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Bitcoin miners lose a bid to withhold their energy data

semafor.com The News A U.S. federal judge declined on Friday, as of 6pm Texas time, to grant an eleventh-hour plea by bitcoin miners to prevent the Department of Energy from collecting…

Crypto miner ire over EIA survey bubbles over to the courtroom

blockworks.co The crypto mining industry is pushing back against the Energy Information Administration’s request for data — this time via legal action. In a complaint against the US…

Scoop: Top House Democrats warn Mike Johnson on Freedom Caucus fight

axios.com A group of top House Democrats is warning House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and other congressional leaders not to cave to the right-wing Freedom Caucus' demands on…

Biden planning to hit food ‘shrinkflation,’ corporate greed in SOTU

politico.com President Joe Biden is weighing how hard to hammer big food companies over painfully high grocery prices in his upcoming State of the Union Address. But some some aides…

Capital One's purchase of Discover faces political and regulatory hurdles

aol.com Capital One is plowing forward with plans to purchase Discover Financial, but the proposed acquisition is expected to face major pushback from regulators – and whether it…

IRS Says Wealthy Americans Are Evading Over $150B In Taxes A Year: 'Plenty Of Work To Be Done'

benzinga.com IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel has disclosed that wealthy Americans are evading taxes amounting to over $150 billion annually, a situation that is contributing to a “lack of…

Biogen's QALSODY® (tofersen), the First Therapy to Treat Rare, Genetic Form of ALS, Received Positive Opinion from CHMP

benzinga.com SOD1-ALS is a devastating, uniformly fatal, and ultra-rare genetic form of ALS affecting less than 1,000 people in Europe1 • With QALSODY, Biogen has advanced the role of…

Capital One's purchase of Discovery faces political and regulatory hurdles

foxbusiness.com Capital One is plowing forward with plans to purchase Discover Financial, but the proposed acquisition is expected to face major pushback from regulators – and whether it…

Speech by Vice Chair Jefferson on the U.S. economic outlook and monetary policy

federalreserve.gov Thank you, Adam, and thank you to Peterson for the opportunity to speak to you today. Before I begin, let me remind you that the views I will express today are my own and…

Mass Megawatts Announces Several New Product Lines with Lowest and Competitive Prices as a Source of Generating Revenue

benzinga.com WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mass Megawatts MMMW announces today that most equipment used in the solar industry are now available as a service of…

Record-high credit card interest rates cost consumers $25 billion in 2023: report

thehill.com The average annual percentage rate (APR) on credit cards nearly doubled to 22.8 percent in 2023 from 12.9 percent in 2013, costing consumers around $25 billion in interest…

Spectaire Announces New Demand by Canadian Trucking Fleets for Deployment of AireCore Technology in Response to Escalating Carbon Taxes

benzinga.com WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb. 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a significant move to address the financial and environmental challenges posed by rising carbon taxes, Spectaire…

U.S. House China committee chair visits Taiwan

semafor.com The News Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., chairman of the U.S. House select committee on China, is visiting Taiwan to meet with officials and civil society members there as part…

Senate Republican demands Biden block credit card company merger

axios.com Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is demanding that the Biden administration block Capitol One from its proposed acquisition of Discover Financial Services, according to a letter…

How Capital One's acquisition of Discover could impact consumers

foxbusiness.com In the wake of Capital One announcing plans to purchase Discover earlier this week, opposing views have already emerged over whether the deal – if it goes through – will be…

Crypto Action in Senate Remains on Back Burner: Sources

coindesk.com Despite keen interest from U.S. Senate Democrats such as Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to deal with the illicit movement of funds in crypto, there's no immediate action planned…

Circle cites compliance as it discontinues USDC on Tron

blockworks.co Peer-to-peer payments company Circle will discontinue its support for stablecoin USDC on Justin Sun’s Tron network. USDC is the second-largest stablecoin by market…

Paul D’Amato, Tim ‘Dr. Hook’ McCracken in ‘Slap Shot,’ Dies at 76

variety.com Paul D’Amato, best known for playing Tim “Dr. Hook” McCracken in hockey comedy “Slap Shot,” died after a four-year battle with progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare brain…

Elizabeth Warren and the myth of the crypto voter

aol.com Proof of State is the Wednesday edition of Fortune Crypto where Leo Schwartz delivers insider insights on policy and regulation. Crypto is a powerful force in Washington,…

