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Amazon posted a crypto job. Bitcoin surged 14%
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Amazon posted a crypto job. Bitcoin surged 14%

Amazon listed a job opening for a digital currency and blockchain product lead, sending cryptocurrencies soaring Monday. Bitcoin climbed to a six-week high of nearly $39,043, while ethereum reached $2,363. Dogecoin was last trading at about 22 cents per coin, giving it a $28.8 billion market cap. As of Monday afternoon, both bitcoin and dogecoin…MORE

A surprising tech company could be next to join the Dow
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A surprising tech company could be next to join the Dow

Chip giant Nvidia is the ninth-most valuable company in the S&P 500. With a market capitalization of almost $500 billion, the company is now worth nearly as much as semiconductor rivals Intel, Advanced Micro Devices and Qualcomm — combined. Could Nvidia soon wind up listed on the venerable Dow, too? There’s a strong case to…MORE

Justice Department opposition kills major insurance merger
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Justice Department opposition kills major insurance merger

A proposed $30 billion insurance industry merger is off, one month after the Justice Department’s antitrust regulators sued to block it. It’s another sign of the tough stance the Biden administration is taking against corporate deal-making. The deal between Aon, which is incorporated in England and Wales, and Ireland-based Willis Towers Watson, was announced in…MORE

The ‘Dexter’ revival trailer is here
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The ‘Dexter’ revival trailer is here

“Dexter” is back. Showtime released the first trailer for the revival of the show, which will premiere in November. It will be a 10-episode limited series. Michael C. Hall is once again Dexter in “Dexter: New Blood,” and is now living in the fictional upstate New York small town of Iron Lake. He’s going by…MORE

Goldman Sachs slashes US economic growth forecast over weaker spending on services
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Goldman Sachs slashes US economic growth forecast over weaker spending on services

Goldman Sachs slashed its forecast for US economic activity in the second half of the year, pointing to sluggish consumer spending on services as well as the threats posed by the Covid-19 Delta variant. During the pandemic and the start of the recovery, Americans spent big on goods: Used car prices soared, as did prices…MORE

Anna Kiesenhofer is a math genius who just pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Olympics history
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Anna Kiesenhofer is a math genius who just pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Olympics history

Nobody was speaking about Anna Kiesenhofer ahead of the Tokyo 2020 women’s road race, but they certainly are now. The Austrian rider was considered a novice compared to her competitors, notably defending champion Anna van der Breggen, former Olympic bronze medalist Elisa Longo Borghini, Britain’s Lizzie Deignan, Germany’s Lisa Brennauer and former world title champion…MORE

Issa Rae is married
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Issa Rae is married

We may still be waiting to see who (if anyone) her character on “Insecure” ends up with, but in real life, Issa Rae is now a married woman. The star of the HBO show posted wedding pictures on her Instagram account from her intimate ceremony with longtime love Louis Diame, which was held in the…MORE

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