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Ronald Coase, the 'father' of the spectrum auction, dies at 102

The <i>New York Times</i> reports that Ronald Coase has died at the age of 102. Though you may never have heard of the Nobel Memorial Prize winning economist, his theories in the mid 20th century have a significant impact on your everyday life — assuming you're using a cellular phone.<p>In 1959, the FCC doled …

Some Photography Articles and Images You Won't Want to Miss

The online photography community has been very busy and active lately, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching for links to the best articles …

Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees)

<i>This story appears in the April 9th issue of Forbes magazine.</i><p>At a Google-run competition in ­Vancouver last month, the search giant’s famously secure Chrome Web browser fell to hackers twice. Both of the new methods used a rigged ­website to bypass Chrome’s security protections and completely …

The 147 Companies That Control Everything

Three systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have taken a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide and analyzed all 43,060 transnational corporations and share ownerships linking them. They built a model of who owns what and what their revenues …

Audit code 'could help to restore faith in banks'

New guidelines for internal auditors could help ensure banks “act with integrity” and “restore the confidence and faith of consumers and the market alike”, regulators have said.<p>The Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority both welcomed a code from the audit profession …

Business news and markets: as it happened, July 8, 2013

The Treasury has announced that it will introduce a criminal offence for reckless misconduct for senior bankers, one of the tough new measures proposed by the Banking Standards Commission.<p><b>17.12</b> We'll bring you the latest news from the Commons and events in <b>Greece</b> on our <b>financial crisis</b> and <b>finance</b> …

Part-time workers 'trapped' in jobs with no chance of promotion

More than three quarters of part-time workers feel trapped in their jobs and unable to get promoted or find another flexible role that fits their …

Europe floods caused €4.5bn of damage, says Swiss Re

The devastating floods that hit central and Eastern Europe last month caused up to $4.5bn (£3bn) in losses for the insurance industry, said re-insurance group Swiss Re.<p>"The total losses for the insurance industry are estimated between $3.5bn and $4.5bn," the company said in a statement, adding that …