With their nearly vertical rise in price, the digital currency Bitcoins are coming under increased scrutiny by skeptics and naysayers.

The Bitcoin is no passing fancy but is gaining credibility daily as a better alternative to central banks' fiat currencies.

If Atlanta's Mayor Kasim Reed had just followed the law and the court's ruling, his recent spat with street vendors would never have become national news.

Kickstarter provides a platform that matches entrepreneurs with capital. The results are borderline miraculous.

An October 25 article for CNBC predicted that gas prices, down significantly from where they were in April, would continue to slide by at least another 10 cents per gallon, perhaps more. That would bring the national average price, currently at $3.29 a gallon, closer to $3, with some places in the country enjoying even lower prices.

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