And now in Japan, too. It's hard to think of anything that would do more to discourage saving than a negative interest rate.
Basically the same as the regular 737, but with a big boost to fuel efficiency
Government intervention only helps the traders -- real investors want volatility so they can take advantage of cheap prices
They're practicing to deliver Internet access to far-flung users
...but production is ramping up quickly anyway
You can still pay to get it
(Video) The national class clown has lots of ways to make himself look like a fool
If the cost of shipping goods across the oceans is falling dramatically (and there's no sudden rush of new supply to explain the drop), then something is quite likely wrong with trade volumes
A picture is worth a thousand words, and it's worth re-considering the use of images that have been taken for granted for all too long
Public health is a great example of the kind of subject that government is uniquely equipped to address
Their proposed merger with Media General fell apart, but it doesn't hurt Meredith's bottom line to get that cash
What a bizarre circumstance and a pretty obvious violation of common sense
The Iowa Republican and Democratic parties got together to set up an accountable method of collecting caucus results -- it's unfortunate the campaign wants to opt out of a good-faith arrangement that shows the parties can actually work together.
Hard to put it better than that.
White House cybersecurity strategist says we need better ways of developing software that are more rigorous than current standards
On the surface, it looks like they're just using it to pay for the cost of shelter and care. But that kind of confiscation most certainly will have a chilling effect on the interest of any wealthy or middle-class asylum-seekers in going to Denmark, which probably will have the opposite of the intended effect. If you have wealth and you know it will be taken away, you'll probably avoid going there (which means asylum-seekers with advanced skills will be weeded out). But those who don't have anything consequently have nothing to lose.
We should probably begin by knowing where South Sudan is and taking it seriously. A civil war that kills 10,000 people anywhere is a tremendous stain on humanity.
Everywhere the global manufacturer looks, it sees signs of pending or imminent economic trouble
If we misunderstand the basis of poverty, then it's going to be hard to get the solutions right. On the other hand, if we recognize that market economics are probably the best tool for creating the wealth that resolves poverty and then deliberately apply lessons for enhancing that growth, then maybe we can do better at eliminating poverty.
Instead of asking people to forecast whether it will happen, a better approach to the story would ask whether the ingredients are in place
The blizzard didn't follow a tidy schedule, so why should people's entertainment choices?
A city official just got convicted on more than 20 counts of bribery and other corruption-related charges. With tens of millions of dollars on the line for the contractor, Chicago's unfortunate reputation for corruption got the best of things.
Smartphones have reached a near-saturation point among the economies where they are plausible and affordable. That forces Apple to look for "what's next", which is the curse of technology giants: It takes a lot of good decisions to stay in the lead, and it's very hard to build long streaks of good decisions when operating on the cutting edge.
That would be a terrific step forward to move from a paradigm built around "mental illness" to one of sustaining "mental wellness". That's where we ought to be -- treating mental wellness as something positive to be sustained as much as possible and promoted holistically, not as something only to be addressed when something has "gone wrong".
That's the trouble with having one genetic line become predominant
It's a strange thing; the world has achieved more useful things in the last couple of decades than can really be counted, yet there's anxiety all over
The economics of modern music favor live concerts, but the long view of history would like us to squeeze as many new creations as possible out of our greatest artists. Too bad nobody's looked hard to find a way to reconcile the two.
While we're fixing that, could we also do away with the whole "princess" paradigm? There are plenty of entries already in the canon, and girls deserve to see female characters depicted in a world free of hereditary monarchy
The decline was dramatic and, it appears, somewhat unexpected
A peculiar development, considering that Tyco has spent the last decade de-conglomerating itself
There have been a couple of thousand demolitions in the city since 2002 -- a worthy reminder that if we don't construct buildings to last forever, then perhaps we should be accountable (at the time of construction) for the cost to tear them down