SEC Issues More Fines Over Magnetar Deals – and Appears to Move on
12 Dec 2013, 4:38 pm
by Jake Bernstein
and Jesse Eisinger
Five years after the financial crisis, the Securities and
Exchange Commission appears to be wrapping up its investigation into more than $40
billion worth of controversial mortgage deals
by A.C. Thompson
It’s been eight years since New Orleans police officers killed
Henry Glover and incinerated his
body, leaving his charred remains in a scorched Chevy Malibu parked on the
edge of the Mississippi Rive
by Nicole Collins Bronzan
As we reported with The New York Times this week, American and British spies have infiltrated online fantasy games, thinking them ripe for use by militants. Justin Elliott joins Stephen Engelberg i
by Charles Ornstein
When HealthCare.gov and
some state-run insurance marketplaces ran into trouble with their Web sites in
October and November, they urged consumers to submit paper applications.
FLA Says Foxconn Still Exceeds Working Hours
Apple's major supplier Foxconn hasn't reduced overtime hours at some of its factories to meet the legal requirement in China, the Fair Labor Association said in a report.
Consumers dealt a disappointing blow to videogame companies as the holiday shopping season began in November, pushing game sales down and prompting questions about the industry's trajectory.
Sales of new games at U.S. retail shops fell 24%, compared with a year earlier, to $1.1 billion, according
Despite headlines that tie bitcoin to online black markets and speculative investments, many in Silicon Valley see bitcoin as a technological breakthrough akin to email or the Internet itself. The latest example: Coinbase, one of the better-known "bitcoin wallets."
No, Gmail’s tweak won’t stop e-mail marketers from knowing if you open their e-mail
Google announced a change to the way that Gmail handles images Thursday. Traditionally, when an e-mail contains an image, e-mail software would fetch the image from a server operated by the mail sender. Now, instead, images will be served by "Google’s own secure proxy servers." At Ars Technica
Say you're fed up with your current wireless carrier, and you want to switch. What's more, you'd like to take your mobile device with you. Thanks to a weird wrinkle in copyright law, if your phone was purchased after Jan. 26, 2013, you can't — it's against the law. This new rule against cellph
In 2004, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was a major hit. It sold millions of copies and was Metacritic's "Game of the Year," where it still has a 95 reviewer rating. Now, for $6.99, you can play it on iOS devices, with Android and Windows Phone versions expected shortly. San Andreas isn't the first G
Facebook showed off new features for Instragram Thursday, revealing private sharing features and "the extent of its Snapchat envy," as Scott Marlin and USA Today put it. Instagram Direct is widely perceived as a response to Snapchat, which allows users to send their friends photos that disappear aft
'X Factor' Recap: And Then There Were Three
The top three finalists are revealed after fierce semi-finals round. read more