Rare wild flower blocks US lithium mine

U.S. domestic production of lithium, a key material for electric car batteries, broke another hurdle this week after a government order to protect a rare flower growing in Nevada. The US Fish and Wildlife Service said it had offered to protect Tiehm’s buckwheat, a wildflower, under the Endangered Species Act, …

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A Curse Worse Than Money By Kenneth Rogoff

While prominent cryptocurrency advocates are politically connected and have democratized their base, regulators simply cannot sit idly by forever. Malicious ransomware attacks targeting a growing number of businesses and individuals could prove to be the tipping point. CAMBRIDGE – Ransomware – a type of malware that restricts access to a …

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Charles Schwab & Co. composes what he can see as the SEC’s clear signal on bitcoin, while Vanguard’s take includes nothing to turn a red light into green

The Westlake, Texas brokerage takes a hyper-pragmatic, outward-looking approach and the Malvern, Pa. Giant relies on its inner compass, its view of reality. Charles Schwab & Co. and Vanguard Group recently clarified their divergent positions on selling and holding bitcoin as investments – and they remain poles apart from Fidelity …

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