Why Amazon is on the Verge of Absolutely Upending These 4 Markets Worth $220 Billion

There be no shelter from Amazon. The retail titan is rapidly expanding in so many directions that its front lines of competition are everywhere. Amazon is currently sending shockwaves through four different markets totaling $ 220 billion in value. Two of them are underway, one is a threat, and one is an opportunity. The fourth is a literal game-changing move, given that Amazon is making bold advancements in video games. Jeff Bezos Tabloid Drama is a Distraction Over at The Washington Post, Elizabeth Dwoskin asks: Does Jeff Bezos’ behavior put Amazon at risk? She says: “Jeffrey P. Bezos’s alleged explicit selfies

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We’re Freeriders: Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes, Worth $500 Million, Wants to Pay Higher Taxes

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes is back advocating for higher taxes for wealthy Americans. This is not the first time Hughes is calling on the government to take a step to help low-income Americans trying to make ends meet. Hughes spoke on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” saying: As a member of that 1-percent, 0.1-percent, I can tell you, I can afford a little bit higher taxes, and it would make my life better. The point is clear — my taxes should be higher. Hughes, who is the author of Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn has been an advocate for

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The British pound is the oldest fiat currency in existence at 317 years. The pound was originally defined as 12 oz. of silver. It’s now worth less than 0.5% of its original value. In other words, the most successful long standing currency in existence has lost 99.5% of its value. Got bitcoin?

The British pound is the oldest fiat currency in existence at 317 years. The pound was originally defined as 12 oz. of silver. It's now worth less than 0.5% of its original value. In other words, the most successful long standing currency in existence has lost 99.5% of its value. Got bitcoin? submitted by /u/Crevative
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California Nurse Charged With Selling Hundreds of Bitcoin Worth of Opiates

A Rancho Cordova, California nurse has been charged by federal authorities with selling illegal narcotics via dark net markets. Allegedly, her username Farmacy41 earned over 200 BTC across three markets. Carrie Alaine Markis made an appearance in federal court in Sacramento, charged with numerous counts of drug dealing. Farmacy41 Markis reportedly used the handle Farmacy41 across several DarkNetMarkets beginning in 2013. She told customers that her source was people who bought pills from those who had them legally prescribed to them. In total, she allegedly sold almost 9,000 hydrocodone pills, over 2,500 oxycodone, nearly 1,000 methadone pills, 70 morphine tablets

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