| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:17 AM
Bitcoin, the unregulated digital currency that once was valued at $10, hit a record Wednesday, trading above $1,000 per bitcoin on the Mt. Gox online exchange.
Speculators from China and the U.S. have been snapping up the digital currency as it...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Drug dealers may use it for money laundering.
But to Sapan Shah, it's just another way to sell sandwiches.
Shah, owner of a Subway franchise near Dorney Park in South Whitehall Township, made news this week by accepting Bitcoin. The 24-year-old Emmaus...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:08 PM
WASHINGTON — Warning that virtual currencies are attracting money-launderers and drug dealers, U.S. officials called for greater government oversight of Bitcoin and other peer-to-peer payment systems during the first-ever congressional hearing on...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:41 AM
The Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission are telling a U.S. Senate committee that Bitcoins are legitimate financial instruments, boosting prospects for wider acceptance of the virtual currency.
Representatives from the agencies...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:23 AM
SOUTH BEND - U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Granger, and fellow senators Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., have introduced a bill that would give qualified members of the reserve components tiered preference in hiring for civil service jobs....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:38 PM
WASHINGTON – The official who investigates potential misdeeds at the Department of Homeland Security is under investigation by a Senate oversight panel for allegations of nepotism, abusing his position and covering up details from the Secret Service...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:11 PM
The most basic responsibility of Congress is deciding how much money our government takes in and how much it spends, but Congress has only passed spending bills on time four times since 1952, and it has been more than 1,000 days since Congress passed a...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Even as it fends off criticism in other areas, the Securities and Exchange Commission is pointing to its crackdown on insider trading as proof of its effectiveness....
| Nov 6, 2011
| 5:06 PM
In appearances before Congress, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole has strongly defended the airport screening process that treats everyone the same, including infants and the elderly.
But in his latest testimony before a...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 3:12 AM
CALEXICO — Some believe that unpleasant border-crossing experiences boil down to officer training.
National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 123 President Joe Bustamante said lack of adequate training adds stress to officers and results in that...