Bitcoin Value Surpasses $23,000 Per Unit

Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in recent months continued Thursday as the virtual currency shattered the $20,000 barrier and surged to more than $23,000 per coin. The world’s oldest and most popular...

Spiraling COVID-19 cases driving up U.S. layoffs; inflation still benign

The number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits jumped to a near three-month high last week as mounting new COVID-19 infections led to more business restrictions, further...

LA County dining ban withstands legal, political challenges

Los Angeles County's ban on outdoor dining apparently will go forward as planned Wednesday, as efforts to block the measure in the courts and at the county Board of...

From Tiffany to Target, stores are boarding up windows in case of election unrest

Retailers across the country are stepping up security measures to try to head off any damages to their stores during election-related protests in the coming days. Tiffany, Saks Fifth Avenue, CVS, Target...

Presidential election sets betting records with $1B in wagers possible

Regardless of who wins on Election Day – the bets are in, and they are big. Betfair, one of the world's largest online betting and gaming companies, said more than $260 million has...

Tech CEOs Square Off With Senators in Hearing Over Online Speech

Chiefs of the largest social-media companies tangled with U.S. senators over their role in public discourse amid a contentious election that has stoked bipartisan criticism of the companies’ policies. Facebook Inc. Chief...

U.S. States Face Biggest Cash Crisis Since the Great Depression

Connecticut acted fast. Social distancing, lockdowns and testing slashed Covid-19 cases in the spring. But when Comptroller Kevin Lembo opened an email from his budget director on April 15, it...

Calls for Facebook, Twitter to halt trending sections ahead of election gather steam

Calls for Twitter and Facebook to temporarily halt their respective trending features in the U.S. ahead of the 2020 presidential election are gaining steam with just two weeks until Election Day. The Mozilla Foundation, a nonprofit supporting...

Amazon reinstates policy that penalizes workers for taking too many breaks, lawsuit alleges

Amazon allegedly brought back a workplace policy that penalizes employees for taking breaks on the job amid the company's busiest sales week of the year. The e-commerce giant can monitor when warehouse employees take breaks and...

Trump has ties to drugmaker Regeneron — and now its stock is surging

President Trump received a high dose of an experimental antibody cocktail from Regeneron as part of his Covid-19 treatment. Now the drugmaker's stock is up sharply -- and questions...