The headline-grabbing sports story of the waning days of summer is not of a Major League Baseball pennant race; neither is it the rapidly approaching onset of the NFL season, nor the bizarre death of a racecar driver after being struck by another car on the track recently.
It's become a familiar site in the workplace, especially among Millennial employees: they're hard at work in front of their computer screens with their iPod headsets planted firmly in their ears for hours at a time.
For the first time since the collapse of the housing market in 2008, when the credit markets seized up and thousands of mortgages ended up being worth more on paper than their underlying homes, consumers looking to get a loan or refinance existing debt may finally get a break. So reports Daily Finance.
It's an ongoing story with many layers. On one level, it's about college athletes fighting to form their own union (at least at one university) to secure better benefits and eliminate what they see as the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) long-standing exploitation of them as unpaid amateurs: in other words, a labor struggle as old as the NCAA and the history of organized labor in America itself. So reports Bloomberg.