Lack of passport checks expose air security flaw
PARIS (AP) — When you travel, airport security agents may pat you down, inspect your deodorant and scan your body from head to toe. But there's a good chance that no one's checking whether you're using someone's lost or stolen passport.
BAE report says Ukraine has faced cyberattacks
LONDON (AP) — Ukraine was repeatedly attacked by sophisticated cyberspies as tensions between pro-Russian and Western-leaning factions escalated in recent months, according to a report from U.K.-based defense contractor BAE Systems.
China to tighten rules against pollution
BEIJING (AP) — China will tighten environmental legislation and force polluters to pay compensation following renewed blasts of toxic air, the country's top legislator said Sunday.
Comcast challenging Disney's hold on tourism trade
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp. will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in California and Florida theme parks, stepping outside its core business of telecommunications in an effort to boost revenue and profits.
Capital in the 21 Century: Still Mired in the 19th
Thomas Piketty's new book on the history and future of capitalism is a bold attempt to pick up where Marx left off and correct what he got wrong. While there is much that is useful in this lengthy and well-written book, it owes too much to the master, and not in a good way.
Overcoming Unconscious Biases Against Female Bosses
Counterproductive gender biases keep gender equality stagnating: women lead only 4.2 percent of our largest pubic corporations, make up only 14 percent of top officers in corporate America and fill a measly 18 percent of board seats.
What's In Your IRA?
Is your IRA invested in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs? Or have you decided to spread your investment horizons a bit, and include some "non-traditional" IRA investments? Since this is the Spring IRA season, which is your last chance to post a tax deduction for 2013, you might consider some alternative investments to diversify your IRA. But, fair warning: Not all investments are allowed inside an IRA...
How to Work at Home as a Writer
Years ago, when I worked in the check processing department of a now defunct Philadelphia bank, I dreamt of one day becoming my own boss while working at home. The bank was an unusually strict sort of workplace. In my case I worked in a small room with my back to a low-level supervisor, an elderly woman, Miss Stiff, who wore a white Mennonite bonnet. Another employee sat a side desk, although he was rarely present...
Companies issue second most weekly debt on record
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. companies sold the second most amount of debt on record this week as corporate issuers took advantage of low interest rates to enter the market. Companies such as General ...
A growing number of young Greeks are creating new economic foundations -- reacting to the crisis by creating export-oriented businesses largely driven by technology.
The Phantom Menace: New Report Doubles Down on 'Tax Migration' Myth
"Exodus on the Parkway," a new 36-page paper on the impact of tax rates on New Jersey's economic health begins by noting that it "does not provide proof or hard evidence that high income or high net worth residents are leaving New Jersey because of high tax rates." (Emphasis added.) It's odd, then, that the report goes on to build a case counter to that finding, implying that New Jersey's wealthy are frequently signing mortgage documents and hiring moving vans in order to pay less in taxes...