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Bitcoin Futures Soar Amid Frenzy Over Virtual Currency

Bitcoin Futures Soar Amid Frenzy Over Virtual Currency

Dec 12
Bitcoin's debut on a major U.S. exchange is a hit so far, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the virtual currency rising 18 percent.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Off on Black Homeownership, Trade

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Off on Black Homeownership, Trade

By Josh Boak and Christopher S. Rugaber | Dec 12
In his Alabama-ish rally, President Donald Trump falsely stated that black homeownership has hit a record high under his stewardship and made the dubious claim that he set Canada's prime minister straight.

5 Top EU Economies Warn U.S. About Tax Plans

5 Top EU Economies Warn U.S. About Tax Plans

By Raf Casert | Dec 11
The European Union's top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks "having a major distortive impact" on trade.

AP FACT CHECK: Blue High-Tax States Fund Red Low-Tax States

AP FACT CHECK: Blue High-Tax States Fund Red Low-Tax States

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Dec 11
Republican leaders have spent months promoting the myth that red low-tax states are subsidizing blue high-tax states because of the deduction for state and local taxes. An Associated Press Fact Check finds it's actually the other way around.

South Korea Mulling Ways to Curb Craze for Bitcoins

South Korea Mulling Ways to Curb Craze for Bitcoins

By Youkyung Lee | Dec 11
South Korean is studying ways to regulate speculative trading in crypto currencies as the latest surge in prices stokes a craze over bitcoins.

Stocks Around the World Push Higher on U.S. Jobs, Brexit Talks

Stocks Around the World Push Higher on U.S. Jobs, Brexit Talks

By Stan Choe | Dec 10
Stocks around the world climbed on Friday following a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report and a breakthrough in talks for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

Bitcoin Soars Then Falls Back; Banks Raise Risk Concerns

Bitcoin Soars Then Falls Back; Banks Raise Risk Concerns

By Ken Sweet | Dec 10
With a few hours, the volatile digital currency surged above $19,000, dropped back below $16,000, and then see-sawed before settling in just above $17,000 late Thursday in the U.S.

Tech is Taking Over Our Lives, and Our 401(k) Accounts

Tech is Taking Over Our Lives, and Our 401(k) Accounts

By Stan Choe | Dec 10
As technology takes over more of people's daily lives, it's also taking over ever-bigger chunks of their retirement accounts.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Imagines 6 Percent Growth

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Imagines 6 Percent Growth

By Josh Boak | Dec 9
President Donald Trump is holding out the prospect of 6 percent growth in the U.S. economy. But most economists say the country will be lucky to achieve consistent annual growth much over 2 percent.

Bought a $450M Painting? In NY, Don't Worry About the Tax

Bought a $450M Painting? In NY, Don't Worry About the Tax

By Karen Matthews | Dec 9
New York collects sales tax on even the smallest items, but it probably won't collect a cent on a nearly half-billion dollar painting by Leonardo da Vinci.

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