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The Obama administration is loaning billions of dollars to help build the US’ first new nuclear reactors in more than 30 years. The government has been negotiating the terms for the agreement with energy provider Southern Company for years. $6.5 billion is being put towards 2 new reactors at the Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia.
Bitcoin ATMs coming
In the next few weeks, high-tech ATMs for digital currency Bitcoin will be installed in Texas and Seattle. They’re being manufactured by a Las Vegas-based outlet called Robocoin, and are the first of their kind in the US. A company spokesman says the ATMs will make Bitcoin more accessible to consumers.
Tuesday was the most violent day between police and demonstrators since the country’s protests began 3 months ago. At least 25 people were killed in confrontations at Kiev’s Independence Square. The international community is looking to respond. EU leaders are expected to impose harsh sanctions against the Ukrainian government.
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The Northeastern US is running low on rock salt. Frequent winter storms have caused supplies of the ice-melting material to dwindle. New Jersey is trying to secure a 40,000 ton shipment that’s stuck in Maine without the required federal waiver. Crews may not have enough salt to withstand another storm.
Minimum wage pros and cons
Democrats are hoping to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 as early as next month. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that over 16 million people would see their wages rise under the plan, and almost a million people would move above the poverty line. However 500,000 jobs could be lost by 2016, and employment growth could be stunted.
Egyptian officials threatened
An al-Qaeda inspired organization which has become increasingly hostile towards foreigners and Egyptian police and military has government officials concerned. The threat, made on Twitter, gave travelers in the Sinai Peninsula until Thursday to leave Egypt, or face an attack.
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