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As bitcoin sinks, crypto bros party hard on a blockchain cruise

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. When 600 cryptocurrency enthusiasts set sail from Singapore on Monday night for their second annual Blockchain Cruise, the price of bitcoin was hovering comfortably above $13,500. By the time their 1,020-foot-long ship pulled into Thailand on Wednesday, for an afternoon of...


Government

The Latest: Trump calls shutdown a 'present' from Democrats

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 7:35 a.m. President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the government shutdown — tweeting that they wanted to give him “a nice present” to mark the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. He says Democrats “could have...


Business

How a 22-year-old discovered the worst chip flaws in history

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. In 2013, a teenager named Jann Horn attended a reception in Berlin hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel. He and 64 other young Germans had done well in a government-run competition designed to encourage students to pursue scientific research. In Horn’s case, it worked. Last...


Business

Beware the $500 billion bond exodus as offshore cash comes home

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Farewell, Ireland: it looks like corporate America will finally bring that cash home. For years, the likes of Apple and Microsoft have stashed billions of dollars offshore to slash their U.S. tax bills. Now, the tax-code rewrite could throw that into reverse. The implications...


Business

Big tech dealmaking accelerates in signal smart cities are near

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Robot driven taxis and computers eliminating traffic jams may appear sooner than you think after some of the biggest technology companies picked up the pace of dealmaking to bring about “smart cities” of the future. Thirty-five agreements were signed between technology...


Government

US government shuts down as partisan blame game heats up

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government has shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday. That has halted all but the most essential operations and marred the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations...


Government

In run-up to shutdown, an erosion of trust derailed talks

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president was angry. He’d been fuming since the previous night, mad at his chief of staff John Kelly for saying on television Wednesday that Trump’s views on a border wall had “evolved.” To his base, that’s a worse offense than shutting down the government, Trump told a...


State

Knicks-Jazz, Box

NEW YORK (117) Hardaway Jr. 11-17 3-5 31, Porzingis 6-14 5-7 18, Kanter 5-13 2-3 12, Lee 6-13 4-4 18, Jack 3-6 0-0 6, Thomas 3-3 0-0 7, McDermott 1-3 0-0 2, Beasley 5-13 0-0 10, O’Quinn 1-1 2-2 4, Burke 3-4 0-0 7, Ntilikina 0-0 0-0 0, Baker 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 44-89 18-23 117. UTAH (115) Hood 8-15 0-...


Government

Analysis: Emboldened Democrats take a risk on a shutdown

APTOPIX Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base and don’t blink. In forcing a showdown over immigration — and triggering a government shutdown — Democrats have embraced a confrontational, rule-...


Government

US government shuts down as Congress fails to overcome standoff over spending and

WASHINGTON (AP) — US government shuts down as Congress fails to overcome standoff over spending and immigration.


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