Olaf Carlson-Wee Rode the Bitcoin Boom to Silicon Valley Riches. Can He Survive the Crash?

The 29-year-old now running the world’s largest crypto fund says he is undeterred by recent losses. But his firm, Polychain, has shed around 40% of the $ 800 million it made for clients last year, and some backers grumble he refuses to change tactics.
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Wish you weren’t here: how the tourist boom – and selfies – are threatening Britain’s beauty spots

Poldark, Instagram and the heatwave have led to a 20% spike in tourists to Cornwall this year. While crucial to the local economy, the crowds are proving overwhelming. Can a balance be found?

On the narrow footpath down to Porthcurno beach, I am conscious of adding to the gridlock. Overcrowding on the Cornish coast has been making the news this week, and as I stop to talk to husband and wife Aiden Fisher, 59, and Lesley Whatley, 60, holidaymakers troop past, laden with backpacks, bodyboards and tote bags stuffed with towels and plastic spades.

“I’ve been coming here since I was a child,” says Fisher, his feet sinking into the sand as he holds his walking boots. “It does seem busier now – and more international, too.”

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US cities are about to get slammed by the electric scooter boom

Don’t let these Birds anger you. Electric scooters are popping up across the nation as companies like Bird, Lime and Spin introduce their motorized two-wheeled vehicles to help people travel short distances. Indeed, these companies now operate in 25 cities, including San Francisco, Seattle, Austin and Washington, DC and charge users anywhere from 15 cents…
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U.S. oil boom delivers surprise for traders – and it’s costly

The world’s biggest oil traders are counting hefty losses after a surprise doubling in the price discount of U.S. light crude to benchmark Brent in just a month, as surging U.S production upends the market.


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US oil boom delivers surprise for traders — and it’s costly

The world’s biggest oil traders are counting hefty losses after a surprise doubling in the price discount of U.S. light crude to benchmark Brent in just a month, as surging U.S production upends the market.
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San Francisco house prices explode in the first half of 2018 as tech boom shows no signs of slowing

The average price of a house in San Francisco grew by $ 205,000 in the first half of 2018, according to data from the MLS compiled by local real estate agency Paragon.
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NASA’s $248 million project to take supersonic jets from ‘boom’ to ‘thump’

Lockheed Martin has landed a contract to develop a quieter supersonic jet that could break into the commercial market in the United States. The obstacles: federal regulations against supersonic travel and commercial challenges that one analyst likened to a “tire fire.”
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Harold Hamm: The Trump boom may just be getting started—growth could hit 4%

Congress needs to pass a meaningful tax cut to fuel the Trump economic boom, says Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm.
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Automakers expect business to boom after Harvey

DETROIT – The Big Three Detroit automakers on Friday reported better-than-expected August sales and issued optimistic outlooks for demand as residents of the Houston area replace flood-damaged cars and trucks after Hurricane Harvey, sending their shares higher. General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV reported mixed results for August U.S. sales,…
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