up, the retailer's profits shrank by 58% to $66.1 million from $157.2 million during MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Feb 26, 2014 1:26 PM ET
Michael Corbat earned $14.1 million in 2013, up from $11.5 million in 2012. What was so puzzling was that it seemed that he'd done so little to deserve it.
FORTUNE -- It's hard to make waves anymore in the lavish realm of executive compensation, where shock value evaporated long ago. But Citigroup (C) did just that on Thursday when it increased the compensation of CEO Michael Corbat by an estimated MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Feb 24, 2014 10:25 AM ET
GOP leaders yielded to Democrats' wishes on the debt ceiling, and they may very well do the same with the extension of long-term unemployment benefits. Cunning negotiation strategy? Or is the party simply too busy grappling with internal strife?Claire Zillman, reporter - Feb 21, 2014 10:32 AM ET
Employee turnover is at a post-recession high, and IT staffers are more restless than most. Keeping them will take money -- and more.
FORTUNE -- For any company hoping to hang on to its stars these days, the odds are daunting. The number of people quitting their jobs climbed to new heights in December 2013, up 49% from a recessionary low of 3.4 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Feb 20, 2014 11:26 AM ET
|Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency|
|Students cry foul over athletes unionizing|
|Is capitalism driving itself out of business?|
|Sandy Hook victim's grandfather launches smart gun campaign|
|Court quizzes Aereo: Do TV streams break the law?|