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BECU Online Banking

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Millions of Immigrants Are Asked To Pay Taxes, But Won't Receive Federal Benefits

On Thursday, President Barack Obama granted millions of undocumented immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have lived in the U.S. for at least five years the right to work and pay taxes. They don't, however, have the right to receive federal benefits, including …

Highly educated, unemployed and tumbling down

In the upside-down, topsy-turvy world of jobs these days, even an advanced degree can't protect some Americans from tumbling down the economic ladder.<p>The conventional wisdom that more education bears fruit in the labor market gets turned on its head when it comes to unemployment. For people with …

Gold price seen near tipping point for mine cuts, closures | Reuters

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The price of gold, down more than a third in three years, is approaching the tipping point where the mining industry would see a spike in the number of producers reducing output or even shutting down operations.<p>Gold bars are stacked at a safe deposit room of the ProAurum gold …

18 Surprising Things That Affect Whether You Get Hired

Knowing that, most people take the process very seriously. They arrive to the interview on time, dress impeccably, and answer each question intelligently.<p>But as it turns out, there's more to it than just showing up and doing your best — there are dozens of small details that overtly or …

3 Mistakes That Ran Sears' Business Into The Ground

The company is running out of cash after losing money for nine straight quarters.<p>For decades, Sears was ubiquitous.<p>But industry analyst Robin Lewis writes that Sears made a few crucial mistakes that ran business into the ground.<p>Sears' unraveling started back in the late 1970s and unfolded over …

A Hedge Fund Manager, Nas, Snoop Dog And Jared Leto Are All Investors In This New Trading App

Vivien Killilea/Getty Images<p>Howard Lindzon has made a lot of money trading for other people as a hedge fund manager.<p>Now he's putting nearly $1 million dollars behind Robinhood, an app that lets people trade stocks whenever they want, with no commission fees.<p>Lindzon told Business Insider that this …

Stock Markets

Apple Woes Take a Bite Out of the Stock Market

U.S. stocks dropped significantly Thursday with the major indexes logging their worst session in nearly two months, as Apple fell on smartphone …

Credit card companies favor rich, old people

Credit card companies are more willing to forgo late fees and lower your interest rate than you might think — especially if you’re older and make …

Gross' Pimco exit hits bonds; U.S. GDP data lifts stocks, dollar | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - High-profile investor Bill Gross’s departure from Pimco shook the bond market on Friday, while world stock markets and the dollar rose following data showing the U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in more than two years in the second quarter.<p>Traders work on the floor of the …

Top Apple Execs Sold $143 Million Of Their Stock Right Before AAPL Dropped

Cult Of Mac reports, citing a report in Barron's, that five key Apple executives sold off stock in 10b5-1 planned sales.<p>CEO Tim Cook sold 348,425 shares for $35,250,297.<br>• Senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller sold 348,846 shares for $35,256,000.<br>• CFO Luca Maestri sold his entire …

NYSE

Arrested Bitcoin Mogul Charlie Shrem Defiant In First Public Appearance Since Criminal Charges

Before he was charged with money laundering in January, Charlie Shrem was a board member of the government-friendly Bitcoin Foundation and the public face of the New York Bitcoin startup community. Now, he sounds like a revolutionary.<p>In a speech to the Texas Bitcoin conference in Austin Wednesday, …

More Details On Newsweek Journalist's Interview With Alleged Bitcoin Creator

<b>Updated 6:28 p.m. with comments from the Temple City Sheriff’s Station</b><p>In a long article that points to a 64-year-old California man Dorian Nakamoto as Bitcoin’s creator, the most compelling evidence that he is truly the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto are remarks made on his doorstep while he attempted …

The Real Undiscovered Godfather In Bitcoin: FinCEN

The controversy roiling the Bitcoin community continues with the outing and then cloaking of the man fingered by Newsweek as Bitcoin’s Louis Pasteur. But the unassuming Dorian S. Nakamoto, a Japanese-American man in California, denied having anything to do with the digital currency in an interview …

Japan just realized that it’s now the center of the bitcoin universe

Japan has become perhaps the world’s most important locale for bitcoin, the digital currency that was supposed to liberate its users from the tyranny of geography—and its government is playing catch-up.<p>This week the creator of bitcoin has been allegedly unmasked as a Japanese-born Dorian Satoshi …

Bitcoin

The ballad of “Bitcoin Jesus”: The tech millionaire who fears for his life

Roger Ver made a killing by investing early in the techno-currency — and now he’s on the run<p>I have sworn not to write the name of the island where Roger Ver is currently residing, the reason being that he fears for his life.<p>It is the second time we have spoken in four weeks, and this time his …

Did Newsweek Find Bitcoin's Creator?

Today, Newsweek published a story claiming to have found the illusive creator of the digital currency, Bitcoin.<p><i>Photo by David Malan/Getty Images</i><p>Today, Newsweek published a story claiming to have found the elusive creator of the digital currency, Bitcoin. The article states that Satoshi Nakamoto, …

Regulator sounds alarm on bitcoin

While plenty of consumers and investors ponder both the value and future of bitcoin, one U.S. state securities regulator is warning about dealing …

NSA reportedly collects only 20 to 30 percent of call records, doesn't cover 'most' cellphones

As the FISA court approves limits to the NSA's phone-record tracking, anonymous sources tell <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that the agency actually collects 20 percent or less of American call records, contradicting reports that the program creates a comprehensive database. According to people apparently …

Bitcoin Tumbles 20 Percent After Trading Halt for Technical Issues

Virtual currency bitcoin lost nearly twenty percent of its value on Thursday evening, after major exchange Mt Gox halted trading to try to resolve ongoing technical issues.<p>The digital currency — which is known for its wild price fluctuations — was trading at $680.52 on Friday morning, having traded …

Cryptocurrency

Russia Says Bitcoin Should Be Avoided [Updated]

Russia doesn’t do things by halves — Bitcoin shouldn’t be used by individuals and legal entities according to a recent statement. If you have a Bitcoin wallet on your computer, the Government will be suspicious. The Central Bank of Russia reiterated that the official currency is the Ruble, and that …

Apple reveals government data requests

<b>Apple has revealed details of requests it has received from governments across the globe to share customer data.</b><p>The US government, which made between 1,000 and 2,000 requests in the six months to 30 June, topped the list.<p>The firm said the US requests affected 2,000 to 3,000 accounts, adding it gave …