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11 arrested in Icelandic 'Big Bitcoin Heist'

11 arrested in Icelandic 'Big Bitcoin Heist'

A gang of thieves orchestrated four rounds of thefts of computers used for Bitcoin mining . "Everything points to this being a highly organised crime", he told the Associated Press . Two of those arrested remain in custody after a Reykjanes District Court ruling, though it is unclear what role they allegedly played in the heists. The value of the stolen computers has been put at $2m (£1.45m).


First Alert Weather: Two good rain chances this week

First Alert Weather: Two good rain chances this week

WednesdayThis is the best day for the chance of rain and snow. However, temperatures may only warm to the upper 40s Tuesday in the Triangle. Tonight is looking great but a touch colder with lows in the upper 20s. Unfortunately, the backside of the strong low-pressure system will continue to bring rain chances to the region. That rain will fall into early Tuesday morning with a few embedded thunderstorms possible.


Trump tariffs expected next week with no country exemptions: Ross

Trump tariffs expected next week with no country exemptions: Ross

Last year, Germany's automotive trade association said "the United States would be shooting itself in the foot by imposing tariffs or other trade barriers". Amid a global stocks selloff and irate reactions from trading partners and USA industry groups, administration officials have moved to defend the policy, arguing that the tariffs would result in negligible price increases for durable goods and consumer items.


Amazon may begin offering branded checking accounts

Amazon may begin offering branded checking accounts

The offering, if it comes to fruition, would be yet another link in Amazon's extensive web of ways to touch every aspect of people's lives, from food shopping at Whole Foods, to reading or listening to books, streaming music and videos and its Alexa voice assistant.


Japan Feb services PMI eases as new order growth slows

Japan Feb services PMI eases as new order growth slows

Any reading above 50 signals expansion. Meanwhile, economists had expected the index to remain stable at 55.1. "An improvement in demand conditions also drove a further rise in new business received by Russian service providers". While Markit's manufacturing index for February declined, construction performed better, and it said the surveys show a "steady pace" of economic expansion is being maintained.


US Asks Qualcomm to Delay Board Meeting for Review of Broadcom Deal

US Asks Qualcomm to Delay Board Meeting for Review of Broadcom Deal

On Monday, Broadcom said that it had been informed Sunday night that Qualcomm had filed a voluntary request for a Cfius review in January. According to the company, CFIUS has determined there are "national security risks" to a potential Broadcom-Qualcomm merger, and so has asked Qualcomm to delay the meeting.