Large American companies like GE, Boeing and Pepsico do billions of dollars worth of business in Russia, and, in some cases, have spent the past 20 years building infrastructure and relationships with Moscow. They fear that if the U.S. imposes sanctions that are too tough, competitors in Europe and Asia could take advantage and step in. Meanwhile, U.S. businesses with operations in Crimea are facing a quandary of their own: whether to accomodate to Russia's absorption of Crimea or to sell, likely at a loss, and get out.
Based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the Washington Post reports the U.S. has the capability to record "100 percent" of a country's phone calls.
Dark chocolate may help the heart and waistline. Now scientists have figured out one reason why: Bacteria in the gut turn cocoa into compounds that lower inflammation and make us feel full.
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says the Republican Party hasn't changed at all since its 2012 losses and continues to alienate "huge swaths of voters."
Starting next week, you can take your old video games to Wal-Mart and get store credit for them. According to Carl Howe, Vice President of Research at the Yankee Group, it's a smart move for the superstore.
"I think what the retailers have found is that there’s a very robust secondary market for games. They’re expensive enough and the demographic that buys games is young enough that they’re pretty cost sensitive."
The used game market in the US is worth more than $1.5 billion, which is not great news for game publishers. Companies like GameStop and Best Buy, however, have deep roots in the used game market.
Wal-Mart does have size on its side. Its hired an outside company to handle refurbishment of the old games that come in, and plans to start selling them at Wal-marts by the end of the year.