Finance & Economics

Most uninsured unable to pay hospital bills according to new HHS report

A new report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shows that few families without health insurance have the financial assets to pay potential hospital bills. On average, uninsured families can only afford to pay in...


The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total March exports of $172.7 billion and imports of $220.8 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $48.2 billion, up...

Business Intelligence: Five Tips for Managing Data

Many companies dump data in a data warehouse, says Accenture’s Jeanne Harris. The problem with that is: Now you don’t have a data warehouse; you have a data dump.

Sony Networks Lacked Firewall, Ran Obsolete Software: Testimony

Sony failed to use firewalls to protect its networks and was using obsolete Web applications, which made the company’s sites inviting targets for hackers, a Purdue University professor testified May 4 to a Congressional committee investigating the...

Without A College Degree, Hard-Pressed For Jobs

To keep up with house payments, siblings Natalie and Chris Geymayr left college after their mother's death and the recession...

Job Interview Quiz: Do You Know The 5 Questions to Ask?

At this stage of your career, you may have interviewed dozens -- or even hundreds -- of IT job...

A Business That Helps Prostitutes Bloom In Recovery

People gather in a support circle at Thistle Farms.

For Prostitutes, An Alternative To The Streets

A young woman is arrested for prostitution on Dickerson Road in Nashville.

Advanced Cyber-Attack Claims Are Usually False, Overhyped

When RSA Security disclosed in February that a third party had breached its networks, the company claimed that it had been hit by an advanced persistent threat. Federal research facility Oak Ridge National Laboratory also blamed its recent breach on...

iPhone Tracking Issue Not Apple's First Congressional Run-In

Apple is facing some serious questions about how and why its mobile products collect users’ location data. But it’s not the first time the company has dealt with interrogation by lawmakers over its practices related to that sort of information.