February 6, 2013 With no government ties, Bitcoin is used to buy everything from blogging services to Brooklyn-made cupcakes. Theoretically, millions of dollars are being kept in the digital currency. And it's increasingly being used by specialized websites to offer online gambling. But is Bitcoin gambling legal?
February 6, 2013 NHPRSmall, local breweries are trendy, but in many places, starting one can involve a lot of red tape, thanks in part to Prohibition-era liquor laws. New Hampshire is the first state to try to change that. But is the "nano" model really sustainable?
February 5, 2013 You've heard of the war on women, the war on religion, and more recently even the war on the Second Amendment. Washington is full of so-called wars. But a war on Wi-Fi?
February 5, 2013 The Justice Department says it could seek more than $5 billion in damages from the nation's biggest credit ratings company. Critics of the agencies say the firms have for decades built their business on revenue from the Wall Street firms they are rating, instead of being a resource for investors.
February 5, 2013 The Xlerator high-speed hand dryer is made almost entirely of U.S.-made parts and manufactured by a small workforce in Massachusetts. But its motor, like almost all nonindustrial motors, is made in Asia — meaning it's very difficult for small manufactured goods to be entirely American made.
February 5, 2013 The Congressional Budget Office expects 1.4 percent growth this year, down from 2.3 percent in 2012. The nation's unemployment rate will likely stay near 8 percent this year.
February 5, 2013 Companies have a powerful incentive to avoid admitting wrongdoing. But some powerful people are pushing back.
February 5, 2013 Michael Dell is in the group buying the computer maker. Analysts say the debt the company is taking on will be another challenge for Dell.