Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
You’ve Been Unplugged
Machines are becoming smart enough to reprogram—even fix—themselves.
More People Shop on Thanksgiving, Lowering Black Friday Turnout
More people are shopping the night of Thanksgiving and picking up deals online, reducing numbers found in malls and stores on Black Friday.
Germany to Enforce Boardroom Quotas for Women
The decision has come after almost a year of negotiations
US Voice Concern Over Politicisation of EU's Google Case
It's come after EU lawmakers made draft plans to break up Google
Home Depot Says 53 Million More Email Addresses Stolen
Home Depot Inc., the world's largest home improvement chain, said about 53 million more email addresses were taken during a recent breach of its payment data systems.
Wider U.S. Trade Deficit Points To Slower Growth
The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly widened in September as exports hit a five-month low, a sign that slowing global demand could undercut economic growth in the fourth quarter.
Are We All Just a Bunch of Internet Cynics? Ello CEO Explains How His Ad-Free Social Media Network Will Make Money
CEO Paul Budnitz calls the assumption Ello will fail “heartbreaking” and “short sighted.”
Eat You Later, Alligator
A growing industry in gator skins and meat might help make some Pelican State residents rich
Wal-Mart To Stop Benefits For Some Part-Time Workers
Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the biggest private sector employer in the United States, said on Tuesday it would no longer provide health benefits to some of its U.S. part-time workers due to ballooning healthcare costs.
‘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
Office Workers Who Sing Together Are Healthier
Across the world, companies are installing music rooms to lure employees away from their desks
As digital currencies go, Mazacoin has advantages over its more famous rival
With loans hard to come by, some dreamers are cashing in 401ks to start a small business
How Honda Drives Its Workforce
The Japanese car giant likes its managers to think for themselves—way outside the box.
The Rebirth of the Shopping Mall
The decline of enclosed suburban shopping is leading a revival of malls—as green, public spaces
Shares and Not Share Alike
The stock market is driving the growing wealth gap in America
Money on the Move
It has nearly a hundred million users in Africa-– and now cash by mobile phone is coming to Europe
The Latest Financial Fiddle
Global investors are playing Stradivariuses as a hedge
Apple is scrambling in an industry evolving away from downloads and toward streaming
General Motors Is Recalling Another 2.42 Million Vehicles
It has now recalled more than 15 million vehicles this year
Can China Be Shamed Into Stopping Business Espionage?
The Justice Department has indicted five Chinese Army hackers
Trouble in Paradise
He’s hosted Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor and the odd baby elephant. Now the hotelier to the rich and famous is out
Target's CEO is Out, and Investors Are Nervous
The company's decision to oust the chairman some five months after a massive data breach has triggered concerns the giant retailer might have even more bad news
Banks Could Face Criminal Cases Soon, Attorney General Says
Eric Holder made the announcement in a video, saying "There is no such thing as 'too big to jail.'"
In the Name of Love
Online dating sites are being used in ways never intended by their creators: advertising, networking, job hunting
The Profitable and the Few
As the number of banks shrivel, who benefits? (spoiler alert: it’s not you)
Too Big to Jail
Bankers behind the subprime collapse are lucky Congress and the White House refused to call in the one man who knows how to nail them
After a memo from the Treasury Department, banks and marijuana growers are out to make some leafy green
Tapping Your Inner Robot
Augmented reality could save jobs by making humans more efficient
Attorney General Is Wary of Bitcoin
Eric Holder said that virtual currencies like Bitcoin could be used "to conceal illegal activity"