Donald Trump is strong-arming Congress into accepting the new NAFTA

FOR YEARS President Donald Trump has been itching to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a trade deal between America, Canada and Mexico. But as long as negotiations about a revamp continued, he held off. The day after signing a new deal on November 30th, rebranded the USMCA, he announced that he […]

‘Accepting reality’: Torres confirms Atletico exit

Fernando Torres has announced he will be leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of the season. The 34-year-old striker, who rejoined boyhood club Atletico permanently in 2016, has struggled to make an impact this season, scoring just seven goals in 34 appearances. The former Chelsea and Liverpool forward said the decision was not an easy […]

Trump administration resumes accepting DACA renewal applications under court order

Thomson Reuters The federal government is now accepting applications to renew permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  The Trump administration had begun phasing out the program in September and intended to terminate it on March 5.  A federal judge in California on Tuesday ordered the Trump administration to continue processing DACA renewal applications. […]

Someone is selling a ‘spectacular’ penthouse in Miami — but they’re only accepting bitcoin

A penthouse in Miami is selling for the equivalent of about $ 547,000.  The seller is only accepting bitcoin.  Bitcoin has surged more than 1,500% this year.    For 33 bitcoins, this “spectacular” penthouse in Miami could be yours. That was the equivalent of about $ 547,000 on Wednesday. The one bedroom, 1.5 bathroom apartment […]

A ‘Big Four’ accounting firm is accepting bitcoin payments

Bogdan Cristel/Reuters PwC, the accounting firm and consultancy, announced Thursday it is accepting bitcoin payments from its clients. Accounting firms have shown more interest in digital coins than Wall Street banks.  PwC, the consultancy and “Big Four” accounting firm, announced Thursday that it accepted its first payment in bitcoin. The announcement, which was reported first […]

Accepting your dream job offer can cost you thousands of dollars if you make a common mistake

Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/Flickr Inc’s Betty Liu was offered her dream job at a television network in Hong Kong.  She immediately accepted the position, even though the salary was well below what she had expected. Years later, the woman who hired her said she could have received a higher salary had she negotiated. […]

If AMC Theatres Wants to Block MoviePass, They May Have to Stop Accepting MasterCard

Everyone is talking about MoviePass this week. The subscription service that allows users to check into an app and use a special credit card to buy one movie ticket every day for a flat fee each month was recently acquired by Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. and introduced a new low price of $ 9.95 […]

A Swedish rail line now scans microchip implants in addition to accepting paper tickets

SJ One Swedish rail line isn’t just tearing tickets, it’s also scanning microchips nestled beneath commuters’ skin. SJ, a state-owned rail line launched in 2000, recently announced that it would begin scanning the hands of people with certain biometric chips embedded in their skin to collect train fare. SJ estimates 200 people out of the estimated 2,000 […]