Icahn says will meet Apple's Cook, talk share buyback
Activist investor Carl Icahn said Thursday he would meet Apple chief executive Tim Cook in September and discuss the "magnitude" of a share repurchase plan.
New crowdfund plan aids startups with expertise, cash
Crowdfunding gets a new twist Thursday with the launch of an online platform that offers startups ideas and expertise as well as cash.
Fragrant attraction brings fish to the hook
The Norwegian research institutes NOFIMA and SINTEF and newly launched company Polybait have been utilising odours from the ocean's larder to develop a cream that can be smeared on fishing gear to attract ...
Qatari firm vows 'affordable' mobile access for Myanmar
Qatari telecoms giant Ooredoo on Friday pledged to introduce "affordable" phone services to Myanmar next year as it pumps $15 billion into one of the world's few remaining frontier mobile markets.
Do academic rankings create inequality?
A study led by a Michigan State University scholar questions whether higher education ranking systems are creating competition simply for the sake of competition at a time when universities are struggling financially.
Why shopaholics overspend? Poor credit management, buying to boost mood, study says
Why do shopping addicts keep spending even in the face of harmful financial, emotional and social consequences? A new study suggests poor credit management and a belief that new purchases will create a happier life fuel compulsive ...
Study reveals early financial arguments are a predictor of divorce
Even the healthiest relationships include arguments, but the topic of the argument could predict risk of divorce, according to a Kansas State University researcher.
Zynga CEO steps down, Microsoft exec to take post (Update)
He's not heading out to pasture, but the CEO of "FarmVille" maker Zynga Inc. is stepping aside as the troubled online game company looks to revive itself and lift its stalled stock price.
Study shows money cues can trigger unethical behavior
The word "money" triggers a slew of negative connotations, often including corruption, greed, power, and, most dramatically, the "root of all evil." But while we often associate money and vice, can the mere ...
TripAdvisor acquires mobile app GateGuru
Travel ratings website TripAdvisor said Wednesday it has acquired US start-up GateGuru, a mobile app focused on flight and airport information.
Why is it easier to lose 2-4 pounds rather than 3 pounds?
Consumers are more likely to pursue goals when they are ambitious yet flexible, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Fathers work the hardest, but not as hard as they used to…
Men with a partner and children at home work longer hours than other men in full-time work, but the number of hours they work has been in decline over the last 10 years, according to new research published ...
High court ruling on gene patents lifts Myriad
Shares of diagnostic test maker Myriad Genetics Inc. are jumping Thursday after the Supreme Court issued a mixed ruling in a case involving the company's patents on genes at the center of its tests for increased risk of bre ...
California tops list of states with water infrastructure needs
California could use $44.5 billion to fix aging water systems over the next two decades, according to a federal survey that placed the state at the top of a national list of water infrastructure needs.