RS BioTherapeutics Creates Therapeutic Expert Council to Provide Guidance on Development of First-in-Class Agent Focused on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary…

benzinga.com CUMBERLAND, Md., Feb. 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RS BioTherapeutics, whose mission is to develop life-changing medicines for the millions of people suffering from diseases…

UMass Memorial Health Integrates LanguageLine App into Epic EHR

benzinga.com Implementation increases operational efficiency, accuracy, and compliance with on-demand interpretation capabilities to support caregiver and patient experience WORCESTER,…

Lawmakers want pause on federal funds for predictive policing

reason.com Should data scientists be in the business of fingering Americans for crimes they could commit, someday? Last month, a group of federal lawmakers asked the Department of…

Capital One-Discover merger could put a bigger squeeze on credit card users, experts warn

nbcnews.com Capital One’s $35.3 billion deal to buy Discover is a long way from being completed. But consumer advocates and some lawmakers are already raising questions about how the…

Democrats blast ‘dangerous’ Capital One-Discover merger

thehill.com The proposed Capital One-Discover merger drew swift backlash from some Democratic lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups who say the deal could reduce competition and…

Haley’s Hawkish Position On War Takes Center Stage In South Carolina Primary

zerohedge.com Haley’s Hawkish Position On War Takes Center Stage In South Carolina Primary Authored by Nathan Worcester via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), One doesn’t have to travel…

Casa Systems Develops Cloud-Native Solution to Extend Wireless Wireline Convergence Capabilities to Hybrid Cloud Environments with AWS

benzinga.com Cloud-native access gateway function (AGF) solution allows service providers offering both wireline and wireless services to eliminate redundant network core components and…

Disc Medicine Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for DISC-0974 for the Treatment of Anemia in Non-Dialysis Dependent Chronic Kidney Disease

benzinga.com WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb. 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Disc Medicine, Inc. IRON, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and…

Voyager Therapeutics Reports Robust Preclinical Activity in Tau Silencing Gene Therapy Program for Alzheimer's Disease and Advances Program into Late Research

benzinga.com Additional new data demonstrate VY-TAU01, Voyager's lead antibody targeting pathological tau, was well-tolerated and demonstrated favorable pharmacokinetics in non-human…

The New York Times rolls out new byline pages

niemanlab.org With both mistrust in media and AI-generated news on the rise, The New York Times has rolled out new byline pages that emphasize the ethical guidelines and real-life humans…

Crypto Advocate Could Challenge Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts Senate Race

unchainedcrypto.com Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been at odds with the crypto industry for years, criticizing it for its use in illicit finance and for being full of scammers who take…

$2000 Sanction in Another AI Hallucinated Citation Case

reason.com From Massachusetts judge Brian Davis's opinion Monday in Smith v. Farwell: [T]his Court is the unhappy recipient of several legal memoranda filed by counsel for plaintiff…

Navalny’s death sparks renewed calls among Dems for more Ukraine aid

politico.com Navalny’s death comes after the Senate cleared a $95 billion international assistance bill on Tuesday that includes aid to Ukraine. House Speaker Mike Johnson has vowed the…

Elite universities need presidents who can thrive in a ‘pressure cooker.’ Are executive search firms the solution?

aol.com Good morning. Executive search firms frequently help CEOs and boards find the best leadership talent, but at elite U.S. universities, lengthy searches for presidents are…

How the smartest minds at the most elite universities keep botching the search for great leaders

aol.com At four of America’s elite universities—Harvard, Penn, Stanford, and Yale—the top job sits empty even as the schools must confront an unprecedented number of challenges.…

Your car is spying on you

reason.com If you've searched online about buying a car, you know you're in for a wave of aggressive come-ons and sales pitches. But I found a way to make car sellers clam up: All you…

Behind Biden’s decision to demand humanitarian conditions on military aid

politico.com The following article first appeared in West Wing Playbook. As Senate Democrats tried to revive President Joe Biden’s request for billions of dollars in foreign aid last…

Pro-crypto lawyer considers Senate bid against Elizabeth Warren

blockworks.co Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., may be close to drawing a crypto-friendly political challenger. The Boston Globe reports that John Deaton is weighing a bid for the…

