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Former U.S. agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe

Former U.S. agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe

(By Dan Levine, Reuters) – A former federal agent pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing bitcoins during the government’s investigation of Silk Road, and to secretly soliciting payment from the operator of the online black market for information on its ...

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US economy adds 280,000 jobs as slight rise in jobless rate signals optimism

US economy adds 280,000 jobs as slight rise in jobless rate signals optimism

The US economy added 280,000 jobs in May – but the unemployment rate rose to 5.5%. Economists expected US employment to have grown by 225,000 jobs last month, and for the unemployment rate to hold at a seven-year low of ...

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U.S. labor market tightening; inflation still muted

U.S. labor market tightening; inflation still muted

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to near a 15-year low, indicating the jobs market was on solid footing even as the economy struggles to regain momentum after abruptly slowing in the first ...

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Yellen Sees Gradual Pace of Rate Rises Starting This Year

Yellen Sees Gradual Pace of Rate Rises Starting This Year

(Bloomberg) — Chair Janet Yellen said she expects the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year, and that subsequent increases will be gradual without following a predictable path. “I expect that conditions may warrant an increase in the federal ...

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The Roof Fell Through on These Wine Businesses

The Roof Fell Through on These Wine Businesses

For a handful of small wine distributors in Massachusetts, the Foxboro Terminals warehouse facility was a great fit, until the roof caved in last month. The Terminals have long offered storage and services to wholesale companies, helping them get products ...

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25 Ways to Save Money on Business Travel

25 Ways to Save Money on Business Travel

You probably don’t fly first class if you want to save money on business travel. And if you’re checking several websites before booking flights and hotel rooms you’re already doing better than many travelers. But are you doing flexible-date airfare ...

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Science camp runs on girl power

Science camp runs on girl power

While her peers slept in during school vacation week, 16-year-old Diana Perez of Everett woke up at 4 a.m. for an epic commute that began in darkness at a snow-covered bus stop, continued with a transfer to another bus, and ...

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Russian rouble falls to new low against US dollar

Russian rouble falls to new low against US dollar

The Russian rouble has dropped to a new low against the US dollar, as falling oil prices and Western sanctions continue to weigh on the country. As of Monday afternoon, it takes more than 60 roubles to buy a single ...

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United Technologies CEO Retires, Succeeded by CFO

United Technologies CEO Retires, Succeeded by CFO

Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him. Chenevert, 56, is also stepping down as chairman. He had been appointed to both ...

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Under Armour beats analysts’ sales, earnings estimates in third quarter

Under Armour beats analysts’ sales, earnings estimates in third quarter

Under Armour expects sales to top $3 billion this year, company officials said Thursday, as the brand announced a third-quarter profit jump of 22 percent. The Baltimore-based sports apparel maker raised its annual sales forecast to $3.03 billion, a 30 ...

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