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___ Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street got its first taste of bitcoin on Monday, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the digital currency jumping 20 percent.

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___ A stronger global economy is helping boost the US job market WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market's enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery.

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___ Bitcoin soars then falls back; banks raise risk concerns NEW YORK (AP) — The price of bitcoin is swinging wildly Thursday, rising to more than $19,000 only to fall sharply minutes afterward.

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___ Senate Republicans barrel toward sweeping tax overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is barreling toward the most sweeping rewrite of the tax code in more than three decades.