Bitcoin hits new record high as warnings grow louder
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin blasted to another all-time high of almost $18,000 on the Bitstamp exchange on Friday, up 9 percent on the day, as warnings grew over the risks of investing in the highly volatile and speculative instrument.
Dire poverty in US to worsen under Trump, threatening democracy, top UN official says
WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poverty and inequality rates in the United States are alarming, poised to worsen under President Donald Trump and threatening the nation's democracy, a top United Nations official said on Friday.
Shop early, shop often to avoid Christmas impulse buying: study
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Parceling out holiday shopping in small amounts and completing it in a realistic schedule helps people maintain the self-control needed to avoid being swept away in impulse purchases that can wreck budgets, a study to be published in January said.
False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics
LISBON/MILAN (Reuters) - America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails -- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field.
ANALYSIS-False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics
LISBON/MILAN, Dec 15 (Reuters) - America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails -- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field.
U.S. Justice Department, AT&T settlement talks failed: court filing
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T Inc
have held unsuccessful settlement talks over the wireless and pay-TV company's bid to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc , the two sides said in a court filing on Friday.
UPDATE 1-Israel questions Iranian blogger after giving her asylum
JERUSALEM/LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - An Iranian blogger granted asylum in Israel has been questioned by its Shin Bet internal security service on suspicion of illegal communication with Iran, an Israeli official said on Friday.
Attorney General Sessions notes FBI bias charges, defends agency
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday the Justice Department "will take seriously concerns that have been expressed" about bias within the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but defended the agency against suggestions it was dysfunctional.
Few California pharmacists prescribing birth control
(Reuters Health) - A California law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control sought to make it easier for women to obtain contraception, but few drug stores provide the service, a new study finds.
Blockchain consortium Hyperledger loses members, funding: documents
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 15 members of blockchain consortium Hyperledger have either cut their financial support for the project or quit the group over the past few months, according to documents seen by Reuters.
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