Face to Face With the Fed, Workers Ask for More Help

WASHINGTON — Jean Andre traveled from Queens to the Federal Reserve Board’s stately headquarters here on Friday to tell the people who make monetary policy that he needs their help. He cannot find regular work on film and photo shoots. The jobs he does find pay less. The Fed’s chairwoman, Janet L. Yellen, agreed to…

IBM’s Rometty Under Pressure to Revive Tech Giant After Plu

The pressure is building for IBM’s Ginni Rometty to revive the company or risk confronting calls for more radical steps — like a major breakup. International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) surprised investors yesterday by scrapping its 2015 forecast and projecting that earnings will decline this year, the first drop since 2002. The shares plunged to a…

US Stocks Rise Broadly on Earnings; Amazon Sinks

U.S. stocks rose again Friday, putting the market on track for its best week in almost two years. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but that wasn’t enough to drag the rest of the market down. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 43 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,719 as…

Inventive small plates at Comedor

Where to Comedor, a chic little hideaway in Newton Centre. What for American-Chilean small plates created by husband-and-wife team Jakob and Fernanda White, both of whom cooked nearby at 51 Lincoln. The scene A Roz Chast New Yorker cartoon come to life. Sophisticates in Warby Parker eyewear and jangly bangles sip water and discuss the Ivy League. Older…

Weak Economic Data Slams Wall Street

FOX Business: Capitalism Lives Here Stocks continued to show sharp declines Wednesday as disappointing economic reports reignited growth worries. Today’s Markets The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) fell 369 points in early trading, the largest intraday drop this year. As of 12:19 p.m. ET, the Dow was down 324 points, or 2%, at 15,990. The…

Venture Capitalists Return to Backing Science Start-Ups

Vestaron makes an eco-friendly pesticide derived from spider venom. Bagaveev uses 3-D printers to make rocket engines for nanosatellites. Transatomic Power is developing a next-generation reactor that runs on nuclear waste. They all have one thing in common: money from Silicon Valley venture capitalists. After years of shying away from science, engineering and clean-technology start-ups,…

How to Capitalize on the History of Your Store

Has your retail business been around for a long time? Whether you’ve been in business 10 or 20 years, or whether you’re helming a family-owned business that’s been around for generations, these days there’s lots of value in marketing your history.Consumers are showing new interest in longtime businesses and brands for several reasons: With the…

Five Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job

You met all the requirements for the job, but the employer still didn’t hire you. It sucks. Stop obsessing over why this happened. Instead, check out this article for a list of possible reasons and work on improving your interviewing skills so you’ll make a better impression next time. Your resume was good enough land…