Manuel Del Vicente

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Banks are finally preparing to use cryptocurrency to move money between them

The world’s biggest banks aren’t immune from cryptocurrency euphoria, with a range of projects underway to explore how traditional financial firms can benefit from the innovation. Swiss banking giant UBS and 10 other companies say that they plan to use the technical idea behind bitcoin—a …

Cryptocurrency

WikiLeaks website apparently hacked by OurMine

‘Remember when you challenged us to hack you?’<p>WikiLeaks’ website appears to have been hacked by a group called OurMine, whose previous hacks have targeted tech CEOs, companies, and news sites.<p>As of early Thursday morning, the WikiLeaks.org homepage displayed a message that read: “Hi, it’s OurMine …

Garmin debuts three new wearables and a mobile payment solution

Garmin has three new wearable devices it’s debuting at IFA 2017, including the vivosport GPS-enabled activity tracker, the vivomove HR hybrid touchscreen smartwatch and the vivoactive 3, a smartwatch with Garmin Pay, which supports Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards to enable mobile …

This is the first year the Greek economy will expand, says former finance minister

Former Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou discusses politics and the state of the economy in Greece.

Midwest hospital workers to join fight for $15 hourly wage

Last year, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump pulled off an upset victory by targeting laid-off and disgruntled factory workers in the traditionally Democratic Midwest.<p>Now, the nation’s largest service-worker union is mobilizing Midwest hospital employees — who have largely replaced the …

French labor law changes will make it easier to hire, fire

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron's most daring undertaking, reforming France's nearly sacrosanct labor laws, got cheers and jeers as it went …

Labor Law

Oil rises, gasoline jumps 10 percent as U.S. refineries reel | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gasoline futures surged 10 percent on Thursday as almost a quarter of U.S. refining capacity remained offline and traders scrambled to reroute millions of barrels of fuel, while oil prices rose nearly 3 percent.<p>The Valero Houston Refinery is threatened by the swelling waters of …