Australia’s Liberal Party government has announced that it will soon be illegal to purchase anything over $10,000 AU ($7,500 US) with cash. The government says it’s, “encouraging the transition to a digital society,” and cracking down on tax evasion. But not everyone is happy with the move.
The first bitcoin transaction ever was by man who bought two pizzas. That arrangement would be worth over a $100 million today. Regret was baked into Bitcoin from the beginning. Last year, somewhat inexplicably, Bitcoin’s price rose more than 1,000 percent. That number has since dipped, but a single bitcoin is still,…
The Seattle-based internet book seller Amazon just announced plans to open an enormous fulfillment center in the North Randall, Ohio. This is a big deal for the small community which has suffered greatly since the Randall Park Mall, once the largest in America, shut down due to retail sales moving online. Amazon is…
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, has an economic firestorm on his hands following his decision to ban the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes. In his monthly address on Sunday, Modi took his ambitions further with a call for a cashless society.
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.
Sorry, Mississippi. The news isn't good.
Does having more money automatically make people happier? We know a little about how that works (and doesn't work) on an individual level, but what happens when we're talking not just about individuals, but about the happiness of entire countries?
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?
Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the true extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance methods, the public debate has focused mostly on issues of privacy and national security. But new evidence shows that the fallout from the NSA backlash is wider than we thought, and could cost U.S. companies billions.
What do students who receive a Bachelors degree in a STEM major end up doing with it? The answer, as this chart shows, is all over the place.
What was your major in college and what jobs can it really get you? This interactive chart answers that question for all the most popular college degrees.
Where is your salary worth the most and where is it worth the least? This interactive chart has the answer.
Get ready for the age of "cli-fi," or "clean climate finance." The bulk of the $10.5 trillion that the International Energy Agency estimates will be needed to pay for decarbonization over the next 15 years will come from private capital, reports the Brookings Institution.
This interactive map shows just how much the percentage of income made by the top 1 percent of earners around the world has changed over the last 100 years.
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.
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.
Videogames are becoming a more popular feature of job interviews. Could they start to replace the face-to-face job interview — and should they?
Robots are stealing our jobs. Again. In fact, they've been stealing our jobs in one way or another since the dawn of the industrial revolution.
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.
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.