Japan's sixteen government-registered cryptocurrency exchanges are planning to establish a self-regulatory body that will help build trust for the industry after a massive heist in January allowed thieves to make away with $530 million in digital money, according to Reuters. The body will also invite future cryptocurrency exchanges whose applications for registration with the Japanese government are still pending. The body also said that they are open to register future exchanges as well, in a
The New York Times obtained Interior Department communications that reveal how oil and gas resources played a much larger role in the contested boundary changes ordered by President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that cut 2 million acres from Utah's two national monuments. The Times acquired 25,000 documents after a court battle which detail the review of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante and other national monuments in order to better understand the process that Zinke used
Researchers aid that Uber and Lyft drivers in the United States were only making a median profit $3.37 per hour before taxes, putting many of the ride-share workers far below minimum wage, according to The Guardian. The report said that many of the drivers were actually losing money through an analysis of vehicle cost data and a survey of more than 1,100 drivers for the ride-sharing companies that in the study published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Energy and
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Employers’ increased use of various consumer reports coupled with the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s highly technical requirements has led to an uptick in employment-related FCRA class actions. In part 1 of this two-part article James Boudreau and Christiana Signs of Greenberg Traurig LLP discuss the most common types of claims in this area and response strategies.
Marcelina Rios, a street vendor and mother of five children, is fighting to stay in the U.S. after being detained by federal immigration authorities for months following her arrest in San Bernardino County. A YouCaring page has been set up to help the Rios family pay their mother's legal fees while she is in ICE custody.
Good afternoon It's been a tough week for early childhood advocates as each day seemed to have brought challenging news. Starting with a stark editorial by the L.A. Times about the increase in homeless families, several outlets then reported there has been a rise in childhood obesity, a number previously thought to be improving. Then on Tuesday a report released by the Eisner Foundation suggests that…