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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When a Company Is Put Up for Sale, in Many Cases, Your Personal Data Is, Too

When a Company Is Put Up for Sale, in Many Cases, Your Personal Data Is, Too

The privacy policy for Hulu, a video-streaming service with about nine million subscribers, opens with a declaration that the company “respects your privacy.” That respect could lapse, however, if the company is ever sold or goes bankrupt. At that point, ...

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U.S. top court rules for California farmers over government raisin program

U.S. top court rules for California farmers over government raisin program

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of California farmers challenging a Depression-era federal program that requires raisin producers to put aside a proportion of their crop without guaranteed compensation. In an 8-1 decision, the court said the ...

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Walton Street poised to profit on Hotel Lincoln sale

Walton Street poised to profit on Hotel Lincoln sale

Less than two years after buying the Hotel Lincoln, Walton Street Capital is putting the Lincoln Park property up for sale, capitalizing on strong investor demand for Chicago hotels. A joint venture led by the Chicago-based private-equity firm hired New ...

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When Tech Giants Deliver the News, They Decide What News Is

When Tech Giants Deliver the News, They Decide What News Is

SO APPLE’S GOT its very own newsreader app, aptly called News. It will come natively installed on its iOS 9 mobile operating system this fall. This adds to the list of third parties that publishers have come to rely upon ...

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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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E*Trade Finance Chief Leaving to Join LPL Financial

E*Trade Finance Chief Leaving to Join LPL Financial

New York-based E*Trade said its chief risk officer, Michael Pizzi, would take over the finance department at the company June 15. The move comes as E*Trade’s stock has gained, following years of restructuring after the financial crisis. Its stock is ...

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With A $1.2 Billion Hammer, The FTC Closes Loophole To Prevent Generic Drugs

With A $1.2 Billion Hammer,  The FTC Closes Loophole To Prevent Generic Drugs

This morning, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission drew blood: Teva Pharmaceuticals will pay $1.2 billion to reimburse insurers, drug wholesalers, and pharmacies who paid full price for the Provigil, produced by Cephalon, a company Teva bought in 2011, because Cephalon ...

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Debt Forgiveness Could Save This Woman’s Home, But Nation’s Housing Chief Still Says No

Debt Forgiveness Could Save This Woman’s Home, But Nation’s Housing Chief Still Says No

Sylvia Alvarez didn’t grasp the enormity of the crisis about to engulf her community until she returned to her office in Tampa, Florida, after a long weekend and found her voicemail filled with messages from distraught homeowners. It was early ...

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6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

I’m a happiness research junkie. I love reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And ...

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