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Someone Already Bought A $2,700 13-Piece Patio Set On Overstock.com Using Bitcoin

Overstock.com unexpectedly announced today they had begun accepting Bitcoin.<p>CEO Patrick Byrne had told us and others the launch wouldn't come for another few months.<p>Byrne now tells us that last week, they decided to reach out to Coinbase.com, one of the largest Bitcoin payment processors. They said …

Bitcoin

U.S. Mac Sales Grow 28.5% in Holiday Quarter, PC Market Suffers Worst Decline Ever [Updated]

Apple saw its U.S. PC marketshare rise from 9.9 percent to 13.7 percent in the holiday quarter year-over-year, according to data just released from Gartner. The 28.5 percent rise shows a substantial increase in Mac sales, largely at the expense of HP and Toshiba.<p>Dell and Lenovo are the only other …

Should Baby Boomers Invest in Bitcoin?

In 2012 it was $5.48. In 2014 it’s reached $1,040. Could Bitcoin fund your retirement years?<p>Growing a retirement nest egg is no easy feat …

Pesticide Residue Found On Nearly Half Of Organic Produce

At least, according to one Canadian study<p>Well, this is scary: Nearly half of all organic produce sold in Canada contains pesticide residue, according to a new Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News analysis.<p>The report, which looked at data supplied by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, also found …

Jobs report could show things are looking up

December's employment report, due out Friday, is expected to show about 200,000 new payroll jobs — a steady rate of growth and an encouraging sign that the labor market and economy may have finally started to turn after years of false starts.<p>Job growth is expected to have been broad-based, with …

Employment