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PayPal to Integrate Bitcoin Via Its ‘Payments Hub’ for Merchants in Move Toward Acceptance

PayPal’s acceptance of the top virtual currency is much closer to being complete with an announcement Tuesday that it has partnered with the three of the largest bitcoin payment processors – BitPay, Coinbase ...

FTC Shuts Down Bitcoin Mining Firm Butterfly Labs, Alleges Deceptive Practices

For bitcoiners looking to get the latest and most efficient hardware for mining the virtual currency, Butterfly Labs emerged as a prominent name as bitcoin prices surged last year. // But the embattled bitcoin ...
Existing-Home Sales Slip in Feb., But Up 9% from Year Ago

Home Resales See First Slip in 5 Months as All-Cash Investor Interest Declines

Sales of existing homes saw a rare dip in August, the first decline after four consecutive months of increases, as more cash-paying investors retreated from the market, according to the National Association of Realtors. ...
Health Care Law Spurs $1.3B in Insurance Rebates for 2012

‘Drive-By Doctoring’ is Spreading Hospital-Bill Shock for Unsuspecting Patients

Even if you do your financial homework ahead of an expensive procedure, surgery or emergency room visit, you might get hit with heft charges from a physician or other professional that you didn’t even know ...

Prepaid Cards are the ‘Currency of Criminals’, IRS Chief Tells 60 Minutes

The widespread and growing use of prepaid cards, especially by Americans who can’t or won’t use bank accounts, is well established. Unfortunately, prepaid cards are also the “currency of criminals” ...

Bigger is Better for Apple’s iPhone 6: Sales Hit Record 10M Units in First Weekend

Apple reports that weekend sales of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones surpassed 10 million, a new record. // Devoted Apple customers apparently have been waiting  anxiously for a year for the bigger ...

Pricey Whole Foods Chain to Test Rewards Program to ‘Enhance’ Loyalty

Its pricey image is a thorny issue for the biggest name in natural and organic groceries, Whole Foods. So the Austin-based chain will begin to test its first-ever national rewards program at its store in Princeton, ...

More College Students Turning to Crowdfunding Sites to Pay for Tuition, Fees

The use of crowdfunding sites — such as GoFundMe, Pigit, and Zerobound — to raise money for college tuition, fees and other education-related expenses is surging. // It shouldn’t come as a surprise ...

General Motors Recalls Some Cadillacs, Impalas; Chrysler to Fix Jeep, Dodge SUVs, NHTSA Says

General Motors, the largest U.S. automaker, is recalling some Cadillac and Impala cars because of braking issues that could result in excessive heat and poor performance. // The GM recall affects 132,921 vehicles, ...

Mounting Student Loan Debt Could Shrink U.S. Home Sales by 8%, Report Says

The climbing levels of student loan debt, already surpassing $1 trillion, will likely reduce U.S. home sales by 8 percent this year, according to a report out Friday John Burns Real Estate Consulting, an advisory ...
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