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January 8, 2021

Bitcoin crosses $40K mark, doubling in less than a month

  • It's still largely used by those distrustful of the banking system, criminals seeking to launder money, and for the most part, as a store of value.
    AP Environmental Writer AP Business Writer

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan, Illinois and a federal agency have agreed on funding the next phase of an initiative to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes by strengthening defenses on a Chicago-area waterway, officials said Thursday.

    The two states and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will share pre-engineering and design costs for the $858 million project at Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois. The structure on the Des Plaines River is a choke point between the Illinois River, which is infested with the invasive carp, and Lake Michigan.

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