Bitcoin breaks $5K barrier

Bitcoin soared through the $5,000 psychological barrier with a $200, 20-minute spike earlier this morning.

The cryptocurrency found support as Asian markets were closing and Europe was about to open. Continue reading

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No 1st Amendment rights in the NFL huddle

As a working journalist I do not have greater First Amendment rights than most other Americans. My employer has wider freedoms under the law, but I do not.

I cannot write on any topic I choose, taking any opinion I wish. That’s not how a job works. I serve at the pleasure of a publisher and editor.

And yet pro football players believe they are above the workplace rule by taking a knee or sitting during the playing of the National Anthem. Continue reading

How harmful is societal change in a nanosecond

It’s hard to believe that the US economy (for all its warts) is one of the most stable aspects of this country right now.

We have the Vice President of the United States walking out of a pro football game in his own state because of players taking a knee during the National Anthem. Continue reading

Stocks taking October in stride while whistling past the grave yard

As the first week of October slips by, global stock trading show no signs of whistling past the grave yard.

Daily records in the US have become an inside joke in newsrooms. Continue reading