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Financial Watchdog: Regulate Cryptocurrencies Now, Or Else

Financial Watchdog: Regulate Cryptocurrencies Now, Or Else

A global financial body says governments worldwide must establish rules for virtual currencies like bitcoin to stop criminals from using...

French Startup Offers Visions of Damaged Middle Eastern Cities

French Startup Offers Visions of Damaged Middle Eastern Cities

The Syrian government says the ancient city of Palmyra, gravely damaged by IS militants, could reopen to the public next...

Women-to-Women Business Fund Comes to Britain

Women-to-Women Business Fund Comes to Britain

A women-to-women investment fund is coming to Britain next month to boost financing for female-owned businesses, its founder said Thursday,...

Data Project Aims to Stop Human Trafficking Before It Occurs

Data Project Aims to Stop Human Trafficking Before It Occurs

Computer giant IBM Corp., financial services company Western Union Co. and European police launched a project Thursday to share financial data that ...

US Stocks Slide on Saudi Arabia, Italy Concerns

US Stocks Slide on Saudi Arabia, Italy Concerns

U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday as the European Commission issued a warning regarding Italy’s budget and concerns mounted...

Russian Firms Test Non-Dollar Deals to Sidestep US Sanctions

Russian Firms Test Non-Dollar Deals to Sidestep US Sanctions

Several major Russian companies are exploring ways to do deals abroad without using dollars, spurred on by a U.S. threat...

Warsaw Taxis Hold Anti-Uber Go Slow

Warsaw Taxis Hold Anti-Uber Go Slow

Hundreds of taxis on Thursday drove at a snail’s pace across the Polish capital Warsaw in protest at the ride-sharing...

Rural Americans Struggle with Poor Broadband Access

Rural Americans Struggle with Poor Broadband Access

Even in the country that invented the internet, access has remained painfully slow for many rural residents in places like...

US Again Declines to Label China a Currency Manipulator 

US Again Declines to Label China a Currency Manipulator 

The Trump administration has again declined to label China a currency manipulator, but says it is keeping China and five...

Jubilant Customers Light Up as Marijuana Sales Begin in Canada

Jubilant Customers Light Up as Marijuana Sales Begin in Canada

Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the...

Tesla Secures Land in Shanghai for First Factory Outside US

Tesla Secures Land in Shanghai for First Factory Outside US

Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory...

Twitter Releases Tweets Showing Russian, Iranian Attempts to Influence US Politics

Twitter Releases Tweets Showing Russian, Iranian Attempts to Influence US Politics

On Wednesday, Twitter released a collection of more than 10 million tweets related to thousands of accounts affiliated with Russia’s...

Twitter Releases Tweets Showing Foreign Attempts to Influence US Politics

Twitter Releases Tweets Showing Foreign Attempts to Influence US Politics

Twitter has released a collection of more than 10 million tweets it says are related to foreign efforts to influence...

Hackers Accused of Ties to Russia Hit 3 E. European Companies: Cybersecurity Firm

Hackers Accused of Ties to Russia Hit 3 E. European Companies: Cybersecurity Firm

Hackers have infected three energy and transport companies in Ukraine and Poland with sophisticated new malware and may be planning...

Shanghai Airport Automates Check-in with Facial Recognition

Shanghai Airport Automates Check-in with Facial Recognition

It’s now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout...