Erik Baard

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Why Microsoft Wants to Sink Your Data Beneath the Sea

Why Microsoft Wants to Sink Your Data Beneath the Sea

The company’s special research division, which works on breakthrough technologies, recently concluded a test of its first seabed data center. It's a move to innovate and cut costs.

Microsoft Seeks to Sink Your Data Beneath the Sea, Literally

Microsoft Seeks to Sink Your Data Beneath the Sea, Literally

The company’s special research division, which works on breakthrough technologies, recently concluded a test of its first seabed data center. It's a move to innovate and cut costs.

Winter Storm Jonas Aftermath: FEMA Considers Plan to Tighten Disaster Funds Faucet

Winter Storm Jonas Aftermath: FEMA Considers Plan to Tighten Disaster Funds Faucet

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is considering a move to require states to put up something like an insurance deductible before seeking disaster relief.

David Bowie's Financial Legacy: Bowie Bonds Pioneered An Exotic Investment Option

David Bowie's Financial Legacy: Bowie Bonds Pioneered An Exotic Investment Option

David Bowie’s musical legacy is unquantifiable and profound, but his most daring financial experiment had fewer ripple effects.

How to Make 529 Plans Attractive to Lower-Income Families

How to Make 529 Plans Attractive to Lower-Income Families

Federal policymakers are investing their energy in Washington, D.C. to make college savings plans appealing to families whose financial struggles are so acute that their incomes aren’t taxable.

529 College Savings Plans Go Green: Are Your Investments Environmentally Friendly?

529 College Savings Plans Go Green: Are Your Investments Environmentally Friendly?

It's no longer just about responsibly saving for college. It's also about making sure those investments are clean.

Could Canada Help the U.S. Solve the American Water Crisis?

Could Canada Help the U.S. Solve the American Water Crisis?

Note to thirsty consumers in the U.S.: you can't tap your neighbor up north. Parched Western states still can't turn to Canada.

Winter Storm Juno Threatens the Economy With Snowpocalypse

Winter Storm Juno Threatens the Economy With Snowpocalypse

Winter Storm Juno is set to fill maritime lore while leaving piers empty in the Port of New York and New Jersey.

Vegan Options Invade Fast Food Counter: American Beef Consumption Plummets

Vegan Options Invade Fast Food Counter: American Beef Consumption Plummets

New leafy options appear at White Castle and Chipotle as Washington and the United Nations are pushing plant-based diets to save the environment and lower healthcare costs.

He Knows When You've Been Shopping: Stocking Stuffers to Block Snoopers

He Knows When You've Been Shopping: Stocking Stuffers to Block Snoopers

Macy's, Best Buy and other retailers are selling items they claim block snoopers from reading your credit card information when you're shopping.