Toronto Blue Jays trade Russell Martin to L.A. Dodgers for prospects

An off-season of change continued for the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday as the team dealt catcher Russell Martin to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a pair of minor-league prospects. The move came a month after the Blue Jays gave another high-priced veteran — shortstop Troy Tulowitzki — his release. Like the Tulowitzki decision, Toronto […]

Low pay, poor prospects, and psychological toll: The perils of microtask work

Enlarge / The Amazon Mechanical Turk, or mturk.com, website is displayed on a computer screen for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images (credit: Getty Images) Microtask platforms recruit humans to do the rating, tagging, review-writing, and poll-taking work that can’t quite be automated with […]

These 10 countries have the best career prospects for expat women

Wadiia/Wikimedia Commons Around one in four women move abroad for work-related reasons, according to InterNations, the world’s largest network for expats. In its latest survey on expats’ job satisfaction, the company interviewed around 7,000 working women living in 168 countries. Expats from 152 nationalities, including the US, UK, Germany, and Russia, took part. InterNations then […]

The top 30 prospects of the 2018 NBA draft

Sue Ogrocki/AP This year’s NBA Draft is considered deep and talented. Several versatile, athletic big men are making bids as the top picks in the draft, while Oklahoma point guard Trae Young has exploded onto the scene. And across the Atlantic, playing for Real Madrid, is Luka Doncic, a point-forward who looks like an extra-special […]

The world’s biggest oil trader is questioning its own long-term prospects

Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for The New York Times Vitol’s chief executive, Ian Taylor, said he expected the shift to electric vehicles and non-fossil fuel sources of energy to shrink the oil industry. Speaking at an event in London, the executive said crude oil demand could peak some time around 2028-2030. Vitol is responsible for the […]

The dollar is struggling and it’s a direct reflection of the prospects for Trump’s economic agenda

Alex Brandon (Associated Press) The dollar has now fallen to its weakest level since January 2015, reflecting the market’s growing lack of confidence in the ability of President Donald Trump to implement his proposed agenda of tax cuts, deregulation and infrastructure. The greenback’s sluggishness reflects two main factors, says Andrew Brenner, head of global fixed […]