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10 People Arrested in Connection With Bitcoin Money Laundering Scheme
Bitcoin

10 People Arrested in Connection With Bitcoin Money Laundering Scheme

The 10 men, all in their 20s and with Dutch nationality, were arrested in coordinated raids at 15 locations across the Netherlands.
3 Reasons You Should Care About Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis
Debt

3 Reasons You Should Care About Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

Despite the severity of the crisis, Congress has not made resolving it a priority, and the issue has been barely mentioned in presidential debates.
Chris Matthews
These are the Worst Passwords That You Still Keep Using
Passwords

These are the Worst Passwords That You Still Keep Using

If you're still wondering whether "123456" would make a strong password, the answer is still no.
Twitter Suffers Worldwide Outage
Twitter

Twitter Suffers Worldwide Outage

The social-media network had greeted visitors with a message that there was something technically wrong.
Ray Hennessey
Microsoft Will Soon Spawn a Classroom Edition of Minecraft
Minecraft

Microsoft Will Soon Spawn a Classroom Edition of Minecraft

Brick by brick, the tech giant plans to cash in on the game's popularity with educators and students.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Tiffany Cuts Jobs as Sales Lose Sparkle
Jewelry

Tiffany Cuts Jobs as Sales Lose Sparkle

The company's traditional reluctance to offer promotions has been turning away thrifty customers and a stronger dollar has made purchases more expensive for tourists.
GM Buys Sidecar's Assets as It Preps Its Own Ride-Hailing Service
General Motors

GM Buys Sidecar's Assets as It Preps Its Own Ride-Hailing Service

Sidecar closed shop at the end of December after a multi-year fight to stay in the race against rivals Uber and Lyft and their ever-growing war chests and market shares.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Johnson & Johnson to Cut 3,000 jobs in Medical Devices Division
Layoffs

Johnson & Johnson to Cut 3,000 jobs in Medical Devices Division

The company said the restructuring would affect its orthopaedics, surgery and cardiovascular businesses within the larger medical devices unit.
Yup, Your Office is Making You Sick -- How to Fix It (Infographic)
Toxic Workplace

Yup, Your Office is Making You Sick -- How to Fix It (Infographic)

What's in the furniture you sit on and the carpets you walk across at work? Not knowing may be harmful to your health.
Jonathan Long
Report: Robots Will Cause the Loss of 5 Million Jobs by 2020
Robots

Report: Robots Will Cause the Loss of 5 Million Jobs by 2020

Women will be the biggest losers as their jobs are often concentrated in low-growth or declining areas such as sales, office and administrative roles, the report said.
This New Crowdfunding Platform Lets Fans Invest in Music Artists' Success
Ready To Launch

This New Crowdfunding Platform Lets Fans Invest in Music Artists' Success

TapTape bets on fans to be the most knowledgeable and passionate investors.
Alice Guilhamon
Drunken Exec Who Punched Uber Driver in Viral Video Is Suing the Driver for $5 Million
Lawsuits

Drunken Exec Who Punched Uber Driver in Viral Video Is Suing the Driver for $5 Million

The former Taco Bell exec who became infamous for assaulting his driver says it isn't his fault and the driver has to pay.
Ray Hennessey
Chipotle to Close All Stores for One Day in February
Chipotle

Chipotle to Close All Stores for One Day in February

The company's sales plunged 30 percent in December, following at least six outbreaks tied to Chipotle in the last year, including norovirus, E. coli and salmonella.
Wal-Mart Pulls Plug on Smallest Store Format, Shuts 269 Stores
Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Pulls Plug on Smallest Store Format, Shuts 269 Stores

The move comes three months after Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon disclosed plans to review the retailer's global operations and shut underperforming stores.