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Bitcoin Daily: Crypto Scammers’ Daily Haul Drops 66 Pct Due To COVID-19; ATBCoin To Settle ICO Suit For $250,000; Gold Investor Peter Schiff Predicts Bitcoin Fall

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Bitcoin Daily: Crypto Scammers’ Daily Haul Drops 66 Pct Due To COVID-19; ATBCoin To Settle ICO Suit For $250,000; Gold Investor Peter Schiff Predicts Bitcoin Fall

Cryptocurrency scams aren’t doing so hot with the current pandemic conditions, dropping in value by 61 percent between March 13 and 31. It’s recovered a bit since that time, but the value of Ponzi schemes and investment scams, which are most of what constitute cryptocurrency scams, has been seriously deficient due to the pandemic. That could be due to the falling prices of cryptocurrency during this pandemic, leading to less money coming in from scams. Now the main focus of scams has shifted to preying upon those confused by the conditions of the virus, with scammers more focused on blackmail —...

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Paul Feig is dancing around his living room to the 1960s French pop song “Les Cactus,” by Jacques Dutronc

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Paul Feig is dancing around his living room to the 1960s French pop song “Les Cactus,” by Jacques Dutronc

Writer, filmmaker and creator of Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids, Spy and A Simple Favor, Feig is wearing thick-rimmed spectacles, a black velvet smoking jacket and a conspicuously false mustache. With a slightly manic enthusiasm befitting an improvised live broadcast, Feig explains he wanted to pair his Vieux Carré—a cocktail with a French name—with a French song. He says he donned the mustache because he thought it evoked French-ness. Every day at 5 p.m. for the past three weeks, Feig has been dressing up, dancing around his Burbank home and mixing drinks as “Drunk Funcle,” a persona he’s developed over the...

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She’s a Furloughed Single Mom of 3

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She’s a Furloughed Single Mom of 3

The Utility Is Shutting off Her Power Anyway. This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. After she was furloughed from her job at a Tennessee Valley Authority nuclear plant three weeks ago, Toni burned through her savings stocking up on essentials: propane, toilet paper, shampoo and food.  The 38-year-old single mother had her two high schoolers and her 20-year-old daughter, home from college, to care for, and they needed enough to survive on as the novel coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc across the country and brought the economy screeching to a...

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American Airlines joins Delta and United in extending elite status and more

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American Airlines joins Delta and United in extending elite status and more

It may have taken a bit longer, but American Airlines is the last of the big 3 U.S. airlines to extend elite status in light of the coronavirus pandemic. This move doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Delta led the industry with its sweeping status extensions, and United quickly followed suit later the same afternoon. Alaska Airlines — which just reinstated a partnership with American — then announced its own extension on Tuesday, April 7. So, what are the details of AA’s elite-status extension? Stay up-to-date on the outbreak by visiting our hub page for coronavirus coverage and signing up for...

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Want to Know How Fast Coronavirus Can Spread in Prison? Look at Arkansas.

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Want to Know How Fast Coronavirus Can Spread in Prison? Look at Arkansas.

Over the weekend, a man incarcerated at Cummins Unit prison, an Arkansas state prison in Grady, tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first prisoner in the state correctional system there to do so. The corrections department responded by quickly testing all the other men housed in the same barracks—mass testing that most other states have not done in their prisons. The results, made public on Monday, were shocking: The state corrections department announced that a whopping 43 of the 46 other men in the housing unit had tested positive. They were all asymptomatic and are now quarantined. Health experts around the...

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