New evidence from behavioral economists, researchers who study the psychology behind financial decisions, is at the root of what a number of major companies are using to help consumers get a better fiscal foothold. Continue reading
Behavioral science is behind a host of new online applications that nudge people into making better decisions on everything from health care to saving money. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The House voted Friday to make permanent a temporary tax break that makes it easier for businesses to invest in new equipment, one of many expired tax breaks that Congress must deal with by the end of the year. Continue reading
Following a campaign by gun-control groups, retailing giant Target changed its position on letting armed customers into its stores. Continue reading
If you are an American investor, the risks of climate change should matter to you. That’s the message from the Risky Business Project, led by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, billionaire financier Tom Steyer and former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. These business and political leaders have come together to quantify the economic costs. Judy Woodruff talks to Paulson about the project. Continue reading
Five Chinese military officials were indicted by the U.S. for stealing trade secrets by hacking six American firms in the nuclear, metals and solar products industries. Gwen Ifill talks to Laura Galante of FireEye and former State Department official Susan Shirk and the unprecedented charges and the Obama administration offense against Chinese cyber attacks. Continue reading
Jill Abramson, the New York Times’ first female executive editor, is leaving her post after three years. Taking her place is the Times’ managing editor Dean Baquet, the first African-American to hold the position.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — President Barack Obama is showcasing Wal-Mart, often a target of labor groups and other Democratic constituencies, to promote advances in energy efficiency in his broader campaign to confront climate change. Obama on Friday was to announce … Continue reading
Toyota has come to a $1.2 billion settlement to end a Justice Department criminal probe into how the company handled customer complaints and automobile recalls related to safety problems with their vehicles from 2009 to 2010. “Today we can say … Continue reading
The chief information officer at retail giant Target has resigned following a massive holiday-season data breach, which affected millions of customers.