NEW YORK The road to the governor's mansion is not always paved with public-service positions. Many state leaders got their starts in much humbler jobs before they even thought about running for office.
NEW YORK No matter your politics, it's the middle of winter and most Americans would be happy to take a vacation right about now.
NEW YORK It might not make a lot of sense to our grandparents, but today's media superstars are not necessarily big-screen actors or anchors of the evening news.
(This Nov. 30 story corrects the spelling of the band Little Feat in the second-to-last paragraph)
NEW YORKWriters need good stories to stoke their fiction. What better way to get material than a crazy first job?
NEW YORK Despite their current world of glamor, not everyone with a Hollywood ending grew up in glitz.
NEW YORK If there is one subject at the forefront of the 2016 U.S. election, it is immigration.
NEW YORK There are some pretty exclusive clubs in the world, but perhaps none more so than Olympic gold medalists.
NEW YORK Fashion designers inhabit such a unique and stylish world that you might imagine they began working with fabrics and colors as soon as they emerged from the womb.
NEW YORK It is graduation season, and you know what that means: Bright-eyed diploma-holders are emerging into the workforce with big dreams and big hopes (and big debt).
NEW YORK When you ask people about their first jobs, you hear a lot of similar answers: newspaper delivery boys, lawn mowers, checkout cashiers.
NEW YORK (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)
NEW YORK The vast majority of the world's nearly two thousand billionaires are entirely self-made, according to Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires.
NEW YORK Some U.S. football legends play their entire careers without getting close to acquiring a ring for winning the Super Bowl. Others like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who has won four, do not know what to do with them all.
NEW YORK If you boiled down television to its purest essence, you might end up with a game-show host.
Historical legends range from Dale Carnegie to cosmetics queen Mary Kay Ash. But today's TV viewers may be more familiar with stars of the Bravo franchise "Million Dollar Listing."
In the days of railroad barons and oil tycoons, it might have meant amassing the most cash possible. These days, the idea of true success has shifted toward the "social entrepreneur" - those who can create thriving enterprises while bringing about positive social change.
These days, it is very likely a political pundit, weighing in on the 2016 presidential campaign. They have become stars in their own right.
NEW YORK Before they found fame, or found each other, what did celebrity couples like Dr Phil and Robin McGraw do in their first jobs?
NEW YORK It takes a special kind of person to be a morning-show host.
BOSTON Thirteen years ago Eric Mindich set an industry record when he raised $3 billion for his new hedge fund Eton Park. Now the fund is being shut down, becoming the year's most prominent casualty in an increasingly tough trading and fund raising environment.