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Banks And Governments Paying Attention As Bitcoin Hits Record Highs

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:38pm

Over the past year, Bitcoin's price has gone up more than 900 percent. It's a level of growth unheard of in traditional investing markets. Now, banks, governments, and everyday people are wondering if Bitcoin is the future of money, a giant bubble ready to pop or something in between.

How The Dodd-Frank Act Plays Into The CFPB Succession Debate

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:38pm

As the showdown over the leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues, NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Georgetown University law professor Adam Levitin about what the law says about the succession of bureau directors.

Who's In Charge Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:38pm

The White House appointed Republican congressman Mick Mulvaney as interim director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at the same time that Richard Cordray, its outgoing leader, said Leandra English would serve in the interim. So, who's in charge?

YouTube Faces Increased Criticism That It's Unsafe For Kids

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:32pm

Many videos on the site feature popular characters in upsetting and violent situations, and some videos of children have attracted pedophilic comments. YouTube says it is toughening its approach.

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Puerto Rico's Medical Manufacturers Worry Federal Tax Plan Could Kill Storm Recovery

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:21pm

Drug companies and medical device makers in Puerto Rico are still struggling with power and staffing shortages. One device manufacturer says the future of his industry on the island in uncertain.

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In Ads, Tobacco Companies Admit They Made Cigarettes More Addictive

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:10pm

A federal judge ordered tobacco companies to pay for ads warning that their products are deadly and that they manipulated them to be addictive. But the form of the ads may be dulling their effect.

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Irish Border Problem Frustrates Brexit Trade Negotiations

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 1:25pm

The U.K. is facing a deadline ahead of a Brexit trade summit next month to find a solution to the Irish border, which has been fluid since Northern Ireland made peace with the Irish Republic in 1998.

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Steely Dan, Inc. Fights Itself In Lawsuit Over Shares

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 1:05pm

Band co-founder Donald Fagen is suing the estate of Walter Becker, his artistic partner for over 50 years, over a contract signed more than 45 years ago, on Halloween, 1972.

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Bitcoin Soars Toward Another Benchmark: $10,000

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 9:44am

In early October, a single bitcoin cost less than $5,000 on currency exchange sites. A year ago, one could be had for around $730.

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CSX Cargo Train Carrying Molten Sulfur Derails In Central Florida

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 7:16am

Several cars are believed to have leaked, in a derailment that left cars mangled. Emergency officials are warning residents to stay indoors and close their windows.




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