January 8, 2013 Even after Congress' action to avert part of the "fiscal cliff," business owners remain cautious about hiring and expanding. Those that are growing cite the underlying economy, but others say uncertainty about government spending is keeping them wary.
January 8, 2013 In the European Union, unemployment rates are at their highest ever, as a returned recession, falling income levels and persistent debt concerns trouble the region's economy, as its latest statistics show.
January 8, 2013 The U.S. and other countries are cracking down on banks that are known to help clients hide their assets, and the international push is beginning to have a major effect.
January 7, 2013 Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, has landed in North Korea. His trip there is a bit of a mystery. North Korea's young leader, Kim Jong Un, recently set out a series of policy goals that included expanding science and technology as a way to improve the North Korean economy in 2013.
January 7, 2013 A sushi chain owner paid about $3,600 per pound for a Pacific bluefin tuna on Saturday, during the first auction of the year at Toyko's Tsukiji fish market. Alas, the headline-grabbing species is in danger of being overfished, scientists say.
January 7, 2013 A fork and spoon with built-in sensors can measure how long your meals last. Computers and sensors are being built into just about everything these days — a trend on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And lots of companies are working on getting your TV to play nicely with your smartphone.
January 7, 2013 If you want to know how safe banks are — and how willing they'll be to make loans to ordinary people — pay attention to liquidity rules.
January 7, 2013 Some borrowers who were mistreated during foreclosures will receive compensation. The payments will range from hundreds of dollars to $125,000. The agreement ends a case-by-case review of the banks' actions.