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5 things to know about bitcoin
Bitcoin has been on a volatile roller coaster this past week. The cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of $11,395 on Nov. 29 before losing over one-fifth of its value, dropping as low as $9,000 at one point on Nov. 30. Despite the drop, bitcoin is still up over 900 percent year-to-date, meaning the
Future of sports betting: the marketplace
There are no immediate plans for Patent No. 0125691. The description contains plain words like "computer," "real-time" and "online." Figure 2, an accompanying diagram , shows the system's entire process in an eight-step flow chart that ends with "determine payout of event." The patent application,
Leap Second: How Companies Are Preparing For Extra Second Today
If today feels a bit longer, there's a reason for it. A leap second will be added to the clock to account for a discrepancy between Earth's rotation and the atomic clock . While there have been more than two dozen instances of a leap second being added since 1972, companies relying on their
Banks Settle Forex Probe
The $3.4 billion settlement comes after years of investigation into Forex market manipulation.
Filibuster Reform's Biggest Winners
The landmark Senate vote to effectively eliminate the filibuster of presidential nominees opens the door to a wave of likely confirmations for President Obama. Gone are the days when 60 votes are needed to move ahead on a nominee. Now, a simple majority of 51...
The Note's Must-Reads for Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen, Will Cantine and Jordan Mazza PRESIDENT OBAMA / HEALTH...
GM Picks Up Speed on Mass-Market Electric Cars
Morning Money Memo: The race is on to build a long-range more affordable, mass-market electric car that can go at least 200 miles on a single charge. General Motors is expanding its battery testing plant in Michigan as it tries to bring down the cost...
The Note's Must-Reads for Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen, Carrie Halperin and Will Cantine BEAU BIDEN ILL ABC News’ Arlette Saenz: “Biden’s Son Undergoing Medical Evaluation In Houston” Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, is undergoing medical evaluations in Houston, Texas after suffering ...
Detained U.S. Boss Home After China 'Nightmare'
Morning Business Memo: His ordeal finally over, a U.S. executive detained for a week by his company’s Chinese workers in a pay dispute has arrived home. Chip Starnes, 42, flew into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport in Florida early this morning. He told reporters it was a...
Cheaper Gas Predicted for Summer Driving
Morning Business Memo…. Gas prices usually head higher during the spring and summer but not this year. The American Automobile Association’s new forecast says drivers are likely to pay less this summer, with prices dropping to below $3.40 a gallon in most states by July,...