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Mar 20, 2014 10:01AM ET
Airbnb, the short-term couch and apartment rental site, could be worth more than some major hotel chains, if a deal that's in "advanced" stages of talks goes through.
Mar 19, 2014 1:06PM ET
Goldman Sachs Chairman and Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein is back at the top of the chart of best paid U.S. bank executive.
Mar 19, 2014 11:42AM ET
"Put simply, Toyota's conduct was shameful," Attorney General Eric Holder said during his Wednesday announcement that the Department of Justice had reached a settlement in a criminal probe over the car company's conduct
Mar 18, 2014 8:39PM ET
Viacom's lawsuit against Google, which has been in and out of the court for seven years now, is finally over. As with most things tech, in just a few short years it's far exceeded its shelf life.
Mar 18, 2014 12:54PM ET
The big box retailer is going to start allowing customers to trade-in their used games — one of the biggest ways that GameStop makes money.
Mar 17, 2014 7:07PM ET
Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce site, has announced the long-waited location of its IPO holding in what is set to be the largest Internet deal since Google.
Mar 17, 2014 11:44AM ET
New York City comedian Ari Teman rented out his apartment on Friday night through Airbnb, the online service that allows travelers to stay at local apartments for (usually) cheaper rates than hotels.
Mar 14, 2014 7:44PM ET
The first American river gets the Street View treatment as Google sends cameras down the Colorado River, bringing rapids and ridges of the Grand Canyon to screens around the world.
Mar 14, 2014 4:20PM ET
Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk has some choice words for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over new regulations, passed earlier this week, that prevents Tesla from selling its cars directly to consumers
Mar 14, 2014 11:55AM ET
On Wednesday, XKCD creator Randall Munroe announced that he's written a book. Within 24 hours, the book — scheduled for a September release — was a bestseller on Amazon
Mar 13, 2014 10:53AM ET
In an email to members of its premium Prime service on Thursday, Amazon announced that it would raise the price of membership from $79 a year to $99 a year.
Mar 12, 2014 5:59PM ET
The effect of homophobia on the global economy was dissected by a World Bank panel today, but the continued invisibility of an LGBT population, particularly in the developing world, means research remains a challenge.
Mar 12, 2014 3:58PM ET
Does the state's government have a legitimate case for protecting the auto dealer industry? Or is this just another retaliatory traffic problem for New Jersey?
Mar 12, 2014 12:34PM ET
The company behind everyone's favorite addictive mobile game, Candy Crush, is set to start publicly trading later this month, with shares priced between $21 and $24 each.
Mar 12, 2014 7:00AM ET
Aiming to increase the number of women in tech, as well as female-led start-ups, Google and Motorola Mobility have teamed up to help launch 1871FEMtech in Chicago.
Mar 11, 2014 7:27PM ET
As the EU looks to restrict the European names of American-made cheeses, you might soon find I Can't Believe It's Not Parmesan on the supermarket shelves.
Mar 11, 2014 5:36PM ET
"I think the ladies will be impressed by my style sense," President Obama told a Gap sales associate this afternoon after picking out some sweaters for his daughters Sasha and Malia.
Mar 10, 2014 3:36PM ET
American fruit firm Chiquita and Irish fruit distributor Fyffes have agreed to merge, creating the world's largest banana company.
Mar 10, 2014 3:22PM ET
Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is jumping on the Bitcoin bandwagon.
Mar 10, 2014 10:47AM ET
Sbarro, the food court pizza chain frequented by people whose first-choice fast food lines are too long, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday.
Mar 10, 2014 9:57AM ET
New York's "aggressive" top bank regulator Benjamin Lawsky is ready to go after specific people on Wall Street for unfairly burdening homeowners and helping foreign banks violate U.S. sanctions. He'd also like to regulate Bitcoin.
Mar 7, 2014 1:56PM ET
Newsweek's first big cover story in its new print era, "The Face Behind Bitcoin," has a few problems. For starters, Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the man identified as the "face," denies having anything to do with the cryptocurrency.
Mar 7, 2014 12:37PM ET
As more states move to legalize marijuana and seek tax and other economic benefits from the drug, artisanal marijuana growers are being squeezed out. Welcome to the days of Big Marijuana.
Mar 7, 2014 8:43AM ET
The economy added 175,000 jobs in February, according to the Department of Labor's Friday report.
Mar 6, 2014 10:15AM ET
Satoshi Nakamoto, long considered to be the pseudonym of the person or persons who created bitcoin, is most likely the real name of the man who founded the cryptocurrency.
Mar 5, 2014 5:09PM ET
Apple is collaborating on a hearing aid that is compatible with iPods and iPads, and can stream music directly into the ears of the hard of hearing.
Mar 5, 2014 12:45PM ET
The Lakota nation has taken MazaCoin, a bitcoin copycat, as its official currency.
Mar 5, 2014 7:00AM ET
The aerospace giant is edging into the cellphone market with an ultra-secure device for those who need to keep a secret.
Mar 4, 2014 8:39PM ET
Bad news for upscale fast food and avocado lovers: Chipotle may stop offering guacamole and some of its salsas due to the increased cost of the ingredients.
Mar 4, 2014 11:02AM ET
Flexcoin, a relatively small Bitcoin bank, announced early Tuesday morning that it's shutting its doors in light of being completely robbed of its currency.