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Six reasons why Chinese people will drive the next bull market in bitcoin

Whatever the case against bitcoin as an alternative currency, there’s one country where people probably won’t need much persuading to join the craze. Here’s why China could drive a further bit-boom:<p><b>1. They’ve already done the whole virtual currency thing—with Q Coin.</b><p>Or at least 100 million of them …

Cryptocurrency

Now is the time to gamble on bitcoin

If you’ve got money you can afford to lose and a penchant for gambling, there’s no better time than now to plow that cash into bitcoin, the alternative currency that plunged in value over the past two days after hitting astronomical highs.<p>Let me be clear: I am not saying that, in the long run, …

Cryptocurrency

T-Mobile Tears Up Service Contracts And Adds The iPhone

Underdogs must make bold moves to stay in the game. America’s third-place operator Sprint has been backing progressive wireless companies like Republic Wireless and FreedomPop. But T-Mobile, which is even further behind in fourth place, is taking “bold moves” to a new level. On Tuesday the carrier …

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

What Are Some Good Tactics To Use To Lower The Price Of A Car While Negotiating With A Car Sales Person?

<i>Answer by Jason Lancaster, President of Spork Marketing,</i><p>My short list of negotiating tactics:<p><b>1. Don’t negotiate.</b> Tell the salesperson and sales manager that you’ll sign the paperwork the minute they hit your target figure. Politely decline any counter-offers, give them your phone number, and leave. …

Joss Whedon Talks Black Widow & Hawkeye In 'Avengers 2'

'The Wolverine' - What Did You Think? – /Film

After years of development, the second standalone film featuring Marvel’s favorite claw-wielding mutant is here. <b>The Wolverine</b> had a hell of a …

The 10 Best Summer Vacation Destinations in America

From the Grand Canyon to Graceland, summer is the season to appreciate the beauty our country has to offer.<p>Cape Cod<p>Chicago<p>Graceland<p>Grand Canyon<p>Mount …

Grand Canyon

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

Italy

Winnie Cooper ... From "Wonder Years" To Boner Years | TMZ

This week's new DVD & Blu-ray

<b>Possession</b><p>It's the only "video nasty" to nab the Best Actress award at Cannes but it isn't even a horror movie. However, you can see why it often …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Central America

Q&A: Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg, 19, was born in Nottingham. At 12 he became interested in the guitar after hearing a Don McLean song on The Simpsons. He took a music …

Can Alex Smith Really Become a Franchise QB for Kansas City Chiefs?

The Kansas City Chiefs made one of the biggest moves of the offseason by trading a 2013 second-round pick and a conditional 2014 third-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers for quarterback Alex Smith. The third-round pick next year also turns into a second-round pick if the Chiefs win eight or more …

Football (U.S.)

The Dwight Howard effect on the Rockets

Dwight Howard will make the Rockets better, but how? Coach Nick breaks down the numbers and game tape.<p>So, Dwight Howard is a member of the Houston Rockets!<p>If you've been able to look past the fact that the Los Angeles Lakers only ended up as the No. 7 seed after being anointed as preseason NBA …

Photos: Hernandez holding gun

ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is holding what authorities say appears to be a gun in several surveillance …

Colin Kaepernick's Mindset Heading into Training Camp Is Encouraging for 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers likely won't admit it, but Colin Kaepernick's physical and mental development from 2012 to 2013 is certainly high on their list of concerns as training camp begins.<p>Fortunately for the Niners, their starting quarterback is saying all of the right things and appears to have …

Football (U.S.)