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Higher federal gasoline tax likely dead on arrival

Feb. 16 (UPI) — Putting another 25 cents on the consumer price for gasoline, as proposed by the Trump administration, could be political suicide, a market analyst said. President Donald Trump floated the idea of raising the federal gasoline tax during talks earlier this week with a bipartisan meeting with …

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Coinbase responds to user fury over rampant overcharging

Coinbase has responded to claims that customers are experiencing heavy charges and unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts by saying the company has reached the source of the problem. As first reported by The Verge, customers using the platform to buy cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin began experiencing serious …

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Oxfam to set up commission to review practices

Oxfam has announced an action plan to tackle sexual misconduct following a prostitution scandal described as “a stain on Oxfam that will shame us for years” by the charity’s global chief. The organisation said it would create a commission that will “operate at arms-length from Oxfam” and be given access …

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Turkey Frees One Journalist, but Jails Several More for Life

Turkey has now jailed more than 50,000 people and suspended over 140,000 from their jobs, since an attempted coup in July 2016 that the government charges was orchestrated by a group of military officers and followers of the United State-based Islamist preacher Fethullah Gulen. Since then, Mr. Erdogan’s crackdown has …

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MongoDB 4.0 will take ACID

In our recent post, we spoke of the MO that MongoDB will be judged as guilty until proven innocent. Actually, that is the scrutiny that any database provider should be subject to, because databases run your business. And so the trajectory of MongoDB, like other developer- and departmental-friendly databases like …

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