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Cryptocurrency Scam: Texas Securities Board Issues Another Cease and Desist Order

“Regulators in Texas have once again issued a cease and desist order against a promoter of an allegedly fraudulent cryptocurrency investment scheme” writes Nick Omo for livebitcoinnews.com. According to the statement, Travis J. Iles entered an emergency cease and desist order against one Mark Steven Royer for offering a fraudulent cryptocurrency investment scheme.According to the order, Royer assured investors of between 10 to 20 percent ROI on a weekly basis.Do you think that Royer is running a fraudulent cryptocurrency investment scheme?. The Texas State Securities Board issued a press release…

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With 2019 MLS season in mind, Sporting KC announces roster moves

“Sporting KC declined contract options for forward Kharlton Belmar, midfielder Cristian Lobato and defenders Amer Didic, Brad Evans and Colton Storm” writes Fox Sports Kansas for foxsports.com. The club exercised contract options for forward Diego Rubio, defender Graham Smith and goalkeepers Eric Dick and Adrian Zendejas.The team also has extended a bona fide offer to forward Khiry Shelton, who is out of contract at the end of the year. Source: foxsports.com

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Buzzy software company Carta is raising funding at an $800 million valuation

“Software company Carta is raising $80 million in a funding round that values the company at $800 million, Business Insider has learned” writes Zo Bernard for businessinsider.com. Since it was founded in 2012, the company has raised around $70 million from investors including Menlo Ventures, Social Capital, Union Square Ventures, and Industry Ventures. Source: businessinsider.com

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The US Army is gearing up for a potential fight with Russia, and it just put a crucial defensive weapon back in Europe permanently

“It is a tremendous step forward for the Air Defense Enterprise,” Shank said at the ceremony” writes Christopher Woody for businessinsider.com. The Army has also fast-tracked its Interim Short Range Air Defense program to provide air- and missile-defense for Stryker and Armored Brigade Combat Teams in Europe. Source: businessinsider.com

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Workday stock ends at record high as outlook points to healthy enterprise software demand

“Of those, 14 analysts hiked their price targets on the stock on Friday, making for an average target price of $160.29” writes Wallace Witkowski for marketwatch.com. Prior to the report, analysts had forecast fourth-quarter revenue of $756.1 million and full-year revenue of $2.77 billion.Late Thursday, Workday reported quarterly billings of $830.3 million, up 48% from the year-ago quarter, while analysts were looking for $736.7 million.Of the 37 analysts who cover Workday, 18 have overweight or buy ratings, 15 have hold ratings, and four have sell ratings. Source: marketwatch.com

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Clinton Stanley filed a complaint against a Florida private school that didn’t allow his 6-year-old son to attend because of the hairstyle he’d painstakingly groomed.

“A father is taking legal action against a school for banning his 6-year-old son for his hairstyle” writes Elise Sol for aol.com. Stanley tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the school policy appears to target students of color. “What are they saying about kids with dreadlocks — that they’re not capable of learning or are unintelligent?.  Source: aol.com

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Republican leadership struggles to secure votes for lame-duck $54 billion tax package

“The tax package would extend about 30 temporary tax breaks that are set to expire, as well as implement new retirement provisions that have earned bipartisan support” writes Reporter For Wonkblog for washingtonpost.com. Brady and other House Republicans expressed confidence they would find the votes to pass the tax package.The bulk of that money — about $30 billion of the $54 billion — comes from extensions of the roughly 30 temporary tax breaks.House Republicans are struggling to pass a tax package in their waning days of congressional control, as some…

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NATO exercises cyber defences as threat grows…

“But this is NATO’s “cyber range” and these men and women are running the alliance’s biggest cyber warfare exercise, an electronic defensive drill dubbed Cyber Coalition 2018″ writes Damon Wake for yahoo.com. Seven hundred NATO cyber experts in different countries scramble to analyse the situation and find a solution.”The price of entry into operations in cyber is extremely low,” said US Colonel Don Lewis, deputy director of NATO’s new cyber operations centre, set up this year.It also tested how offensive cyber weapons — made available by some NATO members —…

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GM worker blames Trump for job cuts…

“I hope he does do something about the thousands of jobs companies are still sending abroad” reports thehill.com. I am going to bring jobs back.” Her criticism came days after GM announced that it would close up to four auto factories in the U.S. The auto company will discontinue the Chevrolet Cruze next year and has not assigned a new product to the plant, likely closing it. Source: thehill.com

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MSFT overtakes APPLE as most valuable company in USA…

“Microsoft surpassed Apple periodically throughout the week during intraday trading, but Apple consistently beat out Microsoft in market valuation at market close” writes Jordan Novet for cnbc.com. Microsoft is the most valuable publicly traded U.S. company, surpassing Apple for the title.If Microsoft ends the year as the most valuable company, it will be the first year it closes out in the top position since 2002.Apple’s market valuation, based on an outstanding share count of 4,745,398,000 shares as of October 26, 2018, lagged just behind at $847.4 billion.Apple eclipsed a trillion-dollar…

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