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Bitcoin tops $50,000 for the first time

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A visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin alongside U.S. dollars on December 7, 2017 in London, England.

Storing cryptocurrency like Bitcoin hasn’t always been easy. People have to worry about hackers and keep track of passwords for their digital wallets. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

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What Bitcoin's new record high means

Julian Emanuel, chief equity and derivatives strategist at BTIG, says we're seeing increased attention paid to Bitcoin from investors big and small. "But, at this price, there's a lot of speculation out there in Bitcoin and in stocks," Emanuel said. "As happy as the markets are trading this morning, that risk is two way, and prices have moved very far and very quickly."

British "booze cruise" to France dialed back under new trade rules

by John Laurenson Feb 16, 2021
The pandemic has limited travel in Europe. But once it starts up again, Britons will face lower limits on how much wine, beer and spirits they can purchase in France without paying taxes.

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