Steve Job’s death last week has reminded everyone firsthand the notion that everyone has ideas, and very few become actual products. That’s because ideas need a push – and in some cases, a big one, from from science, to become reality.
President Barack Obama's jobs bill is back in limbo after failing to get enough G.O.P. support Tuesday to move forward. Illinois' two U.S. senators were split on the measure.Like many Republicans, Sen. Mark Kirk said he sees the bill not as a jobs bill, but as a second stimulus.
America is in trouble, according to Thomas L. Friedman. Globalization, the information technology revolution, chronic deficits, and the nation’s excessive energy consumption are all major challenges facing the country today.
The virtual currency called "bitcoins" uses encryption to monitor peer-to-peer financial transactions and operates outside the purview of central banks and the Federal Reserve. Like any monetary system, bitcoins can be traded for bills like dollars and euros.
Today, we look at a new and mysterious online currency called "bitcoin." Since its launch in 2009, it’s prompted many to imagine an alternative reality. In it, the economic establishment no longer controls the flow of money around the world.