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This Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, photo shows the Chicago Board Options Exchange website announcing that bitcoin futures will start trading on the CBOE on Sunday evening, Dec. 10. Bitcoin futures will start trading a week later on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
December 11, 2017 - 2:28 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the debut of bitcoin futures trading (all times local): 01:30 a.m. Bitcoin futures have advanced further in overnight trading. At 1:30 a.m. central time (0730 GMT) the futures contract that expires in January was trading at $18,590. It opened at 5 p.m. CST at $15,000,...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, arrives for a public hearing at the parliamentary control committee of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany. The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency, Maassen warned Sunday Dec. 10, 2017, that China is using computer social networks to target sources of information. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, FILE)
December 10, 2017 - 1:13 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency warned Sunday that China allegedly is using social networks to try to cultivate lawmakers and other officials as sources. Hans-Georg Maassen said his agency, known by its German acronym BfV, believes more than 10,000 Germans have been...
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This photo provided by Affirm shows PayPal co-founder Max Levchin. Levchin thinks the pace of innovation is progressing well, considering the banking industry is the most regulated this side of health care. But he considers the speculation around bitcoin to be “the elephant in the room.” He also thinks massive computer hacking attacks are threatening to reduce society’s trust in technology. (Affirm via AP)
December 10, 2017 - 12:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — PayPal co-founder Max Levchin thinks the pace of innovation in digital payments is progressing well, considering the banking industry is the most regulated this side of health care. But he considers the speculation around bitcoin to be "the elephant in the room" because of the...
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Pope Francis waves to faithful during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Francis said that working to protect the dignity of the weakest and most disadvantaged implies "also working with determination to build a world without nuclear arms." He urged people to put intelligence and technology at the "service of peace and true progress." (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
December 10, 2017 - 6:56 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change. Addressing the faithful Sunday in St. Peter's Square, he stressed what he called "the strong link between human rights and nuclear disarmament." Francis said working to...
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December 10, 2017 - 12:00 am
German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying Can better policies prevent workplace sexual harassment? Net neutrality fans speak up as FCC set to strike down rules Bitcoin soars then falls back; banks raise risk concerns Q&A: How is a bitcoin mined? A look at the virtual currency...
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Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in New York. The FCC is set to vote Dec. 14 whether to scrap Obama-era rules around open internet access that prevent phone and cable companies from favoring certain websites and apps. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 08, 2017 - 3:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue normally discussed in tech and telecom circles. Now it's hit the mainstream. Next week, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on gutting Obama-era rules meant to stop broadband companies such as...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, Facebook publicly released its policies against workplace harassment. This includes enforcement procedures and how it investigates complaints. The company says it wants to help other companies create better policies, and ideally prompt them to publish their own procedures too. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 08, 2017 - 12:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sexual misconduct happens at work not because companies don't publish anti-harassment policies, experts say, but because managers don't enforce them — and because people fail to apply them to themselves. While the floodgates on reporting abuse and sexual harassment have opened with...
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December 08, 2017 - 10:45 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish music streaming service Spotify and Chinese internet company Tencent have struck a deal to take minority stakes in each other. The companies said Friday in a joint statement they will acquire new shares representing minority equity stakes in each other for cash — Tencent...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, a patient has her blood drawn for a liquid biopsy at a hospital in Philadelphia. A study released on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 found that a blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify women who were likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
December 08, 2017 - 9:01 am
A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found. It was the largest experiment so far to use these tests, called liquid biopsies , for breast cancer. Results...
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A helicopter flies over a wildfire Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Bonsall, Calif. The wind-swept blazes have forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
December 08, 2017 - 1:52 am
FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A brush fire driven by gusty winds that have plagued Southern California all week exploded rapidly Thursday north of San Diego, destroying dozens of mobile homes in a retirement community and killing race horses at an elite training facility. The fire exceeded 6 square...
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