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  • Singapore Gays Rally To Counter Opposition

    npr.org 28 Jun '14, 12pm

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Thousands of gay rights activists gathered in downtown Singapore on Saturday for an annual rally that came under unprecedented criticism from religious conservatives, with one influential Christian pastor calling on the government to ban the event. Previous Pink Dot r...

  • Former Banker Could Help Feds Learn More About Swiss Accounts

    npr.org 12 Jan '14, 1am

    Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. DAVID GREENE, HOST: A Swiss banker has pleaded not guilty to charges that he helped thousands of Americans evade paying their taxes. Raoul Weil was one of the top m...

  • If You've Ignored Bitcoin Up Until Now, This One's For You

    If You've Ignored Bitcoin Up Until Now, This One's For You : All Tech Considered

    npr.org 26 Feb '14, 6pm

    i i hide caption No, these aren't real bitcoins (just Bitcoin buttons). Fans of the virtual currency see several real benefits, including the elimination of fees for transferring money. Frank Jordans /AP No, these aren't real bitcoins (just Bitcoin buttons). Fans of the virtual curren...

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  • Monday Political Mix: Bitcoin In Congress' Spotlight: Congress holds a hearing on virtual currencies like Bitc...

    Monday Political Mix: Bitcoins In Congress' Spotlight : It's All Politics

    npr.org 18 Nov '13, 1pm

    For instance, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Monday takes up the somewhat baffling issue of virtual currencies like Silk Road and Bitcoin in a hearing titled "Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies." Meanwhile, the full...

  • Lawmakers, Banking Regulators Take On Bitcoin

    npr.org 13 Aug '13, 10pm

    Copyright © 2013 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Right now, somewhere in the world, someone is buying and selling virtual currency. And it sounds like this... (SOUNDBITE OF TONES) CORNISH: Thi...

  • Bitcoin Takes Stage In Texas Campaign

    Bitcoin Takes Stage In Texas Campaign : It's All Politics

    npr.org 10 Jan '14, 12pm

    i i hide caption One man produced physical versions of bitcoins (before he realized he was angering the feds ). Bitcoin is a virtual currency that has been the subject of a recent Federal Election Commission discussion. Rick Bowmer /AP One man produced physical versions of bitcoins (b...

  • China Bans Bitcoin Trading By Banks

    China Bans Bitcoin Trading By Banks : The Two-Way

    npr.org 05 Dec '13, 2pm

    Enlarge image i Chinese banks cannot trade in Bitcoins, the digital currency that doesn't recognize international boundaries, China's top regulators said Thursday. Rick Bowmer /AP Chinese banks cannot trade in Bitcoins, the digital currency that doesn't recognize international boundar...

  • Why Didn't The Store Just Let Oprah Buy The $38,000 Handbag? : Code Switch

    npr.org 10 Aug '13, 9am

    Enlarge image i Media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey attends a special screening of The Butler in New York City on July 31. She recently had an encounter with a saleswoman in Switzerland over a Tom Ford handbag. Evan Agostini /Invision/AP Media mogul and actress Oprah Winfrey attends...

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