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Facebook's New Currency Plan under Scrutiny in Congress

Facebook's New Currency Plan under Scrutiny in Congress

By Marcy Gordon | Jul 16
Facebook's ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it's shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve.

Heating Up: Hotter Earth Drives Dollars to Sustainable Funds

Heating Up: Hotter Earth Drives Dollars to Sustainable Funds

By Stan Choe | Jul 15
This year is on pace to be one of the hottest on record, again, and the trend may only accelerate as President Donald Trump loosens policies meant to combat climate change. But some investors are attuned to the dangers.

New Zealand Gun Owners Turn over Their Weapons for Money

New Zealand Gun Owners Turn over Their Weapons for Money

By Nick Perry | Jul 15
Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics.

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be Face of New British Banknote

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be Face of New British Banknote

Jul 15
Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday.

Liz Weston: Teach Your Teen About College Costs Starting Now

Liz Weston: Teach Your Teen About College Costs Starting Now

By Liz Weston | Jul 14
This summer could be a great time to talk with younger teens about the reality of college costs, how much they can expect you to help and affordable alternatives that can keep your family from drowning in debt.

Public Unions See Only Modest Decline after Court Ruling

Public Unions See Only Modest Decline after Court Ruling

By David Lieb | Jul 14
Anticipating that the U.S. Supreme Court might end mandatory union fees for public employees, some labor-friendly states enacted laws last year to protect membership rolls while unions redoubled their recruitment efforts.

AP-NORC Poll: Many Feeling Vulnerable Despite Economic Gains

AP-NORC Poll: Many Feeling Vulnerable Despite Economic Gains

By Josh Boak and Emily Swanson | Jul 14
Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their daily living costs.

Rough Total for Trump's July Fourth Extravaganza: $5.4M

Rough Total for Trump's July Fourth Extravaganza: $5.4M

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jul 13
President Donald Trump's July Fourth extravaganza — featuring tanks, a military flyover, and a Trump speech at the Lincoln Memorial — cost an estimated $5.4 million, according to rough figures Thursday.

Japan Crypto Exchange Loses $32 Million of Virtual Money

Japan Crypto Exchange Loses $32 Million of Virtual Money

Jul 13
A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of 3.5 billion yen, or $32 million, worth of virtual money.

France Will Implement an 'Ecotax' on Plane Tickets From 2020

France Will Implement an 'Ecotax' on Plane Tickets From 2020

By Thomas Adamson, Frank Jordans | Jul 11
France will introduce a new charge on plane tickets from next year, with revenue used to fund environment-friendly alternatives, the country's transport minister said Tuesday.

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