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.