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How German and US authorities took down the owners of darknet...

The major darknet marketplace known as the Wall Street Market has been seized and its alleged operators arrested in a joint operation between European and U.S. authorities. Millions in cash, cryptocurrency and other assets were collected, and the market shut down. How investigators tied these anonymity-obsessed individuals to the illegal activities is instructive. The three…

A hostile stock-market environment could hurt new IPOs

The IPO market is red hot, but IPOs like Uber are debuting in a period of hostility and volatility for stocks. Looking at S&P 500 SPX, -1.19%  data going back to 1970, the benchmark index is entering the worst six months of the year (May-October). During that time, stocks don’t perform as well and are…

Trump antagonist Avenatti indicted for ripping off Stormy Daniels, extorting Nike

By Jonathan StempelNEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Avenatti's legal troubles escalated on Wednesday as federal prosecutors announced new indictments accusing the lawyer and prominent critic of U.S. President Donald Trump of ripping off porn star Stormy Daniels and extorting Nike Inc.Prosecutors in Manhattan accused Avenatti, 48, of stealing about $300,000 from Daniels, the client who…

The best credit cards for Prime Day 2019

Heads up! We share savvy shopping and personal finance tips to put extra cash in your wallet. Android Central may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network Amazon prime Day has grown into one of the biggest shopping days of the year with millions of deals throughout the site. If you're already a…

One of the Largest Dark Net Markets ‘of All Time’ Falls...

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty)Police from around the world shut down the biggest active black market on the dark web this month, according to announcements from law enforcement agencies in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands released on Friday.Wall Street Market, as the black market site was known, was the target of a 1.5-year-long multinational…

New York just passed a law that would allow Congress to...

The New York legislature passed a bill Wednesday that would make it easier for Congress to get President Donald Trump's state tax returns. The bill is expected to be signed into law by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and authorizes the state's Department of Taxation and Finance to release any state tax return requested by one…

Dow stock swings are exhausting, but here’s how to survive

Nancy Tengler, Special to USA Today Published 6:00 a.m. ET May 13, 2019 | Updated 5:12 p.m. ET May 14, 2019CLOSE After 19 years covering the stock market for USA TODAY, Adam Shell gives his best advice on how to successfully invest in the market. USA TODAYRecent stock market volatility was the kind that spooks…

The Vast Majority of All Futures Trading Is Now Automated

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty)Who’s up for a friendly neighborhood reminder that the global marketplace is underpinned by automated, high-frequency trading to a nearly incomprehensible degree? Good, then—a new report highlights the still-growing dominance of automation in futures markets: For starters, over two-thirds of livestock futures trading is carried out automatically, and 91 percent of all…

Lyft’s stock is plunging, flirting with a record low after its...

REUTERS/Stephen Lam Lyft shares fell nearly 11% to a record low on Wednesday after reporting quarterly results for the first time as a public company. Lyft did not break out gross bookings data in its report, which disappointed analysts looking for further detail on its growth. Uber, Lyft's biggest rival, is expected to price its initial…

Trump Files Notice of Appeal to Ruling on His Financial Records

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