Bitcoin Climbs to Record High

Bitcoin is back. Again. Nearly three years after it went on a hair-bending rise and hit a peak of $19,783, the price of a single Bitcoin rose above that for the first time on Monday, according to the data and news provider CoinDesk. The cryptocurrency has soared since March, after …

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Major Winter Storm Brings Snow, Heavy Rain and Wind to East Coast

The first major winter storm of the season is expected to bring heavy snow, widespread rain and “strong-to-severe” thunderstorms to the East Coast through Wednesday, National Weather Service forecasters said. Some areas were already seeing scattered power failures. Heavy rains were possible across New England from Monday evening into Tuesday, …

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Facebook to Acquire Start-Up Kustomer as It Faces Antitrust Glare

Facebook said Kustomer’s software could help support millions of business conversations, making it easier for customer support representatives to view and service the interactions. In particular, Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging app, which has more than one billion users, has expanded to business messaging services. In recent months, WhatsApp built a special …

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On TikTok, Fans Are Making Their Own ‘Ratatouille’ Musical

With Broadway and theaters across the country idle because of the coronavirus, some actors, producers and prop designers have found an unlikely outlet for their talents: a musical version of the animated film “Ratatouille” that is playing out in exuberant 60-second increments on TikTok. Starting last month, thousands of TikTok …

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