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MarketWatch for Wednesday, March 12, 2014

If you're keeping on top of the stock markets this morning, Wednesday, March 12, 2014...
If you're keeping on top of the stock markets this morning,  Wednesday, March 12, 2014...

The Nikkei is up 394 points today in Tokyo.
On Wall Street, the Dow was down 67 points Tuesday.
The Nasdaq dropped 27.

Bitcoin, the virtual currency, may soon be regulated.
Tuesday, the New York State Department of Financial Services said it would begin considering proposals and applications to establish New York-based virtual currency exchanges.

U.S. wholesale businesses in January, suffered their steepest sales drop in nearly five years.
But the Commerce Department says wholesalers also boosted stockpiles point-6 percent in January from December.
Rising stockpiles boost economic growth, because they reflect increased production at factories.

If you like bacon with your eggs, you've probably noticed you're paying a lot more for it, than you were a few years ago.
The price of bacon has tripled since 2008 according to the Labor Department.
Other items that have risen in price: Peanut butter, tobacco and college text books. Tomatoes, potatoes, furniture and TV's--have actually gotten cheaper.

Welcome to the future.
The Department of Motor Vehicles in California is looking into how it should regulate cars driven by computers instead of humans.
The DMV is trying to figure out issues like data privacy, security, and if a human even needs to be in the drivers seat.

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