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Codebreaker Alan Turing to be Face of New British Banknote

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be Face of New British Banknote

Jul 15
Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday.

Liz Weston: Teach Your Teen About College Costs Starting Now

Liz Weston: Teach Your Teen About College Costs Starting Now

By Liz Weston | Jul 14
This summer could be a great time to talk with younger teens about the reality of college costs, how much they can expect you to help and affordable alternatives that can keep your family from drowning in debt.

Public Unions See Only Modest Decline after Court Ruling

Public Unions See Only Modest Decline after Court Ruling

By David Lieb | Jul 14
Anticipating that the U.S. Supreme Court might end mandatory union fees for public employees, some labor-friendly states enacted laws last year to protect membership rolls while unions redoubled their recruitment efforts.

AP-NORC Poll: Many Feeling Vulnerable Despite Economic Gains

AP-NORC Poll: Many Feeling Vulnerable Despite Economic Gains

By Josh Boak and Emily Swanson | Jul 14
Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their daily living costs.

Rough Total for Trump's July Fourth Extravaganza: $5.4M

Rough Total for Trump's July Fourth Extravaganza: $5.4M

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jul 13
President Donald Trump's July Fourth extravaganza — featuring tanks, a military flyover, and a Trump speech at the Lincoln Memorial — cost an estimated $5.4 million, according to rough figures Thursday.

Japan Crypto Exchange Loses $32 Million of Virtual Money

Japan Crypto Exchange Loses $32 Million of Virtual Money

Jul 13
A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has reported a hack causing the loss of 3.5 billion yen, or $32 million, worth of virtual money.

France Will Implement an 'Ecotax' on Plane Tickets From 2020

France Will Implement an 'Ecotax' on Plane Tickets From 2020

By Thomas Adamson, Frank Jordans | Jul 11
France will introduce a new charge on plane tickets from next year, with revenue used to fund environment-friendly alternatives, the country's transport minister said Tuesday.

Treasury Secretary: Congress May Need Quick Debt Limit Deal

Treasury Secretary: Congress May Need Quick Debt Limit Deal

By Alan Fram | Jul 11
Congress might need to extend the government's crucial ability to borrow money before leaving the Capitol for its August recess, Trump administration officials said Wednesday.

World Shares Advance after Fed Signals U.S. Rate Cut Likely

World Shares Advance after Fed Signals U.S. Rate Cut Likely

By Elaine Kurtenbach | Jul 11
Shares rose Thursday in Europe and Asia, tracking gains on Wall Street after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the U.S. central bank is ready to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade.

Gaza's Traditional Crafts Industries Rapidly Disappearing

Gaza's Traditional Crafts Industries Rapidly Disappearing

By Fares Akram and Khalil Hamra | Jul 11
When Gazans think of better economic times, images of clay pottery, colorful glassware, bamboo furniture and ancient frame looms weaving bright rugs and mats all come to mind.

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