After Paul Minton graduated from college, he worked as a waiter, but always felt he should do more.
So Mr. Minton, a 26-year-old math major, took a three-month course in computer programming and data analysis. As a waiter, he made $20,000 a year. His starting salary last year as a data scientist at a web start-up here was more than $100,000.
“Six figures, right off the bat,” Mr. Minton said. “To me, it was astonishing.”
Stories like his...Read more
Calling on his party to embrace diversity, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Thursday that Republicans will never win the presidency if they don’t campaign in “every nook and cranny” of the country — especially in Hispanic and African-American communities. “I’m running to draw people toward our cause rather than push them away,” Bush said during a town hall-style meeting in New Hampshire. “Our message has to be uplifting, positive, hopeful, rather than negative (and)...Read more
When a financial executive refuses to answer basic questions about personal finance, you know he's in trouble.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday embarrassed Primerica President Peter Schneider, who Senate Republicans had invited to testify against a new regulation designed to protect retirement savings from dodgy investment managers. The Obama administration estimates that Americans lose $17 billion a year from investment professionals who manage retirement accounts by prioritizing their own financial interests over those of their...Read more
A new Fox News national poll out on Friday has billionaire Donald Trump on top of the GOP presidential pack with 18 percent of the likely Republican vote, followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 15 percent and former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 14 percent.
GOP voter support for Trump is up by seven percentage points since last month and up 14 points since May, according to Fox News. Moreover, Trump is the candidate that Republican primary...Read more
“Orange Is The New Black” star Dashca Polanco isn't shy about sharing the body-related insecurities she had growing up. Now, the star delves into her personal struggles and how she hopes to inspire others. This weekend Polanco, 33, will join “The Real” host Adrienne Bailon, plus-sized model Denise Bidot, Roc Nation executive Lenny Santiago and personal trainer Massiel “MankoFit” Arias to discuss beauty and body image within the Latino community. The panel is part of Latina magazine’s...Read more
As other presidential candidates fight to raise money, Donald Trump is reminding everyone he's already got a lot of it.
The celebrity businessman's campaign is expected to reveal details Wednesday of his fortune, which he estimated last month at nearly $9 billion when announcing his Republican presidential candidacy.
If accurate, that number would make Trump the wealthiest person to ever run for president, far surpassing previous magnates like Ross Perot, business heirs like Steve Forbes or private-equity...Read more
Honda Motor Co.’s auto finance unit will pay out $24 million in compensation to minority borrowers after the federal government said the car maker charged African-American, Hispanic and Asian borrowers higher interest rates on car loans than it did for whites — even if their credit was good.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Honda’s HMC, +1.10% past practices resulted in thousands of African-American, Hispanic, and Asian and Pacific Islander borrowers paying higher interest rates than white borrowers...Read more
Teaching young adults responsibility — and showing them that responsibility can have financial benefits — pays off in the long run by cultivating a solid work ethic. That’s the thinking behind a new multi-company initiative spearheaded by Starbucks. The Wall Street Journal reports that Starbucks, along with major corporations such as Walmart, Microsoft, Lyft, JPMorgan Chase, Yum Brands, Macy’s, Alaska Air Group and others, have pledged to hire 100,000 “opportunity youth” – otherwise known as, low-income,...Read more