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The FBI says companies are losing thousands, if not millions of dollars, in stolen trade secrets and other valuable data when disgruntled former employees hack behind company firewalls. One problem is the increased use of the so-called "cloud" in the form of Dropbox or Google docs. That's making ...
Air France pilots today won what analysts say is a major victory on this 11th day of a strike. Air France management has offered to scrap plans to expand its low-cost partner airline called Transavia that pilots regarded as a threat to their livelihoods. The pilots are now considering the offer. And ...
India is celebrating its Sputnik moment with news it successfully put an unmanned/unwomaned craft into Mars orbit. It was a mission accomplished on the cheap, quieting critics who thought there were better uses for this money. Plus, the west-coast grocery chain "Smart and Final" aims to raise $100 million ...
First up, we have details of a new Obama Administration crackdown on the corporate tax reduction scheme known as the "inversion." That's the controversial maneuver where a U.S. company acquires a foreign firm, in part to lower its U.S. tax bill by taking a foreign street address. Now, the Treasury ...
A major grocery store chain based in Europe but with U.S. connections is grappling with a case of accounting irregularities. The apparent "Rob Peter to Pay Paul"-style accounting has surfaced at Tesco, the British grocery store company that started Fresh and Easy in the U.S. and has global sales that ...
First up, we have the money angle on Scotland's decision to remain united with the kingdom. And continuing our series on the weird, delightful and destructive ways that prices have changed during that quarter century, we take a look at the current best-selling car in America: The Honda Accord. Adjusting ...
Survey results out this morning suggest many Americans who signed up for health insurance under what's labeled the Affordable Care Act do actually find their coverage affordable. That's particularly true for people with very low incomes who are paying less than $125 a month for a policy--on par with ...
First up, more on reports that China's central bank is injecting the yuan equivalent of $81 billion dollars into its stumbling economy. The People's Bank of China has not confirmed this but markets are moving on the reports. Plus, we're just learning from the U.S. Census Bureau that the federal poverty ...
First up, the California Public Employee's Retirement System, better known as Calpers, is the country's largest public pension fund with an enormous $300 billion in assets. So when Calpers acts, investors take notice. Now, Calpers has said it's going to completely shed hedge funds from its portfolio ...
First up, more on U.S. and European sanctions against Russia for its role in Ukraine that are making it tough for Russia companies to borrow money. Today, Russia's finance minister said Russia will set up an emergency fund to help ease the cash crunch, size as yet unknown. Plus, Federal Reserve ...
Later today we'll know more about ways the U.S. and Europe will apply new sanctions against Russia for supporting separatists in and around Ukraine. Financial, energy and defense are expected to get targeted. And Russian officials are working on some interesting sanctions of their own. As part of ...
It's a week before Scots vote on independence from Britain. Today, the Royal Bank of Scotland said it has plans to move its tax headquarters from Scotland to London if independence were to actually come about. RBS, it should be said, is something of a tarnished jewel. It nearly went out of business during ...
With President Obama's prime-time address about national security tonight ahead of the September 11 anniversary, U.S. officials are looking at ways to curb the power of ISIS insurgents by cracking down on flows of cash. Plus, American small businesses are often cast as the engines of the economy, and ...
What will an Apple device you can wear look like? Will it have new Apple mobile payment systems, health care software, or home automation? These are some of the questions that are supposed to get answered today, now that the Cupertino, California, company has drawn the attention of the world's media ...
First up, more on news that the British pound is down 1.3 percent to both the U.S. dollar and the Euro right now. That is a sharp drop for a currency that had been running very strong, and the reason has a lot to do with a referendum in Scotland next month. And New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ...
A look at the forthcoming jobs report numbers for August. Plus, immigrants in the U.S. who have lingering citizenship issues could lose the health benefits the gained under the Obamacare law.  Today is the deadline for those who received letters from government to submit any citizenship documents, ...
First up, the European Central Bank has a key decision on the way that could shape financial markets today. And 14.3 percent of American households were "food insecure" at some point last year — not enough food for an active, healthy life. That's a slight improvement from 2012, but notably higher ...
For trading stocks and other securities, there are stock exchanges, which are highly regulated. There are also alternative trading systems called "dark pools," which are lightly regulated. There's news this morning that IEX, an upstart, alternative system has gotten some big new investors to help it ...
First up, a German court has imposed a temporary ban on the car-sharing service Uber. The company, which has been valued at $17 billion dollars, has been expanding; setting up shop in cities around the world. As that's happened, Uber's faced criticism, especially from taxi drivers. That's led ...
Two more casinos in Atlantic City is closing down. That makes three that have announced their closure in the last month. The gaming industry is suffering due to foreign competition, and Atlantic City is the most obvious casualty. Plus, insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions ...
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