Yahoo offers $1B of debt, adds $5B to buyback fund
Yahoo Inc. says it plans to sell $1 billion in convertible senior notes in a private placement and will use the money to buy back shares and for other purposes.
'World's first' bitcoin ATM opens in Canada
Three young entrepreneurs have opened what they call the world's first ATM able to exchange bitcoins for any official currency.
Albania to stop online gambling abroad
Albania will close access to all Internet betting sites abroad in an effort to stop the outflow of money from one of the poorest countries in Europe.
People don't put a high value on climate protection
(Phys.org) —People are bad at getting a grip on collective risks. Climate change is a good example of this: the annual climate summits have so far not led to specific measures. The reason for this is that people attach ...
California alternative-energy program is under scrutiny
California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today.
New app aims to keep tabs on mobile wallet
For those who use a mobile wallet, a new app aims to help keep track of when electronic cash is running low.
Research finds outright grants of cash are surprisingly effective form of aid to the poor
The classic proverb says: If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will have food for a lifetime. Christopher Blattman's research suggests that if you just give the man ...
How do Nobel laureates spend their prize money?
Nobel laureates sometimes display as much ingenuity when deciding how to spend their prize money as they did on the work that won them the award in the first place.
The fish and the egg: Towards a new strategy for fattening up red drum in Texas
It's not the chicken or the egg, but marine scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have answered a basic question about red drum fish and their eggs that may eventually help save the state of Texas ...
Google releases digital wallet app for iPhones
Google is bringing its digital wallet to the iPhone in its latest attempt to upstage Apple on its own popular device.
Pandora boosts stock offering as shares hit high
Pandora stock hit an all-time high Thursday in the wake of a court ruling that should help trim its songwriter royalty costs.
Exploitation of Indian workers on 457 visas
Recent research, by Dr Selvaraj Velayutham published in a forthcoming issue of The Economic and Labour Relations Review, published by SAGE, details the exploitation of Indian immigrant workers in Australia on 457 visas.
Economists find in large groups, money facilitates cooperation
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.