May 25, 2011
It's cheaper to roll your own cigarettes. But regulators say roll-your-own shops are really cigarette manufacturers, subject to all applicable laws and taxes.
May 25, 2011
As part of financial reform, the Securities and Exchange Commission is about to formalize a bounty system for whistleblowers on corporate fraud.
May 23, 2011
California's prisons are far overcrowded, but the state's budget crisis makes many of the solutions difficult.
May 17, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses the difference between bounty hunters and police officers that really matters when it comes to catching fugitives.
May 10, 2011
A growing fleet of surveillance cars are plying the streets of London and other British cities looking for scofflaws. But a group of citizens on motorcycles is looking to thwart them.
Apr 20, 2011
Sounds like something out of Total Recall - extraction devices. The devices can download info - text messages, photos, videos, GPS data from most...
Mar 28, 2011
A small army of accountants is mounting a different kind of assault on the Gaddafi regime. They are tracking the dictator's foreign assets, with a view to freezing and seizing them.
Mar 4, 2011
2011 could be a banner year for pirate attacks, and the violence could get worse, as well.
Feb 25, 2011
Call it the carbon credit caper. A gang of eastern European criminal hackers have stolen more than $50 million in carbon offsets, temporarily shutting down part of the European carbon trading system.
Feb 22, 2011
The name Max Butler might not call up the same images as names like Al Capone or Jesse James, but maybe it should. Butler, a.k.a. Max Vision, was one of the most successful cybercriminals of all time -- before the law caught up with him.