• As bitcoin soars, warnings of a bubble proliferate

    Updated: 29 min ago

    Is bitcoin in a bubble? The price of bitcoin has been soaring this year, and last week alone it jumped from $11,000 to well over $17,000, according to Coindesk. It started the year below $1,000. That rocketing level of appreciation smells a lot like an irrational investor mania to...

  • The Latest: Bitcoin futures soar in first hours of trading

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the debut of bitcoin futures trading (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Bitcoin futures are spiking in their first hours of trading. Trading in the first-ever bitcoin futures began at 5 p.m. central time. At 9:15 CST, the futures contract that expires in...

  • Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange. The futures contract that expires in January surged more than $3,000 to $18,010 four hours after trading launched on...

  • More private university chiefs top $2M as pay keeps climbing

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Presidents at America's private universities saw their pay increase by 9 percent in 2015, according to a new report , with several of them topping $2 million in total earnings. The average chief received total compensation of nearly $570,000, including salary, bonuses...

  • Sexual misconduct often part of the job in hospitality work

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — One woman recalls how a general manager at a Chicago-area restaurant where she worked told her that if security cameras recorded him reaching between her legs and grabbing her genitals, he could simply "edit that out." Another woman worked at an Atlanta restaurant and...

  • Trump rails against news media after reporting corrections

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again railing against the news media, calling them a "stain on America." In a tweet Sunday, Trump blasts the lack of attention over what he describes as "false and defamatory stories" by the "Fake News Media." "They are out of control -...

  • 'Coco' tops box office again before 'Star Wars' hits

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The animated family film "Coco" has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" weekend in theaters. Disney estimated Sunday that "Coco" added $18.3 million, which would bring its domestic total to $135.5 million. The weekend's...

  • Officials: Patients at risk at Dallas psychiatric hospital

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in "immediate jeopardy" two years after Texas regulators threatened to close the facility over severe safety problems, a newspaper reported Sunday. A Nov. 1 letter from the U.S....

  • Las Vegas' overhauled Monte Carlo transforming into Park MGM

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lifelike network of twisting tree roots emerges from the ceiling and branches out into the lobby featuring green, earthy accents, crystal chandeliers and soon, work from British Pop Art legend David Hockney. Steps away from the check-in desk, Pablo Picasso artwork...

  • Insider Q&A: PayPal founder talks digital payments, bitcoin

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — PayPal co-founder Max Levchin thinks the pace of innovation in digital payments is progressing well, considering the banking industry is the most regulated this side of health care. But he considers the speculation around bitcoin to be "the elephant in the room"...

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