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Congress should block FCC's net neutrality vote, Internet experts say
More than 20 Internet experts want Congress to prevent the Federal Communications Commission's vote to overturn the 2015 rules that prohibit Internet service providers from blocking and slowing online content.
FCC, FTC announce partnership to police internet after net neutrality repeal  The Hill
Web pioneers plead to cancel US net vote  BBC News
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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.
Airline made passenger put out cigarette. She threatened to kill everyone on ...  SFGate (blog)
Southwest passenger caught smoking threatens to 'kill everybody on this ...  Dallas Business Journal
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
By Joe Dwyer and Tina Reed – Washington Business Journal  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.
Mom Says She Was Kicked Off Spirit Airlines Flight for Breastfeeding Her Son ...  PEOPLE.com
Breastfeeding Mother Kicked Off Flight  TravelPulse
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 futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow  Reuters
Bitcoin Just Surged on Futures Trading. Here's How That Actually Works  Fortune
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
People are putting their homes at risk to buy Bitcoin
The cryptocurrency has soared over the last two years, and regular Americans have started to get interested. Some people have reportedly taken out mortgages to buy Bitcoin, while others are paying for the cryptocurrency with their credit cards ...
How Much Are People Willing to Risk to Buy Bitcoin?  Slate Magazine (blog)
You No Longer Need to Sign When Paying With American Express
Shoppers using an American Express card will no longer be required to sign a receipt or screen to make a purchase, joining MasterCard and Discover in ditching signatures.
American Express and MasterCard are quietly killing one of the most annoying ...  Business Insider
American Express As A Dividend Income Investment  Seeking Alpha
Hackers Linked to Russians Target Banks From Moscow to Utah
A previously unknown ring of Russian-speaking hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm that runs the largest computer forensics laboratory in eastern ...
Russian-speaking hackers stole about $10 million from US, Russian banks: Report  ABC News
Hackers hit US, Russian banks in ATM robbery scam: report  Reuters
UPDATE 1-Britain's biggest oil pipeline shut "for weeks" for repairs
LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Britain's largest oil pipeline could shut down for weeks for unscheduled repair work, sending the price of crude to new two-year highs and triggering a steep rally in natural gas prices, just as a cold snap sweeps the country ...
Major Forties oil pipeline to be closed for repairs  BBC News
Oil Supply Outages - Yes, That Still Exists  Seeking Alpha