Media can restrict insider trading
New ANU research has found the media can have a strong effect in reducing corporate insider share trading by repeating existing information about trades.
Deal to curb US intelligence elusive as June deadline nears
Many US lawmakers and an array of interest groups want to rein in the government's surveillance programs, aware of public backlash that began with bombshell leaks two years ago.
Second Uber office in China under investigation
Chinese police have visited Uber offices in a second city in a widening investigation into the company's operations in China.
Norway plans to slash subsidies to fur farms
Norwegian fur farmers denounced Tuesday a government proposal to slash financial support to the controversial industry and warned that it could lead to farm closures in vulnerable rural areas.
US cleanup would leave some asbestos in contaminated town
A long-delayed cleanup proposal for a Montana community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos exposure would leave some of the dangerous material inside houses rather than remove it, as government ...
Ag Secretary Vilsack announces $235 million for conservation
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday announced up to $235 million in funding for conservation projects to protect water quality and combat the drought that is ravaging parts of the West.
Obama pushes reading through e-book, library initiatives
President Barack Obama announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and that he is seeking commitments from local governments and ...
Can China sustain annual pollution reductions?
China's government and other sources say that the country's carbon-dioxide emissions flattened out between 2013 and 2014. The leveling-off was a remarkable feat that could set the country on a course to beating its own goals ...
Switzerland, Scandinavia top global 'happy' index (Update)
Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to a global ranking of happiness unveiled in New York on Thursday.
Feeling safe? Try attending Internet security conference
A conference of Internet security experts is not for the faint of heart.
House passes bill designed to thwart cyberattacks
The House on Wednesday passed long-awaited legislation designed to thwart cyberattacks by encouraging private companies to share information about the attackers' methods with each other and the government.
Small business: visa quotas hinder finding skilled help
Some small business owners say government quotas are keeping them from finding the highly skilled help they need.
Vehicle cost, lack of consumer information hinder purchases of plug-in electric vehicles
Vehicle cost, current battery technology, and inadequate consumer knowledge are some of the barriers preventing widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National ...
Government needs own Plan A to make sustainable clothing more fashionable
Growing alarm at environmentally unsustainable clothing consumption can only be addressed by more government support for retailers and their customers, a University of Leeds academic has argued.