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Just a matter of time’ before cyber 9/11 – cybersecurity expert — RT Business News

Modern network-connected infrastructure is very vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to digital strategy consultant and cyberterrorism expert Lars Hilse, who talked to Sputnik about the risks of online terrorism and crime. Read more Hilse, who warned in 2014 that the next 9/11 would be a cyber-version of the September 11 attacks, said his prediction came true […]

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A Breakthrough Stroke Treatment Can Save Lives—If It’s Available

Minutes mattered to two Atlanta-area residents who showed severe-stroke symptoms last autumn. The right treatment done quickly can help prevent brain damage. An ambulance raced a 74-year-old man to a hospital nearby that wasn’t an institution capable of offering the most-advanced procedure. He arrived Oct. 30 at 9:30 a.m. with right-side weakness, unable to speak. […]

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Rally to keep Arizona coal power plant open

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European shares rebound but stock markets remain edgy – business live | Business

US equities recovered some ground in yesterday’s session after the previous day’s record losses. The S&P 500 closed up 1.74% having lost over 4% the day before. The resurgence in volatility saw the VIX index hit an intraday high of over 50, a level not reached since 2015, having barely exceeded 15 for much of […]

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Maduro announces pre-sale of Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency — RT Business News

Oil-rich Venezuela is officially joining the cryptocurrency craze. President Nicolas Maduro has announced the date for the pre-sale of a new “petro” cryptocurrency. The pre-sale date is February 20, and the country plans to replenish its depleted budget. “This is the moment to accelerate the entry of the petro, to have faith in what we’ve […]

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Top Senators Pursue 2-Year Budget Deal

WASHINGTON—Congressional leaders were on the cusp of striking a two-year budget deal Tuesday to boost federal spending levels for both the military and domestic programs, after separating for now a stalled immigration fight from efforts to keep the government funded. The emerging agreement is expected to increase military spending by $80 billion a year and […]

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Utility regulators OK water deal involving member’s political donor

Arizona Corporation Commission member Boyd Dunn(Photo: Cheryl Evans/The Republic) Utility regulators on Tuesday approved a deal that allows Arizona Water Co. to keep a lucrative portion of its service territory in Pinal County and prevents a rival company from taking over the disputed territory. The commissioners had considered granting the territory to a competitor owned by Ed […]

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UK economic growth tipped to rebound thanks to global boom | Business

Forecaster says strength of world economy and weak pound will help offset effect of Brexit vote Shipping containers at Liverpool docks. Buoyant global demand for goods and services is helping to rebalance the UK economy, says the NIESR. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Economic growth in the UK is poised to rebound this year after a […]

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Introducing a crypto-digest with RT’s Miguel Francis-Santiago — RT Business News

This week, RT’s Miguel Francis-Santiago will look at all the branches of the cryptocurrency phenomenon, check on the progress of a Russian mining company’s new mining machine which is based on Soviet Sputnik technology and could mine over $3,000 a day in revenue. During his Asia blockchain cruise hosted by CoinsBank, Miguel talks to John […]

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SpaceX Launches World’s Biggest Rocket

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday on its initial test flight, marking another coup for founder Elon Musk . The blastoff from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, which was closely followed by the global aerospace industry, capped multiple design changes, years of delays and a roughly $1 billion investment by SpaceX, […]

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