U.S. prisons are costly, overcrowded, and filling up with people who don't belong there. A simple economic bonus system for reducing recidivism could change that.Jan 15, 2014 1:48 PM ET
For just a few days a year, designers, engineers, and executives at the world's leading automakers get to act like spies, openly gathering competitive intelligence.
By Vickie Elmer
FORTUNE -- When Mercedes-Benz executives unveiled the automaker's newest luxury cars in Detroit this week, hundreds of journalists and bloggers snapped photos and recorded quotes and details. So did dozens of competitors keen on absorbing the style and substance of Mercedes' new models.
Some MOREJan 15, 2014 12:33 PM ET
So-called "ban the box" campaigns, which prohibit employers from immediately asking jobseekers to disclose their criminal history, have been gathering steam across the U.S.Claire Zillman, reporter - Jan 14, 2014 12:13 PM ET
The federal minimum wage for a tipped employee is $2.13 per hour -- a rate that's gone unchanged for 23 years.Claire Zillman, reporter - Jan 13, 2014 5:00 AM ET
Holding your boss captive is illegal and punishable by law in France. So why does it keep happening? For one, it seems to be effective for French workers.Claire Zillman, reporter - Jan 8, 2014 10:47 AM ET
Everyone loves a warm-and-fuzzy now and then, but from a business perspective, does it pay to make your consumers teary-eyed? In a word: definitely.Claire Zillman, reporter - Jan 7, 2014 2:12 PM ET
More boards are willing to address egregious CEO performance issues than in previous years and, more than ever before, directors are willing to speak out in favor of chair and CEO separation.
FORTUNE -- If you are among the throngs seeking a corporate board seat, knowing what's on the agenda of corporate boards in 2014 may be top of mind. But if you aren't, you may be interested for trickle down MOREEleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance - Jan 7, 2014 9:40 AM ET
When it comes to raising the city's minimum wage, recently inaugurated NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is at the whim of Albany.
FORTUNE -- When Bill de Blasio delivered his inaugural address on New Year's Day, New York City's first liberal mayor in two decades told the thousands of onlookers that he would fulfill his campaign promise by working to "put an end to economic and social inequalities that threaten to MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Jan 3, 2014 12:19 PM ET
Film producer Cassian Elwes talks about how he got his start in the business, why he prefers to avoid big studio productions, and his take on temperamental attitudes in the industry.Scott Olster, editor - Jan 3, 2014 5:00 AM ET
'Tis the season, for companies to wash a year's worth of bad press by giving donations to charity. A look at the thinking behind corporate donations.Dec 30, 2013 2:01 PM ET
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