The Daily Herald
Curator's Corner - Postal Reform: Myth vs. Fact
Before I begin my column today, I would ask that each of you take a moment of silence for the men and women who gave their lives on this day in 1941: Pearl Harbor Day.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Democrats push EPA to act fast on greenhouse gas
Democrats in both chambers are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gases immediately.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Boutiques readied a big day in little retail
Flanked by Black Friday - where big-box stores reign supreme - and Cyber Monday - which is dominated by online merchants - Small Business Saturday is a national movement to support local businesses during the holidays.
The News Journal
Delaware's small businesses need regulatory relief
There is a perfect storm brewing on the horizon. Unlike a typhoon or a hurricane, this particular storm can be averted ... but here's the rub.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
New Delaware WWII memorial honors the - Greatest Generation'
Delaware's memory of World War II was finally set in stone Nov. 9 with the dedication of a new World War II memorial in Dover.
Biden chases place at center of...
When President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders for an urgent meeting last month, at the height of a fiscal crisis, Joe Biden wasn't initially mentioned as a participant.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
South China Morning Post
Two sides of the bitcoin - wonder currency or tulip mania?
The virtual money is being hailed by fans as the wonder currency of the future and by detractors as the short-lived tulip mania of the 21st century It was one of the runners-up for the word of the year as chosen by Oxford Dictionaries; it has received a partial blessing from Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve, but a warning from ... (more)
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Virtual currencies subject of Senate hearing
While Bitcoins are a form of digital currency that are "minted" in a computer, some manufacturers have produced physical pieces, including pieces with embedded digital information.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
The News Journal
Hong Kong firm to buy Fisker afterbankruptcy
Hybrid carmaker Fisker Automotive has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware as part of a plan to sell its assets to Hybrid Technology, LLC, which won a bid to assume $168 million in loans the federal government made to ill-fated Fisker.
The (really) do-nothing Congress
Sen. Tom Carper had been wavering over the "nuclear option" for days - until one of his colleagues issued a blunt judgment of Congress.
Del. Guard Unit Deploying to Kuwait
Members of a Delaware Army National Guard unit are deploying to Kuwait to support U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Homeland Security confirmation vote due for former resident Jeh Johnson
The head of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is looking for a confirmation vote soon for former Poughkeepsie resident Jeh Johnson as the next secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
South China Morning Post
Bitcoin investors cash in as US says it could embrace the virtual currency
A positive US senate committee hearing on the digital currency has raised its value, and hopes it will keep on rising if criminals are shut out Senator Tom Carper, a Democrat from Delaware and chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, arrives to a committee hearing in Washington, D.C. Photo: Bloomberg Thousands are ... (more)
Postal Reform Encounters Another Major Setback
Legislation to overhaul the Postal Service has hit yet another roadblock, with the agency's oversight committee once again delaying its markup of the reform bill.
US Agencies Coming Around Cautiously to Seeing Benefits in Virtual Currencies
Federal officials told a U.S. Senate hearing on Monday that virtual currencies like bitcoin can offer benefits to the financial system, but also cautioned about its possible misuse for illicit activity.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
The Mac Observer
U.S. Powers Acknowledge Benefits of Bitcoin, Price Soars and Corrects
U.S. authorities acknowledged the benefits of "virtual currency systems" in a Senate hearing on Bitcoins, and Bitcoin traders reacted by sending the cryptocurrency skyrocketing above the $700 mark only to correct as profit takers reaped enormous from the rapid rise.
Homeland Security: Silk Road Vendor Sent Obama Ricin Letter
A former vendor on the now-defunct online black market bazaar known as Silk Road sent a letter laced with the poison Ricin to U.S. President Barack Obama, according to a letter submitted by an official at the Department of Homeland Security.
Christian Science Monitor
Congress asks: Is bitcoin a threat or a revolution?
Mythili Raman, acting assistant attorney general of the Criminal Division for the Dept.
Silicon Alley Insider
Bitcoin Briefly Crashes As Senate Hearing Begins
Bitcoin feel to as low as $601, versus early highs of $675, as the Senate begins a hearing on digital currencies.
Bitcoin Goes to Washington: The Case for and Against Digital Currency
The era of Bitcoin may well be at hand. Not only has its value climbed to all-time highs in recent weeks but, for better or worse, Bitcoin has caught the U.S. government's attention.