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San Francisco hedge fund hiring a Bitcoin trader

A San Francisco hedge fund is seeking a new junior trader. Applicants need strong analytical skills, the freedom to work irregular hours, and familiarity with Excel.<p>Oh, and they should also be cryptocurrency experts.<p>It’s the first job posting we’ve seen for a Bitcoin trader, and yet another sign …

Fate of jobless benefits unclear

The Senate’s first vote of the year on high-priority Democratic legislation looks to be anything but a sure thing.<p>Ahead of a Monday vote, Democrats are still hunting for four more Republicans to support a three-month extension of expired unemployment insurance that clipped more than 1.3 million …

W.H.: New gun rules for mentally ill

The Obama administration proposed two new federal rules Friday that it said would provide more information about the mentally ill to gun-background-check databases.<p>The rules, proposed by the Justice and Health and Human Services departments, would allow the federal database access to some mental …

U.S. spy court: NSA to keep collecting phone records

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has renewed NSA's phone-collection program, allowing the agency to continue collecting every American's telephone records every day.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A secretive U.S. spy court has ruled again that the National Security Agency can keep collecting every …

Cambodian police shoot garment workers demanding $7 a day to make your T-shirt

At least three garment workers in a suburb of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, have been killed by police while demonstrating for an increase in minimum wage to $160 a month. A human rights group, Licadho, says about 23 people have been injured during the protests on Jan. 3.<p>Cambodia’s garment …

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Gridlock Destroyed Rome. Is America Next?

The Republic succumbed to political dysfunction. Can Washington avoid the same fate?<p>What does decline sound like? I imagine equal parts self-pity and self-flagellation, moral outrage and exhaustion. Once we could have heard it from the original Capitol Hill, the seat of the failing Roman Republic. …

Intelligence chief declassifies FISA court approval for collection of phone data

The top U.S. spy opened the door a sliver Friday on the mass collection of telephone records, acknowledging that national intelligence agencies had sought and been granted permission to vacuum up Americans' calling data for three more months.<p>In a statement released quietly on Friday (.pdf), the …

Fed to taper bond buying by $10 billion a month

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it would start to taper its aggressive bond-buying program to $75 billion a month beginning in January, …

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor [MAPS]

At the county level, America is a tremendously unequal place. The median household income in the poorest county (Wilcox County, Alabama) was $22,126 in 2012. In Falls Church, Virginia, where highly educated defense contractors and federal government workers cluster, the median income last year was …

Bank of America: Bitcoin Will Be 'Serious Competitor' to Cash | Inc.com

For the first time since the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin in 2009, a major Wall Street bank has issued an opinion on the cryptocurrency--Bank of America is betting on Bitcoin's legitimacy, according to a report released today.<p>Bank of America Merrill Lynch claims Bitcoin may "emerge …

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New Music: Jay Z f/ Pimp C - 'Tom Ford (Remix)' - Rap-Up

Rap-Up<p>http://www.rap-up.com/2013/12/04/new-music-jay-z-f-pimp-c-tom-ford-remix/<p>On the sixth death anniversary of Pimp C, Jay Z remembers his late …

Today, the great state of Texas & the Nation of Trill remembers a Legend, Chad "Pimp C" Butler. Pimp C died 6 years ago on 12/4/07 at the very young age of 33. Pimp C's death was ruled accidental by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, which said the combination of codeine and promethazine found in the rapper's system, coupled with the sleep disorder apnea, caused his death. Gone, but Never Forgotten. Long Live The Pimp. #StyleFam, what's your favorite Pimp C song? -@iamReGGo #PAT #PortArthurTexas #Houston #Texas #HTown #HoustonStyleMagazine #PimpC #UGK #BunB #ChadButler #RIPPimpC #ScrewedMusic #DJScrew #Trill #TeamStyleMag #Codeine #Promethazine #Apnea #Rapper #HipHop #Lengend #PopCulture #Pop #Celebs #Hollywood #News #HSMPOP #PopCultureJunkie #CelebStyle✨

Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For Free

With Bitcoin now worth potentially more than an ounce of gold, I’m capping off my series of Bitcoin posts with an attempt to answer a recurring question. How to go about creating your very own crypto-currency.<p>When looking at the various crypto-currencies that have emerged over the last few months, …

Jay Z, Cano And The Dangers Of A $100 Million Bluff

Among a certain subset of gamblers, a popular pastime is the poker variant known as Guts. That’s precisely what one must possess to prevail in a game characterized by rapidly multiplying pots and tense showdowns.<p>Jay Z used to rap about “playing Guts on the cruise” in the days before he could afford …

As Bitcoin tops $1,200, does its fate rest in China's hands?

A surge in Chinese demand underlies bitcoin's astronomical rise over the past few months—the alternative digital currency topped $1,200 early Friday—underscoring the nation's interest in digital currencies as alternative investments.<p>The question lingers: is it only a matter of time before the …

New Mixtape: Jeezy - '#ItsThaWorld2' - Rap-Up

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Jeezy aka the Snowman feeds the streets with his latest mixtape <i>It’s Tha World 2</i>.<p>…

Slim Thug Takes That #BossLife to His People

But he's still the same OG, and he will tell you that he's been "gettin' money, poppin pints, smokin' kush, and holding it down for a long time," but …

Bun B For Mayor: Could This Ever Be a Thing?

How does Mayor Bun B sound?<p>Laughable, according to the popular Houston rapper, whose latest album <i>Trill O.G.: "The Epilogue"</i> came out Tuesday and who …

Killa Kyleon - Love Without A Limit (Feat. Bambino)

Bun B - Cake (Feat. Pimp C, Lil Boosie, Big K.R.I.T.)

Trae Tha Truth - I Am King (Album Trailer)

Young Buck - Separations (Official Music Video)

Drake Might've Teased The Title And Release Date For His New Album

Hip-Hop<p>The ultimate source for all the latest hip-hop music news updates and everything hip-hop culture.<p>Music<p>1985 'til Infinity<p>Celebrity<p>Yeezy is no …

Bun B - Triller (Feat. Kirko Bangz) (Official Music Video)

World's first bitcoin ATM to launch this week

A Robocoin ATM that trades hard cash for digital bitcoins launches in Canada<p>The world's first bitcoin ATM will go live in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday.<p>Built by company Robocoin, the ATM will trade the digital currency for cash and vice versa.<p>Bitcoin is the world's most popular electronic currency …

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