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The virtual currency’s meteoric rise encountered stormy weather that could determine its future.
Two Las Vegas casino hotels will be the first known U.S. commercial gambling houses to accept bitcoin, the unregulated digital payment system.
Bitcoin has become a coin of the realm of the Sacramento Kings, a newspaper reports.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
As Zynga becomes the latest adopter of the digital currency, the move highlights a budding trend: businesses adopting bitcoin to woo a key consumer demographic.
Overstock recently announced it would accept bitcoin as payment. Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne explains the business — and philosophical — reasons behind the decision.
Relatively low risk and guaranteed media attention mean other companies are likely to jump on board with bitcoin payments soon.
Overstock plans to become the first big U.S. online retailer to accept Bitcoin. The FT reports.
The S&P continues to soar, but a Nobel warns of a bubble and 'the smartest guys in the room' get plenty wrong: This week's market winners and losers.
Nobel laureate worries that stocks and real estate may be nearing a bubble, though others think a growing economy will support higher prices.
U.S. stocks fall.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether Internet retailers need to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence.
New York and Illinois court rulings on 'Amazon taxes' may head to the U.S. Supreme Court to settle questions about the taxing online retail sales.
EBay beat expectations by a penny on earnings but its outlook fell short. Shares fell more than 4 percent.
The Street.com reports on stocks you might consider as presents under your virtual Christmas tree.
More and more states are moving to impose new sales taxes for online purchases to make up for budget deficits. As online prices move in line with brick and mortar retailers, will online stocks take a hit?
Residents are supposed to declare and pay sales tax on goods they buy from out-of-state retailers, but few do, which deprives states of tax revenue and gives Internet retailers an advantage over physical stores. Caught in the crossfire of the nationwide fight are a large but rarely examined part of the Internet economy, affiliate marketers.
With the average price of regular gasoline now hovering near $3.80 a gallon nationally, prices at the pump are nearly a dollar higher than a year ago. For the average American who drives about about 15,000 miles a year and uses roughly 750 gallons of gas annually, that dollar increase per gallon has eaten about a $750 hole into the household budget per car.
The fight over collecting online sales tax is an ongoing issue that is especially heated this holiday season as online retail sales hit new records—and taxes goes uncollected.