The Federal Communications Commission held its first hearings into telecommunication failures during Sandy in Lower Manhattan Tuesday.
Hailing cabs with an app. Renting out rooms to visiting tourists. Sure, it's easy, thanks to startups like Uber and Airbnb. But is it legal? Popular tech companies run up against New York City regulations and try to find compromises.
Money Talking examines how immigration reform would affect wages and benefits, consumer spending, entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security and the economy as a whole.
A non-profit in Texas called Defense Distributed is working to perfect its design for a so-called "Wiki Weapon."
Political leaders, CEO and even a few celebrities are rubbing elbows and discussing the world’s biggest political and economic challenges in Davos, Switzerland. Why should we care?
The inaugural class of graduate students for CornellNYC Tech started school Monday in temporary rooms in the Google building Google in Chelsea.
The credit rating agency Moody's revised its outlook for the whole U.S. higher education sector from "stable" to "negative" in a report released last week.
Today is the deadline to submit claims for a piece of the $25 billion mortgage settlement state attorneys general reached with the five largest mortgage servicers in February 2012.
The Digital Book World Conference kicks off Tuesday in Midtown Manhattan. Organizers bill the event as the most important gathering for publishing professionals when it comes to e-books and self-publishing.
Congress narrowly avoided the fiscal cliff, but now lawmakers face a three-pronged problem that some in Washington say makes the fiscal cliff look like a cakewalk.
Despite the growth of e-readers and digital technology, New Yorkers are spending more time in libraries than ever.
Ten major banks and mortgage companies are settling with federal regulators over accusations they wrongfully foreclosed on homeowners.
For years, we've heard that the markets hate uncertainty. Well, this week, we got some certainty. On Money Talking, Rana Foroohar and Joe Nocera weigh on whether the fiscal cliff deal will spur companies to start spending money and hiring.
This week on New Tech City, Manoush Zomorodi speaks with Douglas Rushkoff about how media and the digital age will change the way we live and think in 2013.
The notion of the ten year budget and fiscal cycle is actually a rather common one -- but why? It takes ten years, apparently, to shoot for big overhauls in the budget. Tax structures get a hard look and potential revision every ten years, even those pesky Bush tax cuts that are up for renewal have a ten year expiration date. But why ten? Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and its co-producer WNYC says, it's a pretty arbitrary time frame.
Philanthropic giving tends to peak in December as big and small donors alike squeeze their donations in before the end-of-year tax deadline.
Americans have purchased millions of smartphones, tablet computers and other digital tech this holiday season, and many of those gifts are showing up under Christmas trees this morning.
The New York Stock Exchange is more than just a place where stocks are bought and sold: it’s the symbol of American capitalism.
A week after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, the mass shooting continues to have a ripple effect in the conversation around guns, even in the financial community.