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That leaves Bitcoin as the only game in town for those wanting to conduct cyber-extortion at scale. Unfortunately, ransomware is quickly growing in scope, and fast turning into a booming business for cybercriminals. For companies not already transacting in bitcoins, that's too short a deadline. Additionally, Bitcoin payments can potentially be made programmable, so a payment automatically sends a decryption key to a victim once a payment is made - though WannaCry did not utilize this ...
  • Flipkart, Amazon top LinkedIn's companies list

    Flipkart, Amazon top LinkedIn's companies list

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    On Thursday, LinkedIn unveiled its annual list of the top 50 companies in attracting and retaining employees, allowing ambitious organizations to survey the field in a talent-hungry business world. LinkedIn cited the importance of rewarding employees on a regular basis and how in order to retain employees companies look to offer perks and unique programs.
  • Chinese, S. Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

    Chinese, S. Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

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    Asked if North Korea's missile program was developing faster than the South had expected, he said: "Yes". "The fact that Trump said he will not have talks for the sake of talks reiterated our joint stance that we are open to dialogue but the right situation must be formed", Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho June-hyuck told a regular briefing.
  • Trump reports weigh on global stocks and the dollar

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    Reports that Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into the former national security adviser have raised questions over whether Trump tried to interfere with a federal investigation. On Wednesday, the dollar index went down 0.13% to 97.97. The dollar also dropped 0.4 per cent. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was down 0.3 percent at 12,768 while the CAC 40 in France fell 0.4 percent to 5,387.
  • Macron Wins French Election

    Macron Wins French Election

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    Mr Valls told RTL radio that Mr Macron's victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the presidential run-off on Sunday was a blow to populism in Europe, and gave a "terrific" image of France overseas. A relative newcomer to politics, the europhile Macron swept to victory with 66.1 percent of the vote on a tide of opposition to Le Pen's anti-immigration, anti-EU platform.
  • French President Macron talks to Putin, faces media uproar

    French President Macron talks to Putin, faces media uproar

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    This year, unemployment in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, should be around 4.0 percent, compared with 9.9 percent in France, according to the latest European Commission forecasts. Six French voters out of 10 hope that Macron will have a majority in parliament, the Harris poll found. The youngest person selected to work in Macron's government was Mounir Mahjoubi, 33, who was named junior minister for digital economy.
  • Brazil's president denies authorizing payments to silence politician

    Brazil's president denies authorizing payments to silence politician

    Economy

    Also on Thursday, Janot asked the Supreme Court's permission to arrest Senator Aecio Neves, a key government ally who lost the 2014 presidential election against former president Dilma Rousseff. The bribery and embezzlement then rippled far beyond, pulling in numerous country's most famous executives and leaders. Senator Romero Juca, the head of the government's coalition in the Senate, said the accusation was one of many that would be investigated, but it would not slow Temer's ...
  • United Buying Naming Rights To L.A. Memorial Coliseum

    United Buying Naming Rights To L.A. Memorial Coliseum

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    USC is reportedly in line for a big pay day. USC has been searching for a partner since 2015 when the university entered into a marketing partnership with Rupert Murdoch's FOX Sports. of Washington that is worth $41 million for 10 years ($4.7M per year). The Rams and Los Angeles Chargers are slated to move to a new stadium in Inglewood, California, but recent rainfall in the area has caused delays in the construction of the new stadium .
  • Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator

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    Aecio Neves, who almost won the presidency in 2014 and planned to run again next year. "At no time did I authorize the paying of anyone", Temer said emphatically, raising his voice and pounding his index finger against the podium. Already a Who's Who of the elite has been imprisoned or placed under investigation. "After the contents of the tape became public, there's no other way out for Temer than to leave", said Augusto Tadeki, a 23-year-old unemployed computer technician.
  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.02 percent

    Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.02 percent

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    Ten-year Treasury yields, a proxy for mortgage rates, began trading today at one-month lows. The 30-year fixed rate shot up immediately after the presidential election, but has since fallen back and hovered around 4 percent for five consecutive weeks, as multiple controversies surrounding the Trump presidency threaten to derail his pro-growth agenda.
  • Trump sets plan to renegotiate NAFTA, local lawmakers keeping watch

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    U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer has sent a letter to congressional leaders, starting 90 days of consultations with lawmakers over how to revamp the pact. Relationships are good - deal very possible!" He added that he hopes to complete negotiations by the end of 2017. He has also pulled the USA out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership and generally talked down multinational trade deals in favor of bi-lateral deals.