Fidelity Reports Web Issues After Robo-Adviser Sites Crash
February 15, 2018

Fidelity Investments had intermittent technology issues with its website a day after robo-advisers struggled in the market rout.

Fidelity customers faced some difficulties accessing the firm’s home page on Tuesday. By early afternoon, the issues were resolved, said Michael Aalto, Continue reading

Coinbase Loses Bid to Block U.S. Tax Probe of Bitcoin Gains
December 15, 2017

Coinbase Inc. lost a bid to block an Internal Revenue Service investigation into whether some of the company’s customers haven’t reported their cryptocurrency gains.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley in San Francisco ruled that the tax agency’s demand for Continue reading

Bitcoin Has Some Bad News, and Nobody Cares
December 14, 2017

What would dampen a buyer's enthusiasm for Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency whose uncharted, speculative price bubble has eclipsed history's tulip manias and gold rushes?

Three things come to mind: a security breach or theft, a major retailer warning against its patchy Continue reading

From Miami to Shanghai: 3C of warming will leave world cities below sea level
November 13, 2017

An elevated level of climate change would lock in irreversible sea-level rises affecting hundreds of millions of people, Guardian data analysis shows

Hundreds of millions of urban dwellers around the world face their cities being inundated by rising seawaters if Continue reading

Puerto Ricans Displaced by Hurricane Maria Could be Relocated to U.S. Mainland
November 4, 2017

The Trump administration is exploring ways to relocate tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans to the U.S. mainland for an extended period as parts of the territory remain devastated more than a month after Hurricane Maria.

Officials at the U.S. Continue reading

Brazil abolishes huge Amazon reserve in ‘biggest attack’ in 50 years
September 1, 2017

Brazilian president has dissolved Renca to attract investment in region thought to contain gold with critics warning of irreversible damage

The Brazilian president Michel Temer has abolished an Amazonian reserve the size of Denmark, prompting concerns of an influx of Continue reading