New 3 World Trade Center to mark another step in NYC’s downtown revival

New 3 World Trade Center to mark another step in NYC’s downtown revival

It’s finally happening. More than 16 years after the World Trade Center tragedy, a major component of the rebuilt WTC site is getting ready to open. In early June, 3 World Trade Center will be opening with lead tenants including music streaming firm Spotify and advertising giant GroupM. It will join 1 and 4 World Trade Center — the two other major buildings on the site — along with 7 World Trade Center on Greenwich…

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That Facebook royal wedding quiz? It could put you at risk for identity theft

That Facebook royal wedding quiz? It could put you at risk for identity theft

SAN FRANCISCO — A funny as Lord Carpenter Rover of Sunnyside might sound, please don’t reply to a Facebook prompt asking you to create your royal wedding guest name using details from your past. Facebook is always awash in sharable quizzes and prompts (remember ‘Tell us your first 10 rock concerts‘ last year?) and this week’s suggestion inspired by the pending wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is no different. But it also puts…

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What’s for dinner? In the edible tableware era, the answer is your plate

What’s for dinner? In the edible tableware era, the answer is your plate

If you are concerned about that plastic garbage island floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean estimated at twice the size of Texas, consider the plate — the plastic one you use and then toss into the garbage. Or the plastic straw that goes into your drink — or the 500 million that Americans use each day. Environmental concerns are leading more cities around the United States, including Malibu, California, and Seattle, to ban…

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Riot Blockchain’s SEC subpoena part of formal investigation

Riot Blockchain’s SEC subpoena part of formal investigation

Riot Blockchain, the cryptocurrency company whose stock skyrocketed after changing its name revealed that the Securities and Exchange Commission subpoena it received on April 9 was “pursuant to a formal order of investigation,” according to a new filing. Riot released its first-quarter earnings on Thursday after filing on Tuesday that they would be delayed. “The Company has received and responded to comments from the staff of the SEC regarding certain developments and the Company’s ongoing…

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Banks will trade cryptocurrency sooner than people think, says fmr. JPMorgan blockchain executive

Banks will trade cryptocurrency sooner than people think, says fmr. JPMorgan blockchain executive

Former head of J.P. Morgan’s blockchain arm is no longer on Wall Street. But the former insider says major banks like her former employer could get into the cryptocurrency business imminently. “I think it’s coming sooner than people probably think,” Amber Baldet, Former head of J.P. Morgan’s blockchain arm told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” Friday. “But even where the will is, the legal and regulatory framework is challenging.” Despite record investor profits from bitcoin’s 1,300 percent…

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Cuban media: Boeing 737 crashes with 113 people aboard

Cuban media: Boeing 737 crashes with 113 people aboard

A Cuban airliner with 113 people on board plummeted into a yuca field just after takeoff from Havana’s international airport on Friday. There was no immediate word on casualties, though residents told The Associated Press they saw at least some survivors being taken away in ambulances. A military officer who declined to provide his name to reporters said that there appeared to have been three survivors in critical condition from the Cubana flight, but other…

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3 easy things you can do to trim monthly expenses and save

3 easy things you can do to trim monthly expenses and save

How many “free trials” have you signed up for and forgotten to cancel? Are you getting your money’s worth from the gym you signed up for in January? What about that domain name you bought last year? If you throw money at memberships and subscriptions, you’re not alone. “Millions of people sign up for 30-day free trials of things, intending to cancel without the 30 days — and then they forget. Or they sign up…

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NORAD marks six decades of nuclear defense by confronting a new threat from Russia: Hypersonic weapons

NORAD marks six decades of nuclear defense by confronting a new threat from Russia: Hypersonic weapons

The military command created at the height of the Cold War to defend the United States and Canada from nuclear attacks is facing a new threat from Russia: hypersonic weapons. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, is marking 60 years of existence. On the heels of that anniversasry, though, CNBC learned that multiple U.S. intelligence reports assess Russia will be capable of fielding a hypersonic glide vehicle, a weapon that no country can…

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This change to my daily commute could save me over $1,000 a year

This change to my daily commute could save me over $1,000 a year

To get to work every day, I have to trek from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to Midtown Manhattan. That entails squeezing into a pocket of space aboard the crammed L train, often after a few too-packed trains have come and gone, and then transferring to the uptown F or M. Though I’ve mastered the art of reading a book while my body is contorted like a Tetris piece, it’s not the most pleasant way to start the…

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Square stumbles into the banking business

Square stumbles into the banking business

Square customers are treating the payment company’s Cash app more like a bank account than the company intended, CEO Jack Dorsey said this week. While that wasn’t a goal, he said Square plans to capitalize on the trend. “People are using this as their primary banking account, and in some case it’s their only bank account,” Dorsey said on stage at the Consensus blockchain conference in New York this week. “We are reaching an audience…

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