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NewsWatch: How did federal agents recover bitcoin and access a crypto wallet tied to the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack?

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U.S. federal authorities are fairly tight-lipped on law enforcement’s method of recovering some $2.3 million in bitcoin paid to cyber-hackers of Colonial Pipeline Cos. It is a rare, but not unprecedented, win for federal agents who are part of a newly formed Ransomware and Digital Extortion Task Force. See full story.

Americans are moving, but there’s a ‘notable reversal’ in the types of homes they’re choosing

The U.S. real estate market is experiencing a ‘Great Reshuffling,’ a new report from Zillow says. See full story.

Second-hand clothing, not owning a car, chopping wood to heat my home: Why the FIRE movement is too frugal for me

What does early retirement mean anyway? See full story.

Newest meme stock darling Clover Health is popping. Is the SEC watching?

Clover Health is poised for a monster open on Tuesday after soaring more than 32% on Monday, cementing its status as the latest meme stock birthed by the thoroughly modern market combination of social media popularity and a high level of interest from short sellers. See full story.

Billionaires including Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk avoided paying federal income taxes in some years, report says

Billionaires including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Tesla founder Elon Musk and media titan Michael Bloomberg have avoided paying any federal income tax in some years, according to a report from ProPublica, which cited a trove of Internal Revenue Service data. See full story.

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