Review: Moto G isn't the best, but decent for $179
You're not getting the best or the latest technology with Motorola's $179 Moto G smartphone. What you do get is a great price for something close.
Apple guilty in e-book conspiracy case, vows appeal (Update)
A US judge ruled Wednesday that Apple violated antitrust law in a price-fixing case, saying the company "conspired to restrain trade" with publishers to boost the price of e-books.
Mysterious Facebook event sparks online buzz
A mysterious Facebook event set for Thursday has sparked buzz that the leading social network could be adding video to Instagram smartphone picture-sharing service.
Leading 3-D printer firms to merge in $403M deal (Update)
Stratasys, a leading maker of 3-D printers, is buying another 3-D printer manufacturer, MakerBot, for $403 million in stock.
Solo hybrid drivers in carpool lanes amplify gridlock
Allowing single-occupant hybrid cars to use carpool lanes – on some of Los Angeles' busiest highways during rush hour, no less – creates crushing congestion and about $4,500 per car in adverse social ...
New studies find significant declines in price of rooftop and utility-scale solar
The price of solar energy in the United States continues to fall substantially, according to the latest editions of two annual reports produced by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ...
Murders deflate local house prices
When Ellen Lin and Derek Kwok discovered a vicious murder had been committed in the North Ryde house they were about to buy, they did not want to go through with the deal.
New insights on the factors that intensified the 2008 financial crisis
Widespread finger-pointing in the fallout from the 2008-2009 financial crisis is only exacerbated by the continuing legal battles between the big banks and SEC. Fair value accounting (FVA) is often cast as the culprit for ...
Improving retail by studying shoppers' behavior
Should you buy that new pair of shoes today? Or wait for a sale?
Stock prices of companies that use the same underwriter tend to move together
The stock prices of companies that use the same lead underwriter during their equity offerings tend to move together, according to a new study by financial economics experts at Rice University and the University of Alabama.
Explaining the games gasoline retailers play
(Phys.org) —When it's time to top up the tank, how much thought do you give to where you will buy gas? Maybe you drive around town, looking for the best deal. Chances are, you usually visit the same station in your neighbourhood, ...
Flood fear has temporary effect on property prices
The stigma of buying in a flood-prone suburb after the 2011 Brisbane floods was short-lived for middle and high-value homes with property prices rebounding within 12-months, a QUT study has found.
Rising gas prices make renewables a sure bet
New analysis by UNSW suggests that renewable investment is likely to be cheaper and lower risk for Australia, since rising and uncertain gas prices make baseload gas-fired electricity high risk and high cost.
Wine prices outperformed art, stamps and bonds throughout 20th century
New research reveals that investors who have so far left wine out of their portfolio may want to think again.