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24 мая, 02:51

The World’s Most Controversial Coal Mine Doesn’t Add Up

Adani’s Carmichael project became a hot-button issue in Australia’s recent election. It could finally be getting the go-ahead, but the math is all wrong.

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24 мая, 00:53

Why Japan Is Risking a Tax Hike in a Slow Economy

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While tax hikes are rarely popular anywhere, in Japan increases in the national sales tax proved especially toxic, squelching economic growth and damaging political careers. Yet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to let it rise again in October, after two delays, despite a wobbly economy and escalating trade tensions. He has taken steps to soften the blow to consumers, but even members of his own party are speculating it could be postponed again. Abe says only an economic shock on the scale o

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23 мая, 23:37

What’s Suspicious? Here’s How Banks Apply the Smell Test

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The phrase “if you see something, say something” isn’t just about packages left on the subway. Banks around the world have a similar duty. The first line of defense against money laundering and other financial crimes often boils down to the thousands of bank employees flagging transactions that somehow don’t look right or sending them to the government for investigation. In the U.S., those referrals are called suspicious activity reports, or SARs. They were in the news last October, when a Treas

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23 мая, 22:35

Facial Recognition

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Sometimes it’s nice to be recognized. Sometimes it’s not. But pretty soon almost wherever you go, it’s possible that someone will know who you are. Facial recognition technology is improving rapidly and spreading even faster. Its uses include mundane conveniences such as unlocking your smartphone or speeding your journey through passport control. But it’s also at the core of a vast system of surveillance China is imposing on its citizenry, most intensely on disfavored ethnic groups and dissiden

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23 мая, 21:41

Faked Pelosi videos, slowed to make her appear drunk, spread across social media

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Distorted videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, altered to make her sound as if she’s drunkenly slurring her words, are spreading rapidly across social media as Congress and the White House battle over efforts to gain access to Trump's financial records.

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23 мая, 21:13

Ignore Victoria’s Secret Hot Mess at Your Peril

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Bath & Body Works helped buoy parent L Brands, but its long-term health depends on reviving the fortunes of its sagging lingerie chain.

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23 мая, 21:19

NASA announces first major contract for the space station it wants to put in orbit around the moon

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The space agency says it will help meet the White House mandate to get humans to the lunar surface by 2024.

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23 мая, 20:09

CBS Is Preparing to Survive in Netflix’s World

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A combined CBS-Viacom-Starz entity stands a chance in the Netflix world and may be an attractive target in its own right.

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23 мая, 20:04

Facebook removed 3 billion fake accounts over a six-month period

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Facebook said it had removed more than 3 billion fake accounts over the past two quarters, a spike in inauthentic activity that the tech giant attributed to “unsophisticated” bad actors that are caught in the act of creating scores of fake profiles in batches.

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23 мая, 18:41

Hold the Phones. Qualcomm May Have One Life Left.

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The government slapped down the chipmaker. Could it come to the rescue, too? 

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23 мая, 18:00

Why European Parliament Elections Suddenly Matter

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The continent-wide vote May 23-26 is shaping up to be something of a referendum on the whole 60-year European Union experiment.

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23 мая, 17:24

The Unnerving Sound of Tesla Bulls Growling Like Bears

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A Morgan Stanley analyst’s call may be one of the most remarkable of this kind, but it won’t be the last.