Amazon settled a major tax claim in France

US online shopping giant Amazon on Monday announced it had settled a major tax claim in France and agreed to report all its French income locally in future. Amazon, one of the US tech giants accused of paying too little tax in Europe, said the deal related to a French claim for nearly 200 million […]

Stock tips after Dow suffers its largest point decline ever

By Chris Woodyard,Adam Shell and Nathan Bomey The stock market’s feverish fall Monday afternoon, punctuated by a nearly 1,600-point intraday drop for the Dow, immediately struck fear in the hearts of many investors and prompted them to reassess their portfolios. But let’s get real. This is no time to panic. To be sure, a blizzard of […]

Bitcoin loses its shine, briefly tumbles below $8,000, as cryptos crater

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies came under intense selling pressure on Friday, as concerns over a tighter global regulatory atmosphere chopped billions from the crypto market. Bitcoin BTCUSD, -2.22%  was most recently changing hands below the $9,000 level at $8,742, down nearly 13%, according to research and news site CoinDesk.com. Bitcoin’s spot price briefly fell below […]

Bitcoin Plunges to $10,000, Half Its Peak Price, as Investor Fears Blossom

Bitcoin skidded a further 12% on Wednesday, marking an almost halving in value from its peak price, with investors spooked by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency that skyrocketed last year. The price of bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best known cryptocurrency, fell to as low as $10,0000 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp […]