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Coinbase set to go public in ‘watershed event’ for cryptocurrency

Coinbase set to go public in ‘watershed event’ for cryptocurrency

lucky-photographer/iStock(NEW YORK) — The popular cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase will become a publicly traded company listed on the Nasdaq Wednesday. The direct listing will mark the first time a major digital currency platform has gone public in the U.S. Nasdaq set an initial price of $250 per share and Coinbase will be traded under the…

Why this financial expert has a retirement alter ego: Money tips for single women

Why this financial expert has a retirement alter ego: Money tips for single women

Kativ/iStock(NEW YORK) — Women often talk about finding financial freedom, but single women especially need to think about being financially whole, according to Tiffany Aliche, a personal finance expert who is known as “The Budgetnista” to her hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. “The goal is to really holistically look at your finances,…

How local, organic farms help the environment and you, according to a farmer

How local, organic farms help the environment and you, according to a farmer

Willow Wisp Organic Farm(NEW YORK) — About 120 miles northwest of New York City along the Delaware River, Greg Swartz and his wife, Tannis Kowalchuk, own and operate Willow Wisp Organic Farm, where they carefully cultivate 45 different kinds of vegetables and several dozen varieties of culinary herbs and cut flowers. It is organic farming…

Bernie Madoff, who ran the world’s largest Ponzi scheme, is dead

Bernie Madoff, who ran the world’s largest Ponzi scheme, is dead

Stephen Chernin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Bernie Madoff, the disgraced former financier who ran the largest Ponzi scheme in history, has died, sources confirmed to ABC News. The 82-year-old died of natural causes while being housed at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, sources said. Madoff, who had been on dialysis and in a…

Iconic Cinerama Dome, Arclight Cinemas to close due to coronavirus pandemic

Iconic Cinerama Dome, Arclight Cinemas to close due to coronavirus pandemic

Kirkikis/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — Arclight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres are closing down for good after months of losing business due to the coronavirus pandemic. “After shutting our doors more than a year ago, today we must share the difficult and sad news that Pacific will not be reopening its ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres locations,” they…

Giant screens, spartan interiors: Electric vehicles go high tech

Giant screens, spartan interiors: Electric vehicles go high tech

Tesla(NEW YORK) — Electric vehicles are transforming how Americans “refuel.” There are changes happening inside the cabin, too. No more start/stop buttons. Radio dials now programmed into massive tablets that are mounted to the center dash. Simple functions like heated seats and climate control operated via an oversized screen. Automakers are making EVs incredibly austere…

What to know about COVID-19 vaccine ‘passports’ and why they’re controversial

What to know about COVID-19 vaccine ‘passports’ and why they’re controversial

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — There’s been a flurry of news about vaccine “passports” of late. New York State created its own digital pass; Florida and Texas attempted to outlaw them; and Baltimore’s former health commissioner wrote that we shouldn’t be using the word “passport” at all, which she called a divisive phrase that and could trigger backlash against vaccinations. So what exactly are these…

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama vote not to form a union

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama vote not to form a union

4kodiak/iStock(BESSEMER, Ala.) — Amazon has secured an apparent victory as warehouse workers in Alabama voted not to form a labor union. Of the some 3,200 votes cast in the closely-watched union election, a total of 1,798 votes were against unionization, compared to 738 in favor of it, according to the National Labor Relations Board. Even…