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Senator Manchin calls for U.S. to ban Bitcoin

Nearly three years ago, Senator Chuck Schumer claimed that Bitcoin was money laundering -- which is, of course, ridiculous. For years, though, there have been plenty of concerns within the Bitcoin community over when and how there would be some sort……

Senator: Russian Prime Minister Putin’s acceptance of Edward Snowden ‘a finger in the eye’ of U.S.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday said he believes Vladimir Putin personally approved allowing NSA leaker Edward Snowden to travel to Moscow, adding that the Russian prime minister had purposefully antagonized the United States. “Allies are supposed to treat each other in decent ways,” he said, “and Putin always…

China says ‘firmly opposes’ U.S. Senate currency bill

China said Tuesday it “firmly opposed” a US Senate bill aimed at punishing Beijing for its alleged currency manipulation, which is expected to make its final passage later this week. The bill — which comes 13 months ahead of US elections in which high unemployment is likely to be an issue — sets…

Senate to take up China currency bill

WASHINGTON — The US Senate this week takes up a bill to punish China for its alleged currency manipulation, a measure that has divided the Republican presidential field and put the White House in a bind. The legislation — backed by Democrats and Republicans in the polarized Congress, but opposed…

Senators target China with currency bill

WASHINGTON — US senators unveiled legislation Thursday to punish China over its alleged currency manipulation, promising angry American voters to put an end to Beijing’s “economic murder” of US jobs. The measure aims to make it harder for the US Treasury Department to avoid labeling Beijing a currency cheat, triggering…

Senators urge sanctions on Iran finances

WASHINGTON — An overwhelming majority of the US Senate urged President Barack Obama on Tuesday to impose “crippling sanctions” on Iran’s financial system in a bid to hinder its suspect nuclear program. “The time has come to impose crippling sanctions on Iran’s financial system by cutting off the CBI,” the…

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