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FCC, FTC announce partnership to police internet after net neutrality repeal
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced an agreement on Monday to coordinate their efforts to police the internet once the latter agency has repealed its net neutrality rules.
Congress should block FCC's net neutrality vote, Internet experts say  USA TODAY
The FCC and FTC announce partnership to watch the internet burn  The Verge
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They made her put out her cigarette. She then threatened to kill everyone on ...
Southwest Airlines says it all started with a cigarette. A passenger was smoking in the bathroom somewhere between Portland and Sacramento on Saturday, according to the airline, and had gone so far as to tamper with the smoke detector.
Woman Arrested After Video Shows Irate Passenger Threatening to 'Kill ...  KTLA
Smoker Arrested After Yelling Death Threats on Plane  U.S. News & World Report
There's a medical 'land grab' underway as hospitals try to get larger
Two large nonprofit Catholic hospital chains are discussing a possible merger, according to the Wall Street Journal. If a deal is struck, it would create the largest hospital system in the country, reflecting an ongoing wave of consolidation in the ...
Hospitals Are Merging to Face Off With Insurers  Bloomberg
Report: Parent of DC hospital in talks for a potential acquisition  Washington Business Journal
Spirit boots breast-feeding woman from plane
A woman making a long-planned trip with her parents and young son says Spirit Airlines kicked the family off the plane when she didn't immediately stop breast-feeding the 2-year-old, who was restless after a long delay.
Breastfeeding Mom Kicked Off Spirit Airlines While On Her Way to Participate ...  Jezebel
Mother says she was kicked off flight for breastfeeding son  Atlanta Journal Constitution
Bitcoin futures soar as the virtual currency begins trading on a major exchange
Wall Street got its first taste of bitcoin Monday, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the digital currency jumping 20%.
Bitcoin Just Surged on Futures Trading. Here's How That Actually Works  Fortune
Why Arbitrage Traders Are Salivating Over Bitcoin Futures  Bloomberg
Brent crude jumps above $65 for 1st time since 2015 after North Sea pipeline ...
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices jumped above $65 per barrel for the first time since 2015 after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supply from a market that was already tightening due to OPEC-led ...
Brent Oil Jumps Above $65 for First Time Since 2015  Bloomberg
Major Forties oil pipeline to be closed for repairs  BBC News
The GOP's Capital-Gains Tax Hike
Republicans are on final approach to land their tax bill out of House-Senate conference, and for the most part the winds look favorable.
4 Problems with Treasury Claiming the Tax Cuts Will Pay for Themselves  The Fiscal Times
Sen. Chuck Grassley highlights the problems the GOP tax bill still faces  Yahoo News
Want to Issue a Red-Hot ICO? Rule No. 1 Is Do Very Little Work
The man known as Bitcoin Baba is, as you might have guessed, a true believer in the power of crytocurrencies to change the world. Two years ago, the 30-something Kiwi ditched his job in construction and went all in on bitcoin.
With markets going crypto-crazy, SEC chairman weighs in  TechCrunch
SEC chairman urges 'extreme caution' with cryptocurrencies  CNET
Russian-speaking hackers stole about $10 million from US, Russian banks: Report
A top cybersecurity firm says it has identified a previously unknown group of Russian-speaking hackers who have allegedly stolen at least $10 million from U.S.
Hackers hit US, Russian banks in ATM robbery scam: report  Reuters
Hackers hit key ATM network in crime spree that clears $10 million  Ars Technica
American Express drops signature requirement for purchases
American Express (AXP) will stop requiring a signature for purchases early next year, the credit-card issuer announced. It joins Mastercard (MA) and Discover (DFS), which eliminated signature requirements earlier this year.
You No Longer Need to Sign When Paying With American Express  Fortune
AmEx Joins Mastercard and Discover in Dumping Signature Requirement  Bloomberg