Ricky Eisen has been planning and catering Manhattan events for over three decades, but in the last 15 years, she's noticed a distinct trend: The rise of tech startups -- and the companies' constant struggle to keep talented employees from leaving for better-paying rivals -- has meant that "entertaining has taken on a new definition," Eis […]
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Regulators are set to vote on the Volcker Rule, the most important new Wall Street rules since deregulation in 1999. So why is it that firms still fail, markets are manipulated and bad behavior goes unchecked?
The Internet radically changed the way people live their lives, to the point where it’s hard to imagine living without it now. The same will be said 20 years from now of the Next Big Thing, but there’s time for investors to get into it ahead of the curve.
The Treasury Department has sold its final stake in General Motors, closing the book on its 2009 bailout of the auto industry. GM has been revived and is now profitable, but taxpayers are out more than $10 billion dollars.
Nov. 20 - Slovak engineer Stefan Klein says he's fulfilling his childhood dream, designing a flying car he hopes will soon be ready for commercialisation. Klein says he sees the greatest potential for his invention in countries with poor transport infrastructure. Rob Muir has more.
Oct. 1 - Japan's biggest mobile carrier, NTT DoCoMo, has developed glasses that automatically translate foreign languages. It's hoped the glasses, unveiled by the company this week, will make life easier for foreigners visiting Tokyo during the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Rob Muir reports.
Sept. 24 - Non-profit groups aiming to replace Africa's deadly kerosene lamps with safe, solar alternatives say their campaign is gaining momentum. The award-winning Solaraid project says the dangerous lamps could be eliminated from the continent by 2020. Jim Drury has more.
Sept. 19 - A group of Austrian students has designed a quadcopter which flies autonomously using only the computing power of a smartphone. The reasearchers say the drone could one day be used for search and rescue scenarios or fighting fires without putting humans in harm's way. Jim Drury reports.
Sept. 9 - Scientists at British technology firm, Cambridge Silicon Radio, say they've devised the world's thinnest keyboard. Just half a millimetre thick, the device could be available to consumers within a year. Jim Drury has more.
Aug. 19 - Scrambling for credit cards or mobile phones at the checkout counter could become a thing of the past as a Finnish company readies to launch the world's first face recognition payment system. Tara Cleary reports.
Aug. 13 - Does the call of nature hold the answer to a new form of renewable energy? Scientists in the UK are confident that it does. With backing from both the British government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the researchers have developed a method for charging mobile phones with human urine. Matthew Stock reports.
The real estate industry has ramped up its attack on rules making it harder to borrow, but its challengers face a big obstacle — mortgage restrictions are working exactly the way the government wants them to
Dec. 09 - Another disappointing month of U.S. same-store sales at McDonald's is leading to talk the steps the fast food giant has to take to get customers to once again say "I'm lovin' it!" Bobbi Rebell reports.
Dec. 09 - A surge in UK housing activity and a pickup in the current account deficit requires "vigilance" not "panic", according to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, reiterating plans to keep rates low. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Dec 9 - Investors are missing clarity on the world economy but European finance ministers are unlikely to provide it. That's the view of many as Europe's finance ministers again attempt to make progress on banking union. Sonia Legg reports
Dec. 9 - Food industry consultant Dave Henkes of Technomic says McDonald's growing menu has created a service problem with too many items, that are slowing down the fast food giant. Bobbi Rebell reports.