Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Tech Blog Gigaom Shutters
Unable to pay its creditors, the company is ceasing editorial operations.
Why Are There So Few Women Entrepreneurs?
Women are often not seen as having the skills to lead a start-up.
UK's Serious Fraud Office Grills Traders Over Europe-Wide Rate Fixing Scandal
The UK Serious Fraud Office have stepped up their criminal probe into the suspected Euribor rate manipulation.
Retiring Too Early Can Kill You
More and more research is pointing to the possibility that working deeper into life is your healthiest bet.
Obamacare: Clues To How the Justices Will Jump
What the justices asked offers clear hints on a verdict. But why did Roberts remain silent?
Ukrainian President’s Company Accused of Intimidation by UK Firm
The director of architecture firm Jones East8 resigned in tears and left the country following a mysterious phonecall.
U.S. Senate Fails to Override Obama Veto of Keystone XL Approval
The controversial project now awaits an administration decision on whether to permit or deny it.
Supreme Court Divided Over Obamacare Challenge
Justice Anthony Kennedy appeared to be the possible swing vote in a decision.
Harrods Takes ‘£1 in Every £5’ Spent by Chinese Tourists in UK
The famous London store appeals to Chinese tourists who are spending more on luxury goods.
What's at Stake in the Supreme Court Decision on Obamacare
A number of U.S. patients and their doctors are already devising a Plan B in case they lose medical coverage.
Bank of England Warns of Fossil Fuel Investment Risk
A 2014 report estimated $28 trillion of fossil fuel revenue could be because of policies aimed at preventing climate change.
Can the Private Sector Replace NGOs in the Developing World?
One company is out to prove the private sector can solve the world's ailments.
Unions Criticise UK's £757m Eurostar Sell-Off
UK government selling off 40% share of high-speed network as privatisation fears grow.
Why Putin Isn’t on ‘Forbes’ Billionaires List
Could be because list doesn’t include “dictators who derive their fortunes entirely as a result of their position of power.”
Where the U.S. Government Keeps Confiscated Animal Parts
The black market wildlife trade is growing—as is the stock at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
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.