Speech by Governor Waller on the dollar’s international role

federalreserve.gov Thank you to the Global Interdependence Center for the invitation to speak to you today.1 My subject is the U.S. dollar's primacy in global finance and the global economy,…

BOSE ANNOUNCES NEW ULTRA OPEN EARBUDS

benzinga.com An all-new wearable brings together the best of both worlds — immersive audio and awareness FRAMINGHAM, Mass. , Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bose introduces a…

Pressure BioSciences Completes Relocation into New Manufacturing Facility, Consolidating R&D with Expanded UltraShear Equipment Development and Contract…

benzinga.com CANTON, Mass., Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. PBIO ("PBIO" or the "Company"), a leading innovator in high-pressure nanotechnology and a pioneer…

Muzzy Lane Announces SkillBuild Critical Thinking Microcredential Course

benzinga.com MERRIMAC, MASS., Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Durable skills, such as critical thinking and communication, are the most requested skills among employers, yet 89% of…

Winning Writers Announces the Winners of the Ninth Annual North Street Book Prize

benzinga.com NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Winning Writers is pleased to announce the results from its ninth annual North Street Book Prize. This contest recognizes…

ProQR Announces Japanese Axiomer™ Patent Upheld Following Opposition Against Its Leading IP Estate for ADAR-mediated RNA Editing

benzinga.com LEIDEN, Netherlands & CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ProQR Therapeutics N.V. PRQR (ProQR), a company dedicated to changing lives through transformative…

Biden's bizarre 'shrinkflation' nonsense

reason.com When President Joe Biden was running for office in 2020, he explicitly promised that putting him in the White House would mean that "you'll actually see your standard of…

Empty office buildings have Boston staring down $1B budget shortfall

bostonherald.com The city’s eroding commercial tax base, driven by hybrid work practices that have left office buildings largely vacant, could leave Boston with a more than $1 billion budget…

U.S. Treasury Debunks Narrative That Hamas Relied on Crypto to Fund Terrorism

coindesk.com None U.S. Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson testified on Wednesday that terrorist group Hamas has received very little support in…

John Deaton, prominent crypto attorney, eyes US Senate race against Elizabeth Warren

bostonglobe.com Should he enter the race, Deaton, 56, would become the first major GOP challenger for Warren in a contest that has looked sleepy since Massachusetts’ senior senator…

Jim Clyburn steps down from House Democratic leadership role

axios.com Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) announced Wednesday he is relinquishing his role as assistant House Democratic leader after just over a year in the job. Why it matters: Clyburn…

Electude North America is pleased to announce its partnership with Advanced Vehicle Technology Group (AVTG)

benzinga.com BRAINTREE, Mass., Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Led by Dave Macholz (https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-macholz-630b5b62/), AVTG is joining forces with Electude to…

Marjorie Taylor Greene Slams 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' For Portrayal Of Trump Supporters, Conservatives As 'Racists And Red Necks'

benzinga.com Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has taken issue with a recent episode of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” alleging that the show inaccurately portrays Trump supporters and…

Former government officials say DAAMLA could harm US crypto industry

blockworks.co The Blockchain Association alongside 80 former national security and military professionals on Tuesday penned another letter to Congressional leaders, this time calling for…

‘It was a mistake’: My father set up a revocable trust, leaving everything to my stepmother. She’s cutting me out completely. What can I do?

marketwatch.com My late father was under the impression that he and my stepmother had an irrevocable trust set up. He was wrong. He passed away in September and now we have learned it is…

Hot 100 First-Timers: Michael Marcagi Arrives With Breakthrough Solo Single ‘Scared to Start’

billboard.com Michael Marcagi is officially a Billboard Hot 100-charting hitmaker. The singer-songwriter and Cincinnati native scores his first career entry on the Feb. 17-dated survey,…

ReversingLabs Introduces Spectra Assure To Address the New Era of Software Supply Chain Security

benzinga.com CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ReversingLabs (RL), the trusted authority in software and file security, today announced the release of Spectra Assure…

Lantheus Announces Collaboration to Provide Novel Tau Imaging Agent for Large Consortium Clinical Trial Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging

benzinga.com Lantheus to supply MK-6240, an investigational F18-labeled PET imaging agent that targets tau tangles BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lantheus Holdings,…

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