Big Data
  • A specialist trader is reflected on his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Wall Street Looks to Critical March Jobs Report

    By Patti Domm, CNBC

    A truckload of data will hit markets in the coming week, but it's the jobs report Friday when Wall Street is closed that will be the most important and possibly have the most lasting impact. The...

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    The Secret Success of Today’s Biohackers

    By Ellen Jorgensen, Techonomy

    In a laboratory in New York City, molecular biologist Roy Buchanan is finishing up at the bench for the day. It is eight o’clock in the evening, and while late night work is a familiar scenario for...

  • Stocks Have Scores of Reasons for New Volatility

    By Patti Domm, CNBC

    Stocks, stuck in their own zigzag pattern, remain vulnerable to the whims of unusually volatile currencies in the week ahead. As financial markets adjust to the Fed's latest guidance on rates,...

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees work during a guided media tour inside the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia in this file photo taken on June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

    Hack Attacks Mean More Cyber Firms Will Go Public

    By Liana B. Baker, Reuters

    Rapid7, LogRhythm and Mimecast are joining a growing list of cybersecurity firms planning to go public in 2015 to capitalize on investor interest following a spate of hacker attacks, according to...

  • Why the Military Wants to Restore Your Online Privacy

    By Patrick Tucker, Defense One

    The average, technologically connected American worker produces some 5,000 megabytes of digital data a day, enough to fill nine CD-ROMs. Only a small fraction of it is stored permanently or is...

  • Two Economists Predict the Markets, Employment and Growth for 2015

    By Knowledge@Wharton, Knowledge@Wharton

    Economic conditions in the U.S. have clearly improved since the dark days of the Great Recession. The economy grew nicely in 2014, unemployment fell, home prices rose and stocks racked up another...

  • The Wealthiest One Percent Are Doing Even Better

    By Dhara Ranasinghe, CNBC

    The combined wealth of the world's richest 1 percent could overtake that of the other 99 percent by 2016, according to a report by Oxfam published Monday, as billionaires, politicians and business...

  • Fighting Cybercrime Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

    By Benjamin Dean, The Conversation

    In the wake of the latest high-profile hack of Sony and claims of “cyber-vandalism” being thrown about, it’s normal to feel a sense of unease. Just this week, yet another proposal for new...

  • Here’s Who’s Having More Babies Than Anyone Else

    By Jason Millman, The Washington Post

    U.S. birth rates fell to record lows in 2013, but married women and older women are starting to have more babies, new federal data shows. The number of births has been dropping since 2007, right...

  • U.S. Power Grid Imperiled by DHS Data Dump

    By Patrick Tucker, Defense One

    On Friday, December 19th, the FBI officially named North Korea as the party responsible for a cyber attack and email theft against Sony Pictures. The Sony hack saw many studio executives’ sensitive...