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Hack raises concerns ahead of U.S. trade in bitcoin
Economy
Published in 13-12-2017
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TOKYO - As the value of bitcoin has surged in recent days, there are fresh concerns about the security of it and other virtual currencies. NiceHash, a company that mines bitcoins on behalf of customers, said it is investigating a breach that may have resulted in the theft of about $70 million worth of bitcoin. Research company Coindesk said that a wallet address referred to by NiceHash users indic ...>>
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Bitcoin soars then falls back; banks raise risk concerns
Economy
Published in 13-12-2017
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NEW YORK - The price of bitcoin swung wildly Thursday, rising to more than $19,000 only to fall sharply within minutes, as both the euphoria and anxiety surrounding the virtual currency escalated just days before trading in bitcoin futures begins on a major U.S. exchange. The concerns about its volatility have led some Wall Street banks and trade groups to raise concerns about the potential implic ...>>
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Outlook for Houston economy: Getting better, slowly
Economy
Published in 13-12-2017
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Bustling global trade and a healthy U.S. economy could accelerate Houston's economic recovery next year, but a sluggish comeback in the oil industry could impede the region's job growth, a local economist said on Friday.

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As traders await bitcoin futures, margin requirements are high
Economy
Published in 13-12-2017
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Among the complications in trading bitcoin future contracts that launch this Sunday: People speculating on the cryptocurrency will need to put more cash on the table. Options Clearing Corp. has set the initial margin requirements at 44 percent of the daily settlement price. Cboe Global Market, which announced that amount on Monday, hasn't updated it through bitcoin's wild price swings in ...>>
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Stronger global economy helps boost U.S. job market
Economy
Published in 13-12-2017
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market is benefiting from an unlikely source: other countries. The global economy is showing renewed strength, with Europe, Japan and many developing nations growing in tandem for the first time in a decade. The brightening international picture is encouraging more hiring in the United States - even among manufacturers, which have been hurt in the past by global competiti ...>>
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Car dealers dodge retail doomsday as Black Friday buoys sales
Economy
Published in 6-12-2017
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There's an exception to the rule that Black Friday deals don't drive traffic to brick-and-mortar stores anymore: car dealerships. Honda and Ford reported bigger U.S. sales gains than expected for last month as big rebates and cut-rate financing offers lured buyers into showrooms. While total deliveries dropped for General Motors Co. and Fiat Chrysler, both curbed shipments to fleet custo ...>>
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U.S. wants 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli to forfeit Wu-Tang album
Economy
Published in 6-12-2017
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Federal prosecutors said Friday that Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager notorious for raising the price of a critical drug, should forfeit more than $7 million in assets after being convicted of lying to investors. Shkreli should turn over two rap albums - the only known copy of the Wu-Tang Clan's "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" and Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" - as well as $5 mi ...>>
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Postal regulators move to let stamp prices jump higher
Economy
Published in 6-12-2017
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WASHINGTON - Seeking to bolster the ailing U.S. Postal Service, federal regulators moved on Friday to allow bigger jumps to stamp prices beyond the rate of inflation, a move that could eventually add millions more dollars to companies' shipping rates from prescription drugs to magazine subscriptions. The Postal Regulatory Commission announced the decision as part of a much-anticipated, 10-yea ...>>
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Office holiday parties get another look as scandals continue
Economy
Published in 6-12-2017
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With a series of high-profile workplace sex scandals on their minds, employers are making sure their holiday office parties don't become part of the problem. There will be less booze at many. An independent business organization has renewed its annual warning not to hang mistletoe. And some will have party monitors, keeping an eye out for inappropriate behavior. TV and movies often depict off ...>>
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Facebook's Sandberg warns of backlash against women
Economy
Published in 6-12-2017
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Sheryl Sandberg warned of a potential backlash against women and urged companies to put into place clear policies on how allegations of sexual harassment are handled. In a Facebook post, the chief operating officer at Facebook wrote that organizations under pressure to beef up policies for handling allegations of sexual misconduct may be tempted to limit their exposure by limiting opportunities fo ...>>
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German, Italian Amazon workers strike on Black Friday
Economy
Published in 29-11-2017
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BERLIN - Workers at a half-dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday, in a protest timed to coincide with Black Friday to demand better wages from the American online giant. In Germany, ver.di union spokesman Thomas Voss said some 2,500 workers were on strike at Amazon facilities in Bad Hersfeld, Leipzig, Rheinberg, Werne, Graben and Koblenz. In a ware ...>>
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Food service, retail workers at higher risk of harassment, researchers say
Economy
Published in 29-11-2017
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The casting couch. The holiday party. The black car. The setting for sexual harassment in the news and popular culture lately is Hollywood or Silicon Valley or Capitol Hill - but researchers say women who work in restaurants and clothing stores tend to encounter more predatory behavior than those in glitzier professions. "It's a story people haven't focused on enough," said Jocelyn Frye, ...>>
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Tax loopholes for Wall Street's wealthiest loom in House bill
Economy
Published in 29-11-2017
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NEW YORK - Lawmakers who sped a bill through the U.S. House this month may have handed a few more goodies to Wall Street's wealthiest than they realize. Investors in billion-dollar hedge funds might be able to take advantage of a new and lower tax rate touted as a break for small businesses. Private equity fund managers might be able to sidestep a new tax on their earnings. And a combination ...>>
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Effort to oust Trump name, management in luxury Panama hotel
Economy
Published in 29-11-2017
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WASHINGTON - Owners of the Trump International Hotel in Panama are working to strip President Donald Trump's name from the 70-story building and fire the hotel management company run by Trump's family. The property once paid at least $32 million to associate with Trump. The uprising by Panama hotel owners - following news that Trump was effectively being paid to end a similar management ...>>
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Meredith buying Time Inc. for about $1.8 billion
Economy
Published in 29-11-2017
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NEW YORK - Magazine and broadcasting company Meredith is buying magazine publisher Time Inc. for $1.8 billion, with help from the billionaire Koch brothers, to bulk up on readers as the publishing industry navigates the difficult transition to digital from print. Iowa-based Meredith Corp. owns 17 TV stations that reach 12 million U.S. households. Its women- and lifestyle-focused magazines and webs ...>>
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