U.S. budget deficit
smaller than expected in February
The U.S. government posted a smaller budget deficit than expected in February
as receipts came in stronger than in the same period a year ago. The federal
government ran $193.5 billion into the red last month, the Treasury Department
said on Thursday in a monthly budget statement. Analysts polled by Reuters
expected a budget deficit of $212.0 billion.
Amazon raises Prime
York Times: Amazon announced on Thursday that it would raise
its annual shipping fee by 25 percent, right up to - but not over - the
psychologically important $99 level. It had originally said it would increase
the fee as high as $119, which prompted grumblings among some customers that
they might rebel.
Exchange CEOs say they are
on high alert over cyber security
Cyber security is emerging as one of the biggest threats for exchange operators
as hackers become more sophisticated in their efforts to disrupt the global
financial system, a group of exchange leaders told an industry conference.