electronic commerce

India's tech cities are choking on their success

Like thousands of others, Megha Mathur moved to the Indian city of Gurgaon for a coveted job in tech. She soon realized she wouldn't be able to live there very long. The pollution was so bad she had to check an air quality app on her phone several times a day to see whether it was safe to go outside without a mask.

Online stock trading is free now

There is no such thing as a "discount broker" anymore. In the span of just a few days last week, nearly every major online brokerage company eliminated commissions. It's now essentially free to trade.