World stock markets were in the red on Thursday after strong US economic data renewed fears that the Federal Reserve may start cutting its monetary stimulus this month.
Bitcoin, the digital money created as an alternative to currencies controlled by nations and banks, is finding that its wider adoption depends on both as governments in China and the U.S.
US 3Q GDP growth was revised to 3.6%, greater than the 3.2% that had been forecast by economists. File photo of an event at Federal Reserve in Washington last month.
California's health exchange is struggling to keep pace with a surge of applicants who are encountering long waits and website problems as they try to meet a Dec. 23 deadline.
Protestors chant outside a Burger King restaurant during a protest for a raise in the minimum wage in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.