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weeklyroundupcrypto-jan17.jpg Bitcoin continued its rally towards the $10000 mark this week, reaching as high as $8950 on Friday. It was the best price recorded in 67 days, and in 2020. That was more than $1100 higher than the price recorded last Friday. In the last seven days, the most popular cryptocurrency improved its value by more than 12 percent. At the time of writing this, Bitcoin was trading at $8825. Bitcoin has

mycocafeftc1-jan17.jpg The Federal Trade Commission has been granted permission by a federal district court to shut down an alleged pyramid scheme known as "Success By Health," and freeze the assets of the company and its executives. In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, FTC alleged that Success By Health and its executives James "Jay" Dwight Noland, Jr., Lina Noland, Scott A. Har

uscanadamexicodeal-jan17.jpg The Senate overwhelmingly passed with bi-partisan support a new North American trade deal in what is seen as a major victory for President Donald Trump, who made replacing NAFTA one of his key campaign promises. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or the USMCA, was passed in the Upper House by a vote of 89-10 Thursday. The deal was passed by the House Of Representatives last month by a 38

Workers at cannabis company Cresco Labs' Joliet, Illinois facility have voted in favor of unionizing. Workers at the plant, which is a cannabis cultivation and production facility, voted 58-32 earlier this week to join Local 881 of the United Food and Commercial Workers or UFCW union. The UFCW already...

spying-jan16.jpg Two Iranians who were charged with collecting information on U.S. citizens and opponents of the Iranian regime have been sentenced to jail. Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 39, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, was sentenced to prison for 38 months and a fine of $14,153. Majid Ghorbani, 60, an Iranian citizen and resident of California, was jailed for 30 months. Both of them were convicted after pleading

falsediagnoses-jan16.jpg A Texas rheumatologist has been found guilty of his role in a $325 million healthcare fraud scheme in which he intentionally misdiagnosed patients for profit and treated them with toxic medications. Following a 25-day trial, Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada, M.D., of Mission, Texas, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, seven counts of healthcare fraud, and one count of co

nasaearthobservatory1-jan16.jpg Earth's surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, NASA said in its report based on independent analyses jointly conducted by it and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 2016 was the warmest year in recorded history. Globally, 2019 temperatures continued the earth's long-term warming trend. The past five years have been

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has outlined four "guardrails" that must be put in place for her to sign a bill to legalize the state's hemp industry. According to the governor, any hemp legislation for the state must include reliable enforcement guidelines, responsible regulation, safe transportation...

trump-signing-011520.jpg After months of negotiations, the U.S. and China officially signed an historic phase one trade deal on Wednesday in an effort to defuse the bitter trade dispute between the two economic superpowers. President Donald Trump signed the agreement along with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing's chief trade negotiator, in a ceremony at the White House.

trumpapple1-jan15.jpg President Donald Trump has urged Apple to help unlock iPhones used by the attackers for a fatal shooting at U.S. naval base last month. "We are helping Apple all of the time on TRADE and so many other issues, and yet they refuse to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers and other violent criminal elements," Trump tweeted Tuesday. "They will have to step up to the plate and help our great Co

bestjobs-jan15.jpg The post of Front-end Engineer is ranked as the best among the top 50 occupations in the United States, according to Employment website Glassdoor. Front-end Engineer's job was rated as the No. 1 profession on the basis of an average overall job satisfaction score of 3.9, Median Base Salary of $105,240, and 13,122 job openings. A Front End Engineer, who is essentially a web developer, selects, in

deltaairlines-jan15.jpg A Delta Airlines passenger plane dumped fuel over schools near Los Angeles International Airport amidst an emergency landing Tuesday. Dozens of students were reportedly treated for skin irritation and breathing problems. The incident might have violated aviation rules, reports say, as fuel dumping in emergency landings are allowed only above designated areas and at a high altitude. Delta Airlines

The American Association of Insurance Services or AAIS said it has expanded its admitted Cannabis Businessowners Policy program, the insurance industry's first cannabis businessowner's policy, into Nevada. The Nevada Division of Insurance approved the insurance policy program on December 24, 2019,...

corybooker-jan14.jpg New Jersey senator Cory Booker has pulled out of the race for Democratic party nomination to fight Donald Trump in the presidential election after struggling to raise money and garner enough support in polls. The 50-year-old African-American lawmaker announced the end of his campaign in a video uploaded on Twitter. "It's with a full heart that I share this news—I'm suspending my campaign for pre

gokarts-jan14.jpg Netflix acquired the global rights of the Australian family feature film Go Karts from Aqute Media. The entertainment company said that the releasing rights of the film in Australia and New Zealand will be with Roadshow Films. The coming-of-age film will release theatrically in Australia and New Zealand under the tile "GO!" on January 16. The action-packed family film was scripted by Steve Worla

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