Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Do Immigrants Drive Down Wages?
Opponents of Obama’s immigration reforms insist they do.
What Inflation? Consumer Prices Drop With Gas Decline
The data could allow a cautious Federal Reserve more room to hold off on raising interest rates.
McDonald’s Accused of Avoiding €1.2 Billion in European Tax
Report from coalition of trade unions and campaign groups estimates €713 million in tax avoided in France.
Lego Builds on Success With €741 Million Profit
Sales grew by 15%, and an estimated 85 million children played with lego in 2014 according to the company.
Warren Buffett Seeks to Invest in German Companies
The investment king has said that he found the country’s ‘regulatory and legal framework’ attractive.
How Patents Kill Innovation and Hold Tech Companies Back
At this point, the technology industry might be better off without any patents.
Invasion of the Barcelona Wallet Snatchers
Known as a haven for petty crime, the city is trying to reverse its reputation as a pickpocket’s paradise.
Warren Buffett's Transparency Problem
Doubting the Berkshire Hathaway CEO and chairman is like calling your grandfather a liar, but his shareholders deserve more transparency
HSBC Embroiled in New Price-Fixing Scandal
The bank is one of 10 establishments accused of colluding to set the trading price of precious metals.
Germany Posts €18bn Budget Surplus as Economy Grows
First budget surplus at all levels of government since reunification leaves Germany economically sound amid EU uncertainty.
Apple Goes Green as Company Invests €1.7 Billion in Europe
“Time for tackling climate change is now,” said Apple as company announces €1.7 billion in green data centres.
Holland's New Marijuana Laws Are Changing Old Amsterdam
Times are changing in the city many associate with drug tourism.
Why Isn’t Batman in the Public Domain?
Extending copyright protection is costing us all a great deal.
Law Schools: Reform or Go Bust
With demand slumping and costs soaring, legal education is heading for disaster.
Calls for UK HSBC Investigation as Chancellor Shrugs Off Responsibility
George Osborne, who oversees the tax agency, said a criminal investigation into HSBC was not within his remit.
'The New Yorker at 40': A 1965 Newsweek Report
Celebrate The New Yorker's 90th anniversary by reading this profile of the magazine, published in Newsweek 50 years ago next month.
Millennials: A New Approach to Handling Money
Young professionals are leading a pay-by-phone financial revolution.
Grexit Fallout Would Trigger ‘Hard Times’ for British Businesses
NGO says Grexit domino effect would give a boost to British consumers but only in the short term.
Artificial Skylight Could Allow Us to Build Deeper Underground
The developer claims artificial skylight 'tricks the brain' into believing it’s the real thing.
Rolls-Royce to Release High-End SUV
Industry experts say the BMW-owned luxury car maker could alienate core market ‘high bodied’ vehicle.
'Newsweek' Turns 82
On February 17, 1933, 'Newsweek' entered the magazine business.
Oil Price Rises Amid Concerns Over ISIS Influence in Libya
“Geopolitical risk is not something to write off,” analyst says as price nears $62 a barrel.
Euro Zone Talks on Greek Debt Crisis Break Down
The unexpectedly rapid collapse raised doubts about Greece's future in the single currency area.
Companies ‘Must See Cyber Attacks as Inevitable’
European corporations are ‘a significant way away’ from getting the problem under control.
J.P. Morgan Predicts Greek Banks Will Soon Run Out of Collateral
Greek banks are losing around 2 billion euros of deposits a week.
Spain Tipped Off Almost 700 HSBC Account Holders in ‘Tax Evasion Amnesty’
The Madrid prosecutor found more than 300 alleged tax evaders were given a second chance without conviction.
Why PR People Are Obsessed With Valentine’s Day
PR people love Valentine’s Day. Not because they’re in love, or if they are, it’s with the elusive ideal of the “news hook.”
Apple $1 Trillion Stock Market Value Could be Years Away
Apple's stock market value ballooned this week beyond $700 billion, more than Switzerland's gross domestic product.
Veteran Reporter and New York Times Columnist David Carr Dies
Carr died Thursday after collapsing in the newsroom. He was 58.
Facebook Finally Figured Out What to Do With Dead Users
Facebook users can now opt to have their accounts permanently deleted upon their death.