Bitcoin futures rise for digital currency, despite technical issues, on first major exchange

CHICAGO (AP) — The first-ever Bitcoin future began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange. The futures contract that expires in January rose $340 to $15,800 in the first hour and 15 minutes of trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. The contract opened at $15,460, according to More...

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By Jake Leonard On Sunday, December 10th, 2017

$5.3 million jury verdict awarded to nurse following Heritage wrongful termination due to whistleblowing

PONTIAC (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release made available late Saturday evening, a jury trial in Livingston County has concluded involving wrongful termination of employment due to blowing the whistle More...

By Illinois News Network On Friday, December 8th, 2017

State Rep: Bitcoin and blockchain here to stay as Illinois leads the way

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — With the soaring price of digital currency Bitcoin, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group set to launch futures beginning Dec. 17, one state representative says the technology More...

By United Press International On Friday, December 8th, 2017

More than $10.5 million in contracts awarded by Air Force for laser-guided bombs

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Boeing Co. has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force for GBU-39 SDB, or laser small diameter bombs. The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, December 8th, 2017

Witt opts to hire new city employee, solicits applications

WITT (Heartland Newsfeed) — Following the resignation of Shawn Cady, the City of Witt deliberated in their November meeting on whether to hire a new city employee. The council, under the employment committee More...

By Guest Poster On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

How Thailand has experienced the rise of the online streaming of sporting events

BANGKOK (Heartland Newsfeed/Guest Contribution) — In Thailand, there are currently over 20 million households watch television today, roughly translating to 30 million individuals glued to their television More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Decatur passes budget out of balance by $3 million

DECATUR (Heartland Newsfeed/Illinois Policy Institute) — As its population and tax base erode, the city of Decatur passed a budget for fiscal year 2018 more than $3 million in the red. The Decatur City Council More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Downstate Republican senator: Illinois should legalize marijuana

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Add a Republican senator from Central Illinois to the growing list of Illinois lawmakers who say the state should legalize recreational marijuana. State Sen. Jason Barickman More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Morgan Stanley fires former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley on Thursday fired former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. following allegations of misconduct. HuffPost reported Thursday that a woman alleged that Ford forcibly grabbed her one evening More...

By United Press International On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Anheuser-Busch orders 40 new electric Tesla semis

ST. LOUIS (UPI) — To reduce its carbon footprint, beer maker Anheuser-Busch said Thursday it’s ordered 40 new, fully electric Tesla semis equipped with a semi-autonomous pilot system. The company said the More...

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