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When a cryptocurrency crash drains your life savings

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A phone rests next to litecoin, ripple and ethereum cryptocurrency altcoins. The smartphone displays a cryptocurrency price chart.

In this photo illustration of the litecoin, ripple and ethereum cryptocurrency 'altcoins' sit arranged for a photograph beside a smartphone displaying the current price chart for ethereum on April 25, 2018 in London, England. Jack Taylor/Getty Images

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To convince more drivers to go electric, the Biden administration wants chargers that work for all EVs

by Samantha Fields Jun 9, 2022
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To convince more drivers to go electric, the Biden administration wants chargers that work for all EVs

by Samantha Fields Jun 9, 2022
Currently, there is no standard charging infrastructure. Creating a universal charger could be key to getting more people to go electric.
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"Marketplace" takes a quick road trip to Tampa and Detroit to answer some of your burning questions about inflation.

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by Kristin Schwab Jun 9, 2022
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Why are gas prices so high?

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When a cryptocurrency you never heard of drains your life savings

by Matt Levin Jun 9, 2022
The terraUSD meltdown destroyed the nest eggs of people who had no idea what it was nor that they'd invested in it.

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