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Why Central Bankers Got Serious About Digital Cash

What central banks once sneered at, they’re now scrambling to master. Back when Bitcoin, the world’s first cryptocurrency, was seen as the province of anarchists and drug dealers, it was easy for the world’s central bankers to keep their distance. .....»»

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Saudi Arabia’s Best Bet Is to Crash the Price of Oil

Market management just isn’t working. Instead of supporting oil prices, the kingdom’s output cuts are propping up higher-cost rivals......»»

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg pushes back against Bernie Sanders’s call to abolish billionaires

The company's founder would owe an additional $5.5 billion in taxes in the first year of the presidential candidate's proposed tax, should it ever be enacted......»»

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How Lebanon’s Unrest Is Both New and More of the Same

Lebanon is no stranger to crisis. But this one is different for the tiny country that straddles the geopolitical fault lines of the Middle East and endured a 15-year civil war that ended in 1990. The........»»

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This nurse worked more than 30 years at the same hospital. Then the pension plan went bust.

Religious-affiliated pension plans — like the one at this New York state hospital — do not have to get insurance coverage, under the law. And that can spell trouble for retirees if they run low on funds......»»

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This nurse worked more than 30 years at the same hospital. Then the pension plan went bust.

Religious-affiliated pension plans — like the one at this New York state hospital — do not have to get insurance coverage, under the law. And that can spell trouble for retirees if they run low on funds......»»

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The world’s top economists just made the case for why we still need English majors

English majors are down 25.5 percent since the Great Recession, just as world’s top economists say we need more ‘storytellers.’.....»»

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World’s Longest Flights Aren’t Meant for Cattle Class

Qantas’s services from Sydney to London and New York can only be profitable with plenty of passengers flying business......»»

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Oracle’s Mark Hurd, who was on medical leave, has died at 62

Hurd, 62, previously led Hewlett-Packard......»»

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‘Let’s put a gag order on him’: Retailer buys controversial Trump-themed billboard in Times Square

Portland-based Dhvani says it’s taking a stand for women, but critics say it's all about shock value......»»

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Oracle’s Mark Hurd, who was on medical leave, has died at 62

Hurd, 62, previously led Hewlett-Packard......»»

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From Apple to wineries, California companies turn to solar amid outages

As climate change threatens to make power outages more frequent, California businesses are turning to solar-powered systems to protect their operations when the lights go out......»»

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Seeking an edge over geopolitical rivals, Pentagon exploits an obscure regulatory workaround

The Pentagon's use of an arcane procurement regulation called "Other Transaction Authority" has exploded in recent years. The program was originally intended to help small businesses, but defense giants are reaping benefits......»»

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Zuckerberg’s speech draws ire from 2020 candidates, civil rights advocates

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Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd, who was on medical leave, has died

Hurd, 62, had previously led Hewlett-Packard......»»

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Man charged in ‘domestic-related homicide’ in Maryland

Charles Kelly Jr., 43, faces first- and second-degree murder charges in the shooting of Briana Green, police said......»»

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The GM strike is one of the largest in decades. Other unions say it is inspiring them.

The strike is part of an uptick in workplace organizing in recent years, raising hopes that unions could end their decades long slide......»»

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‘Let’s put a gag on him’: Retailer buys controversial Trump-themed billboard in Times Square

Portland-based Dhvani says it’s taking a stand for women, but critics say it's all about shock value......»»

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Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd, who was on medical leave, has died

Hurd, 62, had previously led Hewlett-Packard......»»

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Punitive taxes on billionaires are bad politics, and just plain unfair

Democratic proposals for a wealth tax risk opening up a class war — which is not what most Americans want......»»

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