Vietnamese school children are 'years ahead' of Indian pupils
A new study has found that even the most disadvantaged children in Vietnam are educationally years ahead of their peers in India, and this is likely to have significant consequences for both economies.
Palestinian inventor builds Gaza's first electric car
The boxy little white and blue vehicle draws plenty of curious stares as it chugs down the street. But this is no golf cart—it's Gaza's first hand-built electric car.
Highest percentage of Americans in 4 decades say financial situation has gotten worse
A recently released report of the General Social Survey, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago, shows that for the first time since 1972, more Americans say that their financial situation has gotten worse in recent ...
Economic recession takes toll on family relationships, researcher says
A majority of Americans rate their current financial situation as poor or fair, and nearly half of Americans say they have encountered financial problems in the past year, according to the Pew Research Center. A University ...
iPad dispute signals new era in trademark troubles
(AP) -- iPotato, isock, icouch, istove, i-you-name-it. An Internet search for "i" words from A to Z will turn up just about any combination you might think up, from all over the world, only a handful of them ...
Recession's after-effects could lead to cheating and workplace theft suggests new study
We like to think we'd stick to our ethical principles no matter what. But when people feel financially deprived—as many did from losses suffered thanks to the last market and banking meltdown—they are more likely to relax ...
80 percent of UK baby boomers 'satisfied with their financial situation', study finds
More than 80 per cent of Britons aged 50 and over are satisfied with the financial situation of their household, according to research by the University of Bristol's Personal Finance Research Centre and the ...
Young people overly optimistic about finances
A new survey of young New Zealanders by the Westpac-Massey Fin-Ed Centre shows that many believe their financial situation will improve in the coming year and their money management skills require no improvement.
The Scientist's Life Science Salary Survey 2010 -- results announced
This year's Salary Survey saw drops in salaries across the board with almost every speciality suffering a setback, some with dips as large as $20,000 (ecology) and $28,000 (virology).