Bitcoin's growth was built on the idea it was a currency of the people, unattached to any central bank or regulating authority. But a major theft has put that vision to a tough test.
Did the harsh winter hold down job creation last month? Or did employers brush away the snow and prepare for spring with a new round of hiring? The unemployment report is out on Friday.
Nearly 14 million people watch HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones. In an effort to capture a more diverse and multicultural audience, HBO is releasing a mixtape called Catch the Throne.
Decades ago, nearly 95 percent of the Great Lakes were covered with ice. Linda Wertheimer talks to scientist George Leshkevich about the effects of all that ice. The shipping industry is paralyzed.
With the IMF and the EU offering loans and grants to Ukraine, there are questions about what sort of conditions to attach to the aid, and where the money will go. Corruption is a big issue in Ukraine.
To stay competitive, Europeans need cheaper natural gas but they also need to be less dependent upon Russia. They're looking at fracking as a solution, but opponents have environmental concerns.
Missouri farmers will file a lawsuit against California over its law barring the sale of eggs from producers whose chickens are raised in small cages. The plaintiffs say the law is unconstitutional.
Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is offering $9.4 billion for Safeway, the nation's second-largest grocery, and plans to combine it with Albertson's, acquired a year ago.
For years, Reddit, tech blogs and mainstream media outlets have speculated about the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. Newsweek says it finally has the answer, but many people are criticizing the story.
One of the biggest natural gas companies in the U.S. is facing legal trouble over allegations it cheats landowners out of royalty money. Chesapeake Energy has faced similar accusations across the U.S.
BOSTON — The Massachusetts economy lost 4,500 jobs in January, but the state’s unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent in the month.
BOSTON — Obama arrived Wednesday afternoon after a Connecticut event with New England governors promoting raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
The U.S. tech giant is going through a major restructuring that could result in some 13,000 layoffs, both in the U.S. and abroad.
The plan includes proposals to raise taxes on wealthy individuals, upgrade roads, enhance job training and finance pre-K programs.
BOSTON — Eric Rosengren cited continued labor market weakness in calling for a “patient approach” to tightening the central bank’s stimulus.
U.S. home prices increased 11.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to the previous year.
BOSTON — The number of single-family homes sold in Massachusetts last month jumped to the highest January level since 2007.
The U.S. isn’t alone when it comes to a tug of war over the minimum wage. It’s also happening in Germany.