NEW YORK You have to be pretty tough to make it as a four-star general in the U.S. military. So it makes sense that some top military commanders would get their starts working in rigorous first jobs.
(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own)
NEW YORK While top scientists may be deploying their brainpower on critical projects such as climate change research and conservation, they often entered the workforce in far more modest ways.
NEW YORKThanks to TV shows like "Mad Men," the advertising world seems to many to be impossibly stylish and full of intrigue.
NEW YORKNot all of the world's most notable winemakers are to the manor born, and they are not all from France or Italy. Some took a more circuitous route to the vineyard and now toil anywhere from Napa Valley to New Zealand.
NEW YORK While many dream about what is beyond our horizon on Earth, some actually get to see outer space up close.
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.
LONDON Australia's Macquarie Group Ltd has overtaken Goldman Sachs to break into the top three banks for commodities business, having significantly expanded its U.S. energy operations in recent years while rivals cut back.