Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
The Cost of Getting Stuck in Traffic
Gridlock isn’t just frustrating, it’s expensive too.
Apple Sells Better-Than-Expected 39.3 Million iPhones in September Quarter
Sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helped Apple chalk up a 12.2 percent jump in revenue last quarter
Microsoft Exec.: There's No Gender Pay Gap Here
"We are in fact in good shape. Men and women get paid equally at Microsoft," Satya Nadella said
Is It the Market Going Crazy? Or Is It Traders?
The current mood swings in the market can be explained by a branch of economic thought followed by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
How High-Frequency Trading Firms Can Rig the Game
Athena Capital case gives a glimpse of how algorithms can be used to manipulate markets
Michael Jackson Is the Top-Earning Deceased Celebrity: Report
The King of Pop, Elvis Presley and Charles Schulz top the annual list of the afterlife’s wealthiest bunch
MultiBillion-Dollar Cocoa Industry Gives $600,000 to Fight Ebola
The top cocoa-growing countries in West Africa have not been hit by Ebola yet, but they are already worried.
U.S. Stocks Recover After Steep Drop
Each of the major indexes fell more than 2 percent shortly after the open, sending the S&P 500 and Nasdaq into negative territory for the year, before paring losses.
Two Numbers: Customer Loyalty Cards Don't Add Up
Customer loyalty cards may be costing you more than they’re worth
Lego Quits Shell
The Danish toy manufacturer ended its relationship with Shell after a video linking Lego to Shell's controversial practice of arctic drilling went viral on YouTube.
Eat You Later, Alligator
A growing industry in gator skins and meat might help make some Pelican State residents rich
Sarah Silverman is Crowdfunding $29 Trillion Owed to Working Women
The comedian's Equal Payback Project is raising the estimated $29 trillion owed to all working women
Wal-Mart To Stop Benefits For Some Part-Time Workers
Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the biggest private sector employer in the United States, said on Tuesday it would no longer provide health benefits to some of its U.S. part-time workers due to ballooning healthcare costs.
Walmart Wants to Help You Shop for… Health Insurance
The retail giant introduces a program to bring “transparency and simplicity” to health insurance, helping customers compare, pick, and enroll in plans
Hackers Who Hit JPMorgan Attacked Some Nine Other Firms: Report
The attack marks one of the largest data breaches in history
Cyber Attack Hit 76 Million JPMorgan Accounts
The extent of a data breach at JPMorgan Chase is much larger than previously thought, the bank revealed in an SEC filing today
Meet Reddit's Newest Investor, Snoop Dogg
The rapper will not drop his interest in the website, as it’s still hot
Two Numbers: The Gender Pay Gap
Gender-based salary differences have narrowed but not by much
As Dark Money Floods U.S. Elections, Regulators Turn a Blind Eye
Since the IRS got burned over nonprofits, anonymous donors know they can spend, spend, spend
Short Seller Chanos Targets China's Casino Industry
The famed investor is increasingly training his skeptical eye -- and multibillion-dollar war chest -- on China’s casino industry.
The Curious Case of the Chinese Chicken Import-Export Business
Despite safety concerns and little economic incentive, the U.S. is shipping chickens to China for processing
Tapes Show How Fed Was Soft on Goldman Sachs
Before she was fired, a Fed staffer recorded conversations with colleagues who urged deference toward Goldman Sachs
‘Bond King’ Bill Gross Departs Pimco
Gross caused a stir in global stock and bond markets Friday as he departed from Pimco, the mammoth Newport Beach, Calif., firm he founded
The Wider the BlackBerry, the Better the Sales?
Numbers suggest the company may be making a comeback
U.S. Crackdown on Inversions Isn’t All It’s Cracked up to Be
Treasury rules designed to make inversions less attractive may not stop such deals, and the money involved isn’t very much
Big Oil Heirs to Say Goodbye to Fossil Fuels
Rockefeller Brothers Fund announces it will divest from fossil fuels
Tesco Cuts Profit Outlook and Suspends Staff After £250 Million Accounting Error
Shares in Britain’s largest supermarket chain dropped 12% after cutting its first-half profit outlook by £250 million
Wall Street Gets Its Zing Back With Alibaba IPO
Chinese internet giant Alibaba offers U.S. investors a way to profit from growth in China — if they dare
Alibaba Nears $100 in Early Trading; Cools but Stays Well Above $68 Initial Price
"This is the biggest IPO the world has ever seen, so there’s a celebratory mood on the floor, whether you like it or not."
Home Depot: 56 million Card Details Likely Stolen
The world's largest home improvement chain said the malware, which was custom-built to evade detection, has been removed from its U.S. and Canadian stores