Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
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.
Low Gas Prices Are Fueling Selfies at the Pump
For the first time in years, drivers are smiling at the gas pump as prices hit record lows.
A Startup of Her Own
Sallie Krawcheck made it to the top on Wall Street; now she’s bringing other women up to join her.
Keurig Recalls 7 Million Coffee Makers Over Burn Report
When brewing more than two cups rapidly, the machine oozes hot java.
Boom: U.S. Economy Takes Off in the 3rd Quarter
"After four years of rocky recovery the U.S. economy is now hitting its stride."
Working 9 to 5, Past 9...
Get ready for horizontal work, in which you do many jobs over the course of a day.
The Fed’s Special Cookie Jar
How the New York Federal Reserve bent the rules to keep Citibank afloat.
Optimism and Anger Follow Obama’s Cuba Announcement
While tourism traveling is not yet allowed, experts believe Americans are clamoring to get 90 miles south of the border.
Russia’s Richest Lose $10 Billion in Two Days
The oligarchs have lost billions as Putin says that 30% of economic woes are caused by the West
U.S. Economy Shows Signs of Life, but Some Mixed Data Too
"The economy continues to run hard as it finishes out the year."
Russians Await Putin's Response to Economic Crisis
A prominent opponent has warned Vladimir Putin his days in power are numbered.
U.S. Growth Gives Federal Reserve Confidence
The Fed offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year.
The Currency That's Dropped Further Than the Rouble This Year: Bitcoin
The digital currency has faced scandals, theft and a lack of attention over the last twelve months
Tax Evasion: The Noose Tightens Further
No one much noticed the G20 move against tax evaders and shell companies.
Apple Pulls the Plug on Sales in Russia
For Russians, putting an iPhone 6 under the Christmas tree just got a whole lot harder.