Investors' appetite for startups fed by stock market gains
Some Entrepreneurs looking for startup funding got a wad of money near the end of last year, but there are concerns the boom may not last.
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.
Can you save money at the bowser by only half-filling the fuel tank?
Fuel prices may be at historic lows at the moment but when they rise again, what is the best strategy to save money at the bowser? ...
Money sent home by migrant workers is major economic boost for developing nations, says study
Remittances, or money transfers, sent home by migrant workers to developing nations play a key role in reducing poverty and improving welfare in recipient countries, according to a University of Colorado ...
Economic games don't show altruism
Economic 'games' routinely used in the lab to probe people's preferences and thoughts find that humans are uniquely altruistic, sacrificing money to benefit strangers. A new study published in the journal ...
Accused Silk Road drug baron goes on trial in NY
The trial opened Tuesday of the accused US mastermind of an underground criminal website that distributed narcotics, hacking services and forged documents to more than 100,000 people all over the world.
Overstock.com installs bitcoin ATM at Utah headquarters
Online retailer Overstock.com has installed a bitcoin ATM at its corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City.
Abandoning websites: Are annoying ads good for business?
Most consumers have experienced online ads so garish, loud, or aggravating that they can't possibly be ignored. But a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research suggests that this way of forcing customer's attention may ac ...
Is dark money dimming the light of democracy?
The week before the general election, UNM Political Science Associate Professor Mike Rocca presented a primer on campaign financing and a troubling change in the way political campaigns are being financed ...
US offers rewards for Romanian pair in online scam
US officials on Tuesday added suspected online fraudster Nicolae Popescu to its most-wanted list of cyber criminals and put a price on his head.
DMI wins Nokia Sensing X Challenge with handheld medical device
From earphones to jet engines, 3D printing takes off
Many manufacturers are at an early stage of discovering the benefits of 3D printing, but one of the clearest strengths is customization.
Longhorn beetle inspires ink to fight counterfeiting
From water marks to colored threads, governments are constantly adding new features to paper money to stay one step ahead of counterfeiters. Now a longhorn beetle has inspired yet another way to foil cash ...
Estonian man faces cyber scam charges in US
An Estonian man accused of being part of a ring that swindled advertisers out of millions of dollars by "hijacking" online traffic was hauled before a US judge.