When Bill Trautwein offered to buy his daughter a car to drive to college classes, she went for the blue one -- a used 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt that matched the color on the Florida Gators uniform her big brother wore on the way to two national football championships.
Northwestern University football players were given the right to form college sports’ first labor union in a ruling that could seismically change the $16 billion business of top-level university athletics.
Jeanina Jenkins, a 20-year-old high- school graduate from St. Louis, is stuck in a $7.82-an-hour part-time job at McDonald’s Corp. that she calls a “last resort” because nobody would offer her anything better.
Climate Central — During the early 1200s, Genghis Khan and his Mongol warriors swept across much of Asia, massacring populations wholesale — by one estimate killing 40 million in just 20 years. Historians have long thought that part of their motivation for expansion had to do with climate. A new analysis in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences argues that this theory is literally all wet.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association and five top conferences are a “cartel” that generates billions of dollars in revenue and illegally caps the pay of student athletes, a group of football and basketball players claim in a lawsuit that seeks to reshape college sports.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association and five of college football’s regional conferences were sued by a former West Virginia University player who claims they conspired to limit the value of scholarships to less than the actual cost of attendance.
Chinese carmaker BYD Co. may be getting some bad news as it prepares to start selling in the U.S. next year. A planned reduction in government subsidies and a phase-out of interest-rate controls threaten to raise costs for it and thousands of companies across China.