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  • WASHINGTON, May 19- President Donald Trump's administration will soon offer an exclusive contract that will give one company the right to service billions of dollars of outstanding federal student loans now handled by four companies, officials said on Friday. The U.S. Education Department, led by Trump pick Betsy DeVos, said the streamlining will save money...

  • LONDON, May 18- Bitcoin is well-entrenched as the preferred payment for cybercriminals like the WannaCry hackers who have hit more than 300,000 computers over the past week, but cryptocurrencies offering more anonymity are threatening to displace it. Bitcoin was set up in 2008 by someone- or some group- calling themselves Satoshi Nakamoto, and was the first...

  • LONDON, May 18- Bitcoin is well-entrenched as the preferred payment for cybercriminals like the WannaCry hackers who have hit more than 300,000 computers over the past week, but cryptocurrencies offering more anonymity are threatening to displace it. Bitcoin was set up in 2008 by someone- or some group- calling themselves Satoshi Nakamoto, and was the first...

  • Gasoline demand in the first two months of 2017 was down 2.1 percent from a year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Analysts and refiners blamed the drop in gasoline demand to unusually bad weather in California and Texas, states with the highest U.S. driving volumes. California's rainfall in January and February was more than double...

  • NEW YORK— A federal agency voted to kick off the repeal of "net neutrality" rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet. It's the latest change that the Federal Communications Commission has made to ease regulation of the phone, broadcast and cable industries. Undoing the net neutrality rules—...

  • LONDON, May 18- Bitcoin is well-entrenched as the preferred payment for cybercriminals like the WannaCry hackers who have hit more than 300,000 computers over the past week, but cryptocurrencies offering more anonymity are threatening to displace it. Bitcoin was set up in 2008 by someone- or some group- calling themselves Satoshi Nakamoto, and was the first...

  • LONDON, May 18- Bitcoin is well-entrenched as the preferred payment for cybercriminals like the WannaCry hackers who have hit more than 300,000 computers over the past week, but cryptocurrencies offering more anonymity are threatening to displace it. Bitcoin was set up in 2008 by someone- or some group- calling themselves Satoshi Nakamoto, and was the first...

  • Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, told colleagues his top priority this year is to overhaul the Federal Aviation Administration along those lines. He said the FAA has been trying to put in place a high-tech system for air traffic controllers for nearly three decades, but progress has been incremental.

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— A Dubai firm's dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles. They are up for grabs to whoever can take them, "managing director Abdullah al-Shehi told The Associated Press in his Dubai office. The firm would send ships down to Heard Island, an Australian nature reserve in the...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- The number of Americans traveling by car for the Memorial Day holiday will hit a 12- year high this year, fueled by a growing economy and relatively low gasoline prices, the nation's largest motorists' advocacy group said on Wednesday. The Memorial Day holiday period is defined as Thursday, May 25 through Monday, May 29. Higher confidence has led to...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 16- Top Mexican miners Grupo Mexico, Penoles, Fresnillo and billionaire Carlos Slim's Frisco together owe nearly $180 million in mining royalties to Mexico for 2015, according to preliminary government figures seen by Reuters. The documents, which are part of an industry-wide review for tax compliance led by Mexico's tax authority, estimate...

  • Researchers compared the amount of key pollutants coming out of diesel tailpipes on the road in 10 countries and the European Union to the results of government lab tests for nitrogen oxides. "The paper shows how much human failure costs," said Jens Borken-Kleefeld, a transportation scientist at the International Institute for Applied System Analysis in...

  • LOS ANGELES— Lloyd Cotsen, who made a fortune as chairman of the Neutrogena soap and cosmetics company and devoted millions to charity, has died in California. Cotsen died on Monday at his home in Beverly Hills, according to Lynn Berger, a family spokeswoman. The company was sold to Johnson& Johnson in 1994 for $924 million of which Cotsen received about $350 million.

  • SAO PAULO, May 8- Brazilian police searched the Sao Paulo offices of drugmaker Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc on Monday as part of a probe into its relationship with a patient advocacy group accused of filing fraudulent lawsuits to spur drug purchases. Alexion confirmed that police had visited its office in Brazil and said in an emailed statement that it...

  • Since inauguration day on Jan. 20, top executives from at least 186 companies have visited with Trump or senior advisers at the White House or on presidential trips, including those to Mar-a-Lago, the private, seaside Florida club where he spends many weekends. But Reuters analyzed more than 900 White House press pool reports to give the first big picture view,...

  • Ajit Pai, who was named chair of the FCC by President Donald Trump in January, will deliver a speech titled "The Future of Internet Regulation" on Wednesday in Washington, the FCC said. Sources said Pai is expected to announce that he will begin the process of taking public comment to repeal the rules approved by the FCC under President Barack Obama in early 2015.

  • TORONTO, April 20- In a move seen as a victory for net neutrality advocates, Canada's telecom regulator said all data delivered online should be treated equally by internet service providers as it blocked one company's effort to leverage content to win customers. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ruled on Thursday that...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to effectively deregulate the $45 billion business data services market in a win for companies like AT&T Inc, CenturyLink Inc and Verizon Communications Inc that will likely lead to price hikes for many small businesses. The 2-1 vote is a blow to companies such as Sprint Corp and...

  • CHICAGO, April 20- Can you count on your Social Security benefits when retirement rolls around? Most Americans worry about this- partly due to the nonsense they hear from political opponents of Social Security and ill-informed media. You will hear that the program is bankrupt, its reserves are nothing but a bunch of IOUs, or that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme.

  • President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn towards the White House after arriving on Marine One in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

    Two GOP blueprints for tax reform could put big dents into nonprofits' bottom line.