The emergence of digital currencies such as Bitcoin was greeted with cautious ambivalence by lawmakers, a top law-enforcement official and the head of Treasury’s anti-money laundering unit during a congressional hearing this week, prompting some to speculate that Bitcoin had come of age in that U.S. Senate chamber.
But even as the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s hearing was fueling Bitcoin fervor, just four miles across town the bankers whose views could decide the fate of digital currencies were huddled in a hotel meeting room as part of an anti-money laundering conference where Bitcoin sat atop the agenda as a money laundering risk that must be mitigated. (more…)
As Microsoft releases its newest next generation console today (Xbox One) following the launch of Sony’s Playstation 4 last week, today’s graphic highlights the global sales of the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3 consoles.
22 Nov 2013Thomson Reuters
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With a shorter holiday season this year, retailers try to get shoppers to open up their wallets. Still, despite their efforts, Reuters/Ipsos polling suggest that nearly half haven’t completed their holiday shopping. So what does all this mean for the holiday shopping season? What retailers will earn some financial cheer? Which ones won’t? Join this insightful webcast today at 2pm ET for alpha-generating insights on how the most important shopping season will turn out for retailers.
How to better protect your online presence through encryption, proxies and alternative internet applications
In honor of International Fraud Awareness Week, we bring you the below article to help individuals better protect their devices and online dealings from fraudulent activities.
06 Nov 2013Investigative Insights
By Katherine Sagona-Stophel, Thomson Reuters
We live in an information age, and protecting your computer’s information is just as important as protecting your social security number. This doesn’t just mean smart password creation; it also means other precautions you may not be aware of. A script flaw or your inadvertent release of data to applications on your phone may provide extra personal information you may not even realize you’re releasing. This could potentially lead to fraudsters stealing your information without your knowledge.
I’ve been asked a lot by peers for suggestions on applications and programs that I personally use and recommend to protect your information from unwanted third parties. These recommendations are my own, and do not represent Thomson Reuters at large. This blog post is a result of many others asking me for privacy advice. If you don’t find an app or program you would recommend, don’t hesitate to comment below!
Parents of a Colorado infant who suffered a serious brain injury allegedly caused by his foster family say the foster family’s insurer owes them $13 million for failing to provide coverage in their underlying assault-and-battery lawsuit.
09 Oct 2013Westlaw Journals Contributor
The foster family had assigned any rights they had to sue their insurer for bad faith and other claims to the child’s parents.
What’s ahead for the aerospace and defense industry, and what does it mean for investors?
30 Aug 2013Thomson Reuters
Booming commercial demand and escalating pressures on U.S. defense spending will among the key topics at the annual Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit. Airlines and aerospace companies are riding high while defense companies are girding for sharp cuts in the Pentagon’s $500-plus core budget. Top industry and government officials will map out what challenges and opportunities the current environment presents for industry, government and big-ticket arms programs such as the $382 billion-plus F-35 fighter aircraft, the Pentagon’s costliest weapons program. (more…)
A group of twelve female students from Misr University in Cairo arrived in London, geared up to attend a Thomson Reuters Foundation training course and eager to deliver an important message: ‘Egypt is not on the brink of civil war – and the country will find its way out of the crisis without any foreign intervention’.
Insurance giant CUNA Mutual Group filed six separate lawsuits against some of the world’s largest banks, alleging they sold the insurance company millions of dollars in mortgage-backed securities that are now worthless.
The lawsuits, separately filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, name Goldman Sachs & Co., UBS Securities LLC, Nomura Securities International Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co., Banc of America Securities LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as defendants.