Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
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
U2 and Apple Are Working on a New Digital Music Format
The band wants to create a new music format that “will prove so irresistibly exciting to music fans that it will tempt them again into buying music.”
Investors Betting on Volatile Pound as Scots Go to the Polls
Financial investors stepped up hedging against sharp fluctuations in the value of the pound as Scots began to vote in the independence referendum
Occupy Wall Street Offshoot Rolling Jubilee Wants to Pay Off Your Student Debt
On the movement’s third anniversary, economic activists paid off $4 million of student debt
Occupy Wall Street Celebrates 3rd Anniversary, Quietly
The turnout was low and the message was mixed, but a few die-hard occupiers returned to the birthplace of Occupy Wall Street
Peter Thiel Accuses Twitter Management of 'Pot-Smoking'
The venture capitalist also has strong feelings about Apple, Uber, and Google in a CNBC interview.
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.