Headlines – December 28/17

  • Wall St opens higher in muted holiday trading. Read story
  • Bitcoin tumbles as South Korea plans crackdown on cryptoassets. Read story
  • Exmo Bitcoin exchange chief executive kidnapped in Kiev. Read story
  • Copper’s rally is a longest in a generation. Read story
  • 30,417,609 Americans paid $0 in taxes, received $89.6 billion in refunds. Read story
  • Apple’s Tim Cook paid $102 million this year, including $98 million in bonuses. Read story
  • The number of Social Security beneficiaries hit record 61,859,250 in November. Read story
  • South Korea says ‘comfort women’ deal flawed, but Japan warns against change. Read story
  • Baltimore sets record with 343 homicides in 2017. Read story
  • NY city murder rates on pace to drop to 1950s level. Read story
  • US to resume full visa service in Turkey. Read story
  • Bitter cold across much northern US turns deadly. Read story
  • The most common password is “123456” – but not (entirely) because humans are dumb. Read story
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Stay tuned!