Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Boom: Small Business Confidence at 8-Year High
Job openings approached a 14-year high in November.
Don’t Stop Hoarding Those Cuban Cigars Just Yet
Trademark law and the FDA may still stop us smoking fine Havanas.
King Coal Is Merrily Fiddling the Taxpayer
Mining companies on federal land are dodging their dues.
Nebraska Keystone Ruling May Not Help Transcanada
The decision approves Transcanada's route through Nebraska, but might open a whole other can of worms for the company
Nebraska Court Approves Route For Keystone Pipeline
The Nebraska Supreme Court's decision reversed a lower court that had blocked the proposal and cleared the way for a U.S. State Department ruling on the plan.
Councilman Sorry for Telling Paper 'Don't Use My Name'
The newspaper retaliated with an editorial that included Kirby Delauter's name 29 times.
Hits of the CES Gadget Parade
The gizmos that have a fighting chance at capturing the interest of the shortest attention span generation that has ever walked the earth.
Eurozone Officially Enters Deflation for First Time
Prices fell from last year across Europe, a phenomenon which could stunt growth for years to come
CVS to Exclusively Distribute $1,000 Per Pill Drug
A full treatment of the medication is a whopping $84,000 per patient.
CES: A Byte-Sized Preview
A dispatch from a 1980s-themed three-hour preview of the technology on view at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Oil Falls Below $50 a Barrel at New Five-and-a-Half-Year Low
Brent crude fell by 3 percent to below $52 a barrel, while U.S. crude went below $50 a barrel amid worries about oversupply
Oil Extends Crash Into New Year as Glut Fear Deepens
U.S crude crashed below $50 a barrel while benchmark Brent crude tumbled under $53.
Uber Is Going to Eat Your Children...
…and the other top tech trends of 2015.
The Friendlier Needle
A handheld device lets doctors and nurses see your veins through your skin.
Seven Ways to Raise Wages
We are living in the Age of Inequality. It’s time to pay people more.
Oil Prices End 2014 on Five-And-A-Half Year Low
Oil prices have collapsed this year as OPEC opted to maintain the same level of output despite a global glut.
Court Approves $5.85M Payout to Condé Nast Interns
More than 7,000 interns who worked across Condé Nast’s magazine properties are eligible for the payout.
Oil Falls Below $57, Heading for Biggest Annual Drop Since 2008
A supply-side stand-off between OPEC and the U.S. is driving prices down
The World's Most Self-Loathing PR Person
Meet the PR guy who sent a grade school-level "Updog" joke to hundreds of other publicists.
Heather Cho, Ex-Korean Air Executive, Detained in 'Nut Rage' Case
The daughter of an airline's chairman had a steward removed from a flight over the way he served nuts.
AirAsia Insurer Could Face $100-200 Million in Claims
Aviation incidents accounted for four of the top 10 major insurance losses not linked to natural catastrophes in the first eight months of 2014.
AirAsia Shares Down 11% After Plane Goes Missing
The AirAsia group has not had a crash since its Malaysian operations began in 2002.
2014 Was a Deadly Year for Flying, but Safety Record Is Improving
”Remarkably, 2014 has the lowest number for passenger flight accidents in modern aviation history.”
Search For Missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Continues
The plane went missing after pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore.
Caramel Apples and Ice Cream Leave Dozens With Listeria
The CDC is investigating over twenty cases in ten states thus far.
Russia Works to Stabilize Vodka Prices
At least one part of Russia’s economy is being put under control.
Mastercard: Good Signs It Was a Strong Christmas
Retail sales during Black Friday through Christmas Eve increased 5.5 percent, in line with forecasts.
The Faults in our Stories: The Year in Retractions
In 2014, the errors came fast and the schadenfreude was everywhere.
Why Should New Yorkers Subsidize Amazon?
It’s not fair. Jeff Bezos gets a tax break while Walmart is shunned.
Sony Hack Attack: Don’t Count on China Helping
But the thousand Korean hackers based in China might spark action.