Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Where Is Inflation?
The Consumer Price Index took a surprising tumble Wednesday morning
The 'Rogue Trader' Who Got Away with It
How Brian Hunter, one of the most notorious traders in history, dodged a guilty verdict—and prison time
Vermont’s Flawed Health Care Site Put On Life Support
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is shutting down Vermont Health Connect for an unspecified period of time to give the state’s new technology contractor time to repair it
Scotland's Two Biggest Banks to Move South If Scots Vote for Independence
The Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds say they would relocate to England if the Scots vote for independence next week
America Pays More Than Anyone Else for Internet
Why do communication services cost so much more in the U.S.?
MasterCard: Apple Pay Is as Safe as Using a Credit Card
According to MasterCard, Apple Pay stores no sensitive financial information on iPhones.
Home Depot Data Breach Could Match Target's for the Biggest Ever
At least five states have launched a joint probe into the data breach on the payment-card processing systems of Home Depot Inc
A Made-in-America Offshore Tax Haven
The U.S. Virgin Islands are a financial paradise for one of the nation’s biggest mortgage companies
Why Do We Care About the iWatch?
Jonathan Crary, author of “24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep,” talks with Newsweek about why the world gets so excited about Apple.
UK's Markets Spooked as Poll Shows Scotland May Break Free
British financial markets tumbled on Monday after an opinion poll showed for the first time this year that Scots may vote for independence in a referendum next week
Alibaba: The $200 Billion ‘Open Sesame’
Apple, Google, Microsoft…Alibaba? One of the biggest IPOs in history is about to drop, and it could change the power grid in the digital world
Carlos Slim's Son-in-Law to Design New Airport
Billionaire Carlos Slim's son-in-law won a bid to design a new, $9.2 billion airport in Mexico City.
The Economist Retracts Its Racist Slavery Book Review
“Almost all the blacks in his book are victims,” complained a writer reviewing a book about American slavery.
Corporate Deadbeats: How Companies Get Rich Off Of Taxes
The corporate tax dodge behind the proposed Burger King merger with Tim Hortons sticks little guys with a huge bill
Apple: We're Not to Blame for Leaked Celebrity Photos
"We have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions," Apple said in a statement
Bernard Madoff's Son Andrew Dies After Long Battle With Cancer
Last year, Andrew Madoff blamed a recurrence of his cancer on the stress caused by his father's arrest and conviction
Pink Slime Is a Red Herring
While the public is getting confused by semantics, the U.S. meat industry is out of control
Home Depot Says Probing 'Unusual Activity' After Data Breach Report
"At this point, I can confirm that we’re looking into some unusual activity and we are working with our banking partners and law enforcement to investigate," Home Depot representative wrote
Eric Cantor Lands $3.4 Million Investment Banking Job
After losing his primary election to a Tea Party challenger, Eric Cantor announced he will join Wall Street Investment Bank Moelis & Co., where he will earn $3.4 million to start. Talk about failing up!
Bitcoin Entrepreneur Charlie Shrem to Plead to Unlicensed Money Transmission
Federal authorities shut down Silk Road last year, though a new Internet marketplace under the same name was launched in November
Hackers Steal Sensitive Data From JPMorgan and Other Banks
The cyberattacks may have been fueled by sanctions in the escalating conflict between Ukraine and Russia
Snap (chat), Crackle, Pop! Messenger App Now Valued at $10 Billion
The app has increased in value over 400 percent in the past year
Direct Air Capture Makes Pollution a Cash Cow
Carbon dioxide pulled from the air could satisfy a $1 trillion unmet market demand
The EU hasn’t done much to bolster the cratering Italian economy
Sony's Tough Weekend: Cyberattack on Playstation, Bomb Threat for Exec.
The PlayStation Network was back online on Monday following a cyber attack that took it down over the weekend
Video: SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes Midflight
"During the flight, an anomaly was detected in the vehicle and the flight termination system automatically terminated the mission."
After Russia Targets McDonald's, Businesses Wonder Who's Next
Some business leaders believe the investigation constitutes an act of revenge for US sanctions
G20 Edging Towards 'Bail-In' Global Banking Reform Deal
Economic forum expected to forge deal on 'bail-in' bond cushion for banks by November
Russia Sanctions Cut EU Exports From Holland by €300 Million
Russia's sanctions on agricultural products threaten over 5,000 jobs in the Netherlands