Ever-volatile bitcoin is embraced by Wall Street

Bitcoin’s stratospheric rise this week follows the digital currency’s embrace by mainstream trading platforms and is seen by some in finance as normal growing pains often experienced by innovative technologies. After starting the year at around $1,000, bitcoin, which first appeared in 2008, on Wednesday surged as high as $11,434 before promptly falling 15 percent. Near… Please follow and like us:

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Mick Mulvaney seeks more Trump appointees to help him ‘refocus’ consumer bureau

Interim Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that he wants to bring more Trump political appointees on board at the agency as he pores over its books and considers halting dozens of pending cases targeting businesses. “We’re trying to get help over here,” Mr. Mulvaney told The Washington Times in an interview. “It’s… Please follow and like us:

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US Presses China to Show Leadership on N. Korea, Cut Oil Exports

In the wake of North Korea’s latest and most advanced missile test to date, the United States has urged China to show leadership and do something it has so far been unwilling to do – cut off Pyongyang’s oil supply. Analysts said that while that option remains a step the Chinese still appear unwilling to take,… Please follow and like us:

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Net Neutrality And Bitcoin: Ending One Could Spell Doom For The Other

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has all but hit the last nail in the coffin for net neutrality. In just a few more weeks, the body is expected to vote so that net neutrality protections could be eliminated. This has spurred discussions online and offline on the effect the elimination would… Please follow and like us:

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Senate GOP advances tax bill toward vote later this week, but changes still being made

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans pushed their tax plan past another key hurdle Wednesday, a show of momentum for President Donald Trump’s top priority even as frantic negotiations with Republican holdouts made final passage uncertain. The 52-48 vote, with all Democrats opposed, marked an important milestone as Republicans in Congress scrambled to deliver a significant accomplishment by… Please follow and like us:

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Tesla Moves Too Fast, Produces Glitchy Cars

Tesla’s production line moves so quickly that the vehicles require many fixes before completion, and customers are still left with glitches and shoddy construction, according to nine former employees. Workers performing quality checks on the electric Model S sedans and Model X SUVs routinely find major defects that require the cars to be sent back for… Please follow and like us:

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The Future Fund and its contribution to Australia’s economic status

MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia, November 30, 2017 – Australia’s Future Fund is a government-owned investment fund of Australia. The fund’s capital revenue emanates from the excess financial plan invested by the government of Australia. The Fund currently possesses nearly $60 billion of property, as stated by the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute. In the year 2006, the government… Please follow and like us:

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Report: Wells Fargo may face more federal sanctions

Wells Fargo & Co. may face new sanctions from a federal regulator over bad practices the bank has over the past last several months, including forcing auto loan customers into unneeded insurance policies and charging improper fees on some mortgage borrowers, the Wall Street Journal reported this week. The Journal said the Office of the Comptroller… Please follow and like us:

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OPEC Decides Nigeria’s Oil Output Today

The Organisation of the petroleum exporting Countries (OPEC) will today debate on whether to cap oil output from Nigeria and Libya, which have so far been excluded from supply curbs due to falling production amid unrest. Two sources with knowledge of the matter told LEADERSHIP that the 14-member OPEC will meet today to decide whether to… Please follow and like us:

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These Gmail searches will dig up stuff you never knew you missed

Find lost messages, unearth attachments, clear your inbox, and more. The right searches can pick out a needle from your inbox’s haystack. David Nield/Popular Science Gmail dominates the email landscape. It provides gigabytes of storage, works at super-fast speeds in any browser, and automatically sorts messages into specialized sections depending on their content and importance. But… Please follow and like us:

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Morgan Stanley raises forecast on China’s GDP growth

BEIJING – Morgan Stanley has revised its forecast on China’s GDP growth as it believes ongoing reforms, including excess capacity cuts, are improving the quality and structure of the economy. The New York-based investment bank predicted the economy will expand by 6.8 percent year-on-year in 2017 — up from a previous forecast of 6.6 percent –… Please follow and like us:

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Bosnian Croat officials meet their nemesis in The Hague

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina – For over 400 years the Old Bridge in Mostar united the east and west of the city. For centuries, the men of Mostar competed in jumping and diving off the bridge as part of the local tradition. The bridge has always been the symbol of Herzegova region’s Mostar, the most multi-ethnic… Please follow and like us:

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Congress Should Protect Americans from Unjust Property Seizure

Members of Congress brought renewed attention to a legislative effort to halt efforts by the Department of Justice to restart one of the most controversial civil-forfeiture practices, so-called “adoptive” forfeitures. The practice, part of the equitable sharing program, allows state and local law enforcement to seize property in their jurisdictions and then hand it over to… Please follow and like us:

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Robots Could Wipe Out Hundreds Of Millions Of Jobs By 2030

A significant number of jobs could be completed by robots as early as 2030, according to a new report published Tuesday by the McKinsey Global Institute. The transition into a heavily automated workplace wouldn’t arrive right away, but it may affect up to 375 million workers globally. The workforce has already begun to accommodate technological advancements,… Please follow and like us:

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Trump, Huckabee Sanders celebrate after CNN says it’s boycotting White House Christmas party

CNN says it’s boycotting the annual White House Christmas party for the media this Friday, citing President Trump’s “continued attacks on freedom of the press.” “CNN will not be attending this year’s White House Christmas party,” a CNN spokesperson told Politico on Tuesday. “In light of the President’s continued attacks on freedom of the press and… Please follow and like us:

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