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How Bitcoin's vast energy use could burst its bubble

By Justin RowlattChief environment correspondentimage copyrightReutersimage captionElon Musk made a paper profit of more than $900m following an investment in BitcoinWe've all heard the stories of Bitcoin millionaires.His electric car company Tesla made a paper profit of more than $900m (£646m) after buying $1.5bn (£1bn) -worth of the cryptocurrency in early February.Its high profile support…
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Coronavirus: Investment scams quadruple since virus lockdown

Publishedduration22 hours agoimage copyrightPeter DazeleyThe number of investment scams has quadrupled since the first UK lockdown began in March with fraudsters using more sophisticated tactics.Scammers have been cloning fund managers' websites, products and documents to steal almost £10m ($13.3m) from UK investors.Fraudsters are even creating fake price comparison websites, says the Investment Association (IA).The reported…
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The robo racing cars accelerating driverless tech

Image copyright Roborace Image caption This racing car has no driver but still manages not to crash Johannes Betz is not your typical racing car driver.For a start, he doesn't get in the vehicle - it's driverless. As a post-doctoral researcher, he is in charge of the Technical University of Munich's entry in the Roborace…
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I won't shift stamp duty to sellers, says chancellor

Image copyright Getty Images Chancellor Sajid Javid has said he has no plans to make house sellers rather than buyers pay stamp duty tax. "I wouldn't support that," the chancellor said in a tweet on Sunday.His comments came after the Times reported on Saturday that Mr Javid was considering the idea, to save first-time buyers…
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Australia and others ask for Brexit trade compensation

Image copyright Getty Images Countries including Australia have asked for trade compensation from the UK and the EU over Brexit disruption. Fifteen countries, including the US, India and New Zealand, have been setting out Brexit concerns at a World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting in Geneva. Australian officials said their beef and lamb exporters had already…
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British Airways to cut up to 12,000 jobs as air travel collapses

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Airlines across the world have grounded aircraft as passenger numbers collapse British Airways is set to cut up to 12,000 jobs from its 42,000-strong workforce due to a collapse in business because of the coronavirus pandemic.The airline's parent company, IAG, said it needed to impose a "restructuring and redundancy…