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Coinbits launches as a passive investment app for bitcoin

Erik Finman is a twenty-something bitcoin maximalist as famous for his precocity as he is for his $12 bet on the currency a few years ago. Now, Finman, who built his first company while still in High School, is launching a new startup called Coinbits, which allows users to passively invest in bitcoin. The idea, […]

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UPDATE 2-United Airlines shakes up Avianca leadership after shareholder default

United Airlines launched a management overhaul at Colombia’s Avianca Holdings on Friday, removing top shareholder German Efromovich from controlling the cash-strapped airline, according to regulatory filings. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/kkRQSIYXrjE/update-2-united-airlines-shakes-up-avianca-leadership-after-shareholder-default-idUSL4N2303HT

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Livekick raises $3M to use live video for one-on-one training

Livekick, a startup that gives customers access to one-on-one personal training and yoga from their home (or hotel room, or elsewhere), is announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding. The company was founded by entrepreneur Yarden Tadmor and fitness expert Shayna Schmidt. Tadmor said that with all his travel for work, his […]

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UPDATE 2-Big drug distributor pays $22 mln to settle U.S. opioid charges

Morris & Dickson Co, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government charges that it failed to report thousands of suspicious orders of the opioids hydrocodone and oxycodone. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/OMmYUXayqlc/update-2-big-drug-distributor-pays-22-mln-to-settle-u-s-opioid-charges-idUSL2N2300YM

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Wall St. clings to slight gains after Trump sparks U.S.-China trade hopes

Wall Street’s major indexes edged higher on Friday in a rebound from the previous session’s losses after upbeat comments from U.S. President Donald Trump regarding trade relations with China assuaged concerns among some investors. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/0mrfcYXLt6Y/wall-st-clings-to-slight-gains-after-trump-sparks-u-s-china-trade-hopes-idUSKCN1SU1CL

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United Airlines extends cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights into August

United Airlines said on Friday it is extending by one month its cancellations of Boeing Co 737 MAX flights, through Aug. 3, leading to about 40 or 45 daily canceled flights. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/Wt4I2Rn0WWY/united-airlines-extends-cancellations-of-boeing-737-max-flights-into-august-idUSKCN1SU21G

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US STOCKS-Wall St clings to slight gains after Trump sparks U.S.-China trade hopes

* Indexes up: Dow 0.45%, S&P 500 0.29%, Nasdaq 0.29% (Updates to late afternoon; changes byline, adds NEW YORK to dateline) JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/QVpCZPXewwI/us-stocks-wall-st-clings-to-slight-gains-after-trump-sparks-u-s-china-trade-hopes-idUSL4N2303KH

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UPDATE 2-United Airlines extends cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights into August

United Airlines said on Friday it is extending by one month its cancellations of Boeing Co 737 MAX flights, through Aug. 3, leading to about 40 or 45 daily canceled flights. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/cMVcBsza1K4/update-2-united-airlines-extends-cancellations-of-boeing-737-max-flights-into-august-idUSL2N2300V5