Police wielding wiretaps have for the first time been stymied by encryption, pointing to a technical capability gap as detectives and FBI agents try to penetrate increasingly sophisticated networks and devices.
Vanguard Group Inc., the world’s biggest mutual-fund company, plans to start selling exchange- traded funds in Europe this year, betting that the passive, low- cost style of investing that has changed asset management in the U.S. will do the same abroad.
Last week, I wrote about the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center’s effort to run the numbers on Mitt Romney’s base-broadening, rate-lowering tax reform plan. The numbers, as you may have guessed, didn’t add up. And that’s not just a problem for Romney. It’s a problem for anyone committed to the idea of tax reform.
As I was leaving the house last Friday for a full day of travel, I wanted something to read during airport holdovers and almost-certain delays. My only prerequisite was that the book be small enough to fit in my purse.