11 turkey facts to pass around the table this Thanksgiving

We know that Ben Franklin didn't really want to make the turkey the national bird. But what other Turkey Fun Facts™ are out there for us to devour? Feast your eyes on this megamix of Meleagris gallopavo truths. » 11/27/14 11:30am 11/27/14 11:30am

Do You Economize in Order to Afford Technology?

A new CNBC All-America Economic Survey reveals that approximately half of Americans have reined in their spending on travel, food and health care to be able to afford new technology. How much do you scrimp and save for gadgets? » 10/08/14 6:00am 10/08/14 6:00am

See the Global Shipping Revolution In These Beautiful Ocean Maps

The global shipping industry has completely transformed our world: Today, 90 percent of everything in your life arrives via cargo ship. These two maps prove just how dramatically international trade has increased, by comparing the oceans of the 19th century with those of the late 20th. » 4/02/14 10:40am 4/02/14 10:40am

U.S. Economic Activity, Split in Half and Mapped

In orange, half of America's GDP; in blue, the other half. While the population of the country is much more evenly dispersed, its contributions to the economy aren't. » 2/17/14 5:50am 2/17/14 5:50am

17 Jobs That Robots Were Supposed to Have Stolen By Now

Memory Chips Are the Most Expensive They've Been in Two Years

Manufacturers and consumers alike better brace themselves: memory chip prices have hit a two-year high because of a major fire in a massive Chinese production plant. » 9/24/13 6:07am 9/24/13 6:07am

These Industries Are Actually On The Rise For 2013

Economic news has felt bleak for years now. And every time things seem to pick up there's something like Detroit's bankruptcy looming as a reminder that times are still tough. But we know that there is some recovery going on and this infographic shows the sectors that have momentum. » 7/28/13 10:51am 7/28/13 10:51am

The Damage to NYC in The Avengers Would Cost $160 Billion to Repair

In their most recent outing, the Avengers protect Manhattan from complete devastation. But disaster experts claim that the damage would still set the city back more than Hurricane Katrina or even last year's Japanese tsunami. » 5/09/12 1:20pm 5/09/12 1:20pm

A Wonderfully Simple Explanation of Oil Price and the Economy

The price of gas seems to keep changing, but the truth is that the problem isn't just to do with decreasing oil resources. In fact, the price of the black stuff is linked into our economy in a complex way—and this video beautifully describes what's going on for those of us lacking an economics background. » 5/08/12 7:45am 5/08/12 7:45am

Sneaky Tax Tactics Save Apple Billions of Dollars

The NY Times is reporting that by routing huge amounts of income through low-tax places like Nevada, Ireland, Luxembourg, and the British Virgin Islands, Apple probably avoided paying $2.4 billion dollars in U.S. taxes last year alone. That's billion, with a B. » 4/29/12 11:19am 4/29/12 11:19am

Apple Could Build Its Products in the U.S. and Still Make Tons of Cash

You know how Apple makes most of its gear in far-off lands where the people that build them make shamefully little? We always assumed that it had to be like that for Apple to run a successful business. Turns out, that's not the case at all. » 4/24/12 3:20pm 4/24/12 3:20pm

It Makes Total Sense That the Bankers Who Destroyed Our Economy Are Now…

At its core, Bitcoin is worthless. That people continue to trade the invented digital currency is understandable because it's possible to turn a quick, risky buck. It's more gambling than economics. So of course the financial professionals who leveled the global economy love it. » 4/02/12 10:20am 4/02/12 10:20am

This Is a Billion Euro House. Literally.

What do you do when you're an unemployed artist watching your country dive into financial ruin on the back of the euro? You craft a grandiose social statement about the whole thing of course. In the case of Irish artist Frank Buckley, that means building an entire domicile out of 1.4 billion euros worth of… » 1/26/12 1:20pm 1/26/12 1:20pm

Chinese Pay Raises Will Make Your Electronics More Expensive

This year forget buying your tech in the post-Christmas sales. Because a 20 per cent increase in Chinese minimum wage is gonna hike up electronics prices come January. » 11/11/11 9:18am 11/11/11 9:18am

Deep Inside Prison's Dark and Tangled Economy

A movie-goer's concept of prison economy is likely that it's a cigarette-fueled barter system. That may be part of it, but it only scratches the surface. The truth is a violent world of sex, drugs and... postage stamps? » 10/27/11 12:33pm 10/27/11 12:33pm

This Children's Science Book Could Help Save the U.S. Economy

It's Alive! is the story of how things got alive on earth, written for children, comic style. But most adults could probably stand to read it - and would enjoy it - just as much as any kid. » 8/22/11 6:20pm 8/22/11 6:20pm

7 Tools to Help Make President Obama's Job Easier

Seems like everyone is up President Obama's ass for something these days. Too much war. Not enough war. Too much spending. Not enough spending. This guy can't win. His rapidly graying hair is proof of that. » 8/17/11 3:49pm 8/17/11 3:49pm

Why in the Hell Is Everyone Stealing Copper?

Search the news for "copper theft" and look through the headlines. LOOK. Why are there so many stories? Stealing wire to sell the copper? From a cell tower? What is this, the Great Depression? » 8/16/11 5:30pm 8/16/11 5:30pm

6 Tools to Help Keep Money in Your Wallet

The global economy is crapping out as we speak. Unemployment is still an issue. And whether you're in a financial pinch or not, you should spend wisely right now. Here are 6 tools to help cut costs: » 8/05/11 5:20pm 8/05/11 5:20pm

7 Tools to Help You Survive the Looming American Financial Apocalypse

Washington's got debt ceiling fever!—and the prospect of the US defaulting on its giant shitheap of foreign loans is becoming scarily real. So what happens if no deal is struck? MONEY CHAOS. Time to gear up for econo-hell. » 7/18/11 3:30pm 7/18/11 3:30pm