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Bitcoin drops below $40,000 as global market selloff spreads to cryptocurrencies

[MarketWatch, Getty] Expected cryptocurrency ban in Russia also weighs Bitcoin prices were trading at levels not seen since August, pushing below a key support level on Friday, as a selloff of perceived riskier assets spread to cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin BTCUSD, -7.74%, the world largest crypto by market cap, slid more than 7% to $39,010, which took it below the […]

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You can get free N95 masks next week—here’s where to find them

[CNBC, SDI Productions / Getty] With the CDC now recommending highly protective N95 masks to combat surging cases of Covid-19′s omicron variant, and news of President Biden providing 400 million N95 masks to pharmacies and community health centers in the next few weeks, you might be wondering how to get them — especially for free. These masks aren’t […]

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State auctioning unclaimed property including coins, silver, and sports cards

[ABC NEWS] PHOENIX — There is $1.8 billion worth of unclaimed property being held by the state waiting for owners to claim. Some of that property has been held for years, like sports memorabilia, silver bars, jewelry, and antiques, and it’s become part of the state’s yearly auction held now through Sunday, January 23. “It’s […]

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New York Mayor Adams to receive first paycheck in cryptocurrency

[Reuters] New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday said his first paycheck, to arrive on Friday, will be automatically converted into cryptocurrency via Coinbase Global Inc (COIN.O). The salary will be converted to ethereum and bitcoin, the statement added. The mayor last year said he would take his first three paychecks in bitcoin and signaled his intention […]

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Rare Lincoln penny sells for $201 online – do you have one in your spare change?

[The Sun] A PENNY featuring 16th President Abraham Lincoln has sold for more than $200 online. The coin is a part of the Lincoln wheat cent series, which first entered circulation in 1909. You’ll find the S on the coin under the yearEventually, the wheat design was replaced by memorial cent in 1959.  When it comes to Lincoln pennies in general, […]

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A 15-year-old whose NFT art sales over the past year are now worth more than $1 million breaks down how he did it

[Fortune] NFT art is everywhere right now. This 15-year-old explains how his art got to be valued at more than $1 million. Jaiden Stipp, a 15-year-old from Tacoma, Wash., created his first piece of digital artwork on a whim back in February 2021, a moving graphic of an astronaut-skeleton hybrid waving on the moon. Fast-forward to today, […]

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Airlines ask Biden administration for ‘immediate intervention’ on 5G

[CNN Business, Getty] Executives from the largest US airlines asked the Biden administration for “immediate intervention” in the planned rollout of 5G technology near major airports on Wednesday, warning of dire consequences for transportation and the economy.The representatives of 10 carriers asked the administration in a letter obtained by CNN to further delay the rollout near airports […]

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The pitchforks are out for Kohl’s

[CNN Business] Kohl’s can’t catch a break from Wall Street. For the second time in as many months and third time in a year, an activist investor is putting pressure on the department store chain to make changes or sell the company. Activist hedge fund Macellum Advisors, which owns about 5% of Kohl’s (KSS) stock, said in a […]

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Crypto.com Suspends Withdrawals After ‘Unauthorized Activity’

[Bloomberg, Getty] Crypto traders report suspicious transactions on the platformCrypto.com customers will have to reset security measuresCrypto.com said it stopped all deposits and withdrawals while it investigates “unauthorized activity” on some accounts.  The crypto wallet provider and trading platform said in a Twitter post that the measure was temporary to allow it improve security and […]

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Full Recovery in Global Labor Market Could Take Years

[Wallstreet Journal] U.N. projections note a divide between rich countries with labor shortages and poor ones where joblessness remains high It will take at least two years before global unemployment falls back to pre-pandemic levels, according to fresh projections, with joblessness in poor countries remaining high even as labor markets in rich countries become increasingly […]

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