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Bill Miller, Josh Brown are the latest Wall Street pros to test the bitcoin waters

Bill Miller, Josh Brown are the latest Wall Street pros to test the bitcoin waters

Finance
Some well-known names in the financial industry are buying bitcoin, and more could come.First, investing legend Bill Miller put 1 percent of his net worth into bitcoin in 2014, according to a Forbes report Tuesday. The digital currency is one of the top holdings in Miller's $ 120 million hedge fund, the article said.Reflecting its volatility, bitcoin in 2014 fell from a high of $ 1,023 in Jan. 2014 to a low near $ 287 in October of that year, according to CoinDesk.That puts Miller's bitcoin return anywhere from 126 percent to 707 percent, based on bitcoin's $ 2,315 price Wednesday.Miller left Legg Mason in August 2016 after 35 years and has since founded Miller Value Partners. The legendary investor's Opportunity Trust Fund Class C shares are up 23 percent this year, more than twice the re...
'Eight dead' in wall collapse at Senegal's Demba Dior

'Eight dead' in wall collapse at Senegal's Demba Dior

World
Eight people are reported to have died after a wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal.Many more are thought to have been wounded.It happened at Demba Diop stadium in the capital, Dakar, at the end of the League Cup final between Stade de Mbour and Union Sportive Ouakam.With the score 1-1 after 90 minutes, Mbour scored in first period of extra time to win 2-1, and violence broke out after the final whistle.Several media outlets report that fighting started between rival fans and police responded by using tear gas, which led to panic.Pictures circulating online appear to show people scrambling over a low wall amid clouds of gas.Local news agency APS reported that a stampede occurred after the clashes.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - World
Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall

Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your devicePresident Trump's promise to build a "great wall" along the US-Mexico border remains one of the central and most controversial promises of his presidency. But scientists from the University of Arizona are starting to unravel the effect that such a wall could have on a desert ecosystem it will cut through. The team is studying wildlife in the Sonoran Desert, which stretches across the border from Arizona into Mexico and is already divided by a barrier at the border. BBC science reporter Victoria Gill joined the team in a search for some of the desert's most endangered animals. Its proximity to the border gives Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument a dangerous reputation. But as you bump along dirt roads of this set-aside swathe of the Sonoran Desert...