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Securities regulator just warned people not to get fooled by bitcoin cold calling scams

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued a word of warning Thursday to investors about stocks and scammers looking to ride bitcoin mania, warning specifically about "aggressive cold callers." "Beware of potential stock scams when considering the purchase of shares of companies that tout high returns associated with cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin," FINRA wrote in the…

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Five Women Are Accusing A Top Left-Leaning Media Executive Of Sexually Harassing Them

Don Hazen has been an executive at left-leaning media outlets since the 1980’s, first helming the influential Mother Jones magazine as publisher and later heading AlterNet, an online outlet publishing and syndicating reporting on “the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, and health care issues.” But five women journalists have told BuzzFeed…

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Holiday traffic reaches its peak today

CLOSE It’s tough to find bargains for airfare travel, especially when you’re booking late. Here are a few tips. USA TODAY   Travelers should expect roads and airports to be more crowded this afternoon as the holiday rush reaches its peak. AAA has forecast that 107.3 million U.S. travelers will take to planes, trains, automobiles…

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Holiday flights aren’t grounded in a possible federal shutdown

CLOSE Spoiler alert: nothing good. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Passengers linger in the main terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta on Dec. 18, 2017. (Photo: ERIK S. LESSER, EPA-EFE) As Congress scrambles to avert a government shutdown, Christmas travelers can relax: Your flight won't be canceled for lack of security officers or…

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DoubleLine to Make Its Own Brand of Mortgage-Backed Securities

DoubleLine Capital is embarking on a plan to originate and securitize mortgages, seeking to fill a niche that has traditionally belonged to banks and brokerage firms. The Los Angeles-based money manager, headed by Jeffrey Gundlach, is starting an investment adviser called Mortgage Opportunities Capital, according to regulatory filings. It will be an integral part of…

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