About 3% of Principal's Des Moines employees laid off
Riots in Greece
"Stocks represent a better value today than they did just a few months ago"
Lots of people share the blame for setting financial markets on fire -- but Jack Bogle, who has long been an advocate for fiduciary responsibility, suggests that an excellent buying opportunity is at hand for long-term investors
The Tribune Co. goes bankrupt
$12.9 billion in debt; $7.6 billion in assets. It's deeply saddening. The company went into an employee stock-ownership plan only a year ago, and unlike other employee-owned newspaper companies like the Omaha World-Herald group (which claims very strong revenues this year), the Tribune Co. appears to be unable to survive the new media era intact after 161 years in business.
Malaria vaccine found
It appears to halve the incidence of malaria infection in children, which is magnificent news, considering that malaria is one of the top killers of children worldwide. Combined with mosquito nets and DDT (yes, the same DDT that was banned in the US), a vaccine could dramatically improve the prospects for children in poor countries.
The computer mouse turns 40 today
Viruses hit Facebook
The long-term value of infrastructure